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

Newsletter No 23

July 2020

There are still some 'bars of silver' coming off the Rivers Tweed, Tay and Spey with many more reporting some decent fish.

This Friday (July 3rd) travel restrictions will hopefully be lifted in Scotland except in some portions of Dumfries & Galloway. Accommodation providers likewise, starting with self catering accommodation will hopefully be open from the 3rd July and hotels, restaurants and pubs in Scotland are allowed to open from July 15th, whilst in Wales this is July 13th with self contained accommodation opening on July 11th. In England self contained accommodation is opening from 4th July and in Northern Ireland it is already open with hotels opening on July 3rd. Make sure you know what accommodation is available before you book your fishings!

With shops now opening in Scotland many tackle shops will also now be open. So if you need some local advice, including the best flies to use, please pop along to your local tackle shop and show your support.

Steve Manning caught this 10lb salmon on Llandovery AA water Monday 30th June

Fishing bookings for the month of June have been strong as anglers are trying to firm up trips to their favourite rivers before the end of the season. If you haven't discussed this years fishing trip with your buddies, it might be wise to think about doing just that, as availability is going to be a challenge this year as we are all try to get back out fishing.

For me, that's exactly what I will be doing this week. I am planning a few days and trips with friends, something to look forward too. It's been a long few months!

Tight lines to you all this week. Please keep your photos coming in to us via email using our Help Centre. We love to see where you're fishing and the fish you are catching.


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During the last week we have introduced a new section to the FishPal website called Help Centre. Within the Help Centre you will find answers to popular questions as well as Live Chat and our new Email.

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The Doctor series of classically dressed salmon flies was created by James Wright of Sprouston, a legendary name in fly tying who also produced the Thunder & Lightning and Silver Grey.

David Miller working with author and fly tyer Barry Grewcock has created seven NEW mug designs called the Doctor Series.

Fishing Mugs have introduced a new section on their website called ‘Fly Tying Focus'. This weeks featured fly tyer is Barry Grewcock and his classic salmon flies - read more.

Please contact David if you would like more information about their bespoke service which includes personalising mugs for larger orders. Their fishing mugs and gift vouchers are the perfect gift.

Fishing Reports

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Happy angler fishing the river Tyne with James Stokoe.

Keep up to date with the latest river reports from across the FishPal system.

River Eden. River dropping and clearing. Tuesday 30th one eight pound salmon from Warwick Hall and three more fish reported up to nine pounds - read more.

Anglers out fishing on Canonbie Angling Association Border Esk.

Border Esk. With heavy rain over the weekend, the river should now start to settle and bring in some sea trout and salmon. News just in - we have reports of some good salmon coming off club water on the Border Esk.

River Tyne. Monday 29th June, both North and South Tyne are up and coloured. Ben Thompson landed a sea trout and lost 2 salmon this morning as the South Tyne rose - this page

Fly Auction


If you would like to own the NHS Warrior fly, winner of the FishPal Lockdown fly Tying competition, please send in your bid to [email protected] no later than mid-day on Monday 6th July 2020.

The money raised will be donated to the Captain Tom Moore fund raising page for the NHS.

River Tweed

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Bemersyde caught five salmon and one sea trout yesterday.

186 Salmon and 47 Sea Trout were landed for the week with the best fish 17lb Salmon caught on the Horncliffe beat - read more.

Once the weather settles down it could be interesting to see what is caught and where they are caught. Tuesday 30th June, a great day for the Boatpool on Bemersyde beat, as it yielded 5 salmon and 3 sea trout. We also lost another 7 there! Junction beat caught 22 sea trout. Lower Pavilion caught 8 salmon and Boleside 6 and 8 sea trout up to 10lbs. Fish reported across the system from Glenormiston to Ladykirk - latest catches. a

Check availability for this coming week with find Tweed fishing.

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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 included 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.

Fishing TV

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Fishing TV host the world's best fishing TV shows and films and 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.

The Fly Fishing Channel is particularly laden with a host of excellent movies and TV shows covering all aspects of the sport with new content frequently added. There's a wide variety of content from tuition and strategy in films like Ian's Gordon's Blue Charm or Catch that Salmon, to adventure films like Only The River Knows and some fascinating documentaries such as the lauded Atlantic Salmon Lost at Sea which is a must watch movie - read more.

FishPal customers please use the code 'FISHPAL' to activate the 10% discount.

You can watch on the web, mobile apps, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku and many Smart TV apps.


Lewis Newton this morning at 6.00am.

On my run this morning along the river Wear I bumped into Lewis Newton at Croxdale. He had been on the river since 5.30am fishing for trout and was enjoying the good conditions, catching 15 wild brown trout up to 2lb in one pool using nymphs.

We are also hearing regular reports of salmon and sea trout being caught and lost on the river Wear, fish between 5 to 7lb mark reported last week.

Thank you for your kind feedback on the daily FishPal Facebook lives during Lockdown. We have decided to start them again every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm with guests joining me from across the world of fishing, including fishing updates and places to fish.


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