In pursuit of Perfection

“We are honoured by Hardy’s support for our conservation efforts. Together we share a vision for abundant wild fish stocks, flourishing biodiversity and rivers free of pollution.”

Paul Knight, CEO, Salmon & Trout Conservation

To celebrate the coming wild trout season S&TC is delighted to announce a very special limited release of Hardy Perfect fly reels and Smuggler fly rods.

Restricted to a run of just one hundred and fifteen units, these timeless fly-fishing pieces are being sold as "The Smuggler Set".

These special sets contain a Hardy Smuggler 9ft, 5 weight, six section rod, matched with the iconic Hardy Perfect fly reel, both hand built in Alnwick, England. The Smuggler set is presented in a custom-built aluminium flight case, along with a Hardy WF5 floating fly line and a Wheatley fly box containing an assortment of flies.

Each rod and reel is engraved with its own unique number.

John Henderson of Hardy said:

“Hardy are delighted to collaborate with Salmon & Trout Conservation on this one of a kind project. Since 1903 the charity has fought hard to keep UK waters wild and healthy and S&TC remains a powerful voice for our rivers and the wild fish that inhabit them.”

The Smuggler Set will sell for £1,500, a portion of which is donated to S&TC.

To discuss placing an order please contact S&TC or Hardy, who can arrange purchase and delivery through a handful of selected retailers.

Reporting with a purpose

S&TC are a national organisation and we use evidence from local case studies to help instigate policy changes that will benefit UK wild fish populations. But, this is just part of the value - we are making all our Riverfly Census findings available so they can be used to inform local management and drive action.

Each individual river report is based on three years of surveying data. Where possible, we have linked up our findings with other existing literature and data. Using the available information we suggest where local fishing and/or conservation groups can focus their management efforts to achieve the best health outcomes for each of the 12 original Census rivers.

Some of our local reports can be found on the slider below. Alternatively, visit the Riverfly Census page and scroll down to the map.