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WWMF Fishing report Argentina Pira Lodge August 2017

PIRA LODGE
The First And Most Accomplished Dorado Lodge In Argentina

publication date: August 2017

Pira lodge was the world’s first dedicated lodge to fish for ‘Golden’ Dorado. Set in exquisite wilderness in the vast Iberia marshlands the environment, the fishing and the lodging combine to create an outstanding experience and a must have experience for anyone fishing in Argentina.

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WWMF Hosted Trip to Salvelinus -August 2017

SALVELINUS - WHEREWISEMENFISH GO IN SEARCH OF SPANISH GOLD
WWMF Hosted Trip - August 2017

publication date: August 2017

Surrounded by the pace of most modern cities it is easy to forget that you can find amazing wilderness and beauty just a short journey away. Fishing in the Spanish Pyrenees offers offers exactly that, ranging from mountain streams to graceful rivers surrounded by vineyards. The fly-fishing for Trout and Barbel offered by Salvelinus is a decadent break to an extraordinarily beautiful, unspoilt part of rural Spain.

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WWMF Hosted Trip to Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge July 2017

ATA LODGE -TRUE ALASKAN WILDERNESS ON THE ALAGNAK RIVER
WWMF Hosted Trip to Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge - July 2017

publication date: July 2017

When is a fishing trip more than a fishing trip? This was a week when I felt overshadowed by the greater experience of both being in an incredibly remote and beautiful location with incredible numbers of fish but where we played passengers to nature as the bears went about their annual salmon feast and the sockeye salmon migrated upstream past us in their tens of thousands.

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WWMF Hosted Trip to Bristol Bay Sportfishing Lodge - July 2017

BRISTOL BAY-THE GREATEST SALMON MIGRATION ON EARTH
WWMF Hosted Trip to Bristol Bay Sportfishing Lodge - July 2017

publication date: July 2017

If you were to choose a location to go salmon fishing, one where there are 14 million salmon up for grabs, has to be a good starting point. The fishing options in Alaska are wide and varied and over the week at the lodge we experienced a great many of what Alaska has to offer ranging from a float down the incredibly scenic copper river to the turbulent rapids of the powerful Newhalen river.

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Fishing for King Salmon,Goodnews Lodge,Alaska

GOODNEWS LODGE - ALASKA
In Pursuit of the King - June 2016

publication date: September 2016

Unlike many river systems in Alaska Goodnews fishing camp is the only lodge with access to the entire river system. It’s relatively regular depth also makes it one of the best rivers to catch a King Salmon on the fly. Full report over the last week of June and a general overview about everything you need to know about the lodge and the river.

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WWMF hosted weeks on ASR, Russia

WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Three Rivers 2016 - 'Prepare for the unexpected'

publication date: September 2016

After a long hot summer we all had hoped for some extra water to boost the rivers for the Three Rivers Programme. Nobody however expected the river to rise a huge 50 cm to take it within a few cms of the spring height on Day 1 of the 2016 season. Despite conditions which nobody anticipated or had ever experienced for this time of year, the fish kept coming, a little slowly at first but improving as the week progressed.

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WhereWiseMenFish report Golden Dorado-Tsimane, Bolivia

TSIMANE REPORT
GOLDEN DORADO IN BOLIVIA

publication date: July 2016

A long awaited trip to Tsimane, the fabled Golden Dorado fishing in the Amazon rainforest in Bolivia. Rarely have I been on a trip which has so exceeded my expectations. A wide variety of fish including very large Dorado, Pacu, some huge catfish amongst others. Our fishing week was action packed and incredibly visual. Sometimes the Dorado could be tricky and you earned your fish with good casts but the whole package from bow and arrow shooting natives to living in the Amazon was out of this world.

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WhereWiseMenFish report about Costa Rican Jungle Tarpon

COSTA RICAN JUNGLE TARPON
Scouting Report

publication date: May 2016

Our scouts and media crews have always been extremely fond of Costa Rica. Despite the early stories of Solid Adventures founder Christer Sjöberg who has fished the ocean side tarpon fisheries at their early high times, the land and people itself are intriguing enough to spend some extra time sightseeing. Bear in mind that Costa Rica just recently fell back to the 2nd rank of the overall well-being list in the world (Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index).

