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November 2020 - No.42

More people have gone fishing this year!

Fly fishing is now the new bird watching and casting a fly line is the chic way to unwind.

Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing has been a massive hit with audiences for its funny, sometimes poignant banter and frequent shots of Bob Mortimer falling over by the side of the river. Earlier this week the BBC announced a one hour Christmas special with Bob and Paul heading to Teesside to fish the Rivers Esk and Tees, plus a spot of sea fishing.


As providers of fishing we try to ensure that new anglers receive entry level opportunities so they can meet with success and enjoy the sport that we all have for years. At FishPal we continually promote fishing that is 'affordable and available to all' - find fishing.

Today we've launched the FishPal 2020 Gift Guide to help with present buying for those new to fishing and family members who frankly are tricky to buy for!

It's been a tough year for everyone, so we've put together a gift guide with help from anglers of all ages and we wanted to share their fishing stories from 2020 with you. We have been mindful that most shops are closed, we've included those that are so you can speak with staff who can help and advise on gift buying for those new to fishing and the more experienced angler.

If you would like to speak to a member of staff outside the phone hour, please visit our Help Desk. Alternatively you can call Monday to Friday from 1pm till 2pm on 01573 470612.

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26th November 2020

Nairn Angling Association


The River Nairn is often referred to as a "Little Gem". The Nairn Angling Association has six miles of fishing which is arguably some of the best salmon and sea trout association water in Scotland.

Anglers fished from June to October this year and caught 229 salmon/grilse, which exceed the 5 year average. Visitors are made very welcome by the local anglers who offer help and assistance.

Customer feedback:
"Great day out with numerous pools to choose from. Members are very helpful with advice and directions. Lost 2 fish during the day, good sport and value for money."


"I have fished here several times before and always enjoyed it. Great little river. Look forward to returning."

The season on the Nairn runs from 11th February until 7th October and the association have reduced the number of permits to four per day - find 2021 fishing.

Simba Rods

Award winning wee trout rod.

Treat yourself to a fishing rod made in Scotland.

Simba salmon and trout rods are hand built to your specification in Crieff, at the heart of Strathearn in Scotland. Each rod is unique and not available in tackle shops. The trout range includes the award winning 'Wee Loch Rod' recognised globally as one of the best travel rods you can buy - read more.

Fishing Gift Vouchers

FishPal | Fishing Gift Vouchers | Help Centre


FishPal fishing vouchers are the perfect gift for the angler who has everything!

Their versatility means that the recipient can choose exactly where and when he/she would like to go from the availability on the FishPal site and which species, be it salmon, trout, sea trout, grayling or coarse fishing.

Each voucher is individually prepared in the name of the recipient together with any details of services which we feel may be helpful. You can purchase a voucher online, speak with a member of the team on the Help Desk or call our offices Monday to Friday from 1pm till 2pm on 01573 470612.

FishPal Gift Guide


We appreciate that your family and friends may be searching the internet to find you the perfect gift, which can be a daunting task if your a non angler. So this year we've asked anglers young and old for their suggestions, including what they would like this Christmas.

We have created a gift guide for anglers of all ages. There is something for everyone from rods, flies, fisheries to try, books to read, art, fishing TV and much more.

Every retailer we have included is open and links have been added from their websites on to the gift guide. For a list of stockists please follow this link.

Edradynate Beat


The Edradynate and Upper Grandtully water is one of the best known beats on the Upper Tay. Just over 3 miles in length and with 6 named pools of which the Church Pool is the best known and probably one the most productive on the Aberfeldy to Strathtay stretch. Fish can be expected on this beat at any time of the year. It holds spring salmon right from the start of the season. Permits for the the beat start from £30 - find fishing.

Tomas Kolesinskas flies are designed to catch fish.

Tomas Kolesinskas of Custom Tied Flies manages the beat and also offers fishing tuition, introduction to salmon fishing courses and spey casting classes - read more.

Fishing TV

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Get your friend or family member the perfect fishing gift with an unlimited access pass to Fishing TV. With hundreds of shows and movies, there's plenty for them to enjoy whatever kind of fishing they like. Fishing TV can be viewed on the web, or via your mobile or many Smart TV apps. Choose from a variety of fishing e-card designs which they can send or just print out the code and send it yourself - read more.

Fishing Maps

Fishing Maps | Made in the UK | Instagram | Buy Online


Nigel Houldsworth is one of the UK's leading artists creating fishing maps for iconic Scottish and English salmon rivers. New maps this year include the rivers Beauly, Brora, Conon and Yorkshire Ure. The four main salmon rivers of Scotland Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed are updated versions of his original maps but with much more information including not only pool names and beat boundaries, but also details of monster fish caught in the past and many other interesting facts about the various rivers.

Each map is signed and printed on high quality paper and can be purchased online or at good fishing shops throughout the UK. Prices starting from £26.00

Caledonia Fly Company

Caledonia Fly Company |Stockists of Flies For | Salmon | Trout | Sea Trout | Pike | Salt Water | Carp | Mullet | Salmon Brooches | Brochure | Where To Buy

Flies are a great present for anglers and with so many patterns and sizes to choose from it can be a little daunting!

For help and advice on choosing the best flies please contact your local Caledonia Fly Company stockist.



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