Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland [SNFAS]

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I just signed the petition "The Scottish Government: To reverse the decision by the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland [SNFAS] to resume net fishing in the spring after a 14 year voluntary cessation." on Change.org.

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The Scottish Government: To reverse the decision by the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland [SNFAS] to resume net fishing in the spring after a 14 year voluntary cessation.

The Scottish Government: To reverse the decision by the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland [SNFAS] to resume net fishing in the spring after a 14 year voluntary cessation.

    1. Ian Gordon
    2. Petition by

      Ian Gordon

      Dufftown, United Kingdom

1. Wild Salmon numbers are at an all time low, particularly fish entering our rivers in spring. The voluntary agreement above along with Catch and Release by anglers has seen this particular group of fish , at best, “hold their own”! To begin netting at this time of the year again would do irreparable damage to this early running group/cohort collectively known as spring fish.

2. If we have no fish entering our rivers in the early part of the year then many full time jobs will be threatened as revenue from those early anglers is lost. In 2003 "Salmon Angling" was found to be worth £74 Million to the Scottish economy, supporting 2800 full time jobs, mainly in rural areas with extremely fragile economies. A shorter season will see those full time jobs become part time, attracting, not young families, but older people to do a seasonal job.

3. The support industry we have for salmon fishing in Scotland would also suffer; from tackle shops, to tea shops. Petrol stations, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and not forgetting all their suppliers! Although we have no new figures, to the Scottish Economy, salmon fishing will now be worth around double that of the figure above.

4. We are not talking about a few nets-men and wealthy landowners here. No, we are talking about the jobs of 2800 ordinary people, their families and the longevity of an extraordinarily “Scottish” way of life; a way of life with so much, yet untapped tourism potential. To threaten the livlihoods of many for that of few makes no sense at all.

5. The Scottish Government will only support the netting of wild salmon when a "Harvestable Surplus Occurs" FACT. This is certainly not the case with Spring Salmon, or, some would argue - Summer or Autumn Salmon.

6. Calling a halt this madness will at least give those remaining fish a "chance" to spawn and in doing so producing the next generation, which hopefully, we will manage better than in the past.

More information and reading on the background to this petition and also points for online discussion, can be found here -

http://www.speyonline.com/petition.htm

To: 
The Scottish Government
To reverse the decision by the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland [SNFAS] to resume net fishing in the spring after a 14 year voluntary cessation.

Sincerely, 
[Your name]

News

  1. Reached 5,000 signatures
  2. 2000 people signed and the snowball is about to be pushed :-)

    Ian Gordon
    Petition organiser

    Facebook page to support this and future action to preserve stocks of wild Atlantic Salmon by calling an end to the netting of those "Scottish and North Atlantic Icons"! https://www.facebook.com/protectwildsalmon

    Anglers Protecting Salmon and Sea Trout at Sea.

    Anglers Protecting Salmon and Sea Trout at Sea. 621 likes. A platform of shared information, the purpose of which is to see an end to the netting of wild salmon and sea trout at sea.

  3. Reached 2,000 signatures
  4. Petition signatures pass 1000 in the first few hours. Fantastic!!

    Ian Gordon
    Petition organiser

    I'm in the process of setting up a twitter and facebook page - "Protecting and Conserving wild Salmon and Sea Trout at Sea" will post to all when live. Please Please keep sharing and re tweeting.

  5. Reached 1,000 signatures

November Newsletter

Via Michael Koch

FishPal Ltd
Newsletter - November 2013     Yesterday's Catches, Today's River Levels, Tomorrow's Availability

Dear Angler

The last few weeks have seen records broken for beats, rivers and anglers. With over a million page views and a miriad of UK & international telephone calls and emails, the team at FishPal HQ have been busy, fulfilling anglers fishing requirements and working with owners to add their available fishing, ready for the start of the 2014 season. 

Congratulations to Shamus Jennings fishing Tweed. His 50lb Boleside salmon is the biggest on Tweed and possibly the largest in Scotland since Lady Ward's Tay salmon in 1928. Fairnilee have beaten their beat record, dating back to the 1980's. Upper Caberston angler Mr Ray (82) set a new beat record with a salmon measuring 49in length & girth 28in.