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WhereWiseMenFish report from Perola yacht-Cuba

OHH PEROLA...
WhereWiseMenFish report from the Isle of Youth April 2016

publication date: April 2016

A week on board the luxury live-aboard yacht Perola. The Perola, unlike most live-aboard boats oozes the character and atmosphere to make for the most memorable Cuban fishing holiday. A prime week of the season spent focussed on the large migratory Tarpon that frequent the waters of Cuba's southern coastline.

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WhereWiseMenFish Travel Tips

WhereWiseMenFish Travel Tips

publication date: October 2015

Getting to your final destination, with all your gear and your sanity intact is almost always the hardest and most unpredictable part of any holiday. Every trip is a learning curve however some we hope some of the lessons and tips we have picked up along the way will make the experience smoother and more enjoyable.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from ASR-Russia

WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Three Rivers 2015 - A 'Bear' Week!!

publication date: September 2015

Once again the opening WhereWiseMenFish Three Rivers week was a huge success, both in terms of numbers of fish even if ‘only' 1x 30lb salmon was caught!! All the rivers, Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda were in good shape producing proportionately almost equal numbers of Salmon. The nature was the star performer with Bears, Reindeer, Ptarmigan and tundra looking resplendent.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from ASR-Russia

Just Another Season on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve!
Mid-season report 2015

publication date: July 2015

Following a WhereWiseMenFish week over the first week of July on the Kharlovka & Litza a synopsis of the excellent season so far. Despite a low snow-pack on the Kola cloudy conditions with intermittent rainfall has kept the rivers in peak condition. Extremely good numbers of Salmon are in the rivers and with three 30lb+ Salmon Caught over the WWMF week there is no shortage of big fish action!

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WhereWiseMenFish report from Isle of Youth and Jardines de la Reina-Cuba

Tarpon Fever in Cuba
WhereWiseMenFish report from the Isle of Youth and Jardines de la Reina - May 2015

publication date: June 2015

A return to Cuba to plunder the migratory Tarpon at the Isle of Youth as well as from the live-aboard yacht Avalon II in the Jardines de la Reina. Some slightly tricky windy conditions but a good haul of Tarpon and other species from the emerald Cuban waters.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from Kola Peninsula-Russia

Double the Run
Atlantic Steelhead and Sea Trout in Argentina

publication date: April 2015

The threat of low-water or mosquitoes tends to make some people wary of the July weeks on the Kola Peninsula. One bad week does not however reflect on the whole season and those who stay the courA return to Las Buitreras Lodge on the Rio Gallegos and a look at the newly established Steelhead lodge on the Santa Cruz River - Los Plateados. Fishing in Southern Argentina is a unique experience from the culture to the environment with arresting scenery and big fish! The pictures and the film tell the story.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from Grand Cascapedia-Canada

GRAND CASCAPEDIA
Salmon at Middle Camp

publication date: September 2014

The Grand Cascapedia needs little by way of introduction being the most prized salmon fly fishing river in North America. WhereWiseMenFish were delighted to be able to organise a week staying at the fabled Middle Camp fishing lodge. Conditions were not ideal with low water and bright sun however it did not stop the team battling with salmon of 30 pounders and larger. An amazing chance to fish this incredible river staying at one of the most sought after and famous fishing lodges.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from ASR-Russia

WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Three Rivers 2014 - "The big fish continue"

publication date: September 2014

It is probably unfair or unjust that one angler could catch 3 thirty pound salmon in a single week but that was exactly what was in store for one lucky angler on the first of the 2014 Three Rivers weeks. Generally good conditions meant that the salmon fishing was consistently good all week with 18 of the 174 fish caught amongst the 14 anglers over twenty pounds.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from Kola Peninsula-Russia

Summer Salmon on the Kola Peninsula
What to expect on a July week on the Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda?

publication date: August 2014

The threat of low-water or mosquitoes tends to make some people wary of the July weeks on the Kola Peninsula. One bad week does not however reflect on the whole season and those who stay the course over a number of seasons will as likely as not see everything. The 2014 season on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve was a welcome return to normal conditions after some low-water years and the fishing in July was spectacular. This report will give anglers an idea as to what to expect and how best to prepare.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from BC West Lodge in British Columbia

