Category: Events

Reykjavík’s flags at half-mast

Posted on 11th July, by NASF in Events, Latest News. No Comments


I was glad to be able to attend Orri Vigfusson’s funeral on behalf of ASF. It was the most  beautiful and moving service I have ever attended. The cathedral was overflowing, Iceland’s Prime Minister and salmon friends from all over the world were in attendance and Reykjavik’s flags were at half mast.  I personally passed on condolences on behalf of ASF to Orri’s wife Unnur, son Vivi and daughter Hulda.

Here is an article that appeared yesterday in The Press and Journal in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Bill Taylor
President & CEO, Atlantic Salmon Federation


An important message to NASF Conservation Partners

Posted on 24th May, by NASF in Events, Latest News, Press release. No Comments

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After campaigning for the survival of the wild Atlantic Salmon for 28 years, it is time to pause and revise our priorities for the future work of NASF. As founding chairman, I now wish to reduce some of my workload, encourage new leadership, and attract new young blood to join us.

As part of this process, we are seeking the advice of all those who worked with us in the past. You are receiving this letter because of your demonstrated commitment to the cause and due to your close relationship to NASF.

There are several NASF chapters and committees throughout the world, and to date the NASF teams have all worked as volunteers. This may need to change. Even the most ardent conservationist needs to provide for his or her family. In the past, volunteers have provided a lot …

Two Salmon Giants: Russia and Iceland is where wild salmon stocks are still in the best condition.

Posted on 22nd May, by NASF in Events, Latest News, Press release. No Comments

Ilya Serbovich of the Russia Salmon Association and Orri Vigfusson, Chairman of NASF, met in Reykjavik in May to review the world salmon situation in particularly the interceptory mixed stock fisheries.

Russia and Iceland are joining forces to help bring the an end to the remaining commercial netting, particularly in Northern Norway and along the east coast of England and Scotland.


Photograph: Ilya Serbovich of the Russia Salmon Association and Orri Vigfusson standing outside the Icelandic Parliament, May 2017.

Salmon in the Arctic

Posted on 21st February, by NASF in Events, Latest News, Press release. No Comments

North Atlantic commercial fishermen meet annually to discuss the status of wild salmon and Arctic conditions. The biology is considered as well as the socio-economics related to salmon fishing communities. This year’s meeting, held in Reykjavik, was attended by representatives of the Faroese long-liners and the North Atlantic Salmon Fund.


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William J. Young III (1935 – 2016)

Posted on 2nd November, by NASF in Events, Latest News, Press release. No Comments

The  news has reached us of the passing of Bill Young, a friend of NASF and a regular visitor to the Laxa i Adaldal here in Iceland. He will be greatly missed.

William J. Young III died on 20 October 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Bill, or Youngie to his countless friends, lived a long, fruitful and full life which included time as an officer in the US Marine Corps, the founder of a successful advertising agency, and of course a great supporter of salmon conservation on both sides of the Atlantic.

For great number of years we met every summer on the banks of Laxá in Adaldalur.  He was usually guided  by his closest friend Peter Steingrímsson,  a veteran Icelandic flydresser who named a glorious and successful salmon fly after Bill. The Bill Young fly was almost always …

NASF Norway Auction no 12

Posted on 14th October, by NASF in Events, Latest News. No Comments

to be held at Grev Wedels plass 9, Oslo on 27th October 2016 17:30 – 21:30 CE

View the catalogue here: nasf-norway-auction-catalogue-2016

Direct on web starting at 18.00:

IGFA Recognise Orri’s Commitment to Conservation

Posted on 17th September, by NASF in Events, Latest News, Press release. No Comments

There are presently 110 inductees in the International Game Fish Association’s Hall of Fame, including angling luminaries such as Charles Ritz, Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, Gary Loomis and Lee and Joan Wulff. On September 13, four more people from the game fishing world will be joining this select fraternity in the 2016 awards, one of whom is Orri Vigfusson of the the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF).

As NASF’s founder and chairman, Orri is being recognised yet again for his outstanding contribution to Atlantic salmon conservation and already holds the IGFA’s Conservation Award (2005) and The Coldwater Conservation Award (2003). At the 18th annual ceremony he will be in the company of Tim Choate (billfish conservation), Jerry and Deborah Dunaway (big game fishing), Chico Fernandez (saltwater fly-fishing) and Dr John E. Graves (marine conservation).

Orri began his conservation efforts 25 years ago …

Atlantic Salmon Fly International Expo

Posted on 20th April, by NASF in Events, Latest News. No Comments

Atlantic Salmon Fly International Expo

The Pavilion Event Center, Renton, WA, USA
3, 4 & 5 June 2016

This is an International exhibition celebrating the art and passion of the Atlantic Salmon Fly.  Over 70 world-class tyers representing 17+ countries are coming to Renton, WA for three days to share their experience, passion, artistry, creativity, and fly-tying tips & techniques with the public.

This event presents a rare & unparalleled opportunity for the beginner to expert fly-tyer to meet the individuals featured in books and learn about this classic art-form from some of the most renowned tyers alive today.  It is truly a unique, one-time opportunity you do not want to miss! Nobody would tie these flies were it not for zealous salmon fly tyers sharing their knowledge face-to-face over the eras. The robust tradition grows as we continue to make new friends and …

NASF Salmon Dinner

Posted on 15th April, by NASF in Events, Latest News. No Comments

Fundraising Dinner


27 September 2016


Shampers Wine Bar & Restaurant

4 Kingly Street, Soho W1B 5PE

By the kind invitation of proprietor, Simon Pearson

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