The Tay have enjoyed an outstanding year, smashing their 5 year catch record, including a very big fish to finish the season from Kenny Miller jnr, his fish of a lifetime at 45lb on Kercock. Tay beats Newtyle, Murthly, Dunkeld House, Cargill and many more have surpassed their 5 year catch average. 

Iceland's 2013 salmon season is the fourth highest on record. FishIceland's Jon Sigurdsson continues his 6 part series of places to fish in Iceland during 2014 with the River Sog. 

Whether you are wetting a line or enjoying talking about the 'one that got away' have a great week. Remember we are only a telephone call or email away to help you book your next fishing trip. 

Tight Lines.



Marketing Director


Christmas Gift Vouchers



Avoid the crowds this Christmas and do your shopping from the comfort of your home.

FishPal gift vouchers can be used to buy fishing available online - read more

Vouchers can be used for fishing, tuition and guiding. 


First Salmon For Max



Regular trout anglers Max Vallance (13) and his dad booked their first salmon experience last month with AAPGAI Instructor Brian Towers. They fished the River Ure at Bolton Castle - read more about their day. 


Fishermans Supper



Ayrshire Rivers Trust supper will be held on Friday the 22nd of November at the Horizon Hotel in Ayr. The night will include speakers and a three course meal, raffle and auction of prime fishing lots.

Tickets cost £25 per head or £230 for a table of ten - more information


Annan Grayling Days



Back by popular demand the Annan Rivers Trust Winter Grayling days start on Saturday 7th December - more information.

A fun and enjoyable day, including tuition for anglers who would like to try grayling fishing for the first time from FishPal's qualified instructors - read more .


Facebook



For the latest fishing news and chat visit the Facebook pages for Tweed, Tay, Ayrshire, Dee and FishPal.

You can also share your fishing photographs on our Facebook pages by following this link


Tay Salmon Course

Beginners to advanced salmon course with AAPGAI Gary Scott, including fishing - read more


FishPal App



To keep up to date with the latest news from FishPal download our new fishing App here - it's so easy to use. 


Photographs



Top Tip: If you are taking a photograph with your fish, the best shots are typically with the water in the background and holding the fish just above it, hopefully just about to be returned. If you are out of the water, make sure the river is in the background and the fish is held horizontally, not vertically. 

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Abercorn Estate



Chris Tarrant's new fishing programme on Channel 5 this week visits one of the most beautiful estates in the British Isles Abercorn

Lord Hamilton takes time out to talk to them about the problems and joys of running such a massive sporting resource and the ghillies are full of typical Irish blarney - read more


Fly Dressing Work Shop

Wendy Gibson, APGAI instructor, will be holding her successful salmon & trout workshops at Frairs Carse Hotel in Dumfries on Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd November - more information


Latest News

Anglers hit out at salmon netting plans - read more.

50lb Salmon on Tweed

Congratulations to Shamus Jennings, fishing Boleside, catching a 50lb salmon which we believe is the largest on the fly in Scotland since Lady Ward's Tay fish in 1928. The huge fish measured 50in long with a 33in girth. Dr Ronald Campbell (Tweed Biologist) confirmed the weight of the fish to be 50lbs. 

Shamus couldn't believe his eyes when he eventually brought the massive fish to the net: "It's taken me almost 40 years to catch a 25 pounder, (which he caught the day before on the same beat) but this is simply incredible," said Shamus who has fished for salmon all over the world - read more

ITV News interviewed Shamus Jennings, Nigel Fell (pictured) and Tom Carter this week at Boleside, you can see the broadcast here

Boleside only have only 3 rods left until the end of the season, the beat have caught 156 salmon so far this month (November) - availability


Autumn Affordable Favourites

FishPal's Tom Carter suggests rivers worth considering for a visit to cast a line for salmon this month. 

September through to November are the prime months for salmon on the Nith.The watchword when autumn fishing on the Nith is to carry both a spinning rod and a fly rod to get the best out of the river. Day permits start from £30 - availability.