Fighting Steel on the Dean River
WhereWiseMenFish report from BC West Lodge in British Columbia

publication date: June 2014

The Dean river is revered amongst anglers as being one of the most prestigious and exclusive Steelhead rivers inn British Columbia. Quite amazing scenery surrounds this powerful river which is reputed as having some of the strongest King Salmon and Steelhead on account of its topography. BC West lodge plays host to a WhereWiseMenFish exploratory trip to see if the river and find out whether its fish live up to the reputation.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from the Isle of Youth in Cuba

Cuban Missile Crisis - Tarpon Style
WhereWiseMenFish report from the Isle of Youth in Cuba

publication date: May 2014

May offers some of the best Tarpon fishing in Cuba. Based out of Hotel Rancho on Isla de la Juventud (|sla of Youth) a WhereWiseMenFish hosted trip went to see if the fishing matched expectations as well as enjoy the very best of Cuban hospitality. Lost bags and a few storms aside the Tarpon were there in numbers, Cuba Libre’s free flowing and the local inhabitants of Nueva Gerona more than willing to partake in some late night salsa lessons.

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View Alphonse Island Resort-7 Degrees South-Official Trailer

Alphonse Island Resort
7 Degrees South-Official Trailer

publication date: September 2013

Alphonse is commonly referred to by those who fish it as having quite simply the best saltwater fishing - anywhere! Whether it is ever possible to use the word best or greatest when describing a fishing destination is another matter altogether however what is undeniable is that the fishing at Alphonse is exceptional. 7 Degrees South takes five world class fly-fishing guides on an epic 4 week journey fishing the Alphonse and St Francois atolls for various species of saltwater fish, both on the flats and in the blue water.

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WWMF hosted weeks on the ASR reports

WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Three Rivers 2013 - The Record Litza Salmon - 'Almost'

publication date: September 2013

The now established Three Rivers programme on the ASR is quickly becoming established as the time to go for an above average chance to break the fabled 30lb Atlantic Salmon barrier. The two weeks I was fortunate to host over late August and early September were no exception with no less than three 30lb salmon caught on Week 35 and a stupendous 47lb Salmon caught on Week 36, a potential rounding off weight short of the all time record but still the largest Salmon caught on the Kola Peninsula for a good number of years.

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BC, Nicholas Dean fishing report

"NEVER GIVE YOUR ROD TO THE GUIDE"
Good Lessons From British Columbia At Nicholas Dean Lodge

publication date: September 2013

When it comes to size and power there are no migratory fish that can compete on either score than the Chinook or King Salmon. Full fishing report from Nicholas Dean lodge in Terrace, British Columbia, fishing the Kitimat river in July 2013. Pictures and video of the trip including a huge King Salmon approaching 50lbs.

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Salmon Fishing On The Gaspe Peninsula In Canada fishing report

DOWN PERISCOPE!
Salmon Fishing On The Gaspe Peninsula In Canada

publication date: September 2013

There are few places that offer such a concentrated selection of outstanding Atlantic Salmon rivers as the Gaspe Peninsula in Eastern Canada. WhereWiseMenFish went to explore the pristine waters of the Grand Cascapedia, Petite Cascapedia and Bonaventure rivers over a week in mid July 2013. Video action from the trip along with an outstanding selection of photographs.

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Los Roques Venezuela - Pool 32 Special Edition

LOS ROQUES VENEZUELA - THE FISHING, THE AREA, THE ISLAND, THE PEOPLE
Pool 32 Special Edition - by Mark Wengler

publication date: August 2013

This Pool 32 Special captures the heart and soul of Los Roques; the fishing (bonefish, tarpon and other species), life on an archipelago, the people, character and culture of this totally unique saltwater flats fishing destination. Over 200 pages of beautiful photography brings the place to life in a way that only a top class photographer can capture.

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Rio Gallegos Sea Trout-fishing report-2013

RIO GALLEGOS SEA TROUT FISHING REPORT - 2013
Waikato flyfishers in Argentina - Part II

publication date: May 2013

Following on from a week of unparalleled fishing gluttony at Jurassic Lake Waikato flyfishers from New Zealand spend a week at Las Buitreras lodge in Southern Patagonia. Fishing for Sea Trout on the Rio Gallegos is a more refined affair than the wickedly satisfying indulgence of Lago Stroble-aka Jurassic Lake. Waikato flyfishers give nn overview of what to expect at Las Buitreras fishing lodge.

