If you're new to this amazing sport or wish to maximise your chances of success during your Scottish salmon fishing trip then it is advisable to book a professional salmon fishing guide.
If you're new to Scottish salmon fishing or in need of some tactical fine tuning book a professional salmon guide to make sure you're not only supplied with the correct levels of salmon fishing equipment but are also booked onto a good seasonally appropriate salmon fishing venue. Professional salmon fishing guides with years of professional riverbank experience are available on Scotland's major 4 salmon rivers, The Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed.
The important salmon fishing skills that a professional salmon fishing guide will teach you are not only about how to Spey cast with a double handed salmon fly rod but as importantly how to space each swing of the fly correctly as you fish your way down through a salmon pool. You'll also be taught how to react effectively to the take from a salmon as this discipline is a polar oppostie to how other species of fish are hooked when they take a fly. Other important topics about salmon fly choice and the depth & speed of the fly will also be taught along with other tactical thoughts a salmon fisher needs to understand.
Picking up the necessary salmon fishing skills is important if you're new to Scottsh salmon fishing and all of these components are important for your overall enjoyment of the fishing day and for your chances of success. Far too many people experience Scottish salmon fishing for the first time via a permit and without a guide to teach them and or the proper equipment. This is false economy and more often than not quickly puts potential new salmon fishers out of the sport before they even get started. A professional guide will not only teach but will enthuse a new salmnon fisher in addition to significantly increasing their chances of catching salmon and staying in the sport. Make the most of your Scottish salmon fishing experience as the skills you'll pick up from a professional salmon guide will stand you in good stead for your salmon fishing future.
Before the birth of the internet and in the preceding 30 years much of Scotland's salmon fishing was sold to one individual fishing party via a full rod compliment of typically between 4 to 6 rods via an annually returning fixed weekly let. These weekly let salmon fishers would have a professional ghillie (guide) dedicated solely to that party for their entire fishing week and would learn how to effectively fish the beat over time. Since the arrival of the internet day rod permit sales are now far more dominant resulting in a significant change-over from the traditional weekly let parties of old. In my opinion this change has put much more strain on what a resident beat ghillie is able to provide as many of these day rod fishers are new to the water and are only present for a single day resulting in little opportunity for a resident beat ghillie to spend sufficient time on explaining how to fish the water properly (or teach other tactical salmon fishing necessities if required). Booking a personal salmon guide ensures top service levels throughout the full fishing day in addition to all of the correct salmon fishing equipment including chest waders & waterproof jackets (if required).
Like any rural pursuit there needs to be a basic skill set requiremnent for any guest to gain true value for their day out on the salmon river. Our guided salmon fishing packages take all of the guesswork out of where to fish, what kit to bring and how to fish effectively. Catching salmon can be fairly tough at times so understanding exactly what tactics provide the best chance of success via professional guide instruction is always going to increase your enjoyment and your chances of catching prized Scottish salmon.
If you're new to this amazing sport or wish to maximise your chances of success during your Scottish salmon fishing trip then it's always advisable to book a professional salmon fishing guide. Our professional salmon fishing guide service provides everything that's required including the salmon fishing permits to 'seasonally appropriate' & well managed Scottish salmon fishing venues, all the necessary salmon fishing tactical tuition, astute salmon pool knowledge & all the appropriate salmon fishing equipment including 'proven' salmon flies. Follow this link for information on how to book a professional salmon fishing guide on one of Scotland's famous salmon rivers.
The potency from contact with a wild Atlantic salmon really needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated.
Professional Scottish salmon guide Jock Monteith's career information about where pike can be found on Scotland's famous River Tay.
Professional Scottish salmon guide advice on how to conduct yourself properly on the salmon rivers of Scotland.
Professional Scottish salmon fishing guide advice on when Atlantic salmon spawn in the rivers of Scotland.
Professional Scottish salmon fishing guide advice on the best times of the day to catch salmon during the fishing season.
Professional Scottish salmon fishing advice on targeting the correct depth of salmon fly to match the water conditions of the salmon river.
Professional Scottish salmon guide advice about how to tune into a Scottish salmon river and align your vibe with that of the river environment.
Professional Scottish 'career based' salmon fishing guide advice on how best to align your salmon fishing approach to high water conditions.
Professional salmon fishing guide advice on the beautiful native otter populations that live on the River Tay and other Scottish salmon rivers.
A professional Scottish salmon fishing guide's 'career based' explanations as to why salmon jump in the rivers of Scotland.
