2011 > 03

Photo Lars Terkildsen

Just received an mms message with photo from Lars Terkildsen of a really big Springer caught by Marko Hannonen from Finland yesterday.

He caught this super 30lb Springer at Birse yesterday on the fly. (potential Malloch trophy candidate)

The length was 1 metre 10 cms which would be 30 lbs according to our data and length to weight conversion charts.

It was one of a 3 fish catch on a small plastic sunray Marko enjoyed at Birse-his colleague also took a fish at Birse yesterday.

Haven written about big fish being seen recently it’s great to hear of one being landed.

 

Regards

 

Ken

 

Ken Reid

Fisheries Development Officer

DDSFB & River Dee Trust Office

Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne

Aberdeenshire, Scotland,AB34 5LA

+44 (0) 13398 80411

M +44 (0) 7979 878971

E-Mail ken@riverdee.org

www.riverdee.org

www.fishdee.co.uk

River Dee Trust Registered Charity No SC028497

 

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Här hård testas det sista på kommande modeller av Guideline Lpxe samt LeCie spöna under en fantastisk vecka i maj 2007, på Lower Dess River Dee

Nya runninglines läggs på rullarna.

Photo Thomas Thore

Linorna vägs in till rätt vikt

Photo Thomas Thore

Nya mönster skapas

Frödin and Mark Paterson. Photo Thomas Thore

River Dee at Lower Dess 2007, första gången Micke berättar om sina planer på att starta en hemsida. Kortet han tar här på bilden är på en Häger som finns på Salar Salmon Club

Photo Thomas Thore

Lunch break

Photo Thomas Thore

Kommer inte ihåg men här är det någon nya variant/modell på någon 15,9 fotare som tar form i Skottland 2008

Photo Thomas Thore

SIESTA !!!!!!

Photo Thomas Thore

Fin tjusteringar på LeCie 14,8 9/10 på Lysevold i Stryn

Photo Thomas Thore

Hardcore drill test blev det oxå ;-)

Photo Thomas Thore

Guideline reaction 10 fot aftm 8 hård testas under hela veckan i Stryn på lysevold

Photo Thomas Thore
Photo Thomas Thore

Guideline reaction 13,7 aftm 9-10 får bekänna färg i Kharlovka , litza och Rynda under en veckas tid. här i kharlovka upper canyon

Photo Thomas Thore
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BORTE: Villaksen forsvinn dersom det ikkje blir redningsaksjon i Hardanger, meiner Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning. ARKIVFOTO: Helge Sunde

Oppdrettarane sin boikott av redningsaksjonen for villfisken i Hardangerfjorden, forsterkar trongen for å kutte produksjonen, meiner Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning.

For å verne stammane av vill laks og sjøauren mot lakselus og rømt oppdrettsfisk vil Fiskeridepartementet innføre Hardangerfjordforskrifta, som set eit tak for kor mykje oppdrettsfisk det kan vere i Hardangerfjorden/Sunnhordlands-området.

Framlegget har fått oppdrettarane – inntil vidare – til å trekkje seg frå ein friviljug redningsaksjon, “Pilotprosjekt Hardangerfjorden” som blei skipa i vinter for å betre vilkåra for vill laks og sjøaure.

Felle i tynn tråd
Villfiskinteresser, offentlege etatar, kommunar og oppdrettsnæringa gjekk i vinter saman for å finne og finansiere tiltak for å hjelpe villfisken. Mellom anna er det planar om ei fiskefelle i Etneelva, som var den siste gode lakseelva i området.

I sommar er også Etneelva stengt for fiske, for andre sesong på rad. Fiskefella skulle gjere det råd sortere ut rømt oppdrettsfisk på veg opp i elva for å gyte. Den vil koste kring 2,5 millionar kroner, men utan pengar frå oppdrettarane heng bygginga av fiskefella i ein tynn tråd.

Direktoratet for naturforvaltning (DN), som har forvaltaransvar for vill laks og sjøaure, skriv i sin kommentar til Hardangerfjordforskrifta at mengda oppdrettsfisk i Hardanger/Sunnhordland må ned.

Betydeleg reduksjon
I kommentaren skriv DN at: «En har i lengre tid sett at en så høy produksjon i oppdrettsnæringen som de 50.000 tonn det legges opp til vil føre til at de fleste ville stammene av anadrom fisk (laks og sjøaure, red.merk) i Hardangerfjorden vil kunne gå tapt, og at det fremdeles ikke vil være grunnlag for fiske, verken i sjøen eller vassdragene. Om en vil sikre disse stammene og legge grunnlaget for et fiske, rekreasjon og næringsutvikling, må etter vår vurdering produksjonen reduseres betydelig inntil en har funnet bedre metoder for å få kontroll med lakselus og rømming.»

DN trur ikkje reguleringane Mattilsynet og Fiskeridirektoratet alt har sett i verk mot lakselus og rømming, er tilstrekkelege. At oppdrettarane no har trekt seg frå Pilotprosjekt Hardangerfjorden, gjer vondt verre, meiner DN:

«Dette øker behovet for å tilpasse produksjonen i oppdrettsnæringen til bærekraftig nivå», skriv direktoratet.

Fryktar for arbeidsplassar
Slik ordlyden i Hardangerfjordforskrifta er utforma, fryktar oppdrettarane at dei blir tvinga til å kutte produksjonen.

Eit slikt kutt vil gjere at fleire hundre lokale arbeidsplassar går tapt, meiner dei. Situasjonen er så uviss at konkrete strakstiltak må vente. Utsegner frå departementet om at målet berre er å fryse produksjonen, ikkje redusere den, er ikkje nok til å hindre at oppdrettarane trekkjer seg frå Pilotprosjekt Hardangerfjorden inntil vidare. «Det her vore mykje fram og attende. Det må bli det skrivne ord som gjeld. Som tilitsvald kan eg ikkje forplikta selskapa på store utlegg basert på anna einnei vedtatt forskrift. til det rår det for stor uvisse,» skriv oppdrettarane som representant i prosjektet, Cato Lyngøy i ein epost til Bergens Tidende.

Høyringsfristen for Hardangerfjordforskrifta går ut i morgon.

Bør det bli mindre oppdrett av fisk i Hardangerfjorden? Sei di meining!


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LPXe RS V2 The next generation

LPXe RS V2 rods are made for that fast and furious action on flats, coasts or off boats in both tropical and cold water environments. They’re primarily designed to excel in windy open waters, with high line-speeds, larger flies and even bigger fish.

A total of 8 different rods from line weight 5-12, all 9 foot long, will cover any type of challenge you are encountering. This year’s new V2-generation sees a new cool looking design that is sure to stand out and make an impression.

A great white…

The 2011 version of our RS rods has received a few upgrades and cosmetic changes, to further improve on performance and functionality. The first thing you will notice, of course, is the color of the blank. A deep pearlescent white color gives the rods a marine look that feels, hmm. kind of saltwater..

Reel seats and guides are of high quality materials, to last in tough saltwater conditions and stripper guides are in chrome finish with Hardloy inserts that matches the blank color nicely.

The same goes for the reel seats that continue to be of our Guideline cut-away design. A new, custom designed, hard EVA fighting butt adds comfort and style to the rod.

The cork handles feature a brand new cork quality that is denser, with a slightly different texture and hand feel. Because this cork grows slower and in colder climate than the corks used today, it gets less holes and pores and thus doesn’t have to be improved with filler to the extent that has been more and more common on most cork handles these days.

We continue to use the same complex mix of different graphite modulus and weave in different parts of the blank and also use various mixes and curves for each rod model. Strain rates vary from a standard 24msi up to a high 48msi, to take advantage of the best properties from each material.

New for 2011 is that the power in the butt sections of the rods in line weight 10-12 has been increased. We have also altered the graphite mix to make them even more impact and strain resistant. This should make them even more capable of handling big fish, especially from boats.

Read more here: Norwegian - Swedish - English

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Etiketter: leif stävmo, guideline
 

Recent Catches

 

Salmon catches rose again on the River Dee with FishDee beats reporting 94 salmon and sea trout. This is very pleasing for anglers and Ghillies alike as the beginning of the week saw air temperatures rise significantly, which in turn caused significant snowmelt from the hills which in turn caused the river to rise to a high level for the first part of the week. This subdued catches significantly, but as the river levels dropped new fish came forward on the big spring tides. Saturday saw 24 salmon reported and anglers were reporting seeing fresh fish running hard. Lower Crathes reported 10 salmon for the week as did the delightful Birse beat, where Ghillie Doug Murray will have been delighted with the returns from his visiting anglers. Kincardine finished the week strongly with 9 salmon reported; perhaps salmon have been stopping there to investigate the super new fishing hut being constructed for anglers to enjoy. Park reported 8 for the week with Ghillie Keith Cromar reporting fish are being seen in reasonable numbers. There were some big fish reported among the catch with some big fish being seen running the lower beats.

