Anglers are currently out in force chasing Autumn silver on Scottish and English rivers this month, with exceptional catches of salmon and grilse on some beats the like of which have not been seen for many years! If you would like to keep up to date with the latest news please visit the Latest Catch numbers and Largest Salmon pages.
We all know a ghillie can make the difference between success and failure when we go fishing. This month we asked well known ghillies what flies they will be using and, more importantly, why.
With plenty of availablity on the FishPal website we have something for everyone, including good value opportunities on salmon beats that you may not have considered before.
If you are out on the river bank this month, please e-mail us as we would love to know how you are faring.
We still have plenty of availability for affordable October salmon fishing find fishing.
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Autumn flies carefully selected for FishPal by world-champion Speycaster Eoin Fairgrieve. View collection
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With the end of the trout season our thoughts instantly turn to grayling. Fairly widespread, grayling can now be found in many UK river systems and day tickets can now be booked on FishPal
Scottish Salmon Fishing
Autumn is now well on its way as October encourages the main back-end run to begin.
Traditionally October anglers will experience the best sport of the season, with many beats enjoying 'double figure' days! Latest catches
The Autumnal beauty of Scottish rivers only serves to heighten the thrill of fighting a fresh run salmon. Although the water temperature is falling and the days are becoming shorter, October will see a mixture of fresh and coloured fish of all sizes moving through the beats. All fish are becoming sexually mature and are powered by the desire to reach their particular spawning redds and, ultimately, to breed. Lower beats will still experience good catches.
For the latest information on all Scottish salmon availablity visit find fishing pages.
What a great salmon season Northern English rivers are enjoying. With most beats enjoying large figure increases on their average catches. New and returning anglers are enjoying top quality sport.
The River Tyne is leading the way with 23,838 salmon and sea trout counted at the Riding Mill fish pass to the end of September. The River Wear, confirmed last month by the Environment Agency as the 2nd best river after the Tyne to catch a salmon in England, has seen a total of 16,045 salmon and sea trout pass its Durham fish counter to the end of September. Find Fishing
Anglers wishing to book fishing on the rivers Wear & Tyne can find fishing on the FishPal website.
Thanks to regular spates the River Tamar beats in the South West of England are currently enjoying a good end to their 2011 salmon season. Guests at the Arundell Arms have landed around 20 salmon in the last fortnight, with some very bright, fresh grilse amongst them. Anglers can book salmon and grayling fishing online at FishPal .
Currently we are expanding our English pages. Anglers can now book salmon fishing on Cumbria's River Derwent. Find Fishing.
At this time of the year the pursuit of Autumn salmon usually requires a fly selection that tends to veer towards brighter colours.
We asked renowned ghillies on Scottish & English rivers what fly they are using and why Read more
You can now purchase a selection of Autumn flies on the FishPal website. Read more