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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Upper Delaware River Gas Exploration

It seems like all the nice places left in this country are continuously under attacks that threaten to degrade the environment.

With on going water, or rather de-watering issues almost a daily threat throughout the early and mid summer, to the eyesore of a proposed high power line along its bank, the Delaware river, the longest un-dammed river in the Eastern US is no stranger to these assaults.

Now add in natural gas exploration. In its January 17, 2008 issue, the Delaware River Reporter reveals the quiet maneuverings of natural gas drilling companies in the Upper Delaware River Basin. Read the whole story at:

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact

Report Highlights Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact
by Mary Jane Williamson

January 8, 2008 — Alexandria, VA — Recreational fishing is more than just a getaway for millions of Americans. As an industry, it provides a living for countless people in businesses ranging from fishing tackle and accessories manufacturing to travel and hospitality to boat manufacturing. According to a new report on fishing statistics, published by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), when expenditures are multiplied by America’s nearly 40 million anglers, their dollars have a significant impact on our nation’s economy. Read the rest of the report HERE

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Off Season Reading

Here are two recent books on the Delaware and Catskills that should be mandatory reading for any serious fly fisherman of this historic region.

The first is Fly-Fishing Guide to the Upper Delaware River
by Paul Weamer.

The second book is Ed Van Put's Trout Fishing in the Catskills