Ian’s Blog

Can we solve the problems in the farmed salmon industry? Is it Good, Bad or Ugly? I asked myself recently – What are the main problems facing salmon, not just the species, but more particularly, “salmon angling”? A simple, but far reaching question. “Understanding Woman” would be less complex, well, […]

Farmed Salmon – Good Bad or Ugly

Ryabaga on the Ponoi River The Worlds Best Salmon Fishery!? The best salmon fisheries I know have one thing in common, and that is, they remain relatively undisturbed by man. From the early days of salmon fishing in Scotland where access to your favourite fishery, perhaps, was by train, pony, […]

Salmon Fishing Heaven

Tackle for big Salmon What Tackle Would you use to catch the fish of a Lifetime.   The end of June 2016 saw me ticking box number one on my rivers to fish before I die list. The river Alta in northern Norway was right up there as the A1 destination, […]

Tackle For Big Salmon

Alta Diary Final Days   Day 5   The most amazing night of my fishing life had come on day three of the trip, however, possibly not for scenery and sheer majesty of Steinfossen and the canyon, but for a taste and extreme helping of what Alta has to offer, […]

Alta Diary Final Days

Day 3   What will it bring? Tonight we’re in Steinfossen, a beautiful pool just below the main gorge and the Sautso beat. The most awe inspiring place on this river has got to be Steinfossen; the majesty of raw earth with its 200 foot waterfalls and perhaps 1000 ft […]

Alta Diary 2