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In the tail of this pool about 25 yards out from these protruding riverside stones there's an excellent salmon lie where running fish like to briefly pause. A long line fished while wading from an upstream position is how to best cover this salmon lie in order to narrow the cast angle to slow the pace of the fly over this hot spot.
This lump of River Tay marine predator perfection was hooked and landed at the Guay Pool on the River Tay at Kinnaird. Look at this beautiful salmon's perfect colours and markings. Again, you can see this fish is protected via the fine soft knotless mesh bag which I fitted to the landing net.
You can clearly see the sub surface riverbed stones commotion in the foreground. The broken water 20 yards behind the commotion is a great salmon lie as these stones break the flow. You can see the dark glassy patches marking the salmon lie. This is the March Pool near Dunkeld on the River Tay.
This is early May on the middle River Tay between Pitlochry & Dunkeld which is a renowned salmon fishing hot spot. Look at the perfect blue sky & water and the new leaves starting to appear on the riverside trees. This fine shot was taken from the right hand bank of the March Pool which is a particularly good salmon pool during Springtime.
This is the Glide Pool on the Dalmarnock Beat of the River Tay. This salmon fisher is out concentrating his fishing effort on the deep run that's located between his position and the riverbank opposite him. The area where the tree is located is an excellent area for hooking salmon.
This is my most favourite River Tay salmon fishing hot spot near the mouth of the River Tummel 10 miles north of Dunkeld during some exciting light conditions in June. Check out the perfectly cut riverbank in the foreground which I just love to cut to make this pool look its very best.

Where Can I Fish For Salmon In Scotland

There are over 400 hundred salmon rivers in Scotland with some very famous river names amongst them like Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed.

Where Can I Fish For Salmon In Scotland

How many salmon rivers are there in scotland

There are over 400 hundred salmon rivers in Scotland with some very famous river names amongst them like the Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed. The smaller rivers are fairly rainfall dependent so unless you can gain fishing access and move at short notice it's safer to stick to the 4 above major Scottish salmon rivers. The River Tay in Central Scotland is one of the most popular salmon rivers due to its huge headwater loch fed size and general accessability. There are also many good local hotel options in the popular River Tay Valley towns of Pitlochry & Dunkeld for visiting salmon anglers.

Can I fish for salmon on the lochs of scotland

There are many Scottish river catchment lochs that hold salmon too however most of the salmon fly fishing takes place on the rivers. On the lochs the preferred tactical salmon fishing method is via static rod (hands free) shoreline boat trawling. With the more popular river salmon fishing approach a professional salmon guide will arrange the fishing access, provide all of the required equipment and teach you how to fish effectively for salmon. Follow this link if you'd like to find out more detailed geographic locational information regarding each of  Scotland's 4 major salmon rivers and how to hire a professional salmon fishing guide on each river and exactly what that entails.

Where are the popular salmon fishing rivers and towns

On the River Tay the popular local towns are Pitlochry & Dunkeld which have some very good hotel accommodation options and are close to the beautiful middle Tay salmon beats. On the River Dee the town of Banchory is the most popular Dee Valley town for visiting salmon fisher accommodation. On the famous River Spey the town of Grantown has always been a firm favourite for visiting salmon anglers and on the River Tweed the town of Melrose is also close to some of the famous middle Tweed salmon beats.