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Newsletter - July 2019 No. 68

With current weather conditions the places to fish this week are the Beauly, Dee, Findhorn, Hebrides, Ness, Spey, and Tay, says Tom Carter in the FishPal office - find fishing.

Up to Tuesday evening the Tay have had 33 fish to 18lb. Dee 20 fish to 20lb. Findhorn 18 fish to 8lbs. Hebrides 16 fish up to 9lbs. Esks 10 fish up to 20lbs. Latest catches on all rivers.

Maz Stephens 21lb salmon caught on Inverness Angling Club water.

We have 820 fisheries on the site and 90,000 permits for trout, sea trout, grayling, stocked trout and salmon. If you are looking for advice, guided days, fishing permits and places to stay give Tom, Anne, Mark or Gail a call on 01573 470612.

Tight lines


17th July 2019

River Orchy

Lesley took this photo of the water.

"Sitting by the river Orchy on Sunday I saw a large run of big salmon, which is encouraging to see. I used to fish upstream with my dad about 40 years ago" Lesley Weaver.

The Orchy is the main spawning stream for the Loch Awe system with an annual catch in the region of 300 salmon. If you would like to fish Orchy or any of the Argyll rivers, please give Tom a call on 01573 470612 or visit Fish Argyll.

Fishing For Sale

Craigellachie timeshares on the River Spey.

"We sold our timeshare by advertising it with FishPal. The buyer came from the Far East, so it just goes to show the international reach of your website".

The FishPal site is currently advertising timeshares for sale on the following rivers:- Beauly, Dee, Spey, Test and Tweed.

Our friends at Savills share with us how they guide clients through buying and selling a fishing beat - read more.

Latest Fishing

Rutherford Beat, River Tweed.

Owners, fisheries and factors add fishing daily to the FishPal website. We can have anything added from a single day permit to availability for the year. Don't forget you can sign up to email alerts for the river.

Rutherford famous for its beauty, vibrant wildlife and its first class fishing. The length and variety of the beat ensures that there is good fishing in all water conditions - read more.

Silk Scarves and Ties


Clare Haggas is renown for her limited edition silk scarves, pocket squares and ties all handmade in England.

This week the "End of Edition" sale has started. She has a limited range of cashmere squares, silk scarves, pocket squares and ties reduced. Please follow the link to see the full collection.


Fishing Reports

The Tweed reported 72 salmon and 42 sea trout. Bemersyde Head Ghillie Mr Ian Farr reports "July is here and so is Summer. 23 fish up to 17lbs for the season so far is certainly better than last year. All but 2 have been fresh. We now need rain to bring in the Summer fish." - Find Tweed fishing.

14lber being released on Monday on Meikleour and Upper Islamouth beat.

The Tay Report. A good mixture of hard fighting fresh grilse and larger summer salmon caught from the Tay system last week and many of these fish were sea liced. Dalmarnock Beat continued its recent run of good form producing a fish on most days including two on Monday. Anglers fishing on the Murthly 2 Beat came up trumps on Monday and Tuesday landing a total of four lovely salmon. The beat produced another fish on Thursday and Saturday. Meikleour and Upper Islamouth Beat produced a cracking Sea trout weighing eight pounds on Tuesday. Cargill had plenty of rods bent through the course of the week. Find Tay fishing.

River Dee reported Sixty-three last week. The week began reasonably well with forty fish to Wednesday but was stymied by a rapidly rising river from Thursday. The Dee held their annual "Big Fish, Little Fish" event at Crathes Castle on Saturday. A free days fishing where an adult brings a youngster to the beat to share a cast on the river. While we didn't connect with a fish everyone who attended had a blast. Find Dee fishing.

The Spey Report. At least two days were lost to high coloured water and thunder and lightning. Delfur had twenty for the week between 12 to 18lb and didn't fish Thursday and Friday. Gordon Castle tells me they finished in the high teens. Laggan had five and a great house party eased the pain of not fishing. A tour of the cooperage was also a superb non fishing experience. Find Spey Fishing.

For more Fishing Reports in Scotland and England please click the link.

Give Tom a call in the office on 01573 470612 if you would like more information on beats across the FishPal system, along with places to fish for all abilities and budgets.

Alternatively visit our find fishing page, or, if you're in an area you've not been before, try our Search by Map page. Put in your dates and number of rods and find matching beats. You can then zoom into whichever area to see what's available there.

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A very special fly fishing kit which makes a unique gift for that special flyfisher man or woman you know. A perfect gift for a variety of significant occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and retirements.

Each kit includes one of our famous split cane fly rods presented in a custom built presentation case with an engraved dedication. Optional extras include a bridle leather Havana tan rod tube, silk fly line and fly reel. Gift certificates also available which allow us to build the kit with the recipient to meet their exact requirements.


Chris Clemes is offering a special discount to FishPal customers and their friends - read more.

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