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

Newsletter No 22

June 2020

As we head into the last week of June anglers are restricted as to where we can fish in Scotland with the 5 mile guideline rule still in place as we enter Phase 2 of the Scottish Governments release from lockdown plan. BREAKING: Today (24th June) it was announced that this travel restriction is anticipated to be eased from 3rd July. See the updates at this link.

Young anglers fishing Egton Estate.

Many of you have been close enough to be able to get out for a cast and the results have been interesting up and down the country. The arrival of some fresh water in our rivers has both helped and hindered things as rivers coloured up but were thankful of the rain, as we have had very little in recent weeks. With this week across the UK to be hotter than ever, early morning starts and late evening trips becoming the norm, if you are able to do so - something we would normally be trying to do at this time of year as the days stretch out in the middle of summer. 

The other key lockdown requirement for many is that we start to see accommodation providers beginning to plan for potentially opening in July which will help. The overriding statistics on how the Corona Virus is doing has thankfully continued to show improving figures which is of course the important back drop to any further changes being made from the government. 

Matties salmon returned on Egton Estate Yorkshire.

Bookings from August onwards are really starting to pick up and thank you for that. We are all desperate to get some decent fishing in before the season ends and quite rightly, the plans need to start being made now if we are to coordinate our diaries with availability on your favourite river. 

Tight lines to all who manage to get out and for the rest of us, we are edging slowly to being able to join in the fun but not yet, just not yet - hopefully very soon. 

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24th June 2020

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Fishing Mugs in conjunction with author and esteemed fly tyer Mr Barry Grewcock are delighted to announce a new range of mugs. The Doctor series of fishing mugs includes the Doctor, Silver Doctor, Bloody Doctor and Helmsdale Doctor.

The Doctor series of flies was first devised by James Wright in 1830 and has become one of the most popular salmon classics throughout the world of fishing - read more.

David and his team are able to offer a bespoke service which includes personalising mugs for larger orders. They are the perfect gift for any angler. 


River Tweed

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Stewart Robertson Bemersyde.

146 Salmon and 18 Sea Trout were landed for the week with the best fish 17lb Salmon caught on the Milne Graden beat - read more.

The Tweed Foundation report a bumper smolt run from the Gala Water. A record 15,960 salmon smolts and 2,277 sea trout were caught in the trap during April and May, which represents only part of the total run that leaves the Gala Water - read more.

Checking availability for this coming week and our Tweed reporter would recommend Dryburgh Upper, Bemersyde, Rutherford and Tillmouth beats should have a chance of some action this week  - find fishing.


Fish Cumbria

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Fly caught silver tourist for David fishing Warwick Hall.

Several salmon caught Saturday in the lower and middle river, notably Peter Robinson with three fish to seventeen pounds and a couple more lost, all before lunch! A five pound sea trout for Jonathan Croft from the lower river - read more.

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River Tyne

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Mark with a Tyne fish guided by James Stokoe.

The river has enjoyed a few small rises from the South Tyne recently and fresh fish have been moving in response but on many days low water has made fishing very tough for rods despite the steady trickle of fish creeping upstream.

Tyne reporter and guide Neil Lobban, fishing with guests on the main river at Dilston had the pleasure of netting two salmon in the same day for Gary Hutcheson from Teesside - read more.

Fishing at Warden with James Stokoe on Saturday the 13th, Phil Pallister landed an 8lb salmon from the North Tyne in very low water. On Sunday 14th Steve Jones landed a 5lb sea trout from the South Tyne on a single handed rod and size 14 fly - read more.

Fishing For Sale

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Own a stretch of river in Cumbria. One mile of river Dee (a tributary of the river Lune) a well known spate river and holding an excellent head of resident wild brown trout together with migratory fish including sea trout and salmon the latter providing excellent sport towards the end of the season. Privately owned and fished for 20 years. 

NHS Fly Auction

Ranald Hutton's winning fly, the NHS Warrior, has been generously donated by Fishing Mugs to raise money for the NHS. The money raised will be given to the Captain Tom Moore fund raising page for the NHS.

Ranald said "It is a symbolic fly, representing the colours of the NHS logo as a mark of respect to frontline health staff".

"Tying the fly took a long time. It is a very meticulous process and there are quite a lot of exotic materials involved. I am actually just glad I can still do it and my eyes are still ok."

Ranald was briefly crowned best in the world when he won the Fly Dressers' Guild competition for professionals in 1970, whilst only 16.

If you would like to own this fly please send in your bid to [email protected] no later than mid-day on Monday 6th July 2020.