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Newsletter June 2018 - No. 20

During the weekend I received messages from our followers on Instagram and Facebook which included photos of lightning fireballs, hail storms and flash flooding in Scotland. This is a June newsletter!

This coming week, weather forecasters are reporting that the UK is braced for a large band of rain as the week progresses. If you are like the team at FishPal, we are watching the live weather page and checking the long range forecast for this weekend's fishing trip.

Don't let the weather affect your fishing this month! If you are eager to cast a line for your favourite species, do give the team in the office a call on 01573 470612. We have salmon, trout, sea trout, stocked trout and coarse fishing on the site in the UK, Ireland and Iceland.


12th June 2018


"Sometimes it's worth it, just stop fishing and just look around you" Charles Jardine.

The Hidden Gem


Located 6 miles from Galashiels in the beautiful Scottish Borders you will find Fairnilee. Along its 3 ½ mile of left bank fishing there are 20 named pools, offering a great variety of fishing from wading only to fishing from the bank - read more.

Regular angler Charlie Atherton has written about his fishing experience on Fairnilee. You can read it here by clicking this link.

If you would like to know more about Fairnilee, please give Tom a call in the office on 01573 470612.

Fish Tay

Euan Darroch with a lovely fly caught sea licer on Cargill Beat.

Fluctuating weather can make fishing challenging. Most beats are catching fish, with some typical Tay specimens caught, keeping anglers focused.

Several fish for Neil Tong on Islamouth.

The lower river saw the lions share of catches last week with 17 to anglers fishing Islamouth. Despite some bright days and dirty water earlier in the week, fish continued to appear in modest numbers in the middle river as they moved steadily up stream. Kercock had a much better week with 6 fish landed, including 4 on Saturday. Newtyle had 1 for the week. Dalmarnock had a better week with 3 and Dalguise had 1 fish - read more.

1 of 6 fish for Kercock.

Visit FishTay to find out everything you need to know about fishing the river or give the office a call on 01573 470612.

Fish Dee


The new FishDee site can be found here.

During the last week fish have been spotted running at Tilbouries and on a couple of other beats. Conditions are looking more favourable this week and yesterday (Monday) 16 fish were recorded up to 15lbs - see latest catches.

Last week Park had a few fish. Terry Paton had a fish at Cairnton from the Spout, taken on a Willie Gunn. Stuart Norris had a cracker of 15lb from the Cottage, George Kuczera had a fresh 7lbr from Invercannie and Enzo Torricell had a 7lbr from the Spout. Waterside and Ferrar started with a bang landing a 5lb sea trout and a fresh 8lb salmon - read more.

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

River Dee Damsels will be at Raemoir Trout Fishery.

Join Orvis Banchory at Raemoir Trout Fishery on Sunday24th June for their ladies only Introduction to Fly Fishing with tuition from Orvis Endorsed Fishing Guides. The day includes refreshments and a light lunch - read more.

Fishing Reports

Jake Mulholland with his fish on Middle Mertoun, Tweed.

Tweed. 46 Salmon and 8 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 15lb Salmon caught on the Junction Beat. Douglas Aitken's party fishing Middle Mertoun caught 5 fish in 3 days which included one fish to talented young angler Jake Mulholland (12) - read more.

On Upper North Wark fishing remains priced at £25prpd for the whole of June - read more.

Findhorn. After several weeks of low water conditions throughout much of May, we were delighted to see the onset of some fairly heavy and persistent rain falling over the river Findhorn catchment through the week-end of June 2nd. The rain was indeed most welcome and gave the river a much needed lift - read more.

Nith. We are hearing of increased number of sea trout appearing in the Nith - find fishing.

Guided Fishing


Tweedguide have been guiding customers from across the world on the River Tweed and throughout Scotland for over 15 years.

Tweedguide endeavours to provide the most cost effective fishing for it's customers on established, quality beats on the River Tweed - read more.

Sea Trout Festival UPDATE


Reports of sea trout arriving are becoming consistent across many rivers. Anglers are reporting some good fish moving in pools, others are saying they are seeing frequent sightings of fish.

With wetter weather on its way, and then a more favourable weather pattern towards the end of the month, the Seatrout night is looking really exciting.

Seatrout so far have been reported in the Border Esk, North Esk,(Montrose) Annan, Nith, Till, Tweed. I will update this as soon as I get reports on Facebook.

This year we have increased the number of permits available for anglers wishing to take part. All you need to do is contact the person who is hosting it, by clicking this link.

Tom Carter
Seatrout Festival Organiser.

Orvis H3 Fly Rod


The Helios 3 range of rods are truly groundbreaking and have helped fly fishers worldwide improve their casting - particularly with accuracy.

The 3F blanks are popular with those who like a little more finesse in their presentation, while the 3D blanks are crisper and capable of greater power. With 26 models including the 10½ ft #3 in the 3F range and newly released 10ft # 7 in the 3D range, there is a rod for everyone. The very best way to experience their remarkable properties for yourself is to test cast one - read more.


Visit an Orvis store this month and test cast an H3 fly rod and get a free H3 cap (while stocks last). Find your nearest Orvis Store.

Fish Spey

Bill Thomas carefully returning his fish on Delfur.

Catches have picked up a little this week. Gordon Castle Water are seeing fish and rods caught six. Delfur finished in the mid teens. Arndilly had eight. Ballindalloch had eight and four seatrout - read more.

Grantown Association Water was a little slow on the salmon front, but the seatrout catches are starting to pick up, with fish of 10, 8, 6lb and several at 5lb. Abernethy Angling Club reported the river remained low, but fish still showed. Anglers caught fish up to 15lb. If anglers are out on club water, please inform them of your catches so they can keep their records correct - read more.

Gregoire Devictor carefully handling his fish on Delfur

Visit FishSpey to find out everything you need to know about fishing the river or give the office a call on 01573 470612.

Fathers Day

Great to see David Beckham out fishing with his sons.

We have a great range of gift ideas at FishPal from fishing permits and guided days for salmon, wild brown trout, rainbow trout and sea trout in the UK, Ireland and Iceland.

If you don't have a date in mind, do consider buying a FishPal gift voucher so the recipient can choose exactly where and when they would like to go. Vouchers are redeemable against any fishing available for on-line booking on our site.

River Lochy

Ron Powell celebrating with his 2nd Lochy salmon.

Thank you to Lochy regular Emma Jackson for her fishing report from a recent fishing trip.

Ron Powell from America on his second trip to the river has yet again winkled out Lochy fish. This year he had an amazing couple hours of action with a run of fish coming through Big Rock and Larch Tree. He caught two and lost another. Host for the week Michael also lost one. Emma said "The fish completely ignored my thrashing and must have swum straight past me."

Andy Burton with a 12lber in the Tailrace.

Ron measured the fish as he didn't have a camera or phone. Ron was using steelhead flies which were vast and obviously shocked the Lochy fish into attacking.

If you would like to find out more about fishing the River Lochy, please visit the Lochaber Fishing for the latest availability.

Banchory Fishing For Sale


A grand country house on the riverbank with a prime stretch of fishing on the River Dee is now on the market. Banchory Fishings is mostly double bank and access to both banks is excellent. The beat extends to about 850 metres on the south bank and 600 metres on the north bank. The beat holds fish waiting to run the spectacular Falls of Feugh - read more.

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.

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