February is a month of celebration. Salmon rivers in Scotland, England and Ireland welcome anglers once more in search of the king of fish, the Atlantic Salmon.
This week FishPal will be at openings in Scotland and Ireland on the River's Dee, Tweed, Teith and Munster Blackwater where we will be sharing photographs and video clips via our Facebook page
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Everyone at FishPal would like to wish you a successful 2018 fishing season.
We have a great selection of places to fish and stay in 2018 for salmon, trout and grayling in the UK, Ireland and Iceland.
We are pleased to announce that visitors to the Scottish Borders can now stay at the historic Bemersyde House which dates back to 1535 and is the seat of the chief of Clan Haig.
The house can comfortably sleep up to 12 persons and is the perfect location for fishing parties. For those who wish to have a family holiday in the borders, the house is near to Melrose and 60 minutes from Edinburgh and 90 minutes from Alnwick Gardens. For prices and more information please call our Kelso offices on 01573 470612
For those wishing to fish the famous Bemersyde beat, a previous winner of the Malloch Trophy with a 40lb Autumn fish, fishing is now only available during Autumn. Please speak with Tom in the office for the latest availability.
Anglers have been asked when wading to keep a look out for salmon redds (or nests).
Take a look at these photographs taken by the Ness & District Salmon Fishery Board. The redds have been highlighted by the biologists.
Stirling Council owns one of the last remaining local authority owned salmon fisheries in Scotland. It is arguably one of the best value for money fisheries in Scotland with fishing on the River Teith and River Forth - find permits.
Adult and Junior permits are now available to purchase online at FishPal for day, 3 month and season permits.
Day and season permits available on FishPal.
The council own approx 6 miles of double bank fishing rights, though only about 2.6 miles of it is fished on the Forth and 1.4 miles of double bank fishing which can offer fantastic fly fishing water on the River Teith.
The fishing season starts on the 1st February. Anglers can fish free of charge until 10th February on Stirling Council water, although you must have carry the free permit, which you can obtain from the following outlets.
The River Tweed Commission's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 5th March 2018 at 09.30am in The Ednam House Hotel, Bridge Street, Kelso
The AGM is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend.
The London Fly Fishing Fair are running a competition to win a holiday for 2 in Argentina at the Pira Lodge, one of South America's most important freshwater reservoirs.
Ranked the second-largest wetland in the world after the Pantanal in Brazil, it's also enormous. The area encompasses more than 3 million acres of flowing water – crystal clear creeks, shallows, lakes, swamps, and lagoons - read more.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in between, the London Fly Fishing Fair 23/24th March 2018, is the ideal place to get involved in the sport.
At a time when we hear from many that the numbers of young people taking up our sport is falling, it's great to read that a club in Scotland is seeing record junior growth.
Inverness Angling Club junior membership has grown from 103 youngsters in 2016 to 141 last year. The club hopes to increase numbers again this year with activities planned for young people to try fishing. As a result of their encouragement of young anglers, Inverness Angling Club has received a £2,500 cheque from the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board - read more.
The price includes transport to Spain from the port of Dover, accommodation at the resort and unlimited access to the private lake which has carp over 10kg in weight. Basic fishing tackle is available to hire. Anglers are encouraged to bring their own - read more.
Private fishing lake within the Valencian countryside.
Longer breaks are available during winter and early spring - read more.
Go Fish Spain will be exhibiting at The Destinations Holiday and Travel Show 1st - 4th February at Olympia, London. You can find them on stand AC32
Murray Stewart 30lb Spring salmon April 16, Kinnaber beat.
Fishing with a friend in February.
Morphie beat are offering two days fishing at £60 per rod per day. They enjoy 1.25 miles of double bank fishing with 10 named pools - read more.
Solo fishing then try Canterland beat. Price per day to fish is £50. The beat is situated about 3 miles from the sea and is one of the most productive beats on the North Esk - read more.
Stracathro during spring into early summer has prices starting from £50 per day. This is superb fly water, with easy access to the pools given the right water height - read more.
Fisheries Management Apprentice, Scott Milne, has been short-listed for Lantra Scotland's Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional people working in some of our most important industries.
Part of Scott's job is to deliver workshops to youngsters.
Scott, 17, from Stirling, is doing an SVQ Level 2 in Environmental Conservation through SRUC, while working for Stirling Council Fisheries. Scott recently took on the role of surveying seal predation within the river Forth, delivering workshops to youngsters and engaging with council senior management to agree a new pricing structure.
FishPal would like to wish Scott all the very best at this years award ceremony on Thursday 1 March 2018 - read more.
FishPal are starting to make changes to bring us into compliance with the new GDPR regulations which are designed to protect people's personal data. Every business is making significant changes to the way they handle data and how and to whom it is passed.
To help fisheries or their ghillies to still be able to contact you, we have provided a way for them to message you by email or text using our systems (but without seeing the relevant email address or mobile phone
number). Fisheries may wish to use this system to ask you for your contact details -