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Newsletter - July 2019 No. 70

With over 90,0000 fishing permits for salmon, sea, rainbow and wild brown trout available on the FishPal site right now, you're certainly spoilt for choice!

Andy Gunn with a group who are relatively new to fishing on Newtyle Beat River Tay.

This Summer if you are looking for a family holiday with fishing and accommodation, or a secluded, private stretch of water to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life we have places to suit all requirements and budgets.

We have beats on the FishPal site ideal for everyone, from those new to fishing to ones that can offer a little bit of guidance at the start of the day if you have not fished for sometime. If you would like a guided day's trout or salmon fishing we also have a list of recommended fishing guides on the site.

Give the office a call on 01573 470612 and chat through your requirements with a member of the team

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31st July 2019

Where To Fish

With the current weather conditions the Border Esk from Longtown to Langholm is fishing well for sea trout.

You cannot beat a 5am fishing session on the Border Esk.

The River Cassley in the Kyle of Sutherland is one of the prime salmon fly fishing spate rivers in Northern Scotland. The Glencassley Estate has eight miles of double bank fishing, offering the visitor some varied and exciting salmon fishing and is definitely well worth a fish.

The River Spey. Sitting not far from the Cairngorm mountains is one of the Spey's most private and prettiest beats, Kinchurdy. The beat stretches for three miles and enjoys some excellent salmon and sea trout fishing.

Just 25 minutes from the Aboyne beat on the River Dee is the Middle Don and Littlewood beat, a hidden gem. The beat offers four and half miles of fly fishing for salmon and trout with a variety of pools that fish at different heights, including fast runs and deeper holding areas - read more.

Playing a fish in Summer on Eden Lacy. Photo Helen Jobson.

Anglers who want an undisturbed country fishing holiday with accommodation by the riverside consider Eden Lacy. The Estate is near Penrith and is the perfect place to discover the charm and beauty of the Eden valley and the Lake District.

Let us help you find your next fishing break. We have everything from a single day permit to fishing with accommodation. Give the office a call on 01573 470612 and chat with a member of the team.


Your Photos

Fishpal and Fishtweed regulars the Farkas' have just returned from an exciting fishing trip to Iceland.

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

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Fishing Reports

Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo on the River Dee.

River Dee report. It will be a very warm week overall on Deeside and thunderstorms aside, conditions should be reasonable. Early mornings and late evenings are a good bet at this time of year and may be a better option than fishing from 9am to 5pm. Find fishing.

River Tweed reported a hot and clammy week that went over 30 degrees on Thursday making just sitting watching the river a rather warm job. Given the conditions, the river had a decent week. Saturday saw some better catches on bottom beats. 107 salmon and 75 sea trout. The largest fish for the week at 16lb was caught on Birgham Dub. Find fishing.

Sea liced fish caught on FishPonds beat on River Tay on Saturday.

River Tay Report. The fish caught last week were a mixture of larger Summer salmon and hard fighting grilse, with many carrying sea lice. In the coming weeks salmon should start to enter the system on a daily basis, offering anglers more opportunities to connect with the king of fish. Find 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 to 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.

Chris Clemes Rods


Split cane fly rods, also known as bamboo fly rods, are often viewed as beautiful keepsakes, too often stored behind glass cases and admired rather than fished with.

However those that have fished with them, know that this could never be farther from the truth says Chris Clemes. He has produced a short interesting video about these beautiful rods - watch.

Fly Fish 50


Aberdeenshire has a new grassroots angling development programme called Aberdeenshire Fly Fish 50 delivering angling lessons and ‘come and try' events as well as highlighting other events across the region - read more.

100th Fish For Lower Birgham


Mr Gerard Wainright fishing Lower Birgham on the River Tweed has caught their 100th fish of the season. Congratulations from everyone at FishPal.

Come and try day on the Nith

Join the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust on August 13th for a day of fishing - it is free! Their qualified instructors will teach you the basics of angling and guide you whilst you fish for rainbow trout on a loch near Auldgirth. All equipment is provided, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Email