The salmon season on the Annan goes on right through to the 30th November. The fishing will often be interrupted by spates but each fresh influx of water will bring fish off the tide. Day permits start from £20 - availability

The two tributaries of bottom Tweed are productive rivers in their own right - Whiteadder and Till. FishPal's Anne Woodcock enjoyed a day on the Till at lightly fished Tiptoe beat last Saturday and caught fish. Day permits start from £45. 


Salmon fishing on The Sog River



Salmon fishing on the Sog, 65km east of Reykjavik, starts from £200 per rod per day and includes accommodation.

Home to many 20-pounders; the river is recognised as one of the finest salmon rivers in Iceland, enjoying a high percentage of multi-sea-wintered salmon. 2010 was a record breaking season with 1,300 salmon. The river offers a total 13 rods across 6 private beats. Bildfells beat is the most productive with 300 to 400 salmon caught annually. The river holds a good head of Arctic char, with fish to 8-9 pounds caught yearly.

The salmon season on Sog runs from June to September. Anglers predominantly use a single or double-handed rod, floating lines and small to medium size flies - read more.




Tackle-up for Autumn with Sportfish

Congratulations to Richard Kingston Managing Director of Farlows Sportfish Group (pictured) fishing Tweed, first day 2 salmon. 

Allan Shephard, AAPGAI Casting Instructor and Marketing Manager at Farlows Sportfish Group, shares with us his top tips, including rods, lines and flies for the Tweed. 

Chasing autumn salmon is an annual pilgrimage for many, not only because the fishing is excellent but also the river looks splendid in its fall colours. Fishing in Scotland can be world class, but are you prepared to make the most of it? read more.

Join Sportfish and the team on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at Winforton for a busy open day event! There's a chance to meet some of the leading fly fishing experts, try the latest tackle, clothing and accessories - read more.




Callum Mackenzie Cup Winner



Congratulations to Oliver Lusby winner of the Callum Mackenzie Cup for the most notable capture by a young angler under 18, in the Dee District. 

Dad, Nigel, promised his son two days salmon fishing on the Dee as reward for his excellent grades in his Highers. A real treat and first for Oliver as he had never spey cast or fished for salmon before - read more

River Dee On-Line Auction

There are close to 40 fabulous auction lots available at the River Dee Trust On-Line Auction 2013 which has just gone live. Quite a number of bids have been received for the wide range of interesting lots, some of which would make an ideal Christmas present read more




Time To Catch the 'Fish of a Lifetime!

The last two weeks on Tweed have witnessed impressive numbers of salmon spread throughout the system, and it is looking like there could be some great fishing to be enjoyed right up to the final day of the season - availability

Tillmouth rods have caught 703 fish so far this year up to 33lb. The beat's 22 main holding pools offer both good high and low water fishing. Each angler has the service of an experienced boatman during their visit - read more.

Fairnilee is above Boleside beat, and starts above the junction of the Ettrick. October and November rods have caught 180 fish so far and anglers say that it is probably the best beat on the Upper Tweed during November - read more.

Sunderland Hall is unique in having fishing on both the Tweed and the River Ettrick down to their junction. There is over a mile of fishing on the South Bank of Tweed down into the famous Meetings Pool - read more.

FishTweed The Anglers Choice

FishTweed's monthly newsletters showcase the latest news from owners, ghillies and anglers - November Newsletter .

It has never been so easy to keep up to date on the river, join in the latest conversation on FishTweed's Twitter andFacebook




Grayling Fishing



In the depths of winter, on the coldest of days, grayling can often be found rising to midges and dark olives and are eminently catchable when all the other game fish are busy spawning and in poor condition. November and early December are the peak months for fly anglers fishing for grayling.

The FishPal team have been working hard behind the scenes to offer customers grayling day permits to purchase online -availability.
November 2013 FishPal Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1573 470612 |  Latest Fishing |  River Levels |  Reported Catches
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October Newsletter - Scotland


Via Michael Koch
Lystfisker-liv.dk og Dansk Laksefiskeri.dk 

Dear Angler

As days begin to shorten the salmon season is drawing to a close on many rivers around the country. At long last the colder weather, and a welcome drop of rain, has changed the fishing conditions in favour of the angler. 

