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It's that time of year again! The new salmon and trout fishing seasons are officially upon us, and it's time for us all to be brushing up our gear ready to get out on the waters again - if you've not already done so.Read More
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Special One Off Deals This Weekend - Come and Meet Some of the World's Best Salmon Fly Fishers at John Norris of Penrith!
16 September 2015 13:23:18 BST
17 June 2015 14:51:05 BST
2014 Salmon Rod CatchInitial catch estimations of 460 fish turned out to be very close with the final EA declared rod angler returns being 451. Of these 355 were released which gave a 79% C&R rate. To compare this with the previous year’s figures, in 2013 there was a total rod catch of 634 fish of which 433 were released giving a 70% C&R. Steps are being taken by salmon anglers to fight a rear-guard action to help conserve stocks. Conservation measures and a tagging scheme are due to take place from 16th June to help move Eden’s release rate to 90% in the run up to the Net Limitation Order. To compare, here are some catch and return rates for other major English and Welsh rivers – Salmon: Derwent – 288 – 76% Eden – 451 – 79% Lune – 353 – 80% Ribble – 605 – 88% Tyne – 2682 – 74% Usk – 421 – 77% Wear – 995 – 76% Wye – 434 – 100% Sea Trout: Dovey – 1682 – 78% Eden – 393 – 89% Lune – 2037 – 87% Ribble – 1676 – 89% Teifi – 2098 – 80% Towey – 1330 – 75% Wear – 1323 – 78%
EA Stock Assessments and Net Limitation (NLO) reviewBoth the 2013 and 2014 rod returns for the river Eden, figures which the Environment Agency use to assess stocks have failed to meet the conservation limit for spawning stocks to maintain a self-sustaining number of egg depositions. Therefore, Natural England are reviewing the current measures in place and after further consultations, the EA will be submitting their recommendations on net licensing and Eden Byelaw changes to DEFRA for approval in summer 2016. The full EA communication that was sent in March 2015 to anglers and fisheries in the North West concerning failing stocks and their proposed measures can be downloaded here - EA Measures to Improve Salmon Stocks March 2015
2015 Carcass Tagging and Conservation MeasuresThe River Eden Conservation Measures and Carcass Tagging Scheme gets under way from 16th June. More information can be found at www.edenfishing.co.uk and they do not override National salmon or River Eden Byelaws. Tags are available here in the John Norris of Penrith shop or from the Tourist Information centre in Carlisle. The tagging coordinator is Nigel Austin and can be contacted by email to email@example.com or telephone – 07708 281957
Solway Haaf Net Restrictions (English Side)Due to conservation measure by the EA, the season limit of 10 fish per haaf net licence holder has been reduced to 3 fish per licensee for the 2015 salmon season. No restrictions are being applied to sea trout.
Annan Stake, Poke and Haaf Net LicensesThe Annan stake nets in the Solway – River Eden channel will not be licensed this year after pressure from the Salmon & Trout Association, Fish Legal and representations from a number of fisheries including REDFA.
Spring 2015 Corby Counter DataThe Environment Agency Corby data to the end of March 2015 has been released. The data has not been validated and doesn’t distinguish species but includes movements of salmon, sea trout, sea lamprey and more. There was a fault at the counter between early July 2014 and mid-October 2014 so no data was recorded for this period. You can download a table of the data by clicking here. EA Corby Weir Counts 2000 to 2015
Junior Angling Event – Saturday 27th JuneFollowing on from last year’s success REDFA is coordinating another junior event with AAA, PAA, KSDAA and is sponsored by ourselves John Norris of Penrith. The event is run by Borderlines of Carlisle who provide excellent instruction to budding young anglers. Full details can be found in the flyer below.
Avian Predation ManagementAs part of the newly launched Area Catchment Pilot Scheme for Avian Predators, REDFA resumed its twice yearly bird counts following concerns over increasing numbers of cormorant and goosander populations which could be impacting fish stocks. These figures would help to provide evidence to support a range of measures (non-lethal and shooting) to protect fisheries for the licensing period September 2014 to 15th May 2015. Figures are as follows –
|15th March 2015||
|30th Nov 2014||
|16th March 2014||
|7th March 2004 (For Comparison)||
Fish Stock Monitoring Review
As per the Eden Fisheries Plan, a review of existing programmes and collected data is underway to agree how all parties can contribute and combine to use what are going to be stretched resources.
