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Belize Bans Gill Nets

As reported by Fly Lords, on November 6, the government in Belize officially banned the possession and use of gill nets in Belizian waters. That's a huge move forward to protect the unique fishery that Belize offers. You can read more about the announcement here.

IGFA Appoints North America Regional Council

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) announced the appointment of the new North America Regional Council, following a series meetings over the past several months. The North American Regional Council is the fourth regional council formed as part of IGFA’s strategy to increase the association’s international relevance and provide an...

Fly Fishers International Awards Announced

The Fly Fishers International (FFI) Awards and Nominations Committee announced the recipients of the 2020 FFI awards last night via an online awards ceremony and awarded the prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown Award to Aaron Reed, author of The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas.  Presented annually to a fly-fishing author whose work...

Olympians Fly Fishing During Offseason

This story comes to us from our neighbours to the north; specifically, the fine folks at the Calgary Sun. This story by Daniel Austin is fantastic. It details how some of the Olympic athletes for Canada's women's hockey team and bobsled team have taken up fly fishing to help stave off boredom during a pandemic-induced offseason, where there is...

DEC Reopening Salmon River in NY

The Department of Environmental Conservation is opening the lower fly-fishing only section of New York's Salmon River on October 31, per David Figura from New York Upstate. This section of river was closed earlier in the season due to low water conditions. You can read the full announcement here.

Delaware River Dewatered for Dam Repairs

Last week, the West Branch of the Delaware River was dewatered so repairs could be performed on a dam. A USGS gauging station was also calibrated during the low-water event. As you can imagine, the effects of this on the trout population was drastic. Read more in this piece by Dan Zazworsky from Fly Lords to discover just how much damage this repair work...

Fishing Changes Likely on Pennsylvania Waters

According to this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission is planning on implementing changes to some waters in the state. This includes a popular trout fishery, which would be open to year-round, all-tackle fishing. You can read the article in full here.

Indifly Announces New Leadership

At a regularly scheduled meeting last week, the Indifly board of directors appointed new leadership. The board is pleased to announce Oliver White and David Yoskowitz, Ph.D. have been appointed chair and vice chair respectively. “Out of all the things I’m lucky enough to do in life, supporting Indifly is among my favorite,” states Chair Oliver White...

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Record Broken Again

Earlier this year, a new catch-and-release record was set for the Yellowstone cutthroat trout, with a 30.5-inch specimen being landed on August 7. The new record stands at 31 inches, and was caught by fishing guide Nate Burr on the Snake River in Idaho. You can read more about the record-setting catch here.

Fishercat River Company Highlighting Fly Fishing in Baltimore

This is a really fun, interesting story that comes to use from Baltimore Magazine. Over in Baltimore, resident and lifelong fly angler Nick Rodricks is working to show the rest of the country that the Baltimore area - and Maryland in general - is a viable fly fishing destination. Rodricks started the Fishercat River Company to offer guided trips within...