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Newsletter - December 2015

So that's it, end of another season on Tweed and fair to say a season that has been challenging, frustrating and even good at times!! The river really did lack water all year until it finally did come and then all it did was spoil the fun for everyone. Hugely frustrating and many a tale of fishing being flooded off just when we were hoping that the fresh water would finally bring a big back end run into the river.

It was not all doom and gloom. Parts of the Lower Tweed faired well at various times throughout the year in the low water conditions.

For me Tweed remains a river that is a delight to fish right from opening day. We all want to catch that next cracker of a fish on our trips and equally, we all seem to accept that we do take the good times with the bad. If you fish long enough, you always do seem to have enough memories of both scenarios to keep the conversations in the hut at lunch time going or indeed back at the hotel at night reminding you just why we do go back to our favourite beats year after year.

As this newsletter arrives in your inbox we have released all the latest TSF available fishing for 2016 onto FishTweed before christmas. The best way to keep an eye on what's being released is to register for a Rod Alert which will allow an email to be sent to you first thing in the morning if new fishing has been added to the site.

I hope you have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year - see you back on the river in 2016 which is now, incredibly, only 5 weeks away!

Tight lines
Mark Cockburn

Mark and Tom at the Scottish Thistle Awards.

2016 Availability

Availability for the 2016 season has been added by Lower Pavilion, Middle Pavilion, Lower Birgham and Tweedswood as well as all the main Tweed Salmon Fishing beats.

With Spring fishing on Tweed from as little as £30 for a days salmon fishing, it really is worth an early cast - find fishing.

Fishing Regulations

When booking fishing you need to be aware of what you can and cannot do when you fish. There are legal requirements, conservation codes, individual beat rules and booking agency conditions that all need to be taken into account. These generally fall into three main categories - read more.

The River Tweed Commission have revised The Spring Salmon Conservation Measures on Tweed and its tributaries. It is now illegal to take any Salmon or Sea-trout (dead or alive) from 1st February to 31st March each year - read more.

Last Minute Gift Vouchers

Missed The Last Christmas Post? Don't worry, our vouchers can be sent printable e-mail attachment this page

Our fishing vouchers are a great way to mark any special occasion or as a 'thank you' and are the perfect gift for the angler who has 'everything'!

Each voucher is individually prepared in the name of the recipient together with any details of services which we feel may be helpful.

Finishing The Year On A High

FishPal have won the Scotland CAN DO Award for Innovation in Tourism, South East & Tayside Region at the Scottish Thistle Awards. This award is presented to the business using innovation to commit to the future of tourism in Scotland. FishPal have been invited to the national final which will take place next year.

FishPal, including individual members of staff have been nominated for The Scottish Rural Awards, the ultimate benchmark of excellence in the Scottish countryside.

Rural Tourism and Hospitality - FishPal
Rural Hero - Anne Woodcock
Life Time Achievement Award - James Leeming

Christmas Present To You All

A present to our all users for Christmas and the New Year.

Our new map searching system from FishPal will make it easier to find beats you never knew we had.

For more information on maps please visit the help page which gives you all the information you need to know.

FishPal Junior Malloch Winner

Jess England's fish at 15lb and 13lb caught on the fly on Hendersyde beat of the River Tweed on July 31st.

At the FishPal Malloch Trophy Committee meeting on December 16th Jess England was announced as one of the winners of the FishPal Junior Malloch Competition. Jess has won a day's fishing with tuition from former world Spey-casting champion Scott Mackenzie and head ghillie Iain Kirk on FishPonds Beat, River Tay. She also wins a double handed rod, reel and line courtesy of Glasgow Angling Centre and a box of salmon flies courtesy of Caledonia Fly Company.

The competition was very well represented by young Tweed anglers and judges made special mention to Archie Scott fishing Middle Pavilion and John Fenton fishing Hendersyde whose fish were short listed.

Fishing Insurance

The NEW fishing insurance product covers flood disruption, trip cancellation and now, ‘Inability to fish' if you were to fall ill, suffer a sprain or are injured during your period of insurance cover, read more.

Full policy details can be found on our insurance page or give the office a call on 01573 470612 if you need any further assistance.

New Collection

Crabtree & Crabtree are proud to unveil the newest additions to their collection of handpicked holiday homes.

Whether you are looking for a cosy cottage or a home with plenty of space for entertaining and the options of catering, daily housekeeping and your own butler, Crabtree & Crabtree properties are perfect for location, facilities and ambience.

Emma Crabtree says "We are very particular about what it takes to make the grade and have been working hard to bring you these fabulous new additions, every single one of them handpicked and special."

FishPal Newsletters

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Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mark, Anne, Gail, Tom, and everyone at FishPal.