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Jurassic Lake, Argentina-fishing report-2013

JURASSIC LAKE FISHING REPORT - 2013
Waikato flyfishers in Argentina - Part I

publication date: May 2013

Lago Strobel AKA Jurassic Lake has a reputation unlike almost any other fishing destination. Stories of almost unlimited numbers of Rainbow Trout abound! Myth, marketing hyperbole, fishermen's fantastical ego's at work? Waikato Flyfishers start their three week expedition to Argentina with a week at Jurassic Lake in January 2013…and what a week…1,100 Trout in 6 days…average 6-10lbs!!!!!

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Los Roques-Venezuela-fishing report

MONSTER NORTHERN PIKE FISHING IN ALASKA
Midnight Sun Adventures

publication date: February 2013

If you are 100% happy chasing resident lake or loch Pike from deep holes or enticing Pike fattened on a diet of stocked Rainbow Trout then read no further. If however you want to live and experience the world’s fastest accelerating freshwater fish in all its over-sized glory, in greater numbers than you can imagine, and in an area so strikingly wild and remote that it will redefine your concept of wilderness then read on.

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Los Roques-Venezuela-fishing report

SIX DAYS OF SALTWATER FISHING KARMA ON LOS ROQUES
November 2012

publication date: February 2013

We touched down into Caracas on October 29th, the same day Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States causing havoc, devastation and misery. The tail still had a sting as driving rain rocked the plane on its landing gear as we came to a halt opposite the terminal buildings. Mark Wengler, renowned windsurfing photographer who had accompanied us wondered whether the Danish winter was such a bad alternative whilst Tania, my wife, questioned her decision to join us on a very much fishing focussed holiday...

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Nicholas Dean Lodge-BC -Salmon & Steelhead fishing report

NICHOLAS DEAN LODGE-BC
Salmon & Steelhead

publication date: February 2013

Nicholas Dean was named '2012 Lodge of the Year' by Fly-Fusion magazine. It is easy to see why. The lodge sits in the epicentre of one of the greatest Salmon and Steelhead waterways anywhere. It is no surprise that it has been the centre of countless reports, articles and TV shows over the years.

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Alphonse Island Resort Fishing Report-When Words Are Not Enough

ALPHONSE ISLAND, SEYCHELLES
When Words Are Not Enough

publication date: November 2012

Alphonse Island Resort is rightly considered a fly-anglers paradise. Alphonse and the adjoining atoll of St Francois is home to incredibly large populations of Bonefish. In addition there is a huge variety of exotic species of fish providing anglers with the ultimate and exclusive fishing holiday vacation. It is possible to target three different types of Trigger fish (Yellow Margin, Giant and Picasso), eight species of Trevally (Giant, Bluefin, Brassy, Bigeye, Yellow dot, Golden, Black and Fulvie), Snappers, Groupers, African Pompano ( Indo Pacific permit), Parrot Fish and of course the incomparable Milkfish (Chanos Chanos).

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Quepos, Costa Rica Fishing Report

QUEPOS, COSTA RICA
Sailfish & Marlin On The Fly

publication date: October 2012

If there needed to be evidence of how good the fishing at Quepos is then this surely is given by the choice of this location by renown underwater photographer Marc Montochhio and his success in capturing his amazing photograph 'Shades of Grey'.

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Russia Fishing Report-Three Rivers Salmon Programme-2012

THREE RIVERS SALMON REPORT-KOLA PENINSULA RUSSIA
WhereWiseMenFish Hosted Week - 25 August - 1 Sept 2012

publication date: September 2012

I am sure I am not alone in saying that the quest for big fish is for many fishermen a mix between addiction and obsession. If you fall into either category then a week on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve may well be the drug that drives this lust to new lengths. One 40 pound salmon, two 30 pounders and eight PB’s (Personal Bests) amongst the group of 12 guided anglers along with a final tally of 147 salmon made it a hugely memorable week....

