Fishing In Scotland For Salmon

Scottish salmon fishing can be accessed on many of its other numerous salmon fly fishing rivers such as rivers Findhorn, Teith, Helmsdale, South Esk, North Esk, Brora, Thurso, Naver, Halladale, Nith, Findhorn, Annan, Blackwater, Glass, Tummel & Beauly and all these rivers at times offer exceptional salmon fly fishing sport. All these river venues are famous Scottish rivers for catching salmon on and all are perfect for the location for your salmon fishing holiday.

Most Scottish salmon fishing rivers offer a mixed bag of salmon fishing access from reasonably inexpensive fishing association day permits to expensive high end full weekly timeshare lets. On the smaller Scottish rivers good water levels are more important than on the Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed and timing on the smaller rivers is everything and if conditions are favourable then memorable salmon & sea trout fishing can also be expected.

Jock Monteith is a renowned professional Scottish salmon fishing guide. Jock has been involved in salmon fishing for over 35 years including a role as head ghillie for 10 years on the Newtyle beat of the River Tay where he caught his first salmon at the age of five.

Jock has also played an important part in major habitat restoration work on the Tay and applied pressure for a more effective Catch & Release policy. Several TV appearances have cemented his reputation within the media. Jock now operates as a free lance personal guide and works closely with a team of time served professional ghillies.

Jock specialises in arranging professionally guided salmon fishing trips and salmon fishing holidays on most Scottish salmon rivers including the rivers Tay, Spey, Tweed & Dee and with his expert knowledge can eliminate the problems of where and when to fish and how to find the best salmon fishing in Scotland. Jock is also an exceptional Spey casting instructor who in all cases teaches fishers to Spey cast quickly & effectively with his simply yet precise teaching methods. Jock also teaches clients how to effectively hook salmon on the fly which he strongly feels is not fully understood by the majority of salmon fly fishers.

Accommodation from a B&B to a 5 star luxury hotel can be recommended taking the guess work out of where to stay during your Scottish salmon fishing trip. Airport or hotel pick up & drop off service and daily transportation can also be provided along with all required fishing tackle including perfectly balanced Monteith branded Spey rods and Spey lines.

Corporate salmon fishing events are also something that Jock specialises in and he has an unrivalled and vast experience in delivering such days. A salmon fishing gift voucher with Jock Monteith or one of his professional salmon fishing guides for a day or more can also be arranged. Contact Jock Monteith if you are looking for a one stop quality introduction from a 'time served' professional into the exciting pursuit of salmon fishing in Scotland.


Here are some brief overviews of the 4 biggest Scottish salmon fishing rivers.

The River Dee - The River Dee offers some superb fly fishing water and has very healthy numbers of Spring salmon in it from opening in February.

The River Spey - The River Spey can produce early Spring salmon in the lower beats near Fochabers at the start of the season when the water is cold but action usually starts to increase from mid March onwards when more spring salmon enter this perfect Scottish salmon fly fishing river.

The River Tay - In the early months of the year, Spring salmon enter the river in small numbers these days and most of these early salmon are heading for the sanctuary of Loch Tay and the Tay headwater rivers Dochart, Lyon & Lochay. 

The River Tweed - The River Tweed is one of the latest rivers to remain open in Scotland for salmon fishing.  It does not close until the end of November each year and many of it beats produce good salmon & sea trout catches at this time.