 

Anglers enjoying the Springs sunshine and rest at lunch

I was really pleased to see a very happy Davie Goodfellow popping into the office to report the capture of a really fine 22lb salmon at Waterside. Local angler Norman Matheson landed this fine fish after a good struggle and the fish was recognisable by having what looks like a lamprey scar on its back between the tail and the dorsal fish. Norman celebrated his birthday a few days later which made this a super birthday present, so many congratulations to Norman. I also received a picture of another fantastic 22lb salmon landed at Dinnet. Visiting Finnish angler Per Heikkila was the delighted angler who landed the fish at the Logie Pool at Dinnet, a favourite pool of mine. The picture just epitomises the beauty of a big wild spring salmon landed in a spectacular setting. This is one of the nicest photos of a salmon I have ever seen over the years. Steven Cooper from Peterhead reported his first Spring Salmon at Sluie so congratulations are in order for Steven. I was delighted to receive an e-mail from David Ramsay who was commenting about the wonderful week his party enjoyed. David advised ‘Ken, I had the pleasure of fishing Lower Dess and Waterside & Ferrar this week, unfortunately with the high water and the lack of the gods smiling all I had was 1 kelt, but I can't complain as I had a great week. I have attached a few photos’ including a photo of Davie Goodfellow and Norman Matheson relaxing at the hut just after he caught the 22 lber well done Norman! There's also a few photo's of Davie inspecting my brother in laws (Colin Innes,  www.feathersfliesandphantoms.co.uk)  set up, Davie was convinced this was a prank as out came the C Playfair of Aberdeen reel dated around 1930's and a 3/0 Akroyd fly, you can see Davie's expression; priceless! Colin proceeded to fish down the Waterside pool from the south bank and yes; the line tightened and the real sang and what a song it sang. Unfortunately the fish came off, it just goes to show with all the modern tackle the old traditional flies and tackle still works. I would like to pass on my thanks to Eoin Smith at Lower Dess and Davie Goodfellow at Waterside and Ferrar for a great week. Regards, Dave Ramsay. ‘There is a link to Colin’s website on the Flies for the Dee page on the FishDee website and I would recommend it to all who have an interest in traditional fishing tackle and flies.

Ghillie Davie Goodfellow examines Colin Innes traditional equipment

I can also advise that there will be a whisky tasting evening for the Dalmore Dee Dram and other Dalmore Rivers Collection whiskies at the Deeside Drinks Emporium in Banchory, opposite the Orvis shop, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 31st March. Many people were unable to attend the Dee Dram launch night at Balmoral in January this year. If you are planning to attend can you contact Deeside drink to confirm your attendance by calling 01330 822650 or e-mail deesidedrinks@live.co.uk to help them organise enough supplies for the evening? There will be a nominal charge of £5.00 for the event which promises to be a super night's entertainment. I plan to come along on the night to speak about the River Dee to the audience. 

You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan's shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here this link it is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.



Beat catches reported
(week ending 26th March)
SALMON & GRILSE: Altries and Lower Drum 1, Middle Drum 1, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 3, Tilbouries 3, Park 8, Lower Crathes and W Durris 10, Crathes 3, Invery 6, Lower Blackhall 6, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 2, Cairnton 2, Commonty 2, Sluie 1, Ballogie 3, Borrowston 2, Kincardine 9, Carlogie 2, Lower Dess 1, Upper Dess 1, Birse 10, Aboyne Water 1, Aboyne Castle 3, Craigendinnie 4, Waterside and Ferrar 2, Dinnet 1, Deecastle 3, Headinch and Cambus O'May 3, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 1.
Total: 94 Largest: Waterside and Ferrar & Dinnet 22lbs
SEA TROUT: Park 1, Lower Blackhall 1.
Total: 2 Largest: Park & Lower Blackhall 2lbs

 

Prospects

 

Now the clocks have gone forward to British Summer Time anglers will have additional opportunities to fish longer in the evenings to capitalise on fish moving at dusk. The weather forecast is reasonable for the week with air temperatures forecast to peak around 10 degrees Celsius and perhaps a little more towards the weekend as a series of weather fronts pass over the region. The river temperature is around 5-6 degrees Celsius. River heights are showing 1ft 2 inches at Mar Lodge to 1ft 11 inches which is an ideal height for fishing. Winds are forecast to be light for the beginning of the week and these will pick up towards the weekend. There will be little rainfall in the first half of the week but rainfall will increase towards the weekend so anglers will need their waterproof jackets. The maritime influence indicates tides are rising throughout the week to 4.1 metres which could bring new fish forward.

If you are fortunate enough to be fishing the river this week then prospects look very good however the salmon as always has the final say in the matter. The River Dee Ghillies, who I hold in the highest regard, will be ideally placed to provide you with the best advice on where and how you may get a salmon to leave its lie and take you well presented fly. They know all the lies that salmon will be resting in at any particular height on their beats, and this is invaluable knowledge for an angler visiting a beat for the first time. If you don’t have the services of a Ghillie to call on then you may want to fish with an intermediate line or a sink tip fly line, and a small 1-2 inch tube fly or a size 4-8 dressed double; perhaps a Posh Tosh , Park Shrimp or Templedog.  As the water is warming up then fish are more inclined to rise to a fly and there is less need to scrape the bottom with big tube flies. However the big Sunray or Monkey fished at 90 degrees to the flow of the river may induce a fish to chase your fly and grab it before trying to return to its lie. So ring the changes and be prepared to experiment if fish are dour. As Colin Innes experimented last week with a traditional dressed single and hooked a fish, you just never know what is going to encourage a salmon to intercept your fly.

 

Per Heikkila with a super Spring Salmon from Dinnet
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Foto: Lena Ehring Foto: Lena Ehring

Starskottet har gått …

KARLSHAMNi dag 07:00 | Uppdaterad i går 22:59

Prick klockan nio small det från kanonen.
Den 71:a sportfiskesäsongen i Mörrumsån är nu igång.

Bara två minuter efter startskottet landades säsongens första öring av Mikael Frödin, som dock valde att släppa tillbaka den.
– Jag tycker fisken ska vara i vattnet, inte i min frys.
200 förväntansfulla sportfiskare från åtta länder hade placerat sig i och längs den 15 kilometer långa fiskesträckan. Vid åkanten följde hundratals ortsbor skeendet.
En avstämning vid 15-tiden – med två timmar kvar att fiska – visade ett bättre resultat än Kronolaxfiskets platschef Percy Assarsson vågat tro på.
– 90 stycken hittills – det kan nog bli uppåt 150 innan dagen är slut.
Trots att det bara är hälften så mycket som i fjol är Assarsson fullständigt nöjd.
– Med tanke på den dåliga uppgången i höstas är det här positivt.

 

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Save Our Wild Salmon and Wild Salmon Center Present Eastern Rises + The Greatest Migration 

The Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East might as well be the end of the earth. Its enormous, wild landscape is threaded with rivers, teeming with massive mouse-eating trout and swarming with bugs, bears and salmon. In other words, this place is the Holy Grail for truly obsessed, half-crazed fly fishermen.

In Felt Soul Media’s Eastern Rises, fishing is poetry; Bigfoot lurks in the fog; and fishermen risk life and limb in decommissioned Cold War helicopters to explore rivers that have never been fished. Eastern Rises has won awards including: Best Sport at Banff Mountainfilm, Create Your Legend Award at Boulder Adventure Film, Best Film at The Drake Magazine Video Awards, Golden Trout at Winston Rod Company, Audience Choice at Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Audience Choice at Rossland Mountain Film and Best Action at Flagstaff Mountain Film.

“Kamchatka is like going back in time” and Eastern Rises gives us a glimpse of what the Pacific Northwest once was: rivers exploding with salmon, fishing communities rich with the day’s catch and wildlife abundant and healthy. In fact, one-hundred years ago, the mighty Columbia-Snake Rivers boasted the world’s largest salmon runs — but today these iconic fish are struggling to survive.

In EP Films’ The Greatest Migration, we follow endangered Snake River salmon as they tackle an incredible journey from Alaska to Idaho's wild and rugged Sawtooth Mountains — swimming farther and climbing higher than any salmon on Earth.

Wild salmon are an integral part of our cultures, ecosystems, food security and global economy. To save them, we must protect our best remaining rivers and remove the dams that are literally blocking wild salmon from their very survival. It’s time to fight.