This month's newsletter focuses on late Autumn fishing to suit all budgets and being prepared for your salmon trip. Would you go into an important meeting without the right information?

Congratulations to Tillmouth beat, winners for the 3rd consecutive month of the largest salmon caught on Tweed. This week the beat have caught a 33lb salmon, which places them odds-on favourite to win October's too.

We start the first of six fishing features about Iceland. Jon Sigurdsson from FishIceland shares with us his favourite places to fish in Iceland for salmon and trout.

Whether you are wetting a line or enjoying talking about the 'one that got away' have a great week and remember we are only a telephone call or email away to help you book your next fishing trip.

Tight Lines.


Anne
Marketing Director


Channel 4 Filming



FishPal have been advising Channel 4's 'Walking Through History' production team. 

Programme presenter Tony Robinson spent an enjoyable morning filming and fishing on the Tweed at Bemersyde, with head ghillie Ian Farr. 


Gift Vouchers



If you want to give someone a really special present, why not consider a fishing gift voucher from FishPal? 

They can be used to buy any of the fishing in our booking database and the extent of this can be checked by using any of the search forms on any FishPal powered website or calling our help desk - read more


Largest Salmon Winner



Tweed's largest salmon competition for the month of September has been won for the third consecutive month by a rod fishing Tillmouth beat

Andrew Clowes' 30lb salmon wins the Borders Gun Room FishTweed Fish of the month for September - read more

Fish over 20lbs may be contenders for the Savills Malloch Trophy and all fish to be considered for the Award must have been safely returned in order to qualify. An independent judging panel will meet in December to decide the 2013 winners. To enter please follow this link


London Diary Date

A celebration of the River Dee will be held in the Saville Club, 69 Brook Street, London on Wednesday 6th November between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm. 

Anyone who is interested in coming along to this free event should contact Ken Reid - read more .

Accommodation



If you are considering visiting any of the rivers on our site for a few days then please remember to look at the range of accommodation on offer in the where to stay section on each website - read more .


Facebook



For the latest fishing news visit the FishPal Facebook pages. Alternatively share your fishing photographs on our Facebookpages. 


FishPal App



To keep up to date with the latest news from FishPal download our new fishing App here - it's so easy to use. 


Photographs



Top Tip: If you are taking a photograph with your fish, the best shots are typically with the water in the background and holding the fish just above it, hopefully just about to be returned. If you are out of the water, make sure the river is in the background and the fish is held horizontally, not vertically. 

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Autumn Availability

The arrival of cooler weather, shorter days and a welcome fire in the fishing hut sees our thoughts turning to Autumn salmon fishing.

With rods/permits on popular beats disappearing quickly, we recommend you book a rod alert if you would like to be contacted by email if & when late availability is added to the website. To see the full list of rods available, please go to the top of our Find Fishing page and click the relevant river button. 


Autumn Affordable Favourites

We asked our office manager Tom Carter to suggest rivers worth considering for a visit to cast a line for salmon this Autumn. 

There is excellent fishing throughout Argyll to suit all abilities and at an affordable price, the River Orchy has day permits starting from £25 - Find Fishing.

Ayrshire has a wide range of productive salmon rivers. The River Irvine is a spate river with Galston in the mid to upper reaches of the river. There is easy access from Glasgow and the central belt via the M77 which is close by. The river is open until the 16th November and day permits are priced at £22 -Find Fishing.

The Galloway system in Scotland's 'forgotten corner' offers some superb sport right up to the 30th November. With rain and falling temperatures the Cree, Bladnoch and the Urr can offer anglers some excellent sport, a day's fishing starts from £20 - Find Fishing.


Laxa in Leirarsveit with FishIceland



FishIceland are offering salmon fishing on Laxa in Leirarsveit, with full board accommodation, starting from £2,100. 

Laxa in Leirarsveit is one of Iceland's most prolific salmon rivers, offering excellent fly fishing opportunities across a variety of pools. It has a strong and loyal following of both American and British anglers who come back year after year. The high average catch per rod makes it one of Iceland's top 10 salmon rivers.

