You‘ve heard about Portugal – few rainy days, almost 250 days of sunshine per year. The beaches, the old cities of Lisbon and Porto, the impressive monuments, the lovely countryside and the loveliness of the people. There is a reason Portugal has won the World Travel Awards for best holiday destination for the second consecutive year… but let‘s take a look at what I‘m sure you‘re more interested in.
If you want to escape the colorful and often noisy hustle and bustle of Florida’s beaches for a few quiet moments, you better get yourself into a Hobie Kayak and retreat to the quiet channels of the Gulf of Mexico’s mangrove coast. Here, snook lurk among aerial roots of Rhizophora and bullish redfish scour the intertidal zone in search of eats. Whether with a spin- or fly rod, the wildlife enthusiast gets his money’s worth.Welcome to the quiet path of the Hobie-ist!
“You are off to the Azores? Are you sure you don’t want to take any heavy tackle with you? Not only once did I hear this question and I wasn’t really sure if I was fooling myself. Why go to one of the best places for big game fishing with just two light spinning rods and a bare minimum of tackle?”
Perch fishing in the Netherlands is extraordinary. Chris Chew with a fascinating report over nearly endless possibilities in Holland.
When it comes to modern fly fishing, there are some people we can only admire and learn from.
The report was published by Alliance for Freshwater Life, Alliance for Inland Fisheries, Conservation International, Fisheries Conservation Foundation, Freshwaters Illustrated, Global Wildlife, Conservation, InFish, IUCN, IUCN SSC FFSG, Mahseer Trust, Shoal, Synchronicity Earth, The Nature Conservancy, World Fish Migration Foundation, WWF and Zoological Society of London
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.
Matthieu Gentilhomme takes us on a journey through the Dordogne, apart from roads we just follow the slow flow of the water. The Unesco Biosphere Reserve in all its beauty and magic shows what a river can achieve when it is allowed to be a wild river.
Swiss crocs seem to dig large lures. Join Gea de Ruijter when she casts out for trophy pike in Lake Léman. French photographer Erwan Balana turns this boat trip into a beautiful fashion show-like flash frenzy
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.