Message from Mark July

Can I firstly thank you all for the tremendous response to coming out of lock down and the travel restrictions that were in place and for the bookings made in June which were at record levels for us. This week sees further accommodation providers beginning to open up too which means making a trip beyond a day trip now being well in reach and I am sure many of you are already making plans.

The availability on some rivers is literally drying up as bookings continue to be solid for the next few months so please don’t leave your final decisions too long on where you would like to go and fish as you just might miss out on your first choice of fishing.

For me it was great to get back out fishing – it’s been so long that just to be on the river bank was indeed a real pleasure. I was fortunate enough to join David and Dylan on Cargill (pictured) which for the last few months has been fishing it’s socks off!!  Check out their catches here and if you still fancy a day on Cargill then you really will need to act fast as there is very little choice left.

I met a chap that until my day out I had only spoken too on the phone and corresponded with via email. Charles Drummond was his name and it was Charles who gave us the well used letter that we had on our site that you could use to write to your MSP about the lock down restrictions and how they affected fishing. Here is a photo Charles catching his second fish of the day and boy, was it a cracker!!

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Catches and reports from up and down the country are all really positive with tales of rivers full of fish and some monsters caught and indeed lost. I am already planning my next day out and can’t wait to get back on the river.

Our new Help Centre page is now live and lots of people are using it to get frequently asked questions answered or are using the messaging facility to get help as required. Here is the link to the page which now also offers “live chat” in the mornings through the week if you need to speak to us.

Hope many of you are venturing out this week – conditions across the country are looking pretty favourable and will certainly mean lots of anglers out and about doing what we all love the most – gone fishing?

Tight lines everyone

Mark

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