Daily Drake

In 1879, common carp from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., rode a train to Denver, where they were dumped into the noxious waters of South Platte River just below its confluence with Cherry Creek. Next month, the 11th Annual Carp Slam celebrates the wary nature of those thriving fish with a pro-am fishing contest that benefits the continued rehabilitation of the river.

Rolf Nylinder Peter Christiansen Fly Fishing In The Anthropocene

Fresh off a successful Fly Fishing Film Tour run, the latest collaboration between Rolf Nylinder and Peter Christiansen is now accessible to those who missed it on the big screen. Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene takes its viewers into the untouched wilderness of Kamchatka in search of oversized rainbows, salmon, and char. As always, Nylinder and Christiansen provide stunning shots. But in addition to the fish porn, this documentary has a story. And as the film goes on, Nylinder's comically soothing voice questions whether or not untouched wilderness still exists.

While British Columbia is battling its worst wildfire season on record—more than 3,000 square miles of forest, brush, and grassland burned since April 1—anglers on the Dean River, and the businesses catering to them, have been scrambling with logistics, following flight cancellations and road closures into and out of the province's Central Coast region.

Deli Fresh Designs Flyfishing Apparel

I met Ross White at a bridge over Denver's South Platte River. We were equally hip, both riding fixed gear bikes and sporting cordura canvas packs. The only difference was that White made his backpack. As we rode along the river, I realized he had strapped his 8 weight to the frame of his bicycle, out-hipping me yet again. His setup reminded me of the surf bums in Tofino, BC who tote longboards on the side of their beach bikes.  

The 8th Annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival kicks off this weekend in Midway, Utah. Join Allen Fly Fishing and Streem Outdoors for the free event that invites anglers of all skill levels to participate in clinics and demonstrations from local and industry experts.

It doesn’t taste like trout—but in the case of Three Barrel Brewing’s latest craft-beer release, Trucha Grande, there’s certainly a juicy cutthroat swimming somewhere near the source.

Unlicensed carp fishing in Washington State is not a crime. And mirror and common varieties are your fully sanctioned targets at the First Annual Carp Jamboree hosted by Emerald Water Anglers on August 11 to 12. All you need is 60 bucks (for the entry fee), plus a camera and tape measure to record the evidence.

Earlier today, Pacific NorthWest LNG—the controversial $11.4-billion gas export project looking to set up shop in British Columbia's Skeena River estuary—was deemed dead in the water by the Malaysian state-controlled oil and gas giant Petronas.