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    Snap T

    I've been skiing a few times in my life. I used whatever simple techniques I had to get down the hill. I was passed by almost everyone. No doubt those that were born in the Alps and could ski from the age of 4 thought I was a tw@t. But me and my holidaying kind paid for the lifts they used and...
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    Pinks on the march

    They were introduced into the White Sea (Below the Kola Peninsula) black in the 1960's. They've naturalised there. They are migrating here naturally. We're not introducing them ourselves, that's why we can't stop them.
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    Pinks on the march

    But there's also an awful lot of knowns - and so far there's really nothing to say that there's a problem. The two species has co-existed in Russia for over 50 years. They don't seem to compete with or harm Atlantics. They got here naturally, they're not introductions to our waters.
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    Pinks on the march

    I've read extensively about it and so far I can't find any real problems. That's not to say that there aren't any, just that if they exist, it's not obvious what they are. There's a lot of reasonable concern and a lot of unknowns but they are certainly not in the grey squirrel category of...
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    Pinks on the march

    Can you say why?
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    Fly fishing in iceland

    No bloody net again.... I think I'd enjoy it more with the sound off.
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    The Sentience Bill, salmon catch and release and Packham

    Once a salmon of either sex has mated it's a near certainty that they'll die anyway, so perhaps C&K is less harmful than it looks at that point.
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    The Sentience Bill, salmon catch and release and Packham

    Thing is somewhere between 90 and 95% of salmon die after breeding and it's higher in male fish, so maybe ... But has anyone ate a back-end salmon?
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    new fishing series on Channel 5

    Truly appalling stuff. It takes real talent to make stuff this bad
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    Fly fishing in iceland

    2 weeks in Iceland so far - the most expensive fishing in the world - and they've caught a couple of browns and one salmon....
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    Fly fishing in iceland

    I got increasingly annoyed with it. I find the pair of them really irritating and charmless. And the fishing isn't up to much either.
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    Fly fishing in iceland

    Yes, and a beginner hooking a 20lb fish on a single hander is probably not the best introduction - unless they have other fishing experience. Agreed. Better starting somewhere where smaller fish are plentiful. They just need to catch something.
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    The Sentience Bill, salmon catch and release and Packham

    We're on a hiding to nothing trying to defend what we do; the accusation is that we harm animals for fun. That's hard to rebut honestly.
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    The Sentience Bill, salmon catch and release and Packham

    Fly fishing has always been a sport. If you were fishing purely for food a salmon rod is the last thing you'd pick up.
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    Fish&Fly Profile: Marina Gibson

    i guess it wouldn't be odd if it was part of a series; have you done one before, are you doing more? That might be quite interesting. You might have noticed we're a deeply cynical bunch:-) It just looked like professional PR to me - and it would have been the same if it was about Paul Proctor.
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    Fish&Fly Profile: Marina Gibson

    It is a bit odd. It's not a sexist thing, I'd find it just as weird if someone suddenly plonked a profile of Simon Gawsworth onto the forum. Is it just PR?
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    Fly fishing in iceland

    Weirdly I'm watching Mortimer and Whitehouse on the Tweed now - Robson etc isn't even close.
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    Fly fishing in iceland

    Beginners need to catch.
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    Fly fishing in iceland

    It was ok, but it failed the wife test.
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    Don Pink Salmon

    Yes, that's what I said. I suppose you could make the theoretical case that because the Atlantics in our rivers are so few and obviously under some form of population stress that any new competition even if small could finish them off. But it's all lacking in evidence.
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