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Russia Fishing Report-Early Spring Fishing Week - 2012

RYNDA RIVER-ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Early Spring Fishing Week - 2012

publication date: August 2012

Water conditions for this early week on the Rynda left guides, and veterans alike in astonishment. Most of the snow melt had gone and the water levels had already dropped down to a height where salmon could run the entire length of the river. Although the fish had not spread throughout the river system in serious numbers it allowed everyone to fish almost all the pools with confidence and enjoy the spectacular upper section of the river, normally off-bounds to fresh salmon for another 2 weeks.

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Russia Fishing Report-Kola Peninsula salmon fishing tips

KOLA PENINSULA
TOP 10 SPRING SALMON FISHING TIPS FOR BIG SALMON

publication date: April 2012

Fishing in late May or early June on the Kola Peninsula along the Northern Rivers is all about catching the biggest brightest silver Atlantic Salmon. Average fish weights around this time are 18lbs and much larger fish can be expected. To enjoy your fishing at this time and to improve your chances you must come prepared. WhereWiseMenFish Top 10 tips to assist you in your preparation.

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Cuba Fishing Report-Las Salinas & Cayo Paredon

CUBA FISHING REPORT
Las Salinas & Cayo Paredon-2012

publication date: April 2012

For the last decade almost all saltwater fishing in Cuba has been focused along the south coast, the fabulous Jardines de la Reina, Cayo Largo and Isla de la Juventud. This is not to say that fishing has not been conducted elsewhere or indeed that there is not considerable potential outside of these areas but rather there simply have not been any focused operations dedicated to the demands of fly-fishermen. WhereWiseMenFish went to investigate the newly established fly-fishing at Cayo Paredon on the North Coast & Las Salinas in teh Zapata National Park.

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Iceland Salmon Fishing - Observations, Techniques & Advice Fishing Report

SALMON FISHING IN ICELAND
Observations, Techniques & Advice

publication date: September 2011

Atlantic Salmon fishing in Iceland is quite different in style to many of the other great salmon fishing countries. Very clear water, small flies, single-handed rods and spectacular scenery are combined with rivers which at times can be literally boiling with fish. It is nothing but exciting however as with all fishing getting the best out of your fishing holiday to Iceland requires an in depth understanding of how to fish, when to fish and where to fish.

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Three Rivers Report - Russia, Kola Peninsula Fishing Report

THREE RIVERS REPORT - RUSSIA, KOLA PENINSULA
by Justin Maxwell Stuart

publication date: September 2011

This was to be the first of the Three Rivers Weeks with our team of 16 anglers fishing 2 days each on the Kharlovka, Litza and Rynda Rivers. Grouped into teams of 2 or 3 there were miles of river to be covered and for this week the knowledge that the rivers had been unfished over the previous fortnight.

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Trout Fishing-New Zealand Fishing Report

TROUT FISHING IN NEW ZEALAND
by Justin Maxwell Stuart

publication date: June 2011

There are very very few anglers who return from the pristine Trout waters of New Zealand with anything other than glowing reports. It is unquestionably the Trout anglers El Dorado and when it comes to stalking trophy sized Trout in water of crystalline quality it is close to being unrivalled.

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Bonefishing in The Bahamas Fishing Report

BONEFISHING IN THE BAHAMAS - SOUTH ANDROS
by Justin Maxwell Stuart

publication date: January 2011

There can be no better way to blow away the onset of winter with a healthy dose of sun and sand. Combine that with the truly exceptional saltwater fishing available on South Andros for Bonefish and other species and you have the makings of a perfect holiday. WhereWiseMenFish went to sample the delights of Tiamo Resort and Bairs Lodge on South Andros and to see if the "Capital of Bonefishing" lived up to its name.

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Peacock Bass Fishing Fishing Report

PEACOCK BASS IN BRAZIL
Trout & Salmon Magazine Article-The River of Beautiful Water

publication date: November 2010

The Agua Boa Lodge is without equal in the Amazon. Offering fly-fishing only for the legendary hard fighting Peacock Bass, and the myriad of other species that swim the clear waters of the Agua Boa River, the experience on offer is totally unique and the fishing, as Matt Harris discovers in his report, is out of this world!