The river is very "fisherman friendly" with good access across 7 beats to most of the 45 pools. Each beat has both slow and fast running water within a changing landscape. Some of the pools are full of fish throughout the season and are therefore considered by some as Iceland's best 'fly fishing pools' - read more.




Flies to bring

At this time of the year the pursuit of Autumn salmon usually requires a fly selection that tends to veer towards brighter colours. 

As well as traditional patterns, modern fly tying techniques have also inspired a new breed of deadly flies like the Temple Dog and the ever-evolving family of deadly shrimp patterns. Some of the most widely used patterns are Junction Shrimp, Willie Gunn, Comet, White Wing, Garry Dog, Yellow Tosh, Ally's Shrimp, Cascade Shrimp, Plop Fly, Temple Dog, Purple Shrimp and the Thunder & Lightning - checklatest river reports.

Each individual beat will have their particular favourites where the boatman or ghillie will be able to advise not only which pattern, but equally important, the correct size of fly to use for a given day. Contact your beat's ghillie, boatman before you visit for the latest news on conditions, flies, and lines. 


Fishing The River Tyne



Anglers Lodge have gained a well deserved reputation among salmon anglers as the number one shop to call for advice about flies, lines and rods to use when fishing the River Tyne. Not only does the shop offer advice to local anglers, international customers telephone too. We contacted Anglers Lodge owner Sandra Hayman and asked her the all important fishing questions. 

What flies would you recommend for the River Tyne?
Size 11 & 9 are the most popular in singles and doubles. Ally Shrimp, Park, Munrow - read more.

On the subject of lines, what's the most popular?
If a customer is looking for a new line we recommend they bring their salmon rod with them to try the line, we have all our popular lines sitting on reels, ready to try - read more.

With availability disappearing quickly, anglers who would like to fish the Tyne before the season closes at the end of the month should visit the FishTyne Find Fishing page. 


New Advice Leaflet - Catch & Release

With stocks on many salmon rivers under pressure, catch and release (C&R) is now widely practised by anglers across Britain. In 2012, 74 percent of rod-caught salmon were released by anglers in Scotland, and 65 percent in England and Wales. .

A new leaflet which provides advice on C&R has been produced. This advice is to help anglers ensure that the salmon they catch survive to spawn and boost future stocks -read more.


Tay Availability

Conditions are now Autumnal which has seen catches on Tay improve. With the dip in temperatures and more rain forecast this will benefit the river, but, in general everyone still has to work hard to gain results. The Tay is currently enjoying another impressive season so far

The Tay has entered its trial extension period for the last 2 weeks of the season. It has not been a bad start with over 70 registered on the first day, all fish are being returned - Find Fishing.




Star Tweed Weeks

Horncliffe, like the adjoining Ladykirk Fishings, is essentially a low water beat which excels in dry conditions. Its position next to the tidal waters often allows large quantities of fish to build up as they are forced to wait for higher water. 

Junction - rarely do rods become available on this famous and iconic Tweed beat, this being one of the most prolific beats in Scotland which boasts the famous Junction pool. Anglers fishing this week will have the first option to renew their fishing for the 2014 season. 

Bemersyde. This beat combines excellent fishing on one of the most stunning locations on the river. Bemersyde are the current winners of the coveted Malloch Trophy, when Jim Reid with the help of the beat's ghillie, Ian Farr, caught a 42lb fish of a life time last November. 

Please follow the links for the Tweed availability and the latestFishTweed newsletter.


Stillwater Trout Fishing

Rainbow trout fishing continues to provide great sport for those anglers who have been flooded off the river and wishing to cast a line.

At FishPal HQ we have created a new still water section for each river. Tweed Still waters. Tay Still waters. English Still waters.

 

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Via Michael Koch
Lystfisker-liv.dk og Dansk Laksefiskeri.dk 

Newsletter

Dear Angler

With the lift in temperatures migratory fish that should have been in the system around mid-May on many rivers are now starting to arrive. 