Join Save Our Wild Salmon and Wild Salmon Center to enjoy an evening of films, local brews, wild smoked salmon and gear giveaways! Take action to save wild salmon in our backyard!

When: April 14 — Doors at 7pm, Films at 7:30pm

Where: Boothster — 521 NE Davis in Portland

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- Oppdrettslaksen er i ferd med å bli en svømmende grønnsak, mener hjerteforsker. Mengden av de sunne omega 3-fettsyrene er kraftig redusert de siste ti årene, viser NRKs undersøkelse.

 

Produksjonen av norsk oppdrettslaks er nå blitt så stor at fisken ikke lenger bare spiser mat fra havet.

Dagens oppdrettslaks får rundt 70 prosent vegetabilsk fôr.

Det grønne fôret er billigere og mer tilgjengelig, og dermed kan oppdrettsnæringen produsere all den laksen markedet vil ha.

 

To middager med oppdrettslaks dekker ikke ukesbehovet for omega 3-fettsyrer, mener professor Harald Arnesen ved Senter for klinisk hjerteforskning på Ullevål sykehus.

Men da blir spørsmålet hvor mye omega 3 det egentlig er igjen i den norske oppdrettslaksen. Er den så sunn som mange tror?

 

- Oppdrettslaksen nærmer seg en svømmende grønnsak, sier professor Harald Arnesen på Oslo universitetssykehus Ullevål sykehus til NRK Forbrukerinspektørene.

Han har studert de virkningene laks med høyt og lavt innhold av marine omega 3-fettsyrer har på hjertepasienter. Både friske og syke trenger omega 3.

LES OGSÅ:

Laksetesten

For å finne ut om oppdrettslaksen faktisk er en "svømmende grønnsak", har NRK Forbrukerinspektørene sendt laksefilet fra fem store produsenter til analyse.

 

Vill laks har et helt annet kosthold enn oppdrettslaksen. Det påvirker innholdet av sunn omega 3.
Foto: Marøy, Terje

Alle filetene er skinn og benfrie, og de så like ut ved kjøpstidspunktet slik at forbrukeren ikke har mulighet til å vite om man kjøper hale eller bukstykke.

 

Vår undersøkelse viser at mengden av de sunne marine omega 3-fettsyrene er kraftig redusert de siste ti årene på grunn av endringene i oppdrettsfôret.

Laksen som spiser fôr fra havet inneholder mye omega 3, mens dagens oppdrettslaks har under halvparten av mengden. Dermed må du spise mer oppdrettslaks eller annen fet fisk for å få dekket behovet.

Dette ble resultatet av FBIs laksetest:

Fagsjef Harald Sveier i Lerøy Seafood Group.
- En tilfeldighet

- De vegetabilske råvarene er billigere og mer tilgjengelige enn det marine fôret. Det betyr at sluttproduktet inneholder mindre av de marine omega3-fettsyrene. Likevel er oppdrettslaksen en god omega 3-kilde, sier fagsjefen i Lerøy Seafood Group, dr. philos Harald Sveier.

Han mener grunnen til at Lerøys laksefilet kommer så lavt ut sammenlignet med de andre merkevarene er tilfeldig.

- Sannsynligvis er de filetene hentet fra halestykker som inneholder mindre fett, sier han til NRK Forbrukerinspektørene.

Vil ha varedeklarasjon

 

Bør oppdrettslaksen få varedeklarasjon?
Foto: ScanStockPhoto

Professor Harald Arnesen på Oslo Universitetssykehus Ullevål mener likevel at mange kunder med rette kan føle seg litt lurt når de blir klar over det forskerne nå har funnet ut. Selv om laks fortsatt er sunn mat.

 

- Ukesbehovet for omega 3-fettsyrer til friske mennesker dekkes nok ikke opp selv med to laksemiddager i uken med oppdrettslaks i dag, sier hjertelegen.

- I 2011 burde det vært et krav om en slags varedeklarasjon fra oppdrettsfisken, mener han.

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Many thanks to you Ken Reid who share these stunning pictures

Hi Thomas & Mikael

 

Some interesting old images from Deeside which you may enjoy looking at.

 

AHE Wood the founder of greased line fishing, which was the forerunner of floating line fishing we do today-photo taken at Cairnton in 1924

BCB-Is Andrew Bradford’s father who owns the Kincardine Estate-pics from 1963

Last but not least-amazing images of Ursula Pickering fishing for salmon in 1896 !!

 

Hope you enjoy these images.

 

Aye

 

Ken

 

Ken Reid

Fisheries Development Officer

DDSFB & River Dee Trust Office

Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne

Aberdeenshire, Scotland,AB34 5LA

+44 (0) 13398 80411

M +44 (0) 7979 878971

E-Mail ken@riverdee.org

www.riverdee.org

www.fishdee.co.uk

River Dee Trust Registered Charity No SC028497

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Thank you Ken for your reports and your wonderful work with the River Dee

Recent Catches

A much better fishing week with conditions improving and fish becoming more inclined to respond to a fisherman's well presented fly. FishDee beats have reported 83 for the week as I write with perhaps a few more to be reported. The fabulous Lower Crathes beat reported 10 salmon for the week as did the ever reliable Ballogie beat with Ghillie Sean Stanton leading his visiting guests from Scandinavia to the obliging salmon. Carlogie and Park reported 8 and Invery reported 6 for the week. Catches were reported from Altries to Cambus O'May showing a wide distribution of fish in the catchment. Ghillies had predicted a better week and as always their views were spot on.

Kojla Veyhle with a nice 15 lb Salmon

I have received a number of letters of correspondence from anglers and I would like to thank them for writing and forwarding images of their fine catches. Firstly Kolja Veyhle commented 'I have just returned to Germany after a week of spring fishing on the River Dee. I was fishing with a group of 10 Fly fishermen at the Ballogie Estate beats, where we were able to catch some Springers. For me it was the first time to fish the river in springtime and I was fortunate enough to catch 3 Spring-salmon, biggest one was 15lbs! For me it was just the topping on a really good fishing trip in excellent company, with some of the nicest fisherman I have ever met, and of course the two Ghillies Sean and Ian, everything was just perfect. Attached are some pictures of spring salmon, maybe you would like to put them on the Blog? ' I also received an e-mail from Craig Fleming who advised 'Just thought I'd send you a couple of pictures of a Springer I caught this afternoon 19/03/11 from the Lawson Pool on Middle Drum. The fish took a monkey fly about half way down the pool. I was yapping away to Shane and my fly had come round onto the dangle, when suddenly the line began tearing off my reel! After a few runs and some nervy head shaking, Shane netted this fine fresh fish around 8lbs. P.S Keep up the good work. Love seeing all these cracking fish pictures!' Thanks to Andrew Wright for sending a nice picture of a lovely big spring salmon he landed at Invery on the 17th March. I was advised by Ballogie Ghillie Sean Stanton that they had 3 salmon on Friday morning and one was a really fabulous specimen landed by visiting angler Thomas Torpe. I received the image today from regular Dee fisherman and tour organiser Lars Terkildsen and I can confirm it was a beautiful salmon of 20lbs, and very fresh. Lars commented 'Monday morning and now only one week to my trip to The Dee with 7 angling brothers. Last week Team FiskeShopen got a total of 23 springers at the 3 Ballogie Beats, what a fantastic week they had. Now the water is rising and new salmon will move up-stream to be there for us next week.'

Normann Kotzurek with a 12lb Salmon at Commonty

I can also advise that there will be a whisky tasting evening for the Dalmore Dee Dram and other Dalmore Rivers Collection whiskies at the Deeside Drinks Emporium in Banchory, opposite the Orvis shop, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 31st March. Many people were unable to attend the Dee Dram launch night at Balmoral in January this year. If you are planning to attend can you contact Deeside drink to confirm your attendance by calling 01330 822650 or e-mail deesidedrinks@live.co.uk to help them organise enough supplies for the evening? There will be a nominal charge of £5.00 for the event which promises to be a super night's entertainment. I plan to come along on the night to speak about the River Dee to the assembled audience. 

You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan's shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here this link It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.



Prospects

Providing we don't get wildly fluctuating river levels this week, I expect catches to lift significantly as a result of much warmer temperatures, and the big Spring tides that are currently bringing new fish forward. The air temperature maximum is forecast to be 17 degrees Celsius this week, which is significantly higher than the last few weeks. The air temperatures will however fall back from Friday into the weekend. This will see snowmelt from the mountains ensuring good river levels all week. The Sepa river level gauges are all rising and currently showing 1ft 11 inches at Mar Lodge to 3ft 7 inches at Park. There should be very little rainfall, and winds don't like they will be too troublesome for visiting anglers. All in all, perhaps a potentially productive week for anglers on the River Dee.

