Dikerogammarus haemobaphes image from APEM Ltd

Dikerogammarus haemobaphes

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Our resident river restoration expert Theo Pike recently posted another installment of his Wandle Restoration series. Subtitled Aliens 2, it mentions amongst other invasive species, Killer Shrimp (Dikerogammarus villosus). Today, UK news channels reported the arrival of a new species … Continue reading

Scottish scientists on verge of creating designer salmon to beat disease

Designer Salmon

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FFR writer Bruce Sandison has written for years on the issues surrounding salmon farming, but mostly at a time when genetic research was in its infancy. Now, Scottish scientists are on the verge of creating a “disease-free” super salmon that could … Continue reading

Aliens 2: Invasive Species: Signal crayfish

Wandle Restoration Part XVI

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Aliens 2 When it comes to identifying and dealing with aquatic invasive non-native species, can there be anyone better equipped than a bunch of motivated, knowledgeable anglers? Well, sometimes, yes. But everyone has to start somewhere, and it never hurts … Continue reading

Clouser Deep Minnow

Clouser Deep Minnow

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Uses: Designed by Bob Clouser, the Clouser Deep Minnow (or Clouser Minnow as it is commonly known) is another pattern originally developed for smallmouth bass. In several variations on the example illustrated, the pattern can be used to target a … Continue reading

Iberian trout under threat from climate change

Iberia’s Trout

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Scientists anticipate that before the end of this century trout may have disappeared entirely from the Iberian Peninsula. As climate change slowly warms the rivers in the south west of Europe, trout will cease to tolerate their environment dying out … Continue reading

Larry Dahlberg's Flash Dancer

Flash Dancer

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Uses: This now standard streamer was designed by Larry Dahlberg especially for smallmouth bass but will work for several species of fish, including rainbow, brown and other trout, largemouth bass, peacock bass, pike, European perch and several saltwater species including … Continue reading

Nelson's Bunny Ribbit

Bunny Ribbit

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Uses: This is a slider pattern used especially for largemouth bass. A slider is sometimes the answer to weary bass that may be spooked by popping bugs, or for fish chasing frogs subsurface. How to fish: Nelson’s Bunny Ribbit is … Continue reading

Flyfishing for Coarse Fish

Flyfishing for Coarse Fish

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Having caught dozens of reservoir Perch on Dog Nobblers many moons ago, I was intrigued to see what Dominic Garnett’s first book had to offer. It is a bold attempt to apply fly fishing techniques to almost all coarse fish. Not … Continue reading

RoboFish

RoboFish

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This looks and sounds very interesting. On schedule Luke Speller, research scientist and project manager with BMT Group who developed the fish, said the ‘robofish’ could be seen in ports and harbours of Wales in the near future. OK, so … Continue reading

Aliens 1

Wandle Restoration Part XV

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In autumn 2010, fear of aquatic INNS hit Britain’s national headlines when the colourfully-nicknamed ‘Killer Shrimp’ were found in Cardiff Bay, Grafham and Eglwys Nunnyd reservoirs. By spring 2012 they’d spread to the Norfolk Broads Continue reading