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Newsletter March 2018
No. 7

FishPal will be exhibiting at this year's London Fly Fishing Show March 23/24th.

Whether you are a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between, the show has something for everyone.

Come and meet FishPal and FishIceland on stand 73.

Tight Lines

Anne
anne.woodcock@fishpal.com


8th March

Insure Your Fishing

You can now insure your fishing with Fishpal. What is covered? Flooding disruption, personal property, personal inability to fish, trip cancellation by you due to unavoidable events beyond your control - read more.


Silver On The River

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Caught Thursday 8th March.

Mr Ronnie Fraser with Newtyle Beat's first fly caught fish of the 2018 season. A stunning 20lb beauty from the Cotter. Ronnie should have been fishing on the lower Tay, but due to the Isla being in flood he was unable to. He dropped into Newtyle on his way home!

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Caught Thursday 8th March.

Meikleour Fishing. Three fish from 9 to 17lbs caught so far today in the Castle Pool. Brothers Tony and Stephen Flanagan caught two fly caught springers yesterday, a 10lb'er and his older brother Stephen a 17lb'er.


London Bound Fin And Game

Fin & Game will be at the London Fly Fishing Show taking the largest stand (47/48) over looking the casting ponds.

The leading names in the world of fishing will be on the Fin & Game stand along with some exclusive special offers and deals for salmon and trout rods, reels, lines, etc.

Hardy will be represented by John Henderson. Steve Petersen from Fly Fish Europe will also be there offering advice on Simms, Scott Fly rods and Lamson Reels.

Mikael Frodin is flying over from Scandinavia, exclusively for Fin & Game. He will be tying salmon flies on the stand along with offering advice.

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Mikael Frodin will be tying flies exclusively for Fin and Game.

Jim Curry from Guideline and AAPGAI master casting instructor in the single and double handed rods, will be on hand to help you choose your perfect Guideline set up.

Jim Fearn will be representing RIO fly lines. Jim is also an AAPGAI Master in the single and double handed rod. Bring your rod along to the show and we will help you find the right line for it.

Steve Chance is bringing with him the largest range of Costa Sunglasses to be found in London. Where ever you are fishing this year, he will have the glasses that work best for your fishing environment.


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Munster Blackwater

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Caught 2nd March.

Another fine fish caught on the Blackwater. Glenda Powell and her fellow guide Noel, with another fine fish on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery which was sealiced and returned.

If you would like to fish Ireland this year, please give our offices a call on 01573 470612 and speak to a member of our Irish fishing team. Alternatively visit the FishIreland website part of the FishPal group.


River Ness

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Caught Friday 2nd March.

FishPal rod, Archie Richie, braved the bitterly cold weather and was rewarded with a well deserved 15 pound River Ness 'spring' salmon from Dochfour Fishing - find fishing.



International Women's Day

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Caught Thursday 8th March.

A first Dee fish for Susan Wall from Lower Crathes earlier today!

Ladies, if you are looking for beats to fish this year for salmon or trout please give Anne, Gail or Tom a call in the office on 01573 470612.


River Tay

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Caught Monday 5th March.

A cracking spring salmon was caught just before lunch in the Cawn Pore on the fly. Well done Steven Flanagan fishing Pitlochrie beat River Tay.

The Lower river saw a few fish being landed last week with Catholes featuring earlier in the week. Much further up river, Islamouth continues to do well with a good height for the beat just below the mouth of the Isla. The Upper area has also featured last week, as fish moved up the system, giving everyone hope of landing one of these memorable fish - read more.

The new fishery beat pages for the River Tay and it's tributaries are now live. You can book fishing online or give the office a call on 01573 470612.


Beauly Angling Club

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Beauly Angling Club celebrated the opening of the river at the Downie fishing hut. The river was blessed by their Chairlady Wendy Harpe. This is the first time in the club's history that a lady has been voted to the position.

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Wendy is also a successful angler.


River Tweed

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Caught Monday 5th March.

Monday morning and Ritchie Gallager was out on the Tweed at Junction. He caught both fish that day on Junction. A memorable day with a stunning 20lb'er and 14lb'er to his rod.

Tweed reporter Martin Ritchie shares with us the latest fishing news along with lines and flies favoured on the river at present - read more.

For places to fish and stay during the Easter holiday in the Scottish Borders, please visit the website or call our offices on (+44) 01573 470612. We have fishing on the site to cater for all abilities.


Spey Fishing Festival

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Anne Henderson with her first salmon caught at last years ladies festival.

This year's guest casting instructors for the third Ladies Fishing Festival organised by the River Spey Anglers Association have been announced. They are world spey casting champions and instructors Ian Gordon, Scott Mackenzie and David Mateer. During the two day event, 26 ladies will fish the waters of Knockando Estate and Gordon Castle Estate, with the help of casting instructors, ghillies and guides from the River Spey Anglers Association. All monies raised from this 2 day event will be used by RSAA to introduce young people to fishing.

There are 4 places left. If you would like more information please contact Anne Woodcock at FishPal on 01573 470612 or email anne@fishpal.com


News In Brief

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Claire Mercer Nairne and Meikleour Fishing hosted a delegation from Denmark keen to learn about marketing a rural tourism business with fishing at it's heart.

The River and Lochs Institute are hosting an evening with Prof Huge Cheape MBE. The lecture is titled 'Bringing the Evidence of Gaelic and Material Culture to Freshwater Ecology.


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