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Newsletter June 2019 - No. 65

Anglers are currently enjoying some of the best Summer fishing conditions, not seen in a long time. This is producing some cracking catches of salmon and sea trout across the country.

This weeks newsletter includes the latest fishing reports, catches, fishing permits and places to stay.

We represent the largest number of beats and fisheries in the UK. If there is a stretch of water with availability that has decided not to record their daily catches and you would like to fish it, please call office for the latest information. We speak with ghillies, owners and factors on a daily basis.

Your fishing stories and photographs have also been shared on Instagram and Facebook. If you would like to join in the FishPal conversation on social media, head over to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Don't forget to 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. We have over 80,000 permits for day and evening fishing for trout, sea trout, grayling, stocked trout and salmon.

Tight lines


26th June 2019

Loch Fishing


"Floating lines and dibbling flies through the waves, oh what fun and excitement" says Malcolm Anderson of Caledonia Fly Company.

Sit your hoppers on the surface and twitch them to attract the interest of sea trout. They will quite happily pop up and take them. One of the most pleasurable ways of fishing on a loch - read more.

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Gordon Castle Estate


Gordon Castle and Brae Water beats run for 8 miles downstream from Orton to the old railway bridge at Spey Bay. They have 8 beats which are all double bank, and have a ghillie, boats, nets and a fishing hut.

Visitors from across the globe travel to Speyside and Gordon Castle to experience the fishing and the Estate's attractions and accommodation.

Set within the heart of the estate, each of their holiday cottages offers charm and character. Available all year round, the cottages sleep between 2 and 8 guests and can accommodate 22 guests throughout the 5 properties, ideal for family getaways - read more.

The estate is conveniently situated less than an hour from both Inverness and Aberdeen.

Sea Trout Fishing

James Stokoe guiding Marina Gibson on the Tyne

With warmer weather arriving later this week across the UK and the arrival of increasing numbers of sea trout, many of us are targeting this species with success.

If you can't get away during the day, we have been adding evening permits onto the site for many rivers. Beats on the River Annan have evening tickets available for those in search of sea trout, wild brown trout and there is even the chance of a salmon.

Tom in the Kelso office fishes the Scottish Border Rivers, please give him a call on 01573 470612 for places to fish.

Pink Salmon

Some 139 pink salmon were reported in Scottish rivers in 2017, the highest ever recorded, and a number were captured and sampled by Marine Scotland. Because of their two year life cycle, pink salmon are expected to return to Scottish waters in 2019 and in odd numbered years thereafter.

In order to allow the Government to assess the scale of the issue in 2019, and to plan for future years, it is important that we have as much information as possible. If you identify a pink salmon in the water, or if you catch one while fishing for other species, we are looking for your help - read more.



Happy angler fishing Gordon Castle Estate.

River Spey Report. There's been catches reported from Abernethy to the sea. Ian Tennant from Gordon Castle reported "The beats were lightly fished and we still finished in the high twenties". Castle Grant finished the week with salmon, grilse and sea trout. Lionel from Castle Grant 2 was pleased to see a couple of nice grilse among the catch, as this class of fish has been missing in the past couple of seasons. Find Spey fishing.

River Dee Report. 104 fish for the week. Lower Crathes and West Durris beat had 11 fish and Cairnton and Mid Blackhall 10 fish. Ballogie and Carlogie finished the week with 12 fish, it was good to see younger anglers in the middle of the action, Angus Weir having 3 Salmon and 2 cracking grilse. Find Dee fishing.

River Tweed Report. 151 salmon and 96 sea trout. The best salmon for the week was a 20lber caught on the BDAA Whiteadder beat. Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reported "A steady week for us with some good quality salmon being landed each day, all fresh and a few fish in the teens. Great sport on floating lines and sink tips ending the week with 7 salmon and a grilse." Find Tweed fishing.

River Tay Report. A decent number of larger summer salmon caught including fish weighing well over twenty pounds. Islamouth and Murthly 2 both finished the week on 12 fish. Find Tay fishing.

Happy angler fishing the River Lochy.

River Lochy Report. With 2 grilse landed this week and reports of prawn boats at sea seeing grilse in the outer estuary, if conditions remain favourable then we might see more of these one sea winter travellers in the catches over the next fortnight or so. 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.

Introduction To Fishing


This Summer Bishop Auckland District Angling Club are introducing families, adults and children to fishing. During July, August and September their qualified coaches are hosting a series of events on the River Wear and at a local still water for everyone who would like to try fly fishing - read more.

The clubs qualified coaches will deliver each session and fly fishing equipment is also available - read more.

Peaks Fly Fishing

Low water Summer singles for salmon, grilse & sea trout.

Peaks Fly Fishing has released a collection of essential low-water Summer singles for Salmon, Grilse & Sea Trout. Tied by the Caledonia Fly Company, these sparsely tied Summer patterns are crucial for any angler targeting these species in Summer conditions, where sparse flies and longer leaders can tempt stubborn fish out of their low-water lies.

Peaks Fly Fishing have worked with Ghillie's and top UK salmon anglers to develop these collections which are perfect for any UK river, and these patterns will be the go-to flies for many successful anglers this Summer - read more.