Craig Fleming with a salmon from Middle Drum

With good river levels and fish getting on the move, it is prudent to fish carefully following the sound advice our crack team of Ghillies will provide to visiting anglers. The Ghillies know the moods of the salmon and how to ensure you give yourself every opportunity to catch a fish, so please heed their wise advice. If you do not have the services of a Ghillie to call on and are fishing this week then you will need to ensure you fish to suit the conditions. You would perhaps be wise to fish with a sinking Spey line or shooting head, with an intermediate as an option in shallower pools. A good strong leader and a tube fly will perhaps the best option, with patterns worth trying including the Gold Bodied Willie Gunn, Park Shrimp, Bertie D, Posh Tosh, Monkey and Ice Maiden. Long winged flies are in vogue and seem to be catching good numbers of fish according to reports.

Visitor Thomas Torpe with a fine 20 lb Salmon with tiny head and broad back.

As always a plea to anglers to handle your fish very carefully and try to release it swiftly back to the river with minimum fuss for photography. I know the moment can be dramatic as you land the beautiful salmon, however it is vital to ensure the salmon is extended the courtesy of a safe release and return to the river. The spring salmon are our most fragile stock component and we must do all we can to ensure they are released safely back to the river.

I can also advise that there will be a whisky tasting evening for the Dalmore Dee Dram and other Dalmore Rivers Collection whiskies at the Deeside Drinks Emporium in Banchory, opposite the Orvis shop, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 31st March. Many people were unable to attend the Dee Dram launch night at Balmoral in January this year. If you are planning to attend can you contact Deeside drink to confirm your attendance by calling 01330 822650 or e-mail deesidedrinks@live.co.uk to help them organise enough supplies for the evening? There will be a nominal charge of £5.00 for the event which promises to be a super night's entertainment. I plan to come along on the night to speak about the River Dee to the assembled audience.

If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan's shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here this link It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, and Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

 

 

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If you are planning to buy something new within the fishing look then here at Mega store. Here are the most of what we want and, last but not least, you are helping to restore the River Dee

FISHDEE MEGASTORE

Welcome to the FishDee Megastore We are trying to help raise funds for the River Dee restoration projects and FishDee launched the FishDee Megastore to help fundraising with the kind support of Paul Devlin 6 months ago. Every single transaction will see a financial donation of 8% made to the River Dee Trust, where much needed funds will go towards all our restoration work where we are endeavouring to restore the River Dee to its former glories. To find out more about the improvement works in progress please click here. Every transaction made through the FishDee megastore will ensure you, the customer, receives real value for money, and in the process provides invaluable measurable support for our truly iconic river.

The website is www.fishdeemegastore.co.uk with real bargains for sea, coarse and game fishing available right now.

Please believe me when I say shipping abroad can be handled sensibly with the team at the Megastore.

Please ensure you add the FishDee Megastore website to your favourites and use us as your first stop destination when purchasing angling equipment online. Tight Lines to you all.

 

Regards

 

Ken

 

Ken Reid

Fisheries Development Officer

DDSFB & River Dee Trust Office

Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne

Aberdeenshire, Scotland,AB34 5LA

+44 (0) 13398 80411

M +44 (0) 7979 878971

E-Mail ken@riverdee.org

www.riverdee.org

www.fishdee.co.uk

River Dee Trust Registered Charity No SC028497

 

 

 

 

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Dumpning är skamligt, enligt Mikkey Dee i Motörhead. Foto Fiske Journalen.

Publicerad 14:40 - 2011/03/14

Möt Fish Fight-kampanjens senaste supporter: Mikkey Dee, trummis i det legendariska heavy metal-bandet Motörhead.
Motörhead befinner sig just nu i Australien, med spelningar inbokade runt hela landet. Det är få saker som kan slita en rockstjärna från turnélivets stress, men när vi berättade för Mikkey Dee om kampen mot dumpning var det inget snack om saken. Självklart ger han sitt stöd till Fish Fight-kampanjen.
Enligt Mikkey Dee är det skamligt att kasta bort hälften av all fisk som fångas.
- Vi vet redan att människan är ganska korkad, men sånt här får oss att framstå ännu mer som kompletta idioter, säger han till Fiskejournalen.
Över en miljon ton fisk slängs bort varje år, bara i Nordostatlanten. och till stor del beror dumpningen på regelverkets utformning. Redskapen fångar helt enkelt mer fisk än vad kvoterna tillåter, och därför måste upp till 60% av fångsterna slängas.
- Något måste göras åt lagarna när det gäller det här sjuka slöseriet med fisk, säger Mikkey Dee. De som är ansvariga för att utforma reglerna måste hitta en lösning på det här problemet snabbt. Det är så vansinnigt att jag saknar ord.
Fish Fight-kampanjen kräver ett förbud mot dumpning i hela EU. Förutom rockstjärnor stöder både kändiskockar, politiker och yrkesfiskare kampanjen.

Gå vidare till FISKE JOURNALENS sida och läs mer samt stötta denna aktion på följande länk http://fiskejournalen.se/stall-upp-mot-dumpningen/.

Text och bild kommer från Fiske Journalens sida. Skribent Erik Kohlström

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Llangollen Train Station and the River Dee

Recent Catches

A quiet week on Deeside with 50 salmon reported so far from FishDee beats. Park reported 6 fish to 23lbs, Invery also had 6, and Middle Drum reported 5 salmon. The fish were quite dour last week with the deterioration of water conditions and river temperatures dropping. Anglers were seeing the odd fish but they were not taking well. Towards the end of the week we saw gale force winds and very heavy snow which made fishing extremely difficult for the gallant anglers who persevered.

Karl Revel from Invery called with an update and advised ‘Invery’s fish were all caught by returning visitors to the Dee. Fifteen year old John Kane from Kilmarnock and Russell Neighbour from Surrey had 2 fish each, these being their first Springers. Other successful anglers were young John’s uncle and Jim Reid from Edinburgh. The fish were reluctant takers last week.’ Willie Banks from Tilbouries advised an angler who wishes to remain anonymous landed 2 fish of 12 and 22 lbs. The 22lber was a super specimen and was the anglers largest Springer to date.

Shane Christie from Middle Drum reported he had a regular group of fishers up from Wigan. He comments ‘Stanley Cook was successful with 4 fish to his own rod on his own tied Dozem fly, a Willie Gunn variant. Stanley visits the beat 3-4 times every year and his knowledge of the beat was helpful to him when fishing the lies he knows fish will be at this time of year. Jim Black a novice angler caught his second Springer from the beat on a day visit giving him an average of a Springer for each of his visits to the beat this year.’

It's important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan's shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram.  It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

 

Prospects

The Ghillies I have spoken to are optimistic sport will pick up this week following last week’s very trying conditions. The weather forecast is a bit of a mixed bag with air temperature maxima predicted to be around 6 degrees with night time frosts also predicted. Winds will be blustery from time to time as the direction changes during the week from north easterly to south westerly. There will be regular bands of rain, sleet and hill snow which should hopefully freeze on the mountain tops ensuring a reservoir of water for the weeks ahead. River levels are currently showing on the Sepa gauges 4 inches at Mar Lodge to 2ft at Park and the river is carrying a bit of sediment in the lower reaches as the River Feugh tributary is currently rising and cold with temps at 2 degrees Celsius. The maritime influence sees tides rising during the week from 3.3 metres to 4.7 metres on Sunday. This will encourage fish forward if they wish to run the river. The sea will be considerably warmer than the river.

River beat Ghillies in the lower river are saying there are decent numbers of fish in the pools but they are reluctant takers. A couple of lower beat Ghillies are saying the numbers of Springers in their beats are the most they have seen for many years. One of the most experienced Ghillies on the River with over 40years experience, was telling me this week that it’s a very common problem in March for fish to seemingly go off the take, and then come on again as the water warms up and they get on the move. The Ghillies advice is vital in helping you locate fish on their beats and they will give good advice about fly choice and tackle set up. If you do not have the services of a Ghillie to call on then you would be well advised to fish slow and deep with a sinking line or intermediate with fast sink tip. Flies to use could range from a size 6 dressed double to a big monkey fly. The Willie Gunn is a good option as is the Park Shrimp, Black and Yellow and Ice Maiden.

 As always a plea to anglers to handle your fish very carefully and try to release it swiftly back to the river with minimum fuss for photography. I know the moment can be dramatic as you land the beautiful salmon, however it is vital to ensure the salmon is extended the courtesy of a safe release and return to the river. The spring salmon are our most fragile stock component and we must do all we can to ensure they are released safely back to the river.

