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

July 2021 - No. 17

Breaking News!

We wanted you to know that FishPal has been acquired by SpeedyBooker. We are very excited by the future and the investment that is planned, to take us to the next level.

Mark Cockburn with Charlie Ramsay, Founder & Chief Executive of SpeedyBooker

The press release and a short video explains more about the announcement today.

Best wishes,

The FishPal Team
Mark, Tom, Anne and Gail

15th July 2021

FishPal Questionnaire


Here at FishPal we value your opinion and would like to know what you think of the FishPal site and the service we provide.

As we move into a new chapter of investment as a result of the acquisition of the company by SpeedyBooker, we really do want to hear about what you would like us to add to the site as part of our planning for the future. This really is a chance for you to have your say and help us on our journey.

Help us improve FishPal! Your opinion is important to us and will help shape the future, so please let us know (before 27th July) how we can make FishPal even better, via this short questionnaire.. All suggestions will be gratefully received. Everyone who completes the survey will be put into a prize draw to win a £100 FishPal Gift Voucher. Please let us know what you think before Tuesday 27th July 2021.

The results of the survey will be published in the autumn, once we have finalised the plan for the new look website and systems.

Mark Cockburn

Robson & Jim's Icelandic Adventure


Amongst the huge fish, offbeat banter and jaw dropping scenery, actors Robson Green & James Murray lay bare their darkest ever moments in a bid to share just how powerful a therapy fly fishing has been for them both.

It has played a central role in restoring their mental well-being after Robson's addiction issues at the height of his fame, & the grief Jim suffered after the tragic loss of his daughter. But an indulgent, navel gazing exposé this is not - read more.

The joyful & life affirming humour these two cast over you when joining them on their trip of a lifetime is highly contagious, and with the lyrical and evocative backdrop only Iceland can offer, this is a truly original adventure you'll definitely want a ticket for! - read more.

Watch it again on Monday 19th July on ITV1 at 10.45pm.

26lber River Tweed

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Paul Green with his first salmon. He also lost another fishing Junction.

Seventy six salmon and twenty seven sea trout were reported on FishTweed last week. The largest fish a 26lb salmon caught on Upper Makerstoun. Above Kelso nineteen fish were reported, between Kelso and Coldstream twenty one and below Coldstream thirty seven were reported. The best fishing being on the Tillmouth beat, where fourteen salmon were landed - read more.

Family Fishing on the Hebrides


Our colleague Gail Tunnah in the Hebrides sent us this lovely picture of 6 year old Ellena Thomson (pictured) from Reston in the Borders, with Brother Clark (7) looking envious, Father Fergus, Grandad Mel and Mother Tamsin (hiding). Ellena caught this lovely 5lbs specimen on the Finsbay Fishings Loch Haumabhat, whilst Gail and I were talking on the phone.

You can read the latest Hebrides Fishing Report here.

24lb Fish Caught On Deeside

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Brian Sim fishing Banchory.

A busy week with twenty eight beats reporting catches and by far the highest number this season, with a total of one hundred and seventy three salmon & grilse and thirty six sea trout, so some very happy anglers and some hard fishing this week on the Dee. Banchory, topping the table at sixty one fish for the week! Park also reported a good week with thirty eight on their beat - read more.

Some large salmon were caught all along the Upper, Middle and Lower River, but the biggest was landed by Caroline Watson at Ballogie and was a fantastic 24lb, the heaviest of the season so far - Find Dee fishing.

Customer Feedback

Kincardine - "Very nice beat though, thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely fish Kincardine again."

Birse - "Particularly pleasing to fish with a Ghillie who is enlightened and open to new techniques and tactics when fly fishing. Pleasant day, hope to return when the conditions are more favourable."


Good Numbers of Summer Salmon on Speyside

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Alex Mitchell with his first ever salmon.

Many beats recorded their best week of the season, although this year has been characterised by steady catches rather than many big weeks. A positive feature this season is the presence of decent numbers of good summer salmon, they were in short supply last year - read more.

Fochabers Angling Association reported eleven for the week, three salmon and eight grilse. Brae Water beats continue to pick away with thirty six fish this week. Mark Melville reported that Delfur had thirty fish, 75% of which were salmon. Rothes had a similar total with twenty nine for the week, the best 17lb. In the words of Callum Robertson, Easter Elchies, it was another good week with twenty seven salmon and grilse landed - Find Spey Fishing.

Customer Feedback

Grantown Association - "Great place, great river. Mortimers Tackle shop provided very helpful advice on where to fish and where to park your car on the beat."

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River Tay Summer Fish

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Scott Sykes fishing Stobhall.

The change in weather and water conditions certainly seemed to have the desired effect with more fish caught compared to recent weeks. Anglers fishing Islamouth beat enjoyed a productive week with a total of twenty four fish to their rods - read more.

The runs of summer fish entering the river should start to gain momentum over the next few weeks ensuring good sport for anglers and hopefully, it will be a productive second half of the season on the river - find Tay fishing.

Customer Feedback

Ballathie - "Great company. Garry and George try everything at their disposal to put you onto a fish. Nothing was too much trouble. Just being there is so relaxing looking forward to going back again in August."

Meikleour & Upper Islamouth - "Fantastic day, very well looked after. Will be back."

August Summer Fishing Course

Lower Pavilion have added more dates for their August summer fishing course. Junction, Sprouston, Rutherford, Milne Graden and Bemersyde have added more availability too - Find Tweed fishing.