• Atlantic salmon numbers slump in Canada

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    The number of Atlantic salmon returning to Canadian rivers this year has slumped by as much as 60%. Returns have typically decreased from 2011 by 25-30%, with some rivers like Harry’s in Newfoundland down by as much as 50% and Sandhill River in Labrador plunging 60%. Overall, the larger salmon that return from the Greenland feeding grounds are down, but not extremely so.  However, grilse have decreased in all regions. There are too many variables for scientists to determine yet why their numbers have declined so precipitously. Full story here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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