Sky Sports presenter Keith Arthur fished for salmon and grayling on the Tweed this week with FishPal’s Anne Woodcock for the popular TV programme Tight Lines. Keith was greeted with rather challenging conditions on Monday, most of the river was in flood and many anglers fishing sessions were curtailed by rising, dirty water. Keith managed a morning session with Mick Charlton on Middle Pavilion, but sadly only trout were in the taking mood along with leaves, logs and debris coming down the river. By lunch time the water was too high and not safe to fish. The crew left for the Whiteadder, which had not been affected by the torrential down pours on Tweed. The Whiteadder at Bluestone looked perfect, and unlike the main Tweed no sign of leaves were coming down the river either. It was great to see Tweed customers who had been washed off beats on the main river – still enjoying a fishing session. The rods had seen fish too and had lost a fish that morning – encouraging signs. Tuesday and a dropping river, Keith was fishing with Nigel Fell on Boleside beat where last years Malloch Trophy winner caught the 50lb salmon. After casting tuition from Nigel, Keith fished the famous Glenmayn pool, followed hot on his heels by our marketing director, whose junction shrimps and garry dog flies were attracting trout, but salmon were still proving to be rather elusive. His final day on the river and with good conditions, Keith joined Tweed grayling and trout experts Fin Wilson and Mike Allan for a session chasing the lady of the stream on the Yair and Ashiestiel beats of the Tweed. After a morning session catching grayling on the fly, including a huge Tweed grayling at 3lb by Mike Allan to camera – Keith hooked into a salmon on a 4″ grayling rod. After a great fight lasting 10 minutes sadly the fish went behind a rock and broke the light tippet. After lunch prepared by Mary at Wild Dining of Cullen skink, pulled pork rolls, date bar, strawberries with sage and lavender posey and Jura – it was back to the river. Thank you to the salmon rod fishing the beat who hooked and landed a salmon to camera during filming. Whilst Keith was filming with Fin the beats that he had fished with little success the previous days were catching fish. Wednesday – Boleside 10 salmon and 2 sea trout. Middle Pavilion 2 salmon up to 19lb and Bluestone 1 salmon. Special thanks to the owners of Boleside, Middle Pavilion, Bluestone, Yair and Ashiestiel for making this possible. Thank you to Borders Gunroom who supplied all waders to the Sky Sports film crew.
- Llandovery Angling Association member Steve Manning with this fresh caught salmon on June 18th. . Permits for the River Towy on FishPal . . #wales #walesadventure #fishing #fishing🐟 #fishingtrip #fishpal_fishing #fishpal #gonefishing #fishingpermitsNorth Esk catches. Mark Halliday had two on the fly on Saturday, 12lb and 20lb. The 20lber was 42 inches long and 24 inches girth! . Colin Halliday had a 9lber on Saturday and his other fish was a 14lb from Kinnaber a couple weeks back. . #welldone #congratulations #northesk #fishpal #fishing #fish #catchandrelease #fishinglife #nature #outdoors #flyfishing #angler #fishingtrip #fishingislife #photography #bigfish #angling14 pounder keen to get back to the river Tay today at Edradynate. . . Give Tom a call in the office for information and permit or visit the website 🌐fishtay.co.uk . #fishtay #fishpal #fishing #fish #catchandrelease #fishinglife #nature #outdoors #flyfishing #angler #fishingtrip #fishingislife #photography #bigfish #anglingIt's 10am and Lower Birgham have had their first fish of the day. A 9lber caught on a size 10 Posh Tosh for Nick Cartlidge. Well done . . #fishing #flyfishing #fishTweed #fishpal #scottishborders #visitscotland #fishing12lber caught this morning on Lower Birgham. So far today they have had 2 more salmon and a sea trout. . Some last minute availability has been added for 27,28,29th June at £55 per rod. . #fishing🐟 #fishpal #scottishfishing #rivertweedRiver Lochy Report. As expected, and apart from a brief rise midweek, the river came down to a more fishable height for most of this week. It was still running on the high side, making it very easy for fish to run hard to the headwaters, but conditions were a definite improvement on the previous few weeks and the rods stared to get in amongst some fish. . Simon Monro scored a double with a 13lbs salmon from Croy and a small grilse from the Cat Pool. Surprisingly the former was not that fresh, perhaps suggesting that one or two fish are beginning to settle in the Lochy beats at last. There is no doubt though that the majority of the early run has gone through to the Upper Spean and beyond - local club anglers out this week reported seeing several in the beat above Spean Bridge. . Meanwhile back on the Lochy beats David Littlewood scored with a really lovely sparking-fresh salmon of 11lbs from Lundy Mouth. Andrew Maclaren had a clean-run 8 pounder from Middle Camisky when the river dropped down to 1ft 3ins, a level where the Camisky pools will come into play. And special mention goes to Daniel Morland who not only landed the heaviest fish of the week – a fresh 14lbs salmon from Garrabouie Stream on a Sunray Shadow – but its was also Daniel’s first salmon. . Local rod Donald (DJ) Gillies scored later in the week with a fat 13lbs beauty from the Castle Pool and local keeper Harry Nicholson took time off from his duties at Fassfern Estate to land a 4.5lbs fresh grilse at Mucomir Pool. . With 2 grilse landed this week and reports of prawn boats at sea seeing grilse in the outer estuary, if conditions remain favourable then we might see more of these one sea winter travellers in the catches over the next fortnight or so. . For fishing permits and information give Tom a call in the office on 01573 470612. . #riverlochy #fishing🐟 #flyfishing #fishing #visitscotland
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