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Mahseer Fishing in India 2010 Fishing Report

MAHSEER FISHING IN INDIA
ANGLING REPORT - Subscriber review by David Frances October 2010

publication date: November 2010

The opportunity to fish on the Saryu River in Northeastern India was truly a dream come true. As a child, I had eagerly read about Jim Corbett's exploits hunting the great man eating leopards of India. When The Angling Report announced they were seeking volunteers to evaluate this fishery, I immediately jumped at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My quarry was to be India's legendary golden mahseer on a 5-day fishing trip hosted by Where Wise Men Fish (www.wherewisemenfish.com) and made available for evaluation to the Online Extra subscribers of The Angling Report.

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Kharlovka & Litza Rivers 2010 Fishing Reports

Kharlovka & Litza Rivers 2010 Fishing Reports
RUSSIA'S KOLA PENINSULA - THE BEST ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING

publication date: September 2010

Russia's Kola Peninsula offers the world's best Atlantic Salmon Fishing!
Track the progress of those that experienced the highs and lows of the 2010 Kharlovka and Litza Fishing Season and enjoy a wonderful selection of photographs provided by the numerous guests and Kharlovka camp manager Justin Mcarthy

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August on Rynda Fishing Report

A week of salmon heaven!
AUTUMN MADNESS - AN AUGUST WEEK ON RYNDA

publication date: September 2010

The one thing that is certain about a week on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve in August is the total unpredictability of what to expect. What is certain is that on any normal season at some stage in August or September the summer high�s will give way to cold fronts that will bring much needed rain to the rivers and steady the river temperatures from what can be approaching 20 C to something more regular in the region of 6-12 C.

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Russia: River Rynda Salmon Fishing Report

Early season report
RYNDA RIVER

publication date: June 2010

Salmon fishing report from the Rynda River in Russia during the first week of the season in early June. Cold conditions as expected but rewarded by some superb silver salmon.

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Bonefishing in Tiamo Fishing Report

Bonefishing in Tiamo
VIDEO DIARY

publication date: August 2010

Ask most anglers about saltwater fly-fishing, and chances are, they'll start talking about bonefish. These sleek, silvery speedsters are the quintessential saltwater quarry, and the fish that got the whole thing started back in 1924, when Holmes Allen caught the first bonefish on fly.

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Seasonal guide to choosing the right week Fishing Report

Atlantic Salmon Fishing on Russia's Kola Peninsula
SEASONAL GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEEK by Justin Maxwell Stuart

publication date: October 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Picking the optimum fishing week to maximise your chances of catching a hefty haul of Salmon can be a daunting process. Trying to match that up with any budgetary restraints, your preferred fishing style and the likely weather conditions can be a tall order. Based on many weeks experience fishing the Kharlovka & Litza Rivers the WhereWiseMenFish guide will hopefully assist in unravelling the seasonal variations you might expect over a season on a Russian fishing week on the Kola Peninsula.

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Getting to grips with Giant Costa Rican Tarpon Fishing Report

Silver King Lodge
GETTING TO GRIPS WITH GIANT COSTA RICAN TARPON by Justin Maxwell Stuart

publication date: August 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

I had been warned that the Tarpon fishing off the coast of Costa Rica, where the mighty Rio Colorado enters the sea, was something to behold. I had also been warned by a confidant that he would never go back...not because of a lack of fish but rather, conversely, because it was simply too much. Over 3 days they had hooked around 30 monstrously huge Tarpon.

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King Salmon Fishing Report

King Salmon Fishing Report-Kanekotok River, Alaska West Fishing Camp
TWO WEEKS IN JULY 2009 by Philip Walker

publication date: July 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

The camp itself is on an island, erected and dismantled every spring and autumn, but during the season, it has a small army of cooks, support staff and guides, all of whom introduce themselves, as do the guests, after dinner on the first night at camp; it's a real friendly place. Accommodation is in twin Nissan hut-style fixed tents, with a floor, heater, gas tilley lamp and mozzie nets

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Fishing For Sea Trout in Argentina

Kenya Big Game Fishing
FLY FISHING FOR SAILFISH

publication date: June 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Three Tales from the Open Ocean at Manda Bay
  • The Guest - Tania Isnard
  • The Owner - Caragh Roberts
  • The Captain - Edward Ghaui
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Fishing For Sea Trout in Argentina

Fishing For Sea Trout in Argentina
TIPS, OBSERVATIONS & ADVICE

publication date: April 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

To my mind the Sea Trout fishing in Argentina has no equal. Each year the Rio Grande and Rio Gallegos Rivers entice anglers to travel an unquestionably long distance in the hope of securing what will almost certainly be a personal best fish whilst staying in some of the finest fishing lodges on the planet.