If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. It's important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan's shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram.  It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, and Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

 

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Norges Miljøvernforbund (NMF) gjennomførte en markering mot smaksløs oppdetsfisk under messen Smak2011. Medlemmer av NMF hadde plakater festet på ryggen, hadde håndbannere og spaserte rolig rundt hele messeområdet og snakket med tilfeldige besøkende og utstillere som lurte på NMFs budskap.

– Vi har en markering her fordi oppdrettslaks ikke er god mat, men full av bismak. Den er full i miljøgifter og produksjonen gir stor miljøbelastning, jeg synes det er viktig å fortelle folk hva det går i, sier Oddekalv.
Markeringen gikk rolig for seg, budskapsprederne hadde satt seg som mål å spasere gjennom alle de tre hallene som utgjorde Smak 2011. NMF fikk klar støtte fra en rekke utstillere og besøkende om at det var på høy tid at noen jobber for en helhetsopprydding innen norsk oppdrett av fisk. 

Samme uken har Kurt Oddekalv deltatt på 4 stjernes middag på TV-Norge, her kom han med en uttalelse om Hellstrømog oppdrettslaks som har vært gjenngitt på seher.no og kyst.no. Hvor Kurt påstår at Hellstrøm aktivt markedsfører oppdrettsfisk, en industri som NMF har bevist det er knyttet enorme problemer til. Forurensning, forutslipp, rømming, lakselus, sykdommer, overproduksjon, negativ påvirkning på andre fiskeslag mv. ( Se for øvrig http://laksekrigen.no)

Målet for markeringen var kokke-NM hvor Kurt Oddekalv tilfeldigvis traff på Eyvind Hellstrøm, som var dommer under kokkemesterskapet.  Her ble lederen i norges Miljøvernforbund stående å diskutere oppdrett med Hellstrøm i 6-7 minutter, før NM-dommeren måtte til pers å smake på ulike tilberedelser av oppdrettslaks fra Salma.
 
kokke-NM ble også markeringens siste stopp, for noen minutter senere ble Kurt og de andre fra NMF bryskt bedt om å forlate messeområdet av en sikkerhetsvakt. Etter en samtale med senterledelsen ble markeringen avrundet og folkene til NMF fikk tilgang til messeområdet igjen.

– Salma-laks er et fremragende produkt i norsk oppdrettsnæring. Det har en tydelig brand og er et produkt jeg kan stå inne for, sier Hellstrøm til TV2, og understreker at han aldri har fått betalt for å fronte produktet.
 

Salma-laks var forøvrig en av sponsorene til kokke NM.

Kurt i diskusjon med den bryske uhøfflige GS4-vakta, etter å ha blit anmodet om å forlate messeområdet.

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Designed by Leif Stävmo, former casting world champion and Guideline head of design for the past 10 years

“By being given the privilege of using one of the world’s premier and most advanced rod building facilities, we have merged true American rod building tradition with engineering excellence and Guideline rod action philosophy in the development and creation of these state of the art rods.”

“No flashy, glossy paint jobs, no fancy space-age cut out reel seats, no super customized cork grips.. These rods may be a little more subtle in design, but they are equipped with the best cork we could find, the most High-Tec guides and reel seat components from REC and a blank that has been developed and built with well proven manufacturing methods and the very best graphite materials available.”

“These rods are not slow, they react fast and very accurate and the tip sections in general are quite powerful, which helps loop control and also enhances the loaded feeling in the lower half of the rod. The tips will also stand up well when pulling both heavy sinking tips and larger flies out of the water for the next cast.”

“If high-performing rods with the potential of throwing a long cast whilst maintaining an excellent “harmonic” feeling are your game, then you should give them a try.”

Rod models from 9´#4 to 14,8´# 10/11 all in 4 pcs.

 

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Frödin in Litza. Photo Thomas Thore

Tackle Designer and Professional angler & writer

It is now more than 15 years since I fished The Dee for the first time. I'm spoilt with hundreds of fishing days all over the world every year but there are only a few spots that make a lasting impression in my fishing heart. The Dee with its shallow runs and fantastic pools, the clear water and the feeling that God created this river solely for us who love floating line fishing, is definitely one of them. The history and the development of salmon fishing intrigue me as well. The hero Wood and the origin of many really classic salmon fly patterns also make the mark in the progress of salmon fishing. I have the Scottish fishing in my blood and The Dee is my absolute favorite river. Even though The Dee is timid in size and not a very demanding salmon river, I often prefer to use relatively long rods. The possibility to steer a small fly is better with a longer rod which is conclusive. For many years I fished my Guideline Le Cie 14,8 but this year I discovered a new favorite, The Reaction 14,8 for a 10-11 line. If the water is low and the 14,8 feels to big, I switch to my Guideline 13,7 with a 9-10 line. I use my Quadra reels and Guideline Power taper system. The new Triple D lines are great and complement the floating line when it's required. When it comes to flies I always fish my own creations, new and old patterns. I rarely fish a Sunray or a Monkey. I prefer the challenging precision with the mini tubes. The superior favorite is the one I've named The Dee Sheep but also Nobody, Phatakorva and Yellow White Wings take fish. They are all tied on light FITS tubes with a FITS Turbo cones that give the fly more life .I am an exceptionally lucky angler who has the opportunity to fish the best salmon rivers of the world but no matter how big salmon I catch, some of the most beautiful ones are the ones caught on the river Dee. Nothing beats the beauty of a Springer from The Dee!

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Guideline has signed an agreement with well known, experienced and very popular Danish flyfishing professional, Klaus Frimor. The deal sees Guideline further strengthening its position as one of Europes premier flyfishing brands.

Klaus has a wealth of experience to bring into the cooperation with Guideline. Since the age of 5, his life has been dominated by fishing and hunting. He grew up on the west coast of Jutland, Denmark, with numerous smaller streams and lakes easily accessible to youngsters with interest for the outdoors and fishing. When he started to work for the largest flyfishing retailer in Denmark, back in the beginning of the 90’s, it was only a natural progression in what has become a life devoted to flyfishing.

Guideline VD, Stein Thorvaldsen welcomes Klaus Frimor to the Guideline Team.
The years in the retail side of the business grew the interest for both fly casting and product development and as the contact base got more extensive he got offered work as fishing guide on the mythical Salmon Rivers of Iceland.
Once there, it was no going back and he has now spent the summers in Iceland during the past ten years guiding and conducting casting- and fishing schools for clients from all over the world.

Parallel to his life in Iceland, he has been spending the winters in the world famous Tierra Del Fuego region, guiding for Sea Trout and also working as Camp Manager and host for one of the well known Lodges there. Spending almost 12 months a year on or near a river in some of the most pristine and well known flyfishing areas of the world has given Klaus a knowledge of both fishing and products that is unique.

He has played a key role in the R&D department for Loop Tackle and has had his hands in several of the most popular products to come out of that brand in recent years.

His work and passion has taken him to countries  like, Iceland, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, US and Canada, where he has been a popular lecturer, fly-casting teacher and a head liner at many Spey Claves and shows around the world. He has also appeared in several flyfishing films.
Photo Thomas Thore

Leif Stävmo, Product Manager at Guideline:

“ I am absolutely thrilled to see this agreement happen! Klaus has been a long time colleague in the business and I have always been admiring his work on the casting pools around Europe, his pleasant and laid back personality and the way he has managed to stay tuned with the trade and at the same time making sure to follow his passion and drive for the real thing; flyfishing in beautiful and challenging areas around the world. Klaus' heart is closely connected to fishing and his thoughts on rod design and actions, performance of flylines and casting-style are all based on his experience as a truly professional fly angler. In the coming years, this will add a new and exciting dimension to technical developments in our products range, as well as in the philosophy behind it. Klaus will add tremendous power to our Team and will further strengthen our relationship with fly-anglers and dealers around Scandinavia, Europe, US and Canada.”

Klaus Frimor joins Guideline with immediate effect and will be part of the Guideline Team at the following shows in the near future:

March 26-27th   The Danish Fly Fair in Kolding, Denmark.

April 1-3rd  The Sportfishing Show, Jönköping, Sweden.

April 9-10th, The Outdoor Show, Lilleström, Norway.

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De första sportfiskarna provade lyckan vid Emsfors bruk

Marssolen ler och Åke Svensson från Emsfors Sportfiskeklubb provar lyckan i Emån vid Emsfors. Våren och fiskepremiärernas tid är här.

OSKARSHAMN  

Publicerad 110307 05:33.Uppdaterad 110307 09:11.

Fiskepremiären de flesta förknippar med Emån är den som brukar hållas vid herrgården vid Em.

Men det finns fler som premärfiskar.

Emsfors Sportfiskeklubb gjorde det i helgen vid Emsfors bruk.

