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This shot was taken during Summertime of me and my dog 'Selkie' on the River Tay near Dunkeld by top photographer Peter Sandground. You can see my salmon fly rod and landing net ready for instant deployment.
Professional Scottish photographer Louise Bellin took this perfectly times Spey casting shot which she captured at the lovely Meetings Pool on the Kinnaird Beat Near Pitlochry. This section of the cast is known as 'The Swing' where your carefully lifted taut fly line comes smoothly around to form an upstream 'Anchor Point' before being represented across the river via 'The Powerstroke'.
This was a shot of myself with a top UK surgeon who'd just taken up salmon fishing. This is the gravel riverbank at the neck of the Ash Tree Pool at Kinnaird near Dunkeld. Look at the amazing Perthshire hills in the back ground and the fast streamy River Tay salmon water behind us. This lovely shot was taken by top Scottish photographer Louise Bellin.
Here's Jock Monteith out showing a group of visiting Canadian salmon fishers how we tie on a salmon fly in Scotland. This shot was taken on the left hand bank of the Gean Tree Pool of the River Tay near the village of Murthly.
Here's young Robbie Fairfull (then 12 years old) and myself at the Ash Tree Pool on Kinnaird holding an absolute peach of a 20lbs Spring salmon. Robbie went on to land another one of the same size 20 minutes after this fish was released! These fish were caught during the last week of March which is always a great time for big Tay salmon.
Jock Monteith was hired by the famous Hollywood actor Michael Keaton to be his personal guide for the day up on the River Tilt near Blair Atholl.
Colin and I both worked together for a few seasons 20 years ago on the Newtyle salmon beat of the River Tay before Colin took the job as Head Ghillie on the nearby Dalmarnock Beat which is a lovely Tay salmon beat slightly upstream of Dunkeld.
As you can see by my Adidas training shoes I wasn't really there to fish that day but I was asked by a fellow River Tay ghillie to try out his new fly rod and line. After half a dozen casts my fly was stopped by this perfect Tay Spring salmon at the 'Daffodil Lie' Pool neat Logierait which is 10 minutes from the Perthshire town of Pitlochry.
Here's 'Graham Of Menteith' kilted Jock Monteith out teaching the traditional Spey cast underneath the Tay's Telford Bridge at Dunkeld. Look at the perfect D-Loop rod loading perfection.
This shot was taken during early May as I was powering up through the fast water at the mouth of the Tay/Tummel confluence in the Kinnaird Beat's traditional River Tay salmon fishing boat.
I don't need to say much about this Scottish footballing legend. I took Graeme up to the River Tummel near Moulinearn that day and he had a brief encounter with a salmon and had it been a football it would surely found the landing net!
Here's 4 new salmon fishers being taught at the Mike's Run salmon pool on the River Tummel near Ballinluig in Perthshire. A guided salmon fishing day always commences with a refresher or crash course in Spey casting techniques and other important salmon fishing skills.

Jock Monteith

Jock Monteith is a highly respected salmon fishing professional in the Scottish salmon fishing industry

Jock Monteith

Jock Monteith is a highly respected salmon fishing professional who has built a 'unique' reputation for delivering top service levels within guided Scottish salmon fishing.

Jock's involvement with Scottish salmon fishing spans back to 1970 when he landed his first salmon at the age of five on the River Tay under the guidance of 'legendary' Tay ghillie the late Willie Laird (1912-1991).

As a career Head Ghillie on the River Tay Jock significantly raised the operational standards of 2 high profile Tay salmon beats through his professional grasp of salmon fishing, beat management and client hosting. 

Jock has also achieved success in various other initiatives in the sport including playing the pioneering & private fundraising role for Europe's largest ever river habitat survey on the River Tay which successfully evaluated over 1000 miles of the Tay's headwaters via the Tay Western Catchment Project (see below).

In addition to the above Jock’s had numerous involvements with habitat restoration projects & the media over the years;

Jock was the first ghillie In Scotland to publicly call for 100% ‘Catch & Release’ via a BBC Radio Scotland interview in February 2014.

Jock has been the guided salmon fishing service provider to many famous Scottish hotels over the last decade including the Gleneagles Hotel, Fonab Castle, Dunkeld House Hotel and the Kinloch House Hotel due to his professional operational standards.

Sky Sports 'Tight Lines' show July 2014 Jock assisted famous UK fisherman and ‘Tight Lines’ presenter Keith Arthur to his first ever salmon on The River Tay;

'Turus A Bhradain' (2007 -2009) TV series on rivers Tay, Spey & Fyne, Jock was invited to participate in these 3 episodes. This TV series is still being run today due to their viewership success.

Here's a link to the Turas A Bhradain 'The Tay' episode.

Appearances on Reporting Scotland, French Sky Sports Television, BBC's Grand Tours of Scotland & Scottish Television together with numerous interviews on Radio Scotland and various Telegraph & Scotsman articles have all played their part in cementing Jock’s reputation as a leading promotor & figure in Scottish salmon fishing.

To view many examples of Jock’s vast salmon fishing knowledge & skills scroll through some of his many tactical salmon fishing articles shared on his guided salmon fishing website and on his Youtube 'Jock Monteith' Channel.

Jock Monteith has exceptional knowledge & understanding of Scottish salmon fishing due to his unique track record & salmon fishing expertise and has successfully taught, guided and enthused thousands of salmon anglers over his professional career. As a former professional Head Ghillie on the River Tay Jock is 'uniquely' qualified to assist and organise your Scottish guided salmon fishing requirements.