What Flies To Use In Autumn

Malcolm Anderson from Caledonia Fly Company shares his fly choice for the backend

Two successful backend flies are the Red Bobby Shrimp and General Practitioner, which fish well in all water conditions.

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Win Tweed Fishing

imageA wonderful opportunity to win salmon fishing on the Upper North Wark beat of the River Tweed on dates mutually agreed upon by the winners and the beat. Prize to be used during the 2018 Salmon Fishing Season.

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Icelandic Sea Trout

Why go to Argentina when monster sea trout are only hours away in Iceland.

Gary-Scott-SeaTrout-5kgRivers Tungufljot, Vatnsa, Geirlandsa, Grenlaekur, Varma, Litlaa, Brunna, Eyjafjardara and many more rivers in Iceland offer crystal clear water and fantastic sea trout fishing. Continue reading

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Spey Hatchery News

News Release August 21, 2108

Statement on Stocking Plans for 2019

The Spey Fishery Board is delighted to announce that it has decided to fully embrace its hatchery operation at Sandbank in Glenlivet by developing it to its full capacity.

The Board recognises that it has been a particularly difficult Salmon fishing season so far this year. We remain very concerned about a number of issues which have contributed to a significant decline in the numbers of adult salmon returning to the river, mainly issues in the marine environment.

We also recognise that this year, these have been exacerbated by particularly low water levels and a prolonged spell of mainly dry, very warm weather.

The Board has carefully considered the scientific advice regarding the use of hatcheries and balanced this against the commercial interests of all stakeholders along the river. These include not only the livelihoods of those directly employed on the river, but also the many local businesses that depend upon angling tourism to sustain them. The Board has determined that a carefully considered stocking plan, accompanied by some development at Sandbank, will see production there increase to 1,000,000 salmon eggs, which is double the number that have been produced over the last year.

The Board will have to apply to the Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Science for a licence to collect broodstock from the River and its tributaries to achieve this. Assuming that this application is successful, the Board will begin collecting the required broodstock from mid-October of this year.

Brian Doran
Chairman, Spey Fishery Board

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Riffle Hitching Success

We asked Malcolm at Caledonia Fly Company to tell us a little more about this fly that a lot of anglers are trying for the first time this year with success.

Break away from traditional methods

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2018 Junior Malloch Winning Day

IMG_5207What a great day we had at this years FishPal Junior Malloch Trophy which was once again held at the beautiful Fishponds Beat on the River Tay. Continue reading

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Smaller than Small — Caledonia Flies

mini salmon flies

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