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Newsletter April 2018
No. 13

Anglers out fishing are enjoying some great sport.

Mike Horricks contacted the offices this morning after catching an 18lber off Gallery Beat on the North Esk. He caught his fish on a Cascade tube.

Mike with his 18lb bar of silver, caught this morning.

We understand that up to date information on the rivers we report for is key to helping you decide which tactics to use along with any last minute fishing trips. Please keep sharing your fishing news with the river reporters and our team on Facebook. Everyone needs to play their part to keep the sport alive for future generations.

If you are out fishing please remember that any fish caught during Spring will remain in the river for many months before spawning. Please treat them with the utmost care when returning them to continue their journey.

Tight Lines

25th April 2018

Fish The Spey

Happy anglers on Gordon Castle Estate

Kinermony had a great start on Monday morning with two caught the first run down. After a positive start on Monday, Delfur finished with four for the week. High and dirty water made fishing challenging - read more.

Bill Stephens with his 16lber on Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle Estate are having a strong start to this week. The water is dropping nicely and a good few fish have been seen. Prospects for the week are looking good - find fishing.

If you would like to know more about fishing the River Spey please call the office on 01573 370612. Check latest availability.

Caledonia Fly Company

Springer caught on a Spey Monkey.

This heavy bottle tube pattern is a must for spring waters, there are copper tube monkey patterns which are perfect for good water conditions. But if you are looking for a tube fly that gets to the deeper part of the run quickly and fishes straight away then this is the tube fly for you.

The Spey Monkey

This fly is great for big rivers. It can also be used on rivers with deep flowing gorges, like the Findhorn, where the fly needs to hit the water and start fishing straight away. Find stockists.

Fishing Reports

One of the 7 Spring fish on Canterland.

Esks. Another good week on the Esks at Canterland with Neil Strawson's party catching seven springers. The largest at 18lbs - read more.

Easter Ross System. The river has been very quiet on the fishing front. The weather has put paid to any real interest and with the rain, snow, and easterly winds, who can put blame on anglers for staying in and enjoying some home comfort.

Further up the road on the Thurso for example fishing has been more frequent. Angus Oughtred has just returned from a week on the Thurso with his brother and caught three salmon for the week, so not too bad in the scheme of things. Read more about fishing in Easter Ross.

Paul King with his 18lb fish.

Paul King, a visitor to Inverness Angling Club's fishings on the River Ness, achieved a personal best at the Weir Pool on Monday. Fishing a Cascade tube fly, Paul landed and released a fresh 18lb springer - find fishing.

You can find the latest fishing reports, conditions and prospects here.

Destination River Lochy


"No other Scottish river, not even the majestic Spey, can provide a panorama to outrival that which unfolds itself to the gaze of the angler standing near the Lochy's Falls Pool, or at Loy Mouth, or at Camisky, as he casts his eyes east and southwards towards Ben Nevis' snow-capped peak. All around him stretches an unforgettable display of heather, woodland, and steep hillside, as far as the eye can reach in every direction."

From John Ashley Cooper, author of A Salmon Fishers Odyssey.


At the west end of the Great Glen, on Scotland's beautiful West coast, following the famous Caledonian Canal from Inverness south, you reach a town called Fort William. It is here that the River Lochy flows into Loch Linnhe, an estuarine loch which extends some 35kms all the way down to the Sound of Mull and the Atlantic Ocean - read more.

For places to fish and where to stay on the River Lochy please give the office a call on (+44) 01573 470612.

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.

Latest Fishing

Discover the latest fishing added every day to the FishPal site. The Latest Fishing page lists fishing added to our database.

To save you time having to repeatedly come back to this page to check for new rods, you can request an email alert.

Fish The Tay

Spring salmon were landed last week in greater numbers, during the milder weather. The Lower river had another reasonable week.

Simon Littlejohn with a stunning 14lb salmon on Meikleour Fishing.

The Middle river enjoyed similar water conditions throughout the week and fish continued to appear despite the large rise on Wednesday - read more.

Chris Connolly fishing the Upper Tay returning his 24lb fish caught on the fly

The Tay is certainly the place to come to for the chance of a fish of a lifetime. The sheer size of the river produces very powerful large salmon and the possibility of a 40 pounds fish must be on the cards now - find fishing.

Fishing Ireland


We are pleased to announce we now have full listing of availability for Glenmore Estate, Co Donegal in Ireland. One of the worlds best spate rivers for salmon.

With accommodation on site, fully kitted rod room and in house guides, along with the Bluestack Mountains as a backdrop, a simply beautiful and peaceful spot, catch yourself an Irish salmon.

Only 2 hours from Belfast International with pick up available on request - read more.

Fish The Tweed

Mr Duvals first trip to Scotland.

Above Kelso fourteen fish were landed last week with eight to rods fishing Floors. Mr Duval from France caught the first fish of the season for Upper Dryburgh with a lovely 8lb fish last Friday, read more.

Tom Carter is in the office Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and can offer advice on where to go fishing on Tweed. Give him a call on (+44) 01573 470612. Visit Tweed fishing availability.

Vacancy. Full time 2nd boatman position available on Upper North Wark beat on the River Tweed. For more details or to apply with CV contact Martin on 07825334427 or email

Sunday Trout Fishing Course

Fish caught with TweedGuide.

Due to popular demand, TweedGuide have added another day to their trout and grayling school, Sunday 17th June.
The day will cater for all abilities from those new to fishing to those wishing to improve their techniques - read more.

Spinning Rods


The very popular Daiwa Procaster Spinning rods are now on sale at Fin and Game while stock lasts. Available in 2 piece and 5 piece. Was £49.99 NOW £30.00 - read more.

Galloway Fishing


With water temperatures finally starting to rise and higher tides occurring at the moment, there should be more salmon starting to enter the Galloway system.

Thomas Rapold of Switzerland landed a fresh 7lb spring Salmon from the Mochrum Park beat (River Bladnoch) on the fly. The first Cree salmon this season was 8lb and caught on the Newton Stewart Angling Association beat on the 7th April

Give Tom a call in the office on 0573 470612 if you would like to fish the Galloway system this year. You can find the latest fishing availability on the FishGalloway site.

Fish The Dee

Henrik Larsen had fish at Commonty and Ballogie last week.
Puntus Gunlycke from Sweden brought several clients to Deeside during the last couple of weeks. Happy anglers landing thirteen springers up to 25lbs - read more.

Colin Chisholm fishing Lower Crathes.

Colin Chisholm fishing Lower Crathes, River Dee enjoyed a red letter fishing trip last week. He caught five salmon up to 12lb during his 3 day trip. All were returned quickly, strong and healthy.

Give Tom a call in the office on 01573 470612 for more information on beats to fish in May and places to stay.

Dee Gin


The River Dee Trust has joined forces with the Twin River Distillery in Banchory to produce an exciting new River Dee Gin, which will help raise funds for the Trust - read more.

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