We are sure you will remember us showing this image of an old Tweed bothy earlier in the year. It was taken by Paul Stevenson and found it’s way to being entered into the Sony World Photographic Awards. We are delighted to say that the image has been included in the Awards Exhibition which is to be held at Somerset House, London from 25th April to 12th May. If you are in London, do take the opportunity to go and view it in the flesh so to speak. Congratulations and well done Paul.Paul is a 48 yr old married father of four young children, that has late onset Full Blown Tourette Syndrome plus, which started out of the blue two years ago, so due to severe motor Tic’s (involuntary body movements) and vocal tic’s inc coprolalia (swearing & cursing ), he struggles being out in a social situation , basically anywhere out in public. For the first month when the condition started, he didn’t go out at all and couldn’t cope and still struggles with the pressure of the Tic’s. He has found that he gets some respite taking photo’s. He says he knows his photo’s are not top quality, a fact with which we disagree and this image especially disproves, but he says he enjoys them and is always eager to pick things up to improve, so feel free to let him know ways he could improve. His website is available here to view more of his images. He works hard to get knowledge and understanding of the Tourettes Syndrome out there and you can follow him on Twitter @goldylookfleece.
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- Thank you to Tomas from Edradynate beat on the River Tay. A 9lb this morning from the Poltewan Pool🎣🎣A cracker caught by Phil Dixon fishing Burnfoot beat, Border Esk.Another lovely day on the river. River Tweed.Doug Unkles fishing Boleside, River Tweed at the weekend caught his fish spring fish of 2021. He kept the fish wet and celebrated his achievement with a few glasses 🥂🍻🐟👏If you are lucky to be out and about this weekend wishing you tight lines.Billy returning a Tweed spring fish on Junction beat, Kelso.One for Billy earlier this week. Due to Covid restrictions there has been little fishing on Tweed at Kelso. This month 29 fish so far have been caught - the best for 4 years.One of four fish today on the River Tweed at Kelso. Fish are being seen and a sea liced fish was caught at Mertoun, St Boswells, which is approx 10 miles further upstream from Kelso.Congratulations Ainsley fishing the River Tweed today - first ever salmon.6 spring fish caught on Junction, River Tweed today.Happy Mother’s DayThe anticipation - fly tied to fish today - sadly this banana 🍌 won’t get a swim on the River Tweed as the river is too high at Kelso.Thank you Edradynate Beat from the Upper TayFirst fish river Tweed 2021.Join us on New Years Day at 7pm where we will be chatting about salmon, trout, Grayling, sea trout fishing and flies with some of our Facebook live guests from 2020.Clocks go back this weekend.This has got to be one of our favourite photos of the year. Mum to be Laura playing a salmon on the River Tweed last month. She caught 4 salmon 🐟😍Jack Melrose had a day to remember fishing Hoylee, River Tweed, 17/10/20. His fish was measured a 42".Father and son, Ian and James, enjoying their day on Glenormiston, river Tweed.FishPal’s @joeearlysalmo is fishing Tweed this week with friends. Had a super day on @bemersydeestate