Anglers during the coronavirus pandemic have donated £22,000 when booking a days fishing through FishPal, a Scottish Borders based fishing portal that has been raising money for Fishery Trusts and charities since 2003.
Rivers Trusts in Scotland, England and Wales will benefit including two conservation charities The Wild Trout Trust and The Atlantic Salmon Trust. The Wheelyboat Trust that provides disabled people with independent access to activities on the water will also benefit.
Andy Britton has won the Bemersyde Trophy with a 32lb salmon. The fish, which was caught at Tweedmill Beat, near Coldstream, secured Mr. Britton’s award for the annual trophy, which celebrates the largest – and best-caught – salmon landed on a fly on the River Tweed.
Following the announcement the Scottish Government introduced, from midnight on 5 January, a legal requirement to stay at home except for essential purposes. This is similar to the lockdown of March 2020.
The First Minister acknowledged that it is important for physical and mental well-being that we can get outdoors for fresh air and exercise as much as possible. Given this, local outdoor recreation, sport or exercise is to be considered an appropriate reason for leaving home. Unlike the lockdown last year, the frequency of outdoor exercise is not being limited.
Outdoor non-contact activities such as walking, cycling and golf are permitted for all age groups.
Angling is also permissible provided this is within a single household group, or the group contains no more than 4 people from 2 different households. Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards this number.
Laxa in Leirarsveit is one of Iceland’s most prolific salmon rivers. It is an excellent river for fly fishing, with a good variety of pools. It has a strong and loyal following of both American and British fishermen that come back year after year. The high average catch per rod makes it one of Iceland top 10 salmon rivers.
Since its inception in the early 2000s, the RSAA has been working to introduce young and not so young people to the sport of angling. The young are the life blood of our sport, and with the majority of anglers in the fifty plus bracket, it is vitally important that we do all we can encourage uptake.
Dilston Mill is popular with fishing visitors. In a picturesque position on Devil’s Water riverbank, it’s a short walk along the river to the River Tyne and close to fishing at Dilston, Corbridge, Styford and Bywell. There is convenient, safe parking next to the Mill and secure storage for equipment.
If you are longing to go salmon fishing in Iceland but have always dismissed the idea as too expensive, probably having read about the elite destinations frequented by the likes of Prince Charles and Eric Clapton, then read on. FishIceland is currently offering a fantastic package in 2021 with fishing and accommodation from Eur 490 per day/rod during July and August.
A rarely available opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic ghillie.
Scone Estates is seeking an experienced fishing ghillie to provide a professional ghillie service on the Scone Palace River Tay Fishponds beat over the 2021 summer season (dates to be finalised but likely May to October 2021). The beat saw catch returns of 184 salmon & grilse in 2021 and has the benefit of a well appointed, purpose built, fishing hut.
The successful candidate will be an ambassador of Scone Estate and salmon fishing in Scotland, delivering excellent customer service. Applicants should have the knowledge and experience to ensure guests experience a safe and enjoyable day on the river.