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golden dorado

Fly fishing for Golden Dorado
WHEREWISEMENFISH FOR DORADO BY JUSTIN MAXWELL STUART

publication date: April 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

"Dorado are either the Argentineans best kept secret or else travelling anglers, hell bent on pursuing the admittedly excellent Sea Trout fishing, simply miss out on the opportunity." In fairness neither of those statements are quite true. Argentineans absolutely love their Dorado fishing and happily boast about it. On the other side, "Western" anglers do come and fish for Dorado although they are usually given second priority. From my perspective I have definitely fallen into the latter category. In 2009 I resolved to make amends with a visit to Pira Lodge in the Argentine district of Corrientes. What a revelation it was!

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Fly fishing for Sea Trout at Las Buitreras Lodge
RIVER REPORT BY DAVID ROBY - OPENING WEEK OF THE 2009 SEASON

publication date: January 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

It was the most expensive day trip I've ever taken: Tweed Angling Fair, May 2007. Jaw-droppingly effortless casting exhibitions then a wander through the trade stands. Drawn as if by magnet to the WhereWiseMenFish fish stand. Hooked! Sea trout fishing on Patagonia's Rio Gallegos. I'd seen Paul Young's 'Hooked on Fishing' programme and always thought I'd love to go there. Can we afford it? Carpe diem. Tempus fugit. Anno domini. More prosaically, Richard Branson's Screw it, let's do it! Sarah said yes. Decided Week 11, early March 2008.

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Fly Fishing for Golden Mahseer in the Indian Himalayas
MAHARAJAS OF THE SARAYU - BY MATT HARRIS

publication date: January 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Since I was a little lad in short trousers, winkling a procession of hapless tiddlers from the Grand Union Canal, the Mahseer has been swimming through my feverish, fish-filled dreams like stardust.

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Costa Rica - Silver King Lodge
DOWN AND DIRTY TARPON

publication date: November 2008 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

There's nothing easy about duping a tarpon around Costa Rica's Rio Colorado. The water is muddy, the hooksets are tricky, and the fights are grueling. So why try? Because these fish are huge.

March 2008 Saltwater Sportsmen Article by Joe Cermele

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Norway - Gaula, Orkla and Namsen Rivers
NORWEGIAN SALMON RIVERS - TIME FOR A RE-THINK?

publication date: August 2008 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

The great salmon rivers of Norway such as the Alta, Gaula, Namsen and Orkla were probably responsible for the earliest breed of travelling anglers. Primarily it was sportsmen from Great Britain who travelled to Norway in pursuit of the finest salmon fishing available.

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Venezuela - Los Roques
CLOSE TO THE BONE: David Profumo fishes in Venezuela.

publication date: May 2008 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

He goes by many names - Houdini fins, uptown sucker, John Mariggle but to me the bonefish (albula vulpes, if you're some kind of college professor) is the grey ghost of the flats. My favourite sporting quarry, I have chased him from Cuba to Christmas Island; but this year I found the finest place of all.

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Argentina - Jurassic lake
An Argentinean odyssey of creation and discovery

publication date: April 2008 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

It started off with the most inauspicious beginning imaginable and ended up being one of the greatest fishing finds in recent times. It was the angling equivalent of finding a Picasso in a car boot sale. This is a place where wild Rainbow Trout grow to gargantuan proportions; a place where Trout were introduced less than a decade ago but are now present in the numbers and size that would make our own put and take fishery managers weep with envy.

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Belize - Turneffe Flats Lodge
Pernickety permit in Belize

publication date: January 2008 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Taking a non-fisher on a fishing trip may seem to be a fairly unwise move. Taking your girlfriend/wife or partner on a fishing trip may well be considered the equivalent of relationship Kamikaze. It is a problem that has vexed many a fisherman as he tries to find a way to combine the annual holiday with a fishing trip, whilst trying to avoid immediate separation at even the suggestion of the idea, let alone the trip itself.

