News & Reports
Countryside Alliance - Campaign for Shooting 2022 - 2023
Updates from CA and the main issues they have addressed over the last year.
Iceland Report 2022
Having just recently returned from a two week visit to Iceland where I visited seven different rivers, I can report that the water levels were good on the west coast after a winter of plentiful snow and a cool and wet summer. It was somewhat of a relief to have left the UK in scorching temperatures and to arrive in Iceland where the temperatures were 14C and overcast. Ideal fishing weather of course!
The Ultimate Fly Fishing Draw
The Countryside Alliance Foundation is running the Ultimate Fly Fishing Draw to raise funds for their charity, Fishing for Schools.
Fishing for Schools is one of the few projects which goes into schools to help disadvantaged children develop their confidence, education and skills through fishing.
The website to buy tickets is https://www.raffleplayer.com/theultimateflyfishingdraw/play
New Fish Legal Film
Previously known as the Anglers Conservation Association, Fish Legal is a non-profit organisation that uses the law to protect the water environment, taking action against polluters and regulators that fail to live up to their responsibility.
Do take a look at the new Fish Legal film below.
La Villa Maria Behety, Week 12
Week 12 proved to be an incredible week with 162 seatrout landed, making an average catch of 23 fish per rod. 17 were over the 15lb mark. The middle and upper parts of the river produced the most in this week.
Russian Season Cancelled for 2022
With recent events we have taken the decision not to run our 2022 season on both the Varzuga and Yokanga in Russia.
This is of course a blow to all of our clients but also to our great friends and partners in Russia who have no influence on worldwide politics.
We can only hope that things change and we can be on the river in 2023 - it has been far too long since we were there and we look forward to a long overdue reunion.
La Villa Maria Behety, 12-19 February 2022
Thanks to Philip Donetti for your kind words about your trip to La Villa Maria Behety.
It was so good to be back on the Rio Grande after two years. I managed 29 fish, six of which were in the ‘book’ - 15lbs or more. The elusive No Blank Club, where you need to catch a fish in every session, eluded me by one zone which produced a 2lb sea trout. Only fish of 3lb or more are counted!
La Villa Maria Behety, Week 5, 29 January-5 February 2022
Well it was another great week at La Villa Maria Behety for our team of Roxtons clients with three of the six rods catching more than 30 seatrout each. The final tally was 130 for the week with an average weight of 9lbs. 20 were over the 15lb mark and there were 2 over 20lbs with the largest weighing in at 24lbs.
La Villa Maria Behety, Week 4, January 2022
The season is progressing well on the Rio Grande and the river is now filling up with sea trout! 128 sea trout were landed to the six rods at La Villa Maria Behety with an impressive average weight of 9.3lbs. 25 were over the 15lb mark and there were 2 over 20lbs.
La Villa Maria Behety, Week 2, January 2022
65 sea trout were landed in the second week of the La Villa Maria Behety season. The fishing was good for the first two days but then three days of 100km winds made for tricky fishing! 10 fish were over the 15lb mark with 2 over the 20lbs mark. The sea trout averaged an impressive 8.5lbs.