Ladies Day at Meikleour River Tay

Ladies Day at Meikleour River TayLadies from across Scotland and England gathered on the Tay at the weekend for a charity ladies day raising money for Angling For Youth Development. Claire Mercer Nairne hosted the day on her stunning beat at Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House, set in the grounds of Meikleour Estate.   Read More

First of 2 salmon for Anne Woodcock

The last few years I’ve fished Tweed tributary Bluestone with little success.

Last years ladies day was re-arranged because the river was far too low and thanks to the generosity of beat owner Andrew Lee the ladies fished a prime November day and had success, Alexandra caught her first ever salmon on the fly.

Saturday and river levels on the Whiteadder at Hutton Castle were at 1ft 4″ on the gauge and fish had been caught every day, our chances of seeing and maybe connecting with fish were good. Read More

Jean's 21.5lb Spring Salmon

One of Helens fishWestwater Angling held the first of their yearly open days at Hallington Reservoir last weekend. Head Coach Cliff Johnston is a member of the private trout water and regularly casts a line on its two large lakes, stocked with hard fighting rainbow and brown trout. The day started at 9.30 and was well Read More

Junior members

Junior members ready to goThere was a buzz at Witton Castle Lakes from young anglers today eager to cast a line in the Junior Trout Fisherman magazine competition. Read More

Dream team Ladies Fishing

Anne into a fish on the River TeesFishing for wild brown trout on the Tees yesterday on a stretch of water only available to guests of Wodencroft Cottages I met up with England Ladies Fly Fishing team members Phillippa Hake and Lisa Isles. The weather was not perfect an easterly wind and bright sunshine. The Tees is fed by Cow Green so river temperatures don’t tend rise much until the reservoir starts to warm up around June.  Read More


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