Ute i en flodkrök har fiskeklubben ställt ut ett bord med bänkar i söderläge.

Barmarken tittar fram och solen värmer den här lördagen.

Den som vill ta sig dit får lotsa sig fram på "Svarta vägen" i Emsfors för att så småningom komma till en parkeringsplats där klubben satt upp en skylt med en fisk på.

Njuter av solen

Längre ner på vägen liggerVilla Emsnäs som klubben har lite samarbete med. Fiskegäster kan ta in där.

Just den här soliga lördagen har Mikael Bäckman och Åke Svensson från klubben letat sig ut till bordet vid ån.

Mikael njuter av solen och en kopp kaffe.

 

Mikael Bäckman njuter av vårsolen och provar fiskelyckan vid Emsfors Mikael Bäckman njuter av vårsolen och provar fiskelyckan vid Emsfors
Hoppas på öring

- Vi hoppas förstås på att fånga emå-öring, säger Mikael.

- Fast det behöver bli lite varmare så fisken börjar stiga i Emån.

Mikael som för dagen hölls sig till flugfiske berättade att så här tidigt på våren är det sjunklina och stora färggranna flugor som gäller.

Om man vill fånga något vill säga.

För Både Mikael och Åke verkade njuta mer av vårvädret än av intresset att fånga något...

Båda medger att det nog är fallet, men det skadar ju inte att fiska lite också.

Gäller att ha tur

- Många fiskar med fluga, men jag kör med spinnspöet, berättar Åke Svensson.

- Fast Mikael har lovat att lära mig flugfiske.

- Och så gäller det att ha tur också...

Emsfors Sportfiskeklubb bildades 1984 och har i dag 30 medlemmar, de flesta bosatta i Emsfors eller Påskallavik.

Klubben höll traditionsenligt sin premiär första mars, och den första veckans fiske är vikt åt klubbmedlemmarna.

På hugget direkt

Från och med den här veckan kan man dock köpa fiskekort till vattnen klubben arrenderar.

- Vi släpper de första korten redan i februari, berättar Mikael Bäckman.

- Då kan de första boka upp sig och betala.

- Entusiasterna är på hugget direkt...

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Lee Filters finally released the SW150 filter system for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. The product was announced back in November of 2009. Read more on NikonRumors.com: http://nikonrumors.com/2011/03/05/lee-sw150-filter-system-for-the-nikon-14-24-f2-8-lens-now-shipping.asp.

Lee SW150 filter system for the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 lens now 

The SW150 is available as a Starter Kit that contains a filter holder, adapter collar for the lens, a 0.6ND graduated filter and a neoprene lens cap. Lee filter offers also a separate system adapter that will allow you to attach the SW150 to other lenses.

Currently Adorama is taking pre-orders for the SW-150 kit.

Here is the full email that was sent to customers:

 

LEE Filters SW150 now available!

Now available to order, the new LEE Filters SW150 Filter System specifically designed to fit the Nikon 14-24mm lens.

LEE Filters have developed an entirely new filter system that enables you to use graduated and standard filters on a Nikon 14-24mm lens.



Initially being offered only for the 14-24mm, the system comes as a Starter Kit containing the holder, a unique adaptor collar for the lens, a 0.6ND (2 stop) hard graduated filter and a neoprene lens cap that fits over the collar when the holder is not attached.

A full range of resin graduated and standard filters will be available to order but there will be no Polarizer or Big Stopper available for this system. The filter sizes for the system are 150mm x 170mm for graduated filters and 150mm x 150mm for standard filters. The holder is fully rotational enabling greater flexibility when positioning graduated filters.

Also available is the SW150 System Adaptor, this allows you to attach to the SW150 onto any standard LEE adaptor ring, enabling you to use the SW150 on any other lenses you have.

The video below shows how the Lee SW150 filter system works:


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Recent Catches

There have been 97 Springers to 20 lbs reported at the time of writing from FishDee beats last week which may rise once all beats have reported in any late catches. Both Upper Drum and Lower Crathes beats reported a dozen fish for the week, Invery 11 and Park also got into double figures. With catches reported from Altries to Lower Invercauld & Monaltrie indicating there are salmon spreading out to the top of the system. Catches rose last week with beats above Aboyne starting to fish and it’s been great catching up with some of the Ghillies when I have been able to. I was also delighted to meet the new Dinnet Ghillie Euan Reid, and I wish him all the best for the forthcoming season where I am sure he will be a great addition to the super team of Ghillies we have on the River Dee. I am sure Euan would have been delighted to see a sea liced fish landed on his first week of the season on the river .I didn’t receive any correspondence this week but have spoken to a number of Ghillies this morning and am grateful for their contributions as always to help provide an overview of current conditions.

Jim Paton reported that visiting anglers did well at Upper Drum, where Kent Hakansson brought a crack team of anglers over from Scandinavia to fish his beat and at Craigendinnie with George Murray. Jim advised ‘The group had 12 'Spankers' with 3 fish landed at 6 pm and one at 5.30 pm when many anglers may have stopped fishing on other beats. All the fish were caught on the Monkey Fly although they did try other patterns. We still have a lot of Kelts which may be encouraging Springers to stop in the beat before moving on. The anglers also landed 4 fish at Craigendinnie and Kent had a flying visit to the Spey at Delfur where he also caught a nice salmon’. I was pleased to see Ghillie George Murray visit the office last week where we discussed the good start to the season at Craigendinnie.

I visited Glasgow Angling Centre and was delighted to meet many anglers who visit our river as well as many representatives in the tackle trade, and of course Mr Paul Devlin and his great team of staff who most generously have provided the FishDee Megastore to help the River Dee fundraising activities. Whilst there for a few days I spoke to River Dee Board member from Tilbouries, Willie Banks, who informed me that on Friday morning Chris Hartley, the MD of Guide Fly-fishing had caught 2 lovely springers in 2 casts, of 9 lbs and 15 lbs. His colleague Jim Brown caught a stunning fish reckoned to be between 18 and 20 lbs on a Posh Tosh. To get 2 Springers in 2 casts is a stroke of good fortune. It was also really pleasing to see Altries had 4 fish on Friday as well indicating there was a good run of new fish coming upriver. It’s a super beat that deserves to have more anglers fishing at this time of year with a really talented and enthusiastic Ghillie Kevin Fleming.

Invery Ghillie was delighted to inform me of the successful anglers fishing his beat last week and he was keen to emphasise that the fish were in great condition and that he had a crack team of anglers fishing. Top Scottish Ghillies Colin Wilkie, Bill Drury, Mike Murdoch and Archie Baillie were enjoying a busman's holiday from the Rivers Tweed and Spey. They have been regular visitors to the Dee and again saw success by fishing slow and deep. Colin must have been delighted with his 5 fish, with Mike, Bill and Archie all catching nice fresh Springers. Archie took a real beauty of 15 lbs which was a very deep fish and in beautiful condition. Visitor David Cooke also had 2 fish to his rod of 8lbs and 15 lbs fishing in very cold and clear water.

Robert Harper reported that David and Michael Clarke, who I was delighted to meet last year in Russia, were successful with 3 nice fish apiece to 12 lbs. Robert reports ' Anglers had to persevere last week to intercept fish when pockets of fish were moving through the beat. The fish caught are real proper good Springers to 14 lbs and in excellent condition'. I was also advised by Edward Humphrey at Dinnet that visiting angler Ross Gowl had his first fish for 3 years and fishing companion Gordon Duncan had a nice sea liced fish which must have been running very hard in the cold water to reach the beat. Waterside and Ferrar Ghillie Davie Goodfellow also was pleased to advise that visiting angler Scott Smith from Cumbernauld had caught his first Springer at Waterside of 7 lbs. He mentioned he fished extremely well and was rewarded for his efforts with a nice fish. If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. It's important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan's shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram.  It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

Prospects

Spring fishing in Deeside is a challenge for anglers and that’s why so many come year on year and fish for Spring Salmon. The challenges come from mastering the weather and river conditions and ensuring the tactics utilised are likely to deliver the opportunity of hooking fish in truly first class condition. This year Ghillies and anglers are reporting fish to be of a good size and in really first class condition. Now for the week ahead the weather forecast is looking quite reasonable and hopefully we will see catches pick up through the week. An air temperature maximum is reported to be between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius this week according to the Met Office and the BBC. There is likelihood during the week of fresh hill snow in the extreme western catchment. Winds should be light but will pick up on Thursday and Friday as weather fronts move through with perhaps gusts to 40 mph. Anglers need to ensure they wrap up well and have their waterproof wading jackets on as there is a good chance of occasional rain showers. The maritime influence is showing tides are dropping back through the week from 4.2 metres to 3.3 metres however river levels are still running between 9 inches and 1 foot 7 inches on the Sepa gauges.