River Tay anglers have been enjoying some magical sport, with outstanding catches and numbers registered on the FishTay system well above expectations. The season so far has seen catches increased by 75% for Spring, with May producing a 90% increase on last years figures. The river has deservedly received much public acclaim from national and international TV and press . Individual beat catches for the river can be viewed here

Keeping up to date with FishPal has never been so easy with the launch of the FishPal app and now individual Facebook and Twitter pages - read more.

As Father's Day nears, we would love to know who is taking their dad fishing on this special day? If you are looking for something special, why not buy your dad the gift of a day's fishing.

Congratulations and best wishes from the FishPal team to Tweed ghillie Nigel Fenton who will be marrying Maria this weekend in the Scottish Borders. 

Tight Lines.


Anne
Marketing Director


Competitions



Alba Game Fishing are offering one lucky customer the chance to win a days guided trout fishing for two rods on the River Tweed. 

A gourmet lunch will be served by the river, including wine and whisky paired to menu choice. All fishing equipment will be provided, if required - enter competition.


Free Reports

Keep up to date with availability, daily catch reports online by subscribing to our FREE river reports - subscribe here.


Famous Tay Beat



We are delighted to announce the sale of six, four rod days on the famous Burnbane beat where Miss Georgina Ballantine landed her 64lb salmon - read more.


Availability

Today we have over 187,000 rod/days to let around the world, with searchable lists constantly updated by the 751 fisheries that are presently on our system -find fishing.


Annan Ladies Days



FishPal's marketing director Anne Woodcock in conjunction with the Annan Rivers Trust will be holding a series of ladies salmon introduction days on the river at Hoddom.

The money raised from the days will be used for children's introduction to fishing days on the River Annan. 

Dates are: Saturday 15th June, 13th July and 17th August. For more information and to book a place please contact Anne at FishPal on 01573 470612.


Border Esk



Both the Esk and Liddle flow through picturesque countryside and given good river levels fish start to run into the lower beats from late June. 

With fishing starting from £25 a day in June and the 2012 Sea Trout season the best for 10 years, don't over look this beautiful little river - find fishing.

Where to Stay on the Border Esk. Visit our list ofaccommodation which caters for visiting anglers. 


Rod Alerts



By registering for our FREE email alerts service you can keep informed of any new salmon fishing availability which is added to the FishPal system.


Over £56,000 Raised



Bossington Country Day held on Saturday 13th April in aid of The Wessex Haven Appeal raised over £56,000.

Henry Cobb won a Fishpal fishing voucher at the raffle, which he used towards a days trout fishing on the Wherwell Estate with his dad Andy. His mum Sue sent us at photograph and said 'He had a great day'. 


Fathers Day

Father's Day gift vouchers of a day's fishing are a great way to mark this special day.

Their versatility means that the recipient can choose exactly when and where they would like to go and which species to fish for be it salmon, trout and sea trout.

Before redeeming the voucher we are happy to discuss with recipient's needs based on his or her experience before making a recommendation that we believe will enable them to get the most out of their - gift.


Trout & Salmon Availability

This year more fisheries, beats and estates are adding availability to the FishPal website, offering anglers a greater choice of destinations in the UK & Iceland .

Findhorn: New to FishFindhorn this month are the middle beats of the river starting at Drynachan down to the rocky gorges at Banchor, Lethen and Glenferness - read more. We would also like to welcome the new FishFindhorn weekly reporter Ewan Manson. 

Spey: The River Spey needs little introduction as one of Scotland's best known salmon rivers. Castle Grant beats with their prime location and excellent facilities are now available on FishSpey, catering for day rods and private parties - read more

Gordon Castle and Brae Water beats are amongst the most famous in the World. Spread over eight miles, the eight beats of double bank salmon fishing are together probably the largest and most prolific salmon fishing in Britain - read more

Tweed: In low water conditions there is scarcely a better place to be on the entire river system than at Tweedhill, Horncliffe and LadyKirk. Being either part tidal or next to the tidal waters, fresh fish are bought into the system and are forced to wait for higher water - read more

With over 187,000 rod/days to let around the world, with searchable lists constantly updated by the 751 fisheries that are presently on our system, it has never been so easy to find a days fishing in the UK, Ireland and Iceland - find fishing.


