Salmon Fishing Guides Scotland
Welcome to our newsletter page where Scottish salmon fishing updates will be entered on an ongoing daily basis.
Learning how to fish for salmon correctly is a very important factor as a salmon fishing permit on its own is valueless without the water knowledge, fishing ability & correct salmon fishing equipment levels.
We hope you'll book a guided salmon fishing experience in Scotland and become an entry on this web page.
12 Oct 2021
On Scotland's largest and deepest salmon river both fly fishing and spin fishing are permitted and there's definitely a time and place for each method depending on the prevailing water conditions and the month of the year. Nothing beats catching a salmon on the fly but on the Tay don't right off the thrill or skill involved in catching a salmon on the spinning rod via good riverbank movement and knowing how to set the hook when a salmon cooperates.
11 Oct 2021
There's amazing natural magic to be found on the riverbanks of Scotland and make no mistake about that fact. The ambient ever changing light conditions you'll witness throughout a day on one of Scotland's top salmon fishing rivers just has to be seen to be believed. As a professional salmon guide I'd always reach for the camera and capture all such amazing moments as you see here in this shot of this low level double rainbow on the River Tay.
10 Oct 2021
There are many differing styles of hut used these days and many of the newer styles are of Scandinavian design origin. For many years I operated out of an original Victorian hut which had formally been a curling pond hut before it was transported to a new location beside the River Tay and a full renovation carried out. Nothing beats having a well appointed salmon fishing hut to change or dry out in beside a wood burning stove and a kettle.
9 Oct 2021
There are so many different patterns of salmon flies available these days it can indeed become mind boggling as to which pattern and size to select. Over the decades I've been involved in this game i've narrowed it down to 5 patterns that are very consistent salmon catchers through the different seasons and water conditions of the year. There's no need to carry a suitcase of salmon flies around with you and a carefully selected box of no more than a dozen flies in different sizes is more than adequate.
8 Oct 2021
There's a different set of riverbank tactics required to be successful on the Scottish rivers during the early Summer months and that is the time when the rivers often need a different more subtle approach. Be taught by a seasoned professional Scottish salmon fishing guide exactly how to target Autumn salmon which are most definitely a beautiful fish to catch at the most lovely time of year like this perfect fish.
7 Oct 2021
One of the most important salmon fishing skills that is not taught or even fully understood by the vast majority of salmon fishers is effective riverbank movement. Many anglers inch their way through a salmon pool wasting much valuable fishing time and technically training salmon to accept the presence of the fly. To make a salmon take you need to trigger its hunting instinct and that is logically best done by startling the fish via good riverbank cast spacings.
6 Oct 2021
If you're new to this magnificent pursuit or have been in the business for a while but lack success booking a professional salmon guide for a day will give you a good grounding in the correct tactical basics to ensure you catch salmon consistently. There's much more involved in outsmarting salmon than the vast majority of fishers understand and anything short of the proper fishing approach and water coverage will simply not produce the desired end result like you see here.
5 Oct 2021
Success in salmon fishing is not something anyone's likely to just stumble upon without some quality tactical tuition from a professional salmon guide who knows exactly what they're talking about. There are so many vital components that are essential for grasping the basics of good enough competence levels to ensure consistent salmon fishing results. Buying some salmon fishing kit and access to a salmon river is only a small part of the success jigsaw.
4 Oct 2021
There's nothing in the natural world that I've ever seen that comes close to the thrill & excitement of catching a wild Atlantic salmon on a fly rod. This is a delicate objective to achieve but it is made much easier if you're involving the professional services of an expert Scottish salmon fishing guide. Treat yourself to a tussle with the 'King of Fish' this year on one of Scotland's beautiful salmon rivers. Follow this link for guided salmon fishing package details.
3 Oct 2021
In Scottish salmon fishing anglers are all mainly self taught and have picked up fishing skills and in many cases bad habits too. In salmon fishing the most important skills are being able to present a salmon fly and control that fly, separate each swing of the salmon fly effectively and exactly how to set the hook when you effectively cover enough water to earn that moment. If you want an effective start in this business book a salmon fishing guide to show you how.