Europe’s largest wild river outside Russia, the Vjosa, is in its greatest danger yet due to political uncertainty and opportunistic greed. Ahead of Albania’s upcoming parliamentary elections, citizens, activists and conservationists are calling for political support to establish Europe’s first wild river national park to protect it forever.
Michael Pohl shows us that a holiday on the Seychelles can be more than sipping cocktails and chilling on an air mattress in the pool. He messes with the permits and meets one or two colourful reef dwellers. And despite its colourful-sounding name, the yellow shark he catches off the island looks like a mailing tube made of waste paper compared to these colourful fellows.
You don’t have to travel back in time to find prehistoric-looking giant bass: surrounded by the lush Amazonian rainforest, the Rio Marié is home to an extraordinary population of giant peacock bass. Florian Kaiser goes jurassic and tames the TEMENSIS REX with his fly rod.
Arriving is a strained concept in our hectic everyday life. SCALE editor Stefan Alt takes the time to discover the perfect summer vacation by bike and fishing rods together with his son. Pedal hard to keep on track with those two lads and find out if they finally arrive.
Finnish photographer Viljami Huhtala and his wife take us on a coastal adventure characterized by gout and spectacular light to pursue the wild sea trout of the Turku archipelago. This is nothing for the faint hearted when you are exposed to forces of nature. Full of humility we share soaked waders and clammy fingers.
Marsupials, brutal heat, boomerangs and the most poisonous animals united on one continent: Australia. Besides these clichés, Australia still holds some of the best brown trout fishing on the planet. Join in, when David Anderson takes us out to his picturesque tree fern-lined mountain streams surrounded by the beautiful Victorian High Country.
When the inhabitants of a small Serbian mountain village stand up for their traditional values and culture, their opponents are left behind: Politicians and companies that endanger natural and cultural heritage with their dubious machinations have to subordinate themselves to the folkish desire for clean and untamed water and untouched natural landscape.
COVID 19 – LOCKDOWN BETWEEN GOATS, BEACHES AND GT Finally, after years of war in Yemen, the country, especially the Island groups of Socotra, have been opened again for visitors and I was lucky to be a part of the Wild Sea Expedition team, lead by Nicola Vitali, to visit Socotra with some new fly fishing and popping clients.…
One of the rather unknown game fish on the Australian continent is certainly the Jungle Bass. What this perch, which goes by the Latin name Kuhlia ruprestis, does not have to offer in terms of size, it makes up for with its strong fighting nature. The tropical rainforest offers the perfect backdrop for hunting with the spin rod and you should always be aware that you might bump into the secret ruler of the forest, the mighty cassowary.