Newsletter - April 2014   Yesterday's Catches, Today's River Levels, Tomorrow's Availability

Dear Angler

Looking forward to enjoying some time off during the next few weeks? This months newsletter focuses on rivers and beats to cast a line for Spring salmon.

This weekend, 5th & 6th April, sees the FishPal team at SportFish, Reading, talking all things salmon fishing. If you are planning a fishing trip, or would just like to see some of the world’s best spey casters and fly tiers in action, this is an event not to be missed - read more.

Thank you to all anglers who make a donation when booking their fishing with Fishpal. A cheque for £2000 was handed to the Salmon & Trout Association last month.

If you are out and about this weekend, don't forget to send us your news and latest catch photographs to

Tight Lines.


Marketing Director

Prime Spey Week


A rare opportunity on the River Spey at Laggan. Fishing with ghillie for 5 rods on Laggan beat and accommodation for up to 10 guests at Laggan House is available week commencing Sunday 27th July to Sunday 3rd August - read more.

Mark's Blog

Mark Cockburn

Mark Cockburn's weekly blog diaries his reflections on the week before and a look to the week ahead. Mark also announces the latest product launches from FishPal on his blog - read more.

Tyne Rods

North Eastern Railway AC have donated a days fishing for 4 rods on one of their Tyne beats to help raise funds for a local child with cerebral palsy, called Little Derek - read more.


Nairn Angling Association

The River Nairn Angling Association enjoys over eight miles of exclusive fishing for salmon and sea trout on the River Nairn. Given favourable conditions there is every chance of hooking a fish from opening day onwards - read more.

Fishpal App

FishPal App

The New App from FishPal now has a list of the best places to stay on your chosen river. along with the latest fishing availability, catches and river levels - read more.

Angling Active

Angling Active

This weekend anglers in Scotland will be enjoying a fun packed two days at the Angling Active open weekend. Expert fly tying demonstrations, free casting tuition for adults and introduction to fishing sessions for young people are just some of the activities available.

It is the perfect opportunity to stock up on the essential tackle needed to make the most of your fishing season - read more.

Top Four Scottish Rivers

 Find Salmon Fishing

Middle beats continued to dominate catches last week on the River Dee. The three Ballogie beats continued their excellent start to the year with ghillie Sean Stanton delighted in reporting that they had passed 150 for the season, marked in style with a 22lb springer. On the upper river, Ian Murray was rewarded with a 16lb fish on the Garden Pool on the Glen Muick side of the river. Latest FishDee availability.

FishTweed have reported another week of good catches spread throughout the system from Tillmouth up to Tweedswood. Junction are continuing to catch the majority of fish, reporting 115 salmon up to 18lb for March. Lower beats along with Tweed tributaries Whiteadder and Till are now reporting fish. Latest FishTweed availability.

The largest fish in Scotland so far this year has been caught this week by a rod fishing Delfur. The 29 pound springer was caught by a member of Simon Furniss' party from Dunkeld House Fishing. Spey beats are now reporting fish from the lower river to as far up as Grantown Association Water. Latest FishSpey availability.

The strong run of spring salmon continued on the river Tay this week. More mid twenty pound salmon were caught by anglers as the water cleared. The lower river has enjoyed some notable March catches, in particular Taymount's 70 salmon. March also saw the largest Tay salmon so far this year at 27lb on Stobhall, with Meikleour & Islamouth a close second at 26lb. Latest FishTay availability.

Today we have over 206,000 rod/days for salmon and trout fishing to let around the world. Our searchable lists are constantly updated by over 680 fisheries on our system - Find Fishing.

 Caledonia Fly Company

FishPal Goes Global

 Sportquest and FishPal

Here at FishPal we have always taken pride in being able to offer you some of the finest fishing here in the UK and in a number of other countries. We wanted to be able to help with the growing number of enquiries we receive about fishing opportunities around the world.

We needed the help of one of the countries most established International Fishing companies and we are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Sportsquest who have access to some of the finest fishing in countries across the world.

We will continue to offer our FishIceland opportunities but will look to Sportsquest to help us find your fishing in all other countries.

For more information and to order a brochure please contact the team on 01573 470612

Sportquest and FishPal

Iceland's Secret


"If fishing for specimen trout in far flung places is beyond your reach why not consider the trip of a lifetime closer to home" say's Jon Sigurdsson of FishIceland.

Iceland’s sea trout are often overlooked and serious game anglers do this at their peril! Fishing for sea trout is not just a speciality in Argentina as anglers in Iceland will testify. In Iceland the sport is very reasonably priced, much more accessible and self-catering accommodation in a riverside lodge is normally included in the price - read more.

Half Term Holiday

During the Easter Break we know how hard it is to find entertainment for all the family. Why not treat yourself and the kids to a days fishing for rainbow trout or spring salmon. With over 680 fabulous fishing destinations to choose from, we have something for all budgets and abilities.

Here are some great fishing ideas to keep young people busy and enjoying the outdoors this Easter - read more.

 Find Family Fishing