FishPal Ltd
Newsletter - December 2013     Yesterday's Catches, Today's River Levels, Tomorrow's Availability

Dear Angler

With Christmas only a week away we have a packed newsletter with season reviews, gift ideas and a competition to win tickets to Kiss the Water, a poetic portrait of the world's most celebrated maker of salmon fishing flies, Megan Boyd .

Shamus Jennings has been confirmed the winner of Scotland's most prestigious angling award, the Savills Malloch Trophy for 2013. His 50lb Boleside salmon is the biggest on Tweed and possibly the largest in Scotland since Lady Ward's Tay salmon in 1928.

Last month a cheque for £5207.50 was presented to Salmon and Trout Association CEO Paul Knight from donations made when you book your fishing on This year a total of £6117 has been raised for the S&TA.

With a new salmon season on the horizon, remember we are only a telephone call or email away to help you book your fishing trip in 2014.

Merry Christmas.

Marketing Director

First Salmon For Tom

Tom Perry-Warnes first introduction to fishing was on the Cree in July. Sadly the fish were not in a taking mood, the result of low water and weather akin to the Mediterranean.

So dad Johnny decided on a three day fishing trip at the end of the season to the Nith - read more about their trip.

Tweed Salmon

This month sees a brand new angling programme from Rae Borras for satellite TV viewers on Discovery SHED.

Game Fisher's Diary visits Scotland's River Tweed in Autumn with superb salmon fishing on the menu. Friday December 20th at 10.30pm - more information.


For the latest fishing news and chat visit the Facebook pages for Tweed, Tay, Ayrshire, Dee and FishPal.

You can also share your fishing photographs on our Facebook pages by following this link.

SpeyGhillie App

Your complete river side companion at the touch of a button and an excellent way to record your fishing trips - read more

Welsh Fishing For Sale

Detached 4 bedroom period cottage set within 1 acre of landscaped grounds, over looking the river. The property benefits from 1 rod on the River Conwy, a walk of 150 yards. The rod has salmon and sea trout fishing rights along the beats 14 named pools.

The beat has its own private car park, fishing hut, store room and toilet. Price including fishing righs £595,000 - read more.

Latest Fishing

Visit the latest fishing page for rods added to the database in the last 24 hours.

River Tay Review

2013 was an extraordinary season in many respects. The spring was among the best fishing we have seen for many years and the month of May will probably have the highest recorded catch since monthly records were started in 1952.

The season was in many ways a remarkable season, certainly in the context of recent times. It was a season of highs and lows - read more

2014 Tay Salmon Season will be opened by Scotland's First Minister, Mr Alex Salmond MSP - read more

Gift Ideas From Ordnance Survey

Record your favourite spots of 2013 or plan next year's fishing trips with a unique Custom Made map from Ordnance Survey.

Pick your location anywhere in Great Britain, then add your own cover photo and title to create a map that is not only a practical guide, but also makes a great Christmas gift. If you prefer you can get a flat map without a cover that is suitable for wall mounting

Custom Made maps are available in a choice of 1:25 000 scale (OS Explorer) or 1:50 000 scale (OS Landranger) and show all the level of detail you would expect from Britain's mapping authority. They are professionally printed on high quality map paper and posted directly to you.

Special offer for FishPal readers

Use the Discount Code 'FISHING10' at the checkout to save 10% off a Custom Made map - only £15.29 with free UK delivery. Offer expires 20th December - read more

River Spey Review

A year of high's and low's for anglers fishing the River Spey this year.

The lower river up to Craigellachie started the season in fine fettle, with fish reported and anglers who ventured out enjoying some excellent sport during the mild weather. Rods below Craigellachie fared better steadily picking away at fish. Most beats during Feburary and March were lightly fished with plenty of affordable rods available for visiting anglers - read more.

Thank you to all the ghillies, river reporters, customers, tackle shops who have shared news and information during the year, without your help the weekly and yearly report would not have been possible.

Gift Vouchers From FishPal

If the person you're buying for loves to go fishing.

You can't go wrong with a FishPal Fishing Gift Voucher. The recipient can choose from over 700 fisheries on our system and new for 2014 guides and instructors - read more

You choose the value and let us do the rest....simple.

Kiss The Water

FishPal's Anne Woodcock took the opportunity to interview filmaker and director Eric Steele this month about the making of Kiss The Water, a portrait of the world's most celebrated maker of salmon fishing flies, Megan Boyd.

Win tickets to see Kiss the Water - all you need to do is LIKE and SHARE the FishPal Facebook page.

December 2013 FishPal Ltd  Tel: +44 (0)1573 470612 |  Latest Fishing |  River Levels |  Reported Catches
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