Salmon recovery: Is it worth it?

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 Mar 7th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  282

Modified Mar 7th, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Nothing gets an angler’s heart pumping faster than the sight of an airborne Atlantic salmon dancing atop the water on a flyline. As a slack-jawed kid, I watched these goings on at the legendary Bangor Salmon Pool. Later, as an adult, the late Tom Hennessey helped me land my first silver warrior at the Pipeline Pool in Eddington.

For me, there were other memorable salmon encounters on some of the fabled Canadian waters. Veteran salmon anglers will attest that there is no other fishing experience quite like a hookup on a mature Atlantic salmon. So, for those of us who have been there as well as those who long to be there, the decline of river run salmon populations is sad to behold.


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