ERT Electro Fishing – Upper Catchment Surveys
The 2013/2014 survey data has now been compiled and summary findings produced in report form. These will be available on the ERT website later this year.
United Utilities Consultation to Vary the Ullswater Drought Permit Order
United Utilities are looking to vary the conditions that apply during the existing Permit Order Licensing periods. The reasons for this are firstly so that water can be drawn down at the Gale Bay intake during Drought Permit Order periods, and secondly they would like to suspend the 45,633 Ml limit in any 12 months period after Permit Orders are exercised.
REDFA is involved in the consultation process with the EA to review what impact these changes would have on the environment and habitats.
Solway Tidal Lagoon – Off Workington to Allonby Shoreline
REDFA is to attend a presentation by Tidal Lagoon Power about the proposed scheme which could have a major impact on the River Derwent and other rivers feeding into the Solway. Many other bodies will be present including national angling bodies and environmental groups. Planning approval for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon was received on 10th June and more details on the scheme will be available after the presentation on 29th July.
Lowther Show – 15th & 16th August
The fishing island events will incorporate a wider range of activities on the lake this year along with a wide range of exhibitor stands.
If anyone has any fresh ideas for the event or would like to take some space to showcase their work/skills, or even help stewarding the events then please contact the secretary or Chris Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01228 674519
If anyone would like to contact REDFA with any interesting angling news or concerns then please contact either:
Mike Ashwin Secretary & Vice Chair email@example.com Tel: 01768 879047
Paul Davidson Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian Brown Vice Chair email@example.com
28 May 2015 10:00:31 BST
Greys XF2 Streamflex Single Handed Fly Rod (catalogue page 31)
9’ – Line size 4 - weight 3.20 - 4 piece Code: 1326574 £219.99
A word from our expert: “This is an excellent river rod. It’s perfect for the gentle presentation of both drys and nymphs on small to medium sized rivers.”
Guideline Fario CRS Single Handed Fly Rod (catalogue page 34) Sizes available: 8’ 9” or 9’ 0”, line rating 3, 4, 5 or 6 Codes: 18860 to 18867 4 Piece: £499.00 6 Piece: £519.00
A word from our expert: “The Fario CRS is one of the best river rods on the market. It’s extremely high quality, developed with the most recent technology and is beautiful to cast.”
Lamson Guru Fly Reel (catalogue page 41)
Model 1.5 - Line size 3/4/5 - weight 4.70 - diameter 3.15” - Capacity WF4 + 100m Code: GURU1.5 £179.00
A word from our expert: “With a legendary conical drag system, this is a reel that won’t let you down”
Rio InTouch Perception Trout Floating Fly Line (catalogue page 45) Sizes available: WF3-WF8
Comment: “best river lines going” Codes Camo/Tan/Grey: PEC3 to PEC8 Green/Camo/Tan: PEG3 to PEG8 £69.99
A word from our expert: “This is currently the best river fly line for all round performance.”
Rio InTouch Trout LT Floating Line (catalogue page 45)
Sizes available: WF3-WF6, DT3-DT6 Codes WF: ILWF3 – ILWF6 DT: DT3 to DT6 £69.99
A word from our expert: “The InTouch LT is the best line for delicate presentation and small flies.”
Roman Moser Minicon Braided Loops – Trout (catalogue page 64) Code: RMM1 £7.99
A word from our expert: “These loops are the neatest and smallest on the market. They are the closest you will get to a welded loop.”
GINK Fly Float (catalogue page 65) Code: J1450 £5.99
A word from our expert: “Gink is a premium fly floatant. You only need to apply it once and allow it to dry and your fly will float all day long.”
Orvis Original Mud (catalogue page 65) Code: 6947 £3.95
A word from our expert: “Orvis river mud will help remove the shine of leaders as well as sink those high floating tippet materials.”
