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This fine shot was taken by top Scottish photographer Peter Sandground from between the oak trees on the right hand bank of the Newtyle Beat's Cottar Pool on the River Tay near Dunkeld.
This is the grass bank walkway from the Upper Kinnaird salmon fishing hut down to the River Tay where the boats are kept. There's also an excellent salmon lie in this shot where you see that riffled water slightly to the right of frame and approx 20 yards out from the riverbank. This perfect salmon lie is called Daffodil Lie.
This is total Atlantic salmon fly caught perfection from the banks of the River Tay in Perthshire near the popular tourist town of Dunkeld. This lovely salmon was hooked near the Tummel/Tay confluence which is a great area to intercept salmon like this on the fly rod.
Here's a lone angler out with his fly rod on the left bank of the amazing Cottar Pool on the River Tay near Dunkeld. The river is running at around 3ft above Summer level in this shot so it's easy to fish this salmon pool off the grass at this water height.
Here's a picture postcard shot looking down onto the tail of The Trap Pool and onto the Cottar Pool on the Newtyle salmon beat of the River Tay. The dark glassy water at the tail of The Trap is indeed a serious salmon fishing hot spot.
The amazing beauty of the Tay Valley is perfectly displayed here at the neck of the Channel Pool looking downstream to the gravel riverbank in the far distance which is where the River Tummel enters the Tay. This salmon spin fisher had come all the way from Italy to fish the Tay for salmon.
Here's the perfect downstream view of the Oak Tree Pool which is located on the River Tay near Dunkeld. This area of the Tay Valley is highly scenic and especially during late Spring when this lovely shot was taken.
Here's a stunning light shot taken at the mid section of the Kinnaird Beat's Guay Pool near Dunkeld which is a great taking area. This River Tay salmon fisher is bathing in these sunbeams and must have enjoyed his exposure to the amazing flowing energy of the Tay that day.
Look at this for salmon fly fishing perfection. This is the tail section of the lovely Gean Tree salmon pool near the Perthshire village of Murthly. Soon after this shot was taken the angler landed a Summer salmon and as I took this photograph I fully expected him to do just that.

How To Tune Yourself Into A 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.

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How To Tune Yourself Into A Salmon River

How to Develop your Natural Predatory Senses When Fishing For Salmon

As a professional salmon guide I've always had a far deeper fascination with the salmon river and its inhabitants than most salmon anglers are likely to have in this pursuit. I am a big believer in our 6th sense that once was more prevalent in the human race when our species used to rely on hunting for its very survival and when hunting success was also dependent on the brain and the subtle signals it collects while in pursuit of the quarry as much as how lethal our arms and hands were with a rock, spear or arrow.

Do Scottish Salmon Rivers Have their own Energy Fields

A salmon river is a magnicent enery charged living entity and this energy plus the hypnotic ceaseless flow of the river can change the human thought process if exposesd long enough to its natural splendour. When you go salmon fishing it is important to consider the environment you've entered and that you attempt to align yourself with the natural energy of your surroundings. What I mean by this is regarding your thought energy and movement. For many salmon fishers the thrill of being back out in this energy field turbo charges their excitement levels which is totally understandable. This excitement however can be a hinderance to the vibe you exude so my advice would be to try to mask it and come in under the radar on a salmon river especially given the fact you're carrying a 15ft carbon fibre radio wave transmitter in your hands!

How to Keep Your salmon Fishing Expectations Under Control

A creature like the wild Atlantic salmon is tuned into a completely different energy frequency than we are and don't think for one moment that salmon can't sense the vibe of a fisher who's over eager & excited as I've seen loads of career proof that they most certainly can. Be excited but get that excitement and your expectation levels under control at the start of the fishing day and drip feed that energy slowly back in over the full course of the day. Salmon usually always take your fly when you're fishing in auto-pilot and your mind has completely drifted off the task in hand as if they've tuned in and are feeling no threat from your riverbank vibe. I've experienced this so many times it simply has to be more than just a coincidence.

How To Adjust Your Vibe On The Salmon River

When you arrive on a salmon river at rod building up time try to relax and don't rush the procedure. Take your time and get that eagerness to fish under full control. When you get to your allocated fishing pools for the morning take a seat on the riverbank and observe the water for 5 to 10 minutes. This will bring you down to the vibe of the river and will also let you think more deeply about your fishing approach before you start to fish. It may also pin point a splash from a salmon allowing you to mark its position from a feature on the far riverbank. Once your salmon fishing energy is aligned with that of the river environment you'll automatically activate your ancient hunting wi-fi hub so listen to the delicate information of any uninduced subtle thoughts that come to mind as these little messages of fly choice, fly swim pace & depth and your carefully measured and gentle riverbank movements are the real information for excelling in this business and they'll be a few of you who know exactly what I'm talking about here. 

Why It's Important To Learn From An Experienced salmon Guide

For a higher undertanding & appreciation of Scottish salmon fishing tactical awareness or to learn the basic fundamental salmon fishing skills book a professional Scottish salmon guide to tune you in to what's required for a successful salmon fishing approach. A personal guide will supply you with all of the required salmon fishing equipment in addition to teaching or fine tuning your tactical approach. A professional guide will fully understand & teach the value of effective riverbank movement spacings which will keep you on the move all day to maximise the chance of a fish. A seasonally appropriate salmon fishing venue (beat) will also be selected on your behalf which is included in our guided salmon fishing packages. Accommodation recommendations can also be provided (if required) that are close to our many preferred Scottish salmon river fishing locations.

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