Professional career Scottish ghillie advice regarding the conservation of wild Scottish salmon stocks and the practice of 'Catch & Release'.
Around 20+ years ago there was a sensible initiative introduced on the Scottish salmon rivers to preserve salmon stocks and to ensure the future appearance of sustainable salmon runs for future generations. This initiative was to adopt a 'Catch & Release' policy with recommendations too regarding the careful handling of salmon. In general, most Scottish salmon river fishery management recommend 'Catch & Release' throughout the full Scottish salmon fishing season as the Scottish law that fully protects wild salmon from being killed by anglers expires at the end of March each year (this is currently under review) leaving salmon vulnerable to being killed thereafter on rivers that are less focussed on the conservational side of the sport.
As an 'effective' lobbyist for 'Catch & Release' on the River Tay back in 2005 I see the complete sense in making sure as many adult salmon reach the spawning grounds each season as possible as you don't need to be a fishery scientist expert to realise that a dead salmon has no chance of spawning! Back in 2005 the River Dee in Aberdeenshire had already been practicing 'Catch & Release' for over a decade with good salmon stock results starting to re-generate. I personally fished and worked on the Tay through an era where every salmon that was caught was killed but if you apply that practice to any form of wildlife you'll get the same eventual outcome.
Most of the older fishers who coundn't understand or accept 'Catch & Release' when it became normal 20 years ago on most Scottish salmon rivers are now retired from the sport and the younger generation who now fish the Scottish salmon rivers are well versed with this sensible logic-backed conservation policy. Wild Atlantic salmon are just one of the planet's many indicator species and they deserve respect from the anglers as they've got enough to deal with at sea from commercial exploitation plus virus contamination & sea-lice infestation from commercial sea-loch salmon farms (aqua-culture).
At this time while there's no real cohesion, forward lateral thinking or real 'go-getters' within the various fragmented & often confusing management structures of Scotland's finest salmon rivers so 'catch & release' is here to stay. So until there are fixes to coastal sandeel stock exploitation, aquaculture (salmon farms) moving their West (& East!) virus & sea lice spreading sea cages on-shore, in-river and coastal area predation via excessive saw billed duck populations & massively expanded coastal grey & common seal populations, salmon migration route oceanic security (fishery patrol vessels) to guard against commercial expoitation and the natural enhancement of in-river salmon redd quality (spawning gravel) which have certainly been affected by massive large scale commercial forestation hill drainage siltation and the equally destructive salmon redd quality reduction from the long term effects of hydro electricity schemes which have significantly reduced salmon spawning gravel quality (& areas) there won't be a harvestable surplus of wild Atlantic salmon for anglers to retain (kill) salmon.
To learn the most effective Scottish salmon fishing tactics to assist you in personally interviewing one of these fine Atlantean survival specialists and also learn all about the perilous life-cycle of wild Atlantic salmon and many other fascinating components of the wild Atlantic salmon's life cycle book a professional salmon 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 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.
It is mandatory under Scottish law to have a permit for fishing access whilst fishing on Scotland's rivers for salmon, sea trout or brown trout. A fishing licence is currently not required on the vast majority of Scottish rivers.