Spey Star Week

Six rods on the famous Castle Water 18-22nd July. Gordon Castles top performing beat last year.Price includes exclusive use of the castle on a full board basis, breakfast and dinner in the castle and lunch and tea on the river. Sleeps 12. For more information please contact FishPal's Tom Carter on 01573 470612

Tweed Star Weeks

Two rods Hendersyde one of the top Tweed beats which often achieves the highest catches per rod fished in Scotland are available for November. Only two rods are allowed to fish at a time and each is looked after by one of the two expert gillies provided. Rarely do weeks become available on this Tweed beat. For more information please contact FishPal's Tom Carter on 01573 470612

Limited Summer and Autumn rods are available on Tillmouthwhich enjoys prolific runs of hard fighting fresh salmon throughout the Tweed's ten-month season and its 22 main holding pools offer both good high and low water fishing. For more information please contact FishPal's Tom Carter on 01573 470612

Deveron Star Week

Rarely do weeks become available for Laithers beat, one of the top three beats on the River Deveron. Four rods from 1st to 6th July. Two cottages are also available during this week. For more information please contact FishPal's Tom Carter on 01573 470612


From Persia To The Banks of Tweed

Simon Torkington managing director of Liquid Qatar shares his journey from the Persian Gulf state of Qatar to the river Tweed to cast a line for salmon.

It's 2am the night before my first fishing trip of the year and sleep has abandoned me. 

The anticipation, the mere possibility of my first Tweed springer, has overwhelmed the need for a long, deep slumber. A couple of hours of dozing fitfully are ended when the sonorous wail from hundreds of mosques floats above the city. The Muezzin are calling the Muslim people of Qatar to the dawn prayer. Their religious incantation precedes the electronic chorus from my iPhone alarm by five minutes. It's a far more melodic way to begin the 3,500 mile journey from Doha to the banks of the River Tweed - read more.

Tweed Largest Salmon Competition

Tweed largest salmon competiton for the month of May has been won by Andy Faulkener fishing Junction beat. Mr Faulkener wins the Borders Gun Room FishTweed Fish of the month - read more.


River Tyne

Neil Lobban reports: With an EA reported rod catch of over 5000 fish in two of the last three seasons (main River Tyne), excellent catches of Salmon and Sea Trout can be made on beats from the lower reaches to the headwaters of both main tributaries. 

The Tyne is undoubtably the jewel in the crown of the English rivers in terms of migratory fish numbers and the stunning countryside, classic pools, professional guides and a warm local welcome will ensure that any visit will be a memorable one - read more.

AAPGAI instructor Neil Lobban is launching the North East Fly Casting Club on 22nd June at Eltringham Fishery on the Tyne with special guest AAPGAI Master and River Eden Reporter Glyn Freeman - read more

Anglers can book a days fishing on the River Tyne starting from £35 a day - find fishing.


Dumfries and Galloway



The River Nith in Dumfries & Galloway is one of Scotland's most productive rivers, both for salmon and sea trout, making it a particularly attractive watercourse to fish.

Buccleuch Estates are proud to own and care for some of Scotland's best and most beautiful rivers and lochs, set amongst the stunning landscape of the border counties. Their sought-after beats and lochs can offer a range of fishing experiences across three Scottish Estates to suit the novice or experienced, river or loch fisherman alike - read more

 

River Dee, Skotland

Mens vi venter på eventuelt selv at komme ud og svinge stangen i enten Danmark, Norge eller Skotland, så kan vi jo kigge denne flotte video fra River Dee, som i øjeblikket forventer en fin sommeropgang.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXe1PqJFpg


Via Michael Koch
Lystfisker-liv.dk og Dansk Laksefiskeri.dk


River Don og River Dee, Skotland

Fangstrapport fra Skotske River Don og Dee.

http://adaa.org.uk/fishingReports.php

 

Via Michael Koch
Lystfisker-liv.dk og Dansk Laksefiskeri.dk

 


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