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Yesterday's Catches- Today's River Levels- Tomorrow's Availability

Newsletter No 24

July 2020

As the summer unfolds in front of us, there's no better time than to start planning a staycation. Our help desk is busy with enquiries focused around fishing hotspots as well as those wishing to include a fishing experience within their holiday.

From this weekend Scotland's tourism businesses, including pubs, hotels and restaurants are open, along with museums, galleries, cinemas and monuments. In England hotels, bed and breakfasts, self catering accommodation, including bars and restaurants have been open since 4th July.

Dani Morey with one of two salmon off Lower Pitchroy River Spey

We have resumed our weekly Facebook and Youtube lives. This week's guest is Jim Curry, UK Sales Agent for Guideline. He's an AAPGAI Master and runs the Yorkshire Fly Fishing School offering tuition and guiding on the stunning rivers and lakes of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire - watch again on youtube.

Anglers are enjoying some excellent fishing for salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout at the moment. Check the weekly fishing reports and latest catches updated daily by the ghillies, guides and boatmen on the rivers.

Where ever you go this summer make sure you find the time to cast a line.

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15th July 2020

Tay Fishing Report

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Robbie with his first salmon caught on Kercock Beat.

There were some lovely salmon caught from the Tay system last week with a number of fish weighing well into double figures landed.

It was a red letter day at Newtyle on Monday when five fish were landed including three for Newtyle regular Mr John Amos. They finished the week on ten salmon.

Kercock finished the week on thirteen fish. Robbie (pictured) landed his first salmon at Kercock, which was fresh as paint and fin perfect. It's just great to see the younger generation enjoying our wonderful sport.

The Meikleour & Upper Islamouth Beat opened its banks to anglers this month following the lockdown period. Anglers have enjoyed some great sport with forty fish caught so far. Last week the beat produced eighteen fish.

There was some good sport to be had at Cargill with sixteen fish for the week. Mr Steve Cunroe was one of the lucky anglers who managed to get his rod bent on numerous occasions. Stobhall finished the week on twelve fish. Mr Gordon Wilson had a fantastic few days on the beat landing three big summer salmon.

Meikleour Arms have had a cancellation for their 3 bed serviced cottage Roselea in the village. You will check in on the 27th of July for a week. Call 01250 883206 or [email protected] for more details.

Fishing TV

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Fishing TV host the world's best fishing TV shows and films. This month they are giving new users 10% off their first 3 months subscription following the 7 days free trail. Use the code 'FISHPAL' to activate the 10% discount.

River Tweed

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Happy angler fishing Bemersyde.

Above Kelso 203 fish. Between Kelso and Coldstream 153 were reported and below Coldstream 108 - read more.

Lower Birgham Head Boatman Mr Tom Davis reports "Well what a week on the river! From the top of the river through the middle to the very bottom of the river, fish seemed plentiful and fresh and sea trout and we had water. We landed 7 Salmon and 5 sea trout for the week."

Bemersyde Head Ghillie Mr Ian Farr reports "Well, what a week we have had at Bemersyde. First of all, congratulations to every one catching the fish in not the best of conditions for most of the week. We landed 29 salmon and lost about 10. There were also some sea trout around, ending with 9 for the week up to 10 lbs."

Boleside Mr Craig Drever landed 8 fish for his day and his fishing companion Mr Lee Conway landed 3 Sea Trout.

Check River Tweed availability for this coming week with find fishing.

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River Dee

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Neil Mitchell with a lovey fish from Park.

A good run of salmon and grilse and favourable conditions combined to produce a week of good sport with two hundred and sixteen fish reported - read more.

Park had a good week with thirty-five salmon and grilse. The fish were mostly liced and there was a good mix of grilse and salmon. They had a bumper day on Thursday with fifteen landed, including nine for Craig Corbett. Richard Harris also had a great day landing six and Neil Mitchell had five and four of his fish were over 10lb. Andy and Phil Crawford shared four, the best of which was 15lb.

The improved water levels helped Lower Crathes finish the week on thirteen. Crathes Castle had eight, five of which were solid summer salmon, mostly liced. James Simpson had a good day on Thursday, landing three.

Check out the availability for the week ahead. There is some lovely fishing on offer throughout July and August.

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One of eight fish caught last week on Dryburgh Upper River Tweed.

Catches and reports from up and down the country are all really positive with tales of rivers full of fish and some monsters caught and indeed lost. I am already planning my next day out and can't wait to get back on the river - read more.

The availability on some rivers is literally drying up as bookings continue to be solid for the next few months, so please don't leave your final decisions too long on where you would like to go and fish, as you just might miss out on your first choice of fishing - read more.

Our new Help Centre is now live and lots of people are using it to get frequently asked questions answered or are using the messaging facility to get help as required. Here is the link to the page which now also offers live chat in the mornings through the week if you need to speak to us.


Robson Green & James Murray


Robson Green and James Murray have recently returned from a fishing trip to Iceland filming a Feature length Documentary entitled ‘In Flow’.

The programme is set against the haunting, mysterious, beautiful and jaw dropping vistas of Iceland. 'IN FLOW' celebrates the mental and spiritual wellbeing that fly fishing gives us. A life affirming soul-enriching, congenial and charming tale full of hope, fish and friendship.

On the final day of filming James Murray caught and landed the largest Atlantic Salmon in Iceland this Season. It was as if fate itself was on their side.

Tweed Fishing School

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Salmon being returned on a Tweed Guide day.

There are a few places left on this months Salmon Fly Fishing School on the River Tweed with Tweedguide. Dates are Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July. All equipment, permits and guides are include and PPE is provided. For more information please contact Ron on 07962 401770.

TweedGuide have been guiding and introducing anglers to fishing for over 16 years. The business is based on the River Tweed and owners Ron and Lynn offer full, half day and 3 hour guiding and introduction sessions for salmon, trout, grayling and sea trout.

Sea Trout Mugs

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Fishing Mugs have launched a range of limited edition sea trout mugs.

This colourful range includes the Blue Elver, Dark Mackerel, Silver Stoat's Tail and is the perfect gift for the angler who loves sea trout fishing - read more.