Jock Monteith is a highly respected salmon fishing professional who has built a solid reputation for delivering top service levels within the Scottish salmon fishing industry.
Jock's involvement with Scottish salmon fishing spans back to 1970 when he landed his first salmon at the age of five on the River Tay under the guidance of 'legendary' Tay ghillie the late Willie Laird (1912-1991).
As a career Head Ghillie on the River Tay Jock significantly raised the operational standards of 2 high profile Tay salmon beats through his professional grasp of salmon fishing, beat management and client hosting. This professional 'hands on' career track record separates Jock from all other River Tay salmon fishing agents who have never served professionally on the Tay or any other Scottish salmon river.
Jock has also achieved success in various other initiatives in the sport including playing the pioneering & private fundraising role for Europe's largest ever river habitat survey on the River Tay which successfully evaluated over 1000 miles of the Tay's headwaters via the Tay Western Catchment Project (see below).
In addition to the above Jock’s had numerous involvements with habitat restoration projects & the media over the years;
- Founder Of Inchewan Burn Habitat Restoration Project (2 mile self raised £100,000 habitat restoration project). Read more on Inchewan Burn Article and Sepa Article
- Founder & Fund Raiser Of Tay Western Catchment Project (1017 mile watercourse survey in Tay headwaters). Read more
- Founder of Tay Foundation Project (River Tay habitat private sponsorship initiative); Read more
Jock was the first ghillie In Scotland to publicly call for 100% ‘Catch & Release’ via a BBC Radio Scotland interview in February 2014.
Jock has been the guided salmon fishing service provider to many famous Scottish hotels over the last decade including the Gleneagles Hotel, Fonab Castle, Dunkeld House Hotel and the Kinloch House Hotel due to his professional operational standards.
Sky Sports 'Tight Lines' show July 2014 Jock assisted famous UK fisherman and ‘Tight Lines’ presenter Keith Arthur to his first ever salmon on The River Tay;
'Turus A Bhradain' (2007 -2009) TV series on rivers Tay, Spey & Fyne, Jock was invited to participate in these 3 episodes. This TV series is still being run today due to their viewership success.
Here's a link to the Turas A Bhradain 'The Tay' episode.
Appearances on Reporting Scotland, French Sky Sports Television, BBC's Grand Tours of Scotland & Scottish Television together with numerous interviews on Radio Scotland and various Telegraph & Scotsman articles have all played their part in cementing Jock’s reputation as a leading promotor & figure in Scottish salmon fishing.
To view many examples of Jock’s top salmon guiding skills & ability scroll through his ‘Jock Monteith Salmon Fishing Scotland’ Facebook Page;
As a 'time served’ Head Ghillie on the River Tay Jock has successfully taught and enthused thousands of salmon anglers and been involved in the capture of thousands of salmon during his professional career.
Jock Monteith has exceptional knowledge & understanding of Scottish salmon fishing due to his unique track record & salmon fishing expertise.