The Icelandic landscape, deviod if influence of man. Fluctuations and not Cycles Massive Decline in salmon Runs across Scotland in 2018 -19! When did it [the decline] begin?
OK, I've heard so much about salmon runs being cyclic, and that its all happened before, and those promoting this suggesting we "ride the storm" and wait for it all to come better again.
Some things to understand.
Yes, for sure there are fluctuations in runs of salmon, this has happened since at least t
Having had time to come down a little from the high of fishing the most amazing salmon fishing river in the world, I feel I need to write. My god, even on a harder than normal season, this place is simply, well, awesome! To say I had a ball is the biggest understatement ever, and although they seem to have a lack of fish this year too, those fish for which this river is famed certainly didn’t disappoint. The river itself is a seriously big one, with most of the fish being don
I've just came across this from 1994 in my computer. Lack of Juveniles
Dear Sir, As numbers of salmon and grilse returning to UK Rivers hit an all time low, I would like to highlight the apparent lack “Visually”, of juvenile fish in some of our major river systems.
For many years now, Ghillies on both Tay and Spey have seen this as being a significant reason for the decline in adult fish returning to our rivers.
Juvenile Survey work on most rivers, relatively speaking, is
10 years in organising and hosting fishing holidays, running fly casting and fishing courses and being connected to what is the world's most recognisable fly fishing brand, has taken me to a place where I now need to involve a few more people to keep up with demand for our, "first rate service" (not mine, but the words of our clients). I began “Speyonline” at the same time as I joined Hardy as their principal salmon consultant back in 2007 and two years later, after training
What makes a good fishing holiday? Plenty of fish? Good company? Nice beat? Relaxation? Good service? So, given the numbers of fish we have at the moment and will have in the next years. As a salmon angler, what would you say is the most important of the above ? Plenty of Fish – Given the information we now have courtesy of the internet, everyone knows that 98% of salmon fishing is now very similar, I.e. outside the 2% of generally inaccessible beats, The chances of catching
A lovely day with friends on the river yesterday and a conversation with a certain estate factor yesterday, reinforced to me the need for me to get my book written and another film made. With so much changing in the world of salmon fishing I believe I owe it to my friends, the salmon fishing community and wider public to tell the story of what's really happened here of the past 40 years. As a hint to part of the content, I’ve found this lovely little film on Steelhead fishing
A bout of the flu during one of Europe’s casting courses reinforced my thinking that, in order to move forward, I need to have more people trained in my particular style of both teaching fly fishing and casting. The past ten years has seen the number of customers steadily increasing, with both fishing/casting courses and hosted fishing becoming ever more popular. Like any other business, people want to be involved/associated with those seen as being “the best” and due to the