In the News...
The "In the News" section covers recent news on conservation related matters as well as significant other announcements related to the fly fishing world.
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May 11, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two men hooked an unexpected fish while fly fishing on the Caney Fork River.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported Matt and his friend Jason were fishing for Striped Bass when Matt hooked into something special. The fishermen worked for half an hour and were towed around in their boat for over half a mile before they eventually landed a five foot, 55 pound Paddlefish, according to the TWRA.
The agency reported the men took some photos and released the fish back into the river unharmed.
May 4, 2021
Jennifer Browning & Tom Rudolph/PEW Trusts
Bipartisan legislation safeguards coastal communities, and fishing and tourism industries, from threats of extractive industry.
The marine waters off the coast of Washington face an overwhelming number of threats, including industrialization, pollution, warming waters, ocean acidification, and more. Now it appears that the ecosystem and wildlife there will get a reprieve from at least one potential hazard: Governor Jay Inslee (D) signed bipartisan legislation today prohibiting seabed mining for hard minerals, including precious metals, metal-rich sands, and gemstones, within 3 miles of Washington shores.
May 4, 2021
by Blane Chocklett/Scientific Anglers
Entomologists and anglers across a big swath of the central-eastern U.S. are eagerly anticipating and unique event that will be starting soon. Last seen in 2004, this is the emergence of the “17 Year Locust”, which are actually a species of cicada. Brood X, is one of 15 periodical cicada broods that appear in the eastern U.S. These occur at both 13 and 17-year intervals. Specifically, this is the Great Eastern Brood and has the greatest range and highest concentration of the 17-year species.
May 4, 2021
By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
About 100 fishermen in the New Jersey region were cited last week for violating state regulations on striped bass, officials said.
Conservation Police Officers issued tickets to anglers along the Hudson River, the Newark Bay and the Raritan Bay, according to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. Fishermen are permitted to catch and keep only one striped bass per day, and those fish must measure between 28 and 38 inches.