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Newsletter June 2019 - No. 62

This week's fishing reports have one thing in common "Fish are spread throughout river systems".

The weather forecast for the North of England, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland is for persistent spells of rain. Do keep an eye on latest river levels for the opportunity of a last minute fishing trip.

Chris Cuthbert fishing Meikleour on the River Tay.

We have been sharing your photographs and stories on Instagram and Facebook this week. If you would like to join in the FishPal conversation on social media head over to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Keep sending your fishing news and photographs to

Give the office a call if you are looking for fishing permits and advice on where to fish and places to stay.

Tight lines


5th June 2019


River Spey

More day rods have been added to the River Spey. The following beats have just added day permits.

Rothes and Aitkenway have added some day permits for the summer months. Records during the last 10 years see an average annual salmon catch of 465 fish from 13 named pools. The beat is fished by six rods using fly only. Read more.

Delagyle beat have added day rods. This very beautiful and secluded beat enjoys one and a half miles of fishing with seven pools that can be fished off the bank. Other pools are fished by wading. Read more.

Guisachan just one of the many places to stay on FishSpey.

The new Where To Stay section on Fish Spey has a selection of some of the best places to stay on Speyside. From Culdearn House at Grantown on Spey, winner of the Good Hotel Small Country House Hotel, to self catering properties, pubs and B&B's. Find accommodation.

Essential Summer Salmon Flies

As the water levels start to drop, and we move into summer fishing conditions, those heavy tube flies are going back in the box and anglers are fishing summer salmon flies such as Silver Stoats. It's also essential to have some Sunray Shadows in your box, your ghillies will expect you to have them for backing up the pools. Peaks Fly Fishing have worked with the Caledonia Fly Company as well as top salmon anglers and ghillies to prepare concise selections of summer salmon flies for all the major UK rivers as well as general summer selections for all UK salmon fishing.

Click here for more information.

James Stokoe fishing Warden River Tyne.

Fishing Gift Vouchers

From fishing permits and guided days for salmon to wild brown trout, rainbow trout and sea trout in the UK and Iceland.

If you're spoilt for choice, we do have over 200,000 fishing permits on our site, give Tom a call in the office on 01573 470612 or email

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, providing that it is currently showing as available on our booking system.

Wildlife Photography Courses

Award winning photographer Ron McCombe offers a range of courses and days from his location in the Scottish Borders and across Europe. He has workshops which are ideal for everyone, from the beginner to the experienced photographer wishing to extend their portfolio.


Workshops include Kingfishers, woodland birds, Owls, Osprey, Grouse and much more. For more information on courses and also to purchase photographs please contact Ron McCombe on 01450 870044.


One of seventy two fish caught on Deeside last week.

River Dee reported seventy two fish last week. River levels were unsettled with heavily stained water at times, but neither of these were a hindrance to fish that were running in numbers. Find Fishing.

World Spey Casting Champion Gary Scott is hosting another of his popular courses on the River Dee during September. The course runs from the 18th to 20th September. There is also an option to fish on the Saturday - read more.

River Tweed reported catches remaining consistent. Another reasonable week with 100 salmon and 33 sea trout. Find Fishing.

A fish for Mr Carmichael fishing Hendersyde.

River Tay reported catches spread across the system from Dalmarnock down to Almondmouth. There were also fish caught from the rivers Garry, Tummel, Ericht and Isla. Many of the fish were sea liced, indicating that fish entering the system were running hard. Find Fishing.

River Lochy reports that heavy showers are forecast this week and prospects are improving. Fish will be encouraged to move upstream quickly through the Lochy beats. Find Fishing.

Border Esk at last saw some rain at the end of last week and with it some good runs of sea trout and salmon - read more.

River Don reports. Salmon continue to trickle into the system, although catches have slowed slightly on the middle and lower beats. The upper river is being fished on a more regular basis and some good catches are now coming off the beats up there, especially around Kildrummy. Find Fishing.

Ladies from the USA fishing the River Tweed last week with Tweedguide.

We've been sharing more fishing photographs and stories on Instagram and Facebook this week.

For more Fishing Reports in Scotland and England and the Latest Catches please click the highlighted links.

Give the office a call on 01573 470612 if you would like information on beats across the FishPal system, along with places to fish for all abilities and budgets. Or visit our find fishing page.

Guy Nardin with his 3rd salmon from Banchory beat River Dee.

Angling Club Membership

Season membership is now available on this Tay Beat.

The Stormont Angling Club is a private club established in 1981 by The Rt Hon Earl of Mansfield with fishing on Scone Palace Estates beats of the River Tay and River Almond. Club waters on the River Tay include Rome Croy, Muirtons and WIllowgate, as well as the Lower and Upper beats on the River Almond - read more.


Fishing Buddies

We have launched a new service for FishPal customers who purchase fishing permits from us. Fishing Buddies is a free service helping anglers connect with individuals to make up a party or someone to go fishing with.

One angler to fish River Tweed November. A party of 2 anglers want to fish Junction on 14/15/16th November and need an extra person. Please contact to be connected.

One place available due to a bereavement. Six days guided Autumn fishing on 3 private beats on the Dee, Don and Deveron starting Monday 7th October. Cost £465 + accommodation at the Kildrummy Inn. For details please ring Bill on 01889 562745.