Flying High: Atlantic Salmon Journal Profiles 10-Year-Old Prodigies and a Bush Pilot Pastor

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The spring issue of the award-winning Atlantic Salmon Journal features stories of salmon anglers and conservationists from all walks of life, at all stages in life.

A leaping wild Atlantic salmon.

The rod is a promise for the future, and it's being made not only to Georgia, but to the next generation of anglers to come.

The Atlantic Salmon Journal’s spring issue features the story of Pastor Robert Bryan, a clergyman, who in addition to his day-to-day job of pastor for the isolated communities on Quebec's North Shore and Labrador was an unsung hero who often acted as an air ambulance driver and flew many people to safety. Bryan has become a living legend as a leading Atlantic salmon conservationist and the creator of an important force for good, the Quebec-Labrador Foundation.

Along with the 83-year-old’s tales of heroics, is an article on fly-tying written by a ten-year-old boy, who has met more master fly tiers than experienced tiers four or five times his age.

This latest issue also features the story of 10-year old Georgia, a young angler who is learning the sport of fly-fishing on an old-school bamboo rod, custom made by her father.

“The rod is a promise for the future, and it’s being made not only to Georgia, but to the next generation of anglers to come,” says Livia Goodbrand, writer of Georgia’s Promise.

The award-winning Journal, published quarterly since 1952 by the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), is the world's premier publication for the conservation-minded salmon angler. The magazine strives to show that Atlantic salmon angling and conservation is an activity anyone and everyone can become involved with.

“This issue features a parson who recently published his memoirs of how he became a bush pilot to serve his flock, a 10-year-old boy who is mastering the art of tying classic flies and a young girl who casts with a bamboo fly rod, handmade by her dad,” says Martin Silverstone, Editor of the Atlantic Salmon Journal. “It just goes to show, it’s never too early or too late to start to dream about the life you’ll live or to start living it.”

The spring issue of the Atlantic Salmon Journal, a publication of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, is available now on selected newsstands in Eastern Canada, Quebec and the northeastern United States. Subscription to the Atlantic Salmon Journal is included with a membership to the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Inquiries for membership may be directed to: membership(at)asf(dot)ca.


The Atlantic Salmon Federation is dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon and the ecosystems on which their well-being and survival depend. ASF has a network of seven regional councils (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Maine and Western New England). The regional councils cover the freshwater range of the Atlantic salmon in Canada and the United States.

Holly Johnson, Manager of Public Information: (506)529-1033(o)
(506)469-1033(c), HJohnson(at)asf(dot)ca
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