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Newsletter June 2019 - No. 64

This weeks newsletter includes the latest fishing reports, fishing permits and where to stay. Mark recently returned from a trip to Norway and shares his experience.

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 on 01573 470612 if you are looking for advice, fishing permits and places to stay.

Tight lines


18th June 2019

River Tweed

Hendersyde Farm Cottages near Kelso.

With days lost last week due to rising dirty water on Tweed, beats in and around Kelso enjoyed success on days they could cast a line. The Tweed had its best week of the season to date

The Tweed Foundation has just published its 2018 Annual Report, including articles on the current situation for Tweed Salmon, the start of Salmon Smolt monitoring work, results from their three fish counters on the River on the Whiteadder, Gala and Ettrick, as well as updates from the Brown Trout studies being carried out. For an online version, see this link.

The new Where To Stay section on FishTweed now has a range of accommodation providers across the river system.

If you are fishing beats in and around the Kelso area, we have a selection of self catering cottages which include Hendersyde Farm Cottages and Edenmouth Holiday Cottages. New to the site just outside Kelso is Green Pastures Holiday Lodges, which have their own private hot tubs - find places to stay.

River Dee

Tor Na Coille is offering fishing packages.

The Dee has fished well during the past two weeks and with more settled conditions and good water levels, this is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

There are plenty of day rods available on the lower, middle and upper beats for the rest of June, so have a look at our Find Fishing page for the latest availability.

Looking further ahead, Banchory, Park, Upper Blackhall and Cambus are among the beats adding new availability over the coming months. September will fill up quickly so, keep an eye out for some great opportunities to book fishing.

Also check out our Where to Stay page. We have a tremendous variety of accommodation on Deeside from hotels, such as the wonderful Tor Na Coille which is now offering fishing packages, to our fantastic array of B&B and self-catering options to suit all tastes and budgets. If you have any queries about where to stay on Deeside, get in touch with Ross at Fishdee on email

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Fishing In Norway

John holding Ruperts first fish.

My trip to Tingvoll is now a regular feature in the calendar and every year it seems to come around so fast, wetting the appetite for days and nights of fishing this magnificent river. Early fishing is renowned for some big fish, if not there in serious quantities, but the chance of catching a fish of a life time is why we all do it - read more.

Skarnsundet Norway


Skarnsundet is regarded as one of the best fishing locations in the Trondheimsfjord. Its nutrient rich waters and strong tidal currents attract large shoals of feeding fish.

The Trondheimfjord is the third longest fjord in Norway and one of the most spectacular. Due to Skarnsundet's location, we can offer fantastic fishing in calm waters all year round - read more.


River Blackwater

Young Persons Day this coming Saturday at Blackwater Fishery.

Young Persons day is happening this Saturday. Let Glenda know if you are taking along a young person for this special day out or if you can go and help out on the day by email

Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust on-line Auction

The first of the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust's auction lots are now available on eBay. Some more to be added tonight from Uig Lodge, Soval, Grimersta and Garynahine to name a few. For an extra helping hand in fundraising, you can access your eBay account via Easy Fundraising - meaning that for every £1 spent through them, eBay will donate a percentage to the Trust! It doesn't cost you any extra.
See the Auction lots at this link.


River Dee Report. With more settled conditions we fished well last week, breaking 3 figures for the first time this season to finish on 139. There was a lot of solid, good quality fish among them between 12lb and 19lb. If the conditions are conducive, I see no reason for us not to have an even better week - find fishing.

River Tweed Report. The best week of the season so far broken again last week and that was with a couple of days being lost due to the rising dirty water of Thursday and Friday, without that it could have been a 200-250 fish week - find fishing.


River Spey Report. The river continues to fish well, and as I mentioned some days or at least parts of days were lost to the water being too high. A great week at Delfur, enjoying days of 10 and 11 fish.

Some absolute crackers being caught on Gordon Castle just now, really nice to see some fat fish being caught. They don't get much better than this, that's for sure! The river is not fully let and still lightly fished - find fishing.

Steven Cope fishing Newtyle with a 14lb fresh fish and his 2nd of the day, the other was 10lb, both on the fly from St Mary's.

River Tay Report. Mr Neil Scrimgeour decided to wet a line at Newtyle before his upcoming trip to Norway and was glad that he did. Mr Scrimgeour had a nice sea trout on Monday. On Tuesday he went one better landing his biggest salmon on the fly to date - find fishing.

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

Please call the office 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.

What makes for a good start to any day is getting sent a photo from an angler with a photo of not just a cracking fish but a first fish!! Caught on the River Tyne at Farnley. Well done that man - beautiful fish! More details to follow.

Sea Trout Fly Fishing


There has been plenty of good runs of sea trout in most rivers with the recent rainfall.

Whether you are an angler that fishes during the daytime or ventures out at nightfall, Caledonia Fly Company has a range of flies that have enjoyed a high success rate over the years - read more.

Along with their proven patterns they have introduced a new style of fly this season which is proving very successful, the Friggi Style tube and double patterns - read more.

River Annan


On Friday Night I took a trip to the Annan at Hoddom and met up with local expert and angler Micheal Fearns. The evening was fantastic, the river was alive with flies and fish "supping Olives" off the surface. Dry fly fishing was in order for the evening but I went on the wet flies as my lines were not really up to dry fly standard! Trout, Grayling and Seatrout were all taken during the session and we finished by 10pm, exhausted after 4 hrs not stop fishing. It felt great!!!

Evening tickets are now available and well worth a trip out.

Hoddam Tickets

Worried About Salmon And Jobs?

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association Fishing Group have asked FishPal if we would include the following article "Worried about salmon and Jobs?" in this weeks newsletter.

They are encouraging anglers and ghillies to continue to contact them after the 17th June deadline with their pledges of support, as they shape the way forward - read more.