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  1. Some better news for you on the western side of the Atlantic, but over here on the eastern shore….

    Atlantic salmon runs into British (inc Scottish) rivers down 70% on what they what they were 25 years ago.

    Take two years –

    2022 – a very hot, dry year here, and a complete salmon disaster.

    And 2023 (so far) a very wet, high-water spring, but with precious few springers running that perfect running water, with some top rods seriously considering selling their often thousands of £s / $s worth of fly rods and reels and giving up long-kept and -fished weeks on a river here, a river there, saying something like “I know all about the cyclical nature of runs, that if you waited a year or two or three they would eventually come back, but this time….”.

    Some are blaming it on “all” the coastal seals and the parr- and smolt-eating birds, or some mythical high seas pirate fishing fleet, but, hey, then they would….

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