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New Zealand Owen River Lodge
Owen River Lodge review - The Flyfisher July 2007 pdf

publication date: February 29 2008 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

WhereWiseMenFish recommend a very interesting article in July edition of The Flyfisher.
For more information and book a trip to Owen River visit Owen River page.

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Alaska - The Royal Coachman Lodge
Sight fishing for king salmon

publication date: September 10 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Each lodge, destination and species of fish has its own characteristics and more typically one often arrives with a set of preconceptions of what to expect. The Royal Coachman, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, is a fly out lodge which offers a slice of everything. Absurdly good food, very comfortable accommodation and of course great fishing where you can catch every type of Pacific salmon, trout, grayling and pike.

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Alaska West
King salmon at Alaska West - akula class salmon fishing!

publication date: September 03 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Having pursued a career in the army I suppose I knew what to expect or rather what not to expect when being given orders to proceed to some far flung destination on the other side of the world. From someone who was organising a trip this might sound a little odd. I should after all have been overflowing with information. Of course to a certain extent this was true. I had been given the all clear by several very reputable sources. I had seen the pictures; I had read/written the pre-trip instructions so technically I was fully informed. I would imagine Montgomery probably thought the same when he embarked on Operation Market Garden, (A Bridge Too Far), in World War II.

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Southern Chile
More than just a fishing trip

publication date: July 04 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

A fishing trip to Southern Chile is much more than just another bit of piscatorial madness that will see you pack your bags and travel half the way around the world just to feel the convulsive shake of a trout's head and feel the bend in your rod. Of that you will have plenty and rightly said there are many places closer to home where you can experience that. What makes Chile a quite extraordinary destination to visit is the unbelievable scale of the wilderness surrounding you and the emerald clear waters that trace there course from the Andes to the ocean.

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Jurassic Lake
Probably the world�s most prolific wild rainbow trout fishery?

Justin Maxwell Stuart establishes myth from reality

publication date: May 17, 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Although only in my mid 30s I have been an avid fisherman since childhood. During that time I have spent much time listening to older generations reminiscing about days gone by when our home rivers teemed with vast quantities of fish. My generation has, however for the better part seemed to have been blighted by tales that used to start with it used to be and ended with a shadow of its former glory.

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Cuba
Saltwater fly-fishing, Cuban Guides & the Stockholm Syndrome

publication date: Apr 24, 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Prior to a recent trip to Cuba one of my close friends mentioned in passing that despite a fishing experience par excellence he had been somewhat taken aback by the brusque manner of his fishing guide. Now, as he was of an artistic persuasion, I mused that maybe this was on account of his occupational outlook on life; however I determined to reserve judgement until I had experienced the situation firsthand.

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Los Roques - Venezuela
Fishing so good the fish bite back!

publication date: Apr 24, 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Saltwater fly fishing whether it be for Bass off the coast of Donnegal or Marlin in the Indian Ocean is as vastly different from freshwater fishing as cane rods are from the modern high tech Carbon Graphite rods of today. The surge and power of salt-water species can give the unaccustomed a hedonistic taste for the sport in a way that the humble stocked Rainbow Trout can only dream of. The biggest challenge of all however is usually making that first leap which takes one from familiar turf to exotic tropical waters.

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Fight to save salmon from extinction wins top environmental award

publication date: Apr 23, 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

An Icelandic businessman, fighting to save the Atlantic salmon from extinction, has been awarded the world's largest environmental prize for grassroots activists.

Orri Vigfússon, (64), from Reykjavik, Iceland, is one of six recipients of the international Goldman Environmental Prize awarded for his 17-year campaign to protect North Atlantic wild salmon. Since Vigfússon founded the North Atlantic Salmon Fund1, commercial open-sea fishing in the Atlantic has fallen by over 75 per cent, and more than five million North Atlantic salmon have been saved. To build on this success, Vigfússon is now calling on Scotland and Norway to end commercial net fishing for Atlantic salmon.

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Oregon picks up spey casting technique

publication date: Apr 23, 2007 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Commonly used in both the UK and Scandinavia to lure Atlantic salmon, spey casting has recently emerged as a popular method to catch steelhead trout in the north-west US.

Spey casting uses two-handed, longer rods and a roll cast technique to load the line with water to make the fly carry further, with accomplished casters reaching 200 feet or more.

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