Frog Hair Co-Polymer Tippet (catalogue page 66) Weights available: 2.8lb, 3.7lb, 4.9lb, 6.2lb, 8.5lb Codes: G0010 to G0018 £4.99
A word from our expert: “Frog Hair is a subtle, ultra-thin co-polymer tippet material which is perfect when using dry flies.”
Riverge Grand Max Tippet (catalogue page 66)
Weights available: 2.4lb, 3.5lb, 4.75,lb, 6lb, 7.5lb, 9.5lb, 12.5lb, 14.5lb, 16.5lb Code: TIPWAKFLUGRA £8.99 for 30yds £22.99 for 100yds
A word from our expert: “This is by far the highest quality fluorocarbon on the market. It’s extremely thin, virtually invisible in water and good for use with nymphs. Grand Max offers excellent knot strength and is my ‘go to’ sub-surface tippet.”
Rio Powerflex Trout Tapered Leaders (catalogue page 67) 9’ Long Weights available: 2.4lb, 3.4lb, 5lb, 6.4lb, 8.2lb, 10lb, 13lb, 15lb Code: TL7 £3.99
A word from our expert: “Presentation is key in all types of fishing. Whenever I fish small flies I use Rio Powerflex leaders to improve the turnover of my fly. They are vital.”
Shakespeare Sigma Tippet Spool Holder (catalogue page 68) Code: 1308984 £2.99
A word from our expert: “Spool holders are very handy to organise the multiple tippets we carry as fishermen.”
Simms Nippers (catalogue page 68)
Code: SN1 £32.99
A word from our expert: “These nippers are one of the sharpest available. They are very easy to use, even with cold hands, due to their broader frame design.”
C&F Design Medium 12-Row Fly Box with Two-Sided Sling Leaf (catalogue page 73) Code: CF-25676 £39.99
A word from our expert: “The sling leaf in this box allows you to carry all the flies you could ever need in your jacket or vest.”
C&F Design Medium 9-Row Fly Box with Sling Leaf and Dropper Spool (catalogue page 73)
Code: CF-2556N £44.99
A word from our expert: “This box can contain everything you need to change your flies and leaders easily and quickly while in the river.”
Guideline Reel Bag (catalogue page 74) Code: 70474 £54.99 A word from our expert:
“This bag is a brilliant solution for having all your reels available to you on the riverbank or the boat – you can be prepared for all conditions!”
McLean Short Handle Weigh Net (catalogue page 78)
Comments: “weigh those specimen trout” Code: MLSW £69.99
A word from our expert: “This extremely well designed net allows you to land you fish safely and also weigh it accurately.”
Costa Del Mar Fantail Sunglasses (catalogue page 81)
Code: GLACOS580FAN £169.00
A word from our expert: “The best sunglasses on the market. For fish spotting, use the sunrise lens.”
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26 May 2015 15:06:01 BST
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Our latest competition is now up and running and this month we are giving you the chance to win a Simms G4 Pro Jacket worth £499!
Simms was founded in 1980 by keen angler John Simms who thought there was a real need for better fishing waders and accessories than what was currently available on the market. Soon after, Simms Fishing Products became one of the first companies in the world to start using neoprene in their production of waders providing added durability and warmth. In 1993 current owner, K.C. Walsh acquired the company and under his leadership a fantastic partnership with W.L Gore & Associates, producers of GORE-TEX® fabric, was formed which opened up a whole new spectrum to Simms Fishing Waders and clothing line. Today, the Simms G4 Pro Jacket is the ultimate in angling protection when it comes to enduring the weather. The Storm proof G4 Pro Jacket features an updated GORE-TEX® PRO shell fabric which is 15% lighter in weight than the previous G4 jacket and also has an improved abrasion resistance and tear strength. There are 9 storage pockets overall to provide ample storage of all you’ll need without having to return to the tackle box too often. The Dry Cuff™ design is highly water resistant and keeps water out of the sleeve when tailing fish or casting in the rain. To be in with a chance of netting yourself one of these fantastic fishing jackets, be sure to enter our competition now which can be found here.