The river beat Ghillies have a great knowledge of how to fish to suit current conditions, and they are the key to helping you locate a salmon on their beat. As always heed their wise counsel as they know the tactics you should use to fish their beats and give yourself every chance of catching a salmon. If you do not have the services of a Ghillie to count on then you should consider using a light sinking line with a light tube fly. Popular patterns at this time of year are Posh Tosh, Park Shrimp, Bertie Dustard, Monkey and the ever popular Willie Gunn. Some of the lower beats will see anglers using Tobies and Blairs spoons. As always a plea to anglers to handle your fish very carefully and try to release it swiftly back to the river with minimum fuss for photography. I know the moment can be dramatic as you land the beautiful salmon, however it is vital to ensure the salmon is extended the courtesy of a safe release and return to the river. The spring salmon are our most fragile stock component and we must do all we can to ensure they are released safely back to the river.

If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. It's important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan's shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram.  It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

 

Regards Ken Reid

 

Fisheries Development Officer

DDSFB & River Dee Trust Office

Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne

Aberdeenshire, Scotland,AB34 5LA

+44 (0) 13398 80411

M +44 (0) 7979 878971

E-Mail ken@riverdee.org

www.riverdee.org

www.fishdee.co.uk

River Dee Trust Registered Charity No SC028497

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Ny doktorgrad: Øyvind Johan Korsøen disputerer fredag 11. mars for ph.d.-graden ved Universitetet i Bergen med avhandlingen:”Biological criteria for submergence of physostome (Atlantic salmon) and physoclist (Atlantic cod) fish in sea-cages” Ved å tilpasse teknologi og prosedyrer til oppdrettsfiskens biologiske begrensninger, kan nedsenkbare anlegg bli et nytt alternativ for oppdrettere.

Så godt som all oppdrettsfisk produseres i dag i flytende merdanlegg. Nær overflaten forekommer det periodevis ugunstige miljøforhold og skadelige organismer, samt at uvær gir økt risiko for havari og rømming. Ved å bruke nedsenkbare anlegg kan fisken senkes ned til et mer stabilt og gunstig miljø, og også mer værharde områder kan brukes til oppdrett. Laksefisk har imidlertid en åpen svømmeblære og må opp til overflaten for å fylle denne med luft. Forsøk med laks i nedsenkede merder under fire meter med undervannslys viste at laksen tålte å holdes uten overflatetilgang i 22 dager uten negative effekter på vekst og overleving. Laksen kompenserte for mindre oppdrift ved å svømme raskere. Laks holdt under 10 m dyp i 42 dager om vinteren uten tilleggslys mistet luften i svømmeblæren i løpet av tre uker, økte svømmeaktiviteten, fikk nedsatt appetitt og fôrutnyttelse, økt finneslitasje og begynnende ryggdeformasjon. Konklusjonen var at laks kan tolerere moderat nedsenking uten negative effekter i minst to uker dersom de gis kontinuerlig undervannslys.

 

  Torsk har en lukket svømmeblære, som må fylles og tømmes via blodbanen. Torsken har derfor ikke mulighet til å kvitte seg med gassen når trykket reduseres raskt og svømmeblæren utvider seg. Får torsken for mye gass i blæren, kan den miste kontroll over oppdriften og flyte til overflaten. I avhandlingen ble en prosedyre for trygg heving og senking testet. Oppdrettstorsk taklet en trykkreduksjon på 40 prosent i én enkelt heveoperasjon uten å miste kontrollen over oppdriften. Torsken kompenserte for positiv oppdrift ved å svømme raskere og nedover. Svømmehastigheten sank gradvis etter hvert som torsken fikk skilt ut gassen fra svømmeblæren, og det tok ca åtte timer før atferden var lik før heving. 

 

Personalia:

Øyvind Johan Korsøen er født i 1968 og oppvokst i Fana, Hordaland. Han er utdannet akvaingeniør ved Bergen Ingeniørhøgskole i 1992, og cand. agric ved Landbrukshøyskolen på Ås i 1995. Han har jobbet som arbeidsleder i 4 år for Nutreco ARC i Stavanger og som produktsjef i 8 år for fôrselskapet Skretting, og har siden høsten 2007 jobbet med doktorgraden ved Havforskningsinstituttet og Centre for Research Based Inovation in Aquaculture Technology (CREATE), ledet av Sintef Fiskeri og Havbruk.

Tidspunkt og sted for disputasen:

11.03.2011, kl. 10:15, Stort Aud., 2. etasje, Datablokk, Høyteknologisenteret, Thormøhlens gt. 55.

Prøveforelesning:

Gjennomført og godkjent 17.02.2011.  Oppgitt emne: "Environmental challenges and coping strategies of key global aquaculture species with emphasis on oxygen and temperature"

 

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Uttalelse fra årsmøtet i Ofoten Villfisk 01.03.11

Uttalelse:

Ofoten Villfisk krever forbud mot bruk av teflubenzuron og diflubenzuron brukt i laksefôr, da dette dreper kreps og skalldyr under og rundt merdene. Middelet overføres også til vill fisk når den spiser oppdrettsfôr og avføring. Bruken har økt betydelig og ventes å øke i tida framover, da det er nedlagt begrensninger  mot fiske av leppefisk til avlusning.

Begrunnelse

Bruk av Ektobann vet og tilsvarende som fôrtilsetning i bekjempelsen av lakselus vil kunne føre til store utslippsmengder av det toksiske stoffet teflubenzuron eller diflubenzuron som tilsettes fiskefôr. Det aktive stoffet teflubenzuron som tilsettes fiskefôret er lite nedbrytbart i sediment selv etter 6 måneder og hoper seg opp i miljøet ved gjentatt bruk. Utslippet representerer særlig en fare for krepsdyr og bunndyrsfauna som er viktige organismer i næringskjeden. Faren for human eksponering gjennom overføring til næringsmidler (blåskjell, kreps) kan heller ikke utelukkes. Bruk av Ektobann vet fører til utslipp av teflubenzuron til miljøet, enten direkte som fôrspill eller indirekte utskilt via avføring fra fisken. Undersøkelser viser at laksens opptak av teflubenzuren fra mage/tarm er liten. De nødvendige dosene er derfor høye, og mesteparten av stoffet vil bli tilført miljøet. Teflubenzuron/diflubenzuron er lite vannløselig og kan lett absorberes til sediment og organisk materiale. Konsentrasjonen er derfor lav i vannet, men stoffet kan opphopes i sedimentet.

 

I en feltundersøkelsene gjengitt i en rapport (hemmeligstemplet) fra Klima og Forurensingsdirektoratet (KLIF) konstaterer en effekt både på bunndyrsfaunaen og hummerlarver ved bruk av teflubenzuron som viser dødelighet på hummerlarver i opptil 100 meter avstand fra et oppdrettsanlegg. Bunndyrsfaunaen var mindre artsrik og påvirket av teflubenzuron 6 måneder etter behandlingen. Ektobann vet kan karakteriseres som giftig for krepsdyr, lite nedbrytbart og kan hope seg opp i miljøet. Klima og forureiningsdirektoratet (KLIF), fastslår at de kan ikke anbefale bruk av Ektoban vet.

 

KLIF har påvist at det meste av gifta forsvinner ut av merden med avføringa sammen med lekkasjen på fôrpellets til miljøet. Annen fisk, gjennomsnittlig ti tonn rundt hver merd, beiter på giftfôr og avføring. Laksen fores ikke i 93 døgngrader slik at det skal være sikkert at gifta er ute av fisken før den slaktes og spises. Det er også regler for hvor lang tid det skal gå mellom medisinering og slakting. Dette gjelder ikke villfisk fanget i nærheten av oppdrettsanlegg.  Denne fisken blir fiska og omsatt til menneskemat uten at Mattilsynet har noen øvre grenser, prøvetaking eller kontroll overhodet.  Dermed kan mennesker få i seg teflubenzuron/diflubenzuron fra villfisk.

 

Ofoten Villfisk oppfordrer andre lag og foreninger til å følge opp kravet om forbud.

 

 

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Gjenfangstperioden for fiske etter laks som rømte fra en av Salmar sine lokaliteter ved Hitra i midten av februar, er utvidet til 15. mars. Så langt har gjenfangsten vært liten.

 

Fylkesmennene i Sør-Trøndelag og Møre og Romsdal har i samarbeid med Fiskeridirektoratet åpnet for en utvidelse av gjenfangstperioden i Sør-Trøndelag. Bakgrunnen for utvidet fiske er lite gjenfangst i den perioden gjenfangstfisket har pågått, skriver Fiskeridirektoratet i en pressemelding.

