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Slight improvement on the Moy

Salmon fishing on the River Moy continued to be slow during the past week in the second half of May. However, slightly wetter conditions resulted in rising water levels for a time and improved angling somewhat.

Salmon fishing on the River Moy continued to be slow during the past week in the second half of May. However, slightly wetter conditions resulted in rising water levels for a time and improved angling somewhat. The Moy Fishery produced a total of seven fish for the week including a fine 10 pounder for Jonathan Smith, Cavan, on the Ridge Pool. Also on the Ridge Pool, John Maloney, Galway, had a 7.5 lbs. salmon. Both […]

Gary Graham wins OWAC Awards

BD Outdoors proud to share that their own Gary Graham has continued his winning streak this year in the annual Outdoor Writers Association of California Craft Awards Media Competition.

BD Outdoors is proud to share that their own Gary Graham has continued his winning streak this year in the annual Outdoor Writers Association of California Craft Awards Media Competition. Each year members of the organization meet to honor their finest professional work. At a banquet, held April 26, 2017 in Bishop, California, the OWAC Board of Directors presented awards to individuals whose work has been judged “Superior”.   In the category of Best Outdoor […]

Camille Egdorf joins the Thomas & Thomas advisory staff

Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods (T&T) announces the addition of fly angler Camille Egdorf to its Advisory Staff. Since acquiring the company in 2014, owner Neville Orsmond has sought to build a premier team of ambassador advisors, spread across the globe and representing diverse angling backgrounds.

Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods (T&T) announces the addition of fly angler Camille Egdorf to its Advisory Staff. Since acquiring the company in 2014, owner Neville Orsmond has sought to build a premier team of ambassador advisors, spread across the globe and representing diverse angling backgrounds. These experts critique T&T’s designs and contribute to the evolution of every rod. “We’re proud of Camille for what she stands for and how her values align with our […]

Some lovely salmon from the Munster Blackwater in the last few days

It was Beginners Luck for Stephen Hardgrave at Blackwater Salmon Fishery this afternoon. Stephen was fishing with his wife Corrina and Brian McGinn from Chefs Table.

Rain improved the fishing on the Munster Blackwater last week…   12 May: This beauty was caught and released safely on fly this evening off the Glenmore beat at Fortwilliam Fishery by Brian Hennessey. 13 May: Cliff Tobin had a lovely salmon fishing with Glenda Powell at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery. 14 May: It was Bernard Seal’s turn today at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery. He had two salmon to over 10lb on the fly. 15 […]

Mayfly hatch but weather shows no mercy on Sheelin

Very early on this week I was reliably informed that mayfly had been spotted down at Crover – one or two, so every evening subsequently I made a point of walking the shoreline from Crover House Hotel and down into Captains Bay looking for these large and beautiful insects. It wasn’t until mid-week that I finally struck gold and witnessed myself the first of these long awaited magical flies.

‘Fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their whole lives in the course of a single day’ Carl Sagan Very early on this week I was reliably informed that mayfly had been spotted down at Crover – one or two, so every evening subsequently I made a point of walking the shoreline from Crover House Hotel and down into Captains Bay looking for these large and beautiful insects. It wasn’t until mid-week that I finally struck […]

Argentina: Dorado + Patagonia Trout Combos

From Patagonia to the famed Iberá Wetlands, combine world-class trout fishing with a multiday dorado excursion--all on the same trip by Nervous Waters Fly Fishing.

From Patagonia to the famed Iberá Wetlands, combine world-class trout fishing with a multiday dorado excursion–all on the same trip by Nervous Waters Fly Fishing. At Chime Lodge, in northern Patagonia or at Futa, on the Chilean border, you’ll target bright rainbows and buttery browns that inhabit this spectacular region. And to the northeast, Pirá and Alto Paraná lodges add a touch of exotic elegance to the quest. Both the Iberá and Paraná Rivers are […]

Inside the June issue of Fly Fishing & Fly Tying

Inside the June issue of Fly Fishing & Fly Tying.

The top tip for May This is a ‘must’ for every reservoir angler this month, says Charles Jardine.   The other side of the Annan                   Guide to big Dumfries-shire brown trout on dry fly.   Roll your own Mayfly By using sheep’s wool.   Hell’s wels Tackling monster catfish on fly in central Florence.   The fly that loves peat A salmon pattern for those dark, […]

Video Convergence

"Convergence", the exceptional new offering from Conservation Hawks, has been touring the country with the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Now the film, which features Hilary Hutcheson, Travis Swartz (aka Hank Patterson), Els Van Woert, Simon Perkins and Perk Perkins, is opening eyes and touching hearts on Vimeo as well.

“Convergence”, the exceptional new offering from Conservation Hawks, has been touring the country with the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Now the film, which features Hilary Hutcheson, Travis Swartz (aka Hank Patterson), Els Van Woert, Simon Perkins and Perk Perkins, is opening eyes and touching hearts on Vimeo as well. CONVERGENCE from Conservation Hawks on Vimeo. If you love to fish, and if you care about wild places and healthy landscapes, then Convergence is an […]

No more open sea fish farms says NASF

A stop to all further open-sea salmon farming in Norway has been announced. This is a very important step towards the protection of wild Atlantic salmon stocks, many of which are under threat from a variety of dangers.

No more growth until problems are solved says CEO of Norsk Industri. A stop to all further open-sea salmon farming in Norway has been announced. This is a very important step towards the protection of wild Atlantic salmon stocks, many of which are under threat from a variety of dangers. The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF), Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), NASF (Norway), Norske Lakseelver, Norges Jeger & Fiskerforbund (NJFF), and other conservation organisations have campaigned […]

New website about fishing in Ireland launched

Ireland’s premier organization of trout and salmon fishing lodges has launched an all-new website for 2017 (www.irelandflyfishing.com). With detailed descriptions and photographs of ten of the finest fisheries and fishing establishments in the Republic of Ireland, the Great Fishing Houses’ collection includes a full array of accommodations.

Ireland’s premier organization of trout and salmon fishing lodges has launched an all-new website for 2017 (www.irelandflyfishing.com). With detailed descriptions and photographs of ten of the finest fisheries and fishing establishments in the Republic of Ireland, the Great Fishing Houses’ collection includes a full array of accommodations, from comfortable guest houses, historic lodges and hotels to luxurious country mansions — while offering the very best-of-the-best in fly fishing for brown trout, sea trout and Atlantic […]

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