Professional Scottish salmon fishing guide career based advice on why a salmon takes a fly in the fresh water of a river when it's not in the river to feed.
Professional career salmon guide advice on some of the optimal water conditions to catch salmon in during the Scottish salmon fishing season.
Professional Scottish salmon fishing career based advice on which salmon rivers are best to fish in Scotland.
Professional career Scottish ghillie advice regarding the conservation of wild Scottish salmon stocks and the practice of 'Catch & Release'.
Professional career based salmon fishing advice on where the main likely salmon hooking areas are to be found on Scottish rivers.
Professional career based Scottish salmon guide advice on the best time to fish the River Tummel in Perthshire.
Professional career Scottish salmon guide advice on the best logic based salmon fishing tactical approach during the very cold early Spring months.
On the many salmon river valleys of Scotland there are great hotel accommodation options for visiting salmon fishers.
Knowing the right time to land a salmon after you've hooked it is very important for a successful outcome.
Knowing how to optimally time your salmon fishing trip to Scotland is a key factor for success and there are a few different components to consider.
Professional salmon fishing guide advice regarding what week days fishing is permitted for salmon in Scotland and other useful information.
Professional career based salmon fishing advice about how to fish for salmon on bright light days.
Professional career based salmon fishing advice on how to make sure you catch many more salmon than most salmon fishers achieve.
Professional salmon fishing career advice on how to effectively set a spinning lure hook when fishing for salmon and other useful spin fishing tips.
Professional career based advice on how to select a sink tip when salmon fly fishing for salmon in Scotland.
Professional career salmon fishing expert advice on how to force a salmon to take your fly when they are playing hard to catch.
Useful information on how to catch salmon on the rivers in Scotland with details of the type of rods, lures & flies that work best.
How to understand the best mental and physical approach to a Scottish salmon river which should be part of your advanced salmon fishing strategy.
Understanding how to wade safely in a salmon river should always be the number one priority and secondly how to optimise your salmon catch potential.
Information on how to properly unhook and release a Scottish salmon with conservation of future salmon stock levels in mind.
How to understand and learn the importance of good riverbank movement which is a largely untaught yet vital skill when fishing for salmon in Scotland.
How to understand the importance of controlling the speed & depth of your salmon fly which is a vital skill when fishing for salmon in Scotland.
An insight into what species of fish Scotland has in its many rivers, lochs and coastal areas and how to arrange fishing on one of the 4 major Scottish salmon rivers.
Straight forward factual information on the best way to book fishing on Scotland's famous River Tay for beginners or experienced salmon fishers.
Straight forward factual information on the best way to book fishing on Scotland's famous River Dee for beginners or experienced salmon fishers.
Straight forward factual information on the best way to book fishing on Scotland's famous River Spey for beginners or experienced salmon fishers.
Straight forward factual information on the best way to book fishing on Scotland's famous River Tweed for beginners or experienced salmon fishers.
Crucial information on how to effectively set a salmon fly hook during the adrenalin charged moment when a salmon takes your fly.
On some of the big Scottish salmon rivers it is possible to spin fish under certain water conditions. The River Tay allows spin fishing at all times.
It's very important when you're salmon fishing on a Scottish river to deploy effective riverbank movement spacings between each cast.
A professional salmon fishing guide will give you the best chances of success on the Scottish rivers as a guide will provide all of the essential equipment, tactical tuition & seasonally appropriate salmon river access.
There are over 400 salmon rivers in Scotland and many of these river systems or tributary rivers have different timings of salmon runs and many are recent local rainfall dependent.
There are various different components required to effectively fish for salmon in Scotland which are all important for a successful fishing trip.
There are 2 different ways to book Scottish salmon fishing, one being with a professional salmon guide to give you the best chance of success or simply buying the salmon fishing access on its own.
When you book a professional Scottish salmon fishing guide you will be taught how to fly fish with a double handed salmon fly rod and other important fishing skills.
When you hook a powerful Scottish salmon it is important to keep your composure and know exactly what you should be doing for a successful outcome to the fight.
Booking a professional salmon fishing guide gives you the advantage of learning on day 1 the essential salmon fishing skills you need for success in this amazing Scottish rural pursuit.
Learn how to perform the traditional Scottish Spey cast with a complete breakdown of the vital components that make up a perfectly delivered Spey cast.
Find out the best times of year to fish for salmon in Scotland's rivers.