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New world record Atlantic Salmon (landlocked) ratified by IGFA

The International Gamefish Association announced Monday that a 26-pound, 12-ounce catch from Michigan, USA is the new IGFA All-Tackle world record for landlocked Atlantic salmon. ... Full story

AFFTA Stands Against Montana's HB309

The American Fly Fishing Trade Associations opposes Montana's HB309. This bill is intended to circumvent the 2008 Montana Supreme Court ruling that gives public access to Montana's streams. The fight for access to Montana's streams is similar to one fought and lost in Utah. If Montana"s and Utah"s rich land owners have there way restrictions could migrate to all Western States. This is everyone's fight who fishes in the Western States. Montana Stream Access Law states: "Under the Montana Stream Access Law, the public may use rivers and streams for recreational purposes up to the ordinary high-water mark. Although the law gives recreationists the right to use rivers and streams for water-related recreation, it does not allow them to enter posted lands bordering those streams or to cross private lands to gain access to streams." Land Owners are trying to change the law. ... Full story

Vermont BANS Felt Soled Wadding Boots

The use of felt-soled waders or boots in Vermont waters is prohibited starting April 1, 2011. The Vermont legislature enacted the new law to help curb the spread of aquatic invasive species such as whirling disease of fish and didymo ... Full story

Dams on Kennebec still killing Atlantic salmon

Public documents going back 20 years show that owners of hydroelectric dams on the Kennebec River have been aware that salmon are sucked into their turbines and are killed and maimed. ... Full story

Gila Trout Season in Southern Arizona

Historic first-ever Gila trout season proposed in Southern Arizona ... Full story

EPA announces plans to assess Bristol Bay environment

After a prolonged campaign against the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaksa, sporting groups nationwide applaud EPA plans to study Bristol Bay’s fish and wildlife resources. ... Full story

Get your favourite fishing forums on your phone!

Can't get enough of the North American Fly Fishing Forums, missing out on the latest discussions on FishingMagic or just wondering about the latest news on UK Fly Forums or the Salmon Atlas? Your phone comes to the rescue! ... Full story

Gone Fishing: Paul Volcker Retires From Public Life, Heads For the River

US financial guru to the President, Paul Volker, is swapping his city suit for a pair of waders and is ready to retire and go fishing says Monte Burke of Forbes in a recent news story. ... Full story

Farmed salmon escape in Canada

Last month, 138,000 farmed salmon escaped from feedlots on the New Brunswick side of the Bay of Fundy, a fact that scarcely caused a ripple in the Maritime consciousness reports Donald Cameron of Canada's Chronicle Herald. ... Full story

The Ska-opper - a revolutionary Steelhead Popper

Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters announces the availability of Skagit Master 2, Steelheading Outside the Box, featuring Scott Howell. Check inside for a 10 minute video clip featuring the Ska-opper... ... Full story

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