Det åpnes derfor for å fiske etter rømt oppdrettslaks fram til og med 15. mars 2011 i Trondheimsleia og ytre Trondheimsfjord. Som før er det tillatt med gjenfangstfiske i Vinjefjorden (Sør-Trøndelag), Hemnefjorden, Snillfjorden, Åstfjorden, Kråkvågfjorden og Stjørnfjorden. Vedtaket er gjort med hjemmel i lov av 15. mai 1992 om laksefisk og innlandsfisk m.v. § 13 (jf. også åpningsforskriften av 13. mars 2003 § 4).

Området avgrenses av linjen Selnes (Agdenes) - Kvithyll (Rissa) i Trondheimsfjorden, linjen Garten-Storfosna-Fjellværøya i nord og linjen Smøla – Ertvågsøya (Aure) i sør.

Vilkår
Tillatelsen gjelder på følgende vilkår:
-Tillatelsen gjelder kilenot og krokgarn, og garn med minste maskevidde 55 mm.
-Det kan fiskes innefor grensen for fastsatte fredningssoner utenfor vassdrag, likevel ikke nærmere grense elv/sjø enn 100 meter.
-Det åpnes ikke for fiske i Kråkvågsvaet fuglefredningsområde.
-Det er utsettingsplikt for villfisk av laks og sjøørret.

Vi gjør oppmerksom på at i sjøen har grunneieren eneretten til å fiske etter anadrom laksefisk og rømt oppdrettslaks med faststående bunden redskap, så langt hans grunn går (jf. § 16 b i lakseloven). Med tillatelse fra grunneier kan andre likevel fiske

Fylkesmannen ønsker tilbakemelding på eventuell fangst av villfisk av laks og sjøaure.

 


Publisert: 03.03.11 kl 10:22

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Purveyors of luxury malts The Dalmore are no strangers to releasing expensive whisky. And we mean VERY expensive whisky. Last year's Trinitas raised a few eyebrows with its grotesque £100,000 price tag and a few critics (including us) questioned what the purpose of the release was; nothing wrong per se with an exclusive bottling, but at that price surely a whisky, which very few people will ever get to try and therefore a case of an attention grabbing price hugely overshadowing the actual liquid. Last December's 59yo Eos was a still mightily expensive release, but we were fortunate to be able to try a small dram and it certainly impressed and grabbed our attention, primarily because of its huge complexity and zestiness, despite its vintage.

With whisky beginning to challenge the super-premium Cognacs around the world, it is understandable why distillers are cashing in on 'Mega Drams'. But does the quest to release the world's most expensive whisky and the tit-for-tat price war (particularly between Dalmore and Macallan) create an equal amount of negative publicity for the brands, especially in times of austerity?
The cynic in me wonders whether the marketing department at The Dalmore were starting to get a little antsy about releasing all these pricey bottlings, when they created their new series of releases, but let's look at them from the positive perspective the represent.
The Rivers Collection is a series of 4 whiskies, to help raise money towards the conservation of several of Scotland's major fishing waterways - namely the Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed rivers.

The project was launched initially with the Dalmore Dee Dram, whose sale contributed £35,000 to help preserve fishing on this iconic river. The project now hopes to raise a much more substantial amount towards the upkeep of Scotland's other heritage rivers, with £4 being donated from every bottle sold. The bottlings are all produced from a combination of American Oak and Oloroso sherry matured casks, bottled as NAS and at 40%. It's not clear how big the run is on any of these, but we assume they won't be around for long.
So what is the liquid like? Are they all different, perhaps mirroring the changing temperaments of their namesake rivers? Let's dive in head first and hope we don't get carried away...
The Dalmore - The Dee Dram - NAS- 40%
Nose: Sweet candy floss, with hazel nuts, some musty cellar notes and dry wine cork aromas. Given time in the glass, there is also a slightly meaty note, perhaps cooked pork.
Palate: Quite bitter and dry on the first sip, with a rubbery note and more of the cork notes. Not that nice at all. A hint of stewed apple and green apple peel develops on the 2nd sip, but it's fairly unbalanced with the dryness and rubber.
Finish: The Oak dominates the finish, which lingers for a while and drops off quite unremarkably.
Overall: Not the greatest of starts, if i'm honest. A very one dimensional and flat whisky, rather unlike the actual River Dee, which i'm told is the one of the highest water sources in the UK!
Next up- a little trip down into the River Tay bottling.
The Dalmore - The Tay Dram - NAS - 40%
Nose: Dark burnt caramel, with spirity notes and a bitter-sweet aroma of Demerara sugar. Slightly fermented red grape juice and a hint of fresh vanilla pods. Better than the Dee Dram, but still not hugely impressive.
Palate: Again, quite a bitter taste initially, with a malty undertone (thick malt extract) and a nutty, ale-like mid palate. The spirit dominates and it feels like a lot of very young whisky has gone into making this bottling.
Finish: Shortish with more of the malty/ale notes lingering.
Overall: Hmmm. Not doing it for me at all, i'm afraid. There's no real development here and not a great deal of complexity, although the nose has a little more character than the Dee.

Our 3rd whisky is the Tweed Dram, which is incidentally a river on whose banks I spent a wonderful day's Salmon fishing about 6 years ago. I caught absolutely nothing, but as most anglers with my limited ability will testify to- it's all about the 'one that got away', rather than the ones you catch. Will the Tweed Dram deliver that prize catch, or leave me blanking again?
The Dalmore - The Tweed Dram - NAS - 40%
Nose: A peppery note hits first, followed by the aroma of... yes, old tweed jackets! There's also the presence of some freshly cut green apple, Acetone, a grassy note and some creamy malty cereal. Although it shares some of the negative characteristics of the Tay and the Dee, it has a bit of vibrancy to it, unlike the first two.
Palate: Sweet cereal, mint humbugs, spirit and digestive biscuits all arrive first, but a rubbery note follows through swiftly afterwards, with a lighter vanilla /floral flavour beginning to develop. It's a little off kilter, but works far better than the Dee and the Tay.
Finish: Green grassy flavours linger on the palate with a touch of white Oak dryness at the death.
Overall: A step up on the previous bottlings, this has zesty youthful notes, which are a welcome surprise and clearly positive in the whisky's overall balance.
Our final river dram is the mighty Spey, the 2nd longest in Scotland and arguably one of the most important waterways from both a fishing and a whisky making perspective. Fast flowing and slightly unpredictable, let's hope its name-sake dram can keep up with the undercurrent and not get caught up in the weed beds...
The Dalmore - The Spey Dram - NAS - 40%

Nose: A familiar malty note comes to the fore first, with brown sugar covered dried fruit, a hint of vanilla, and a little musty note. This does seem to have a faint aroma of cinnamon buns - that freshly baked smell, which I find highly alluring on my visit to the bakers, so a few extra points as a result.
Palate: The palate is again young, a little bitter, but with some fresh fruit notes, malted milk biscuits, green apple peel and perhaps a touch of the cinnamon, returning from the nose. Dig deeper and a deft touch of vanilla comes through. Although not that much more developed, it is probably the best of the 4 in my opinion.
Finish: Malt and the remnants of the green apple peel stay in the mouth for a while, with echoes of the vanilla fading as the palate dries.
Overall: Very similar to the other 3, but with perhaps a slight edge in terms of overall balance.
So, rather like a days fishing- a mixed bag indeed. I can't say I was an overall fan of the type of whisky on offer here, but there were a couple of high points, with the Spey being the overall Catch Of The Day...

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River Bolstad

Den utryddingstruga vossolaksen er unik, og Vaksdal kommune ber Voss om å vera varsam med å gjera inngrep i Vossavassdraget som kan påverka laksen.

 

Det kjem fram i ein merknad som Vaksdal kommune har til kommuneplanen for Voss, ein plan som skal gjelda frå 2011 til 2022.

Verdas største

Bolstadfjorden og fjordane rundt Osterøy er unike naturområde – på same måten som Nærøyfjorden.

Vossalaksen, som er største atlanterhavslaksen i verda, vandrar inn i fjordsystema ved Osterøy.

Varsame

Denne laksen er unik, men står i diverre i fare for å verta utrydda.

– No må Voss vera varsame med inngrep i vassdraget som kan påverka laksen og det sårbare fjordsystemet.

Massar i vatnet

– Eit aktuelt tema no, er tunnelmassane som vert fylde ut i Vangsvatnet, og kva konsekvensar det kan få.

Det har vore sett i gang akutt naudhjelp for vossolaksen dei siste åra, og i fjor viste dei ein positiv effekt, heiter det i merknaden.

Naeroy Water Fall Pool
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