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Your first ever salmon on the fly always creates a special smile for the camera. This fish was caught at the perfect March Pool of the River Tay and was landed on the lovely sand bar you can see to the left of frame with the assistance of my McLean landing net.
This guest caught this perfect River Tay salmon with his very first cast of the fishing day near Murthly. As you can see that a life jacket & eye protection are mandatory with all of our guided fishing guests in addition to salmon!
This happy River Tay salmon fisher hook, played and landed this perfect fresh run Spring salmon during late May in the Meetings Pool of the Kinnaird Beat near Dunkeld. A high rod tip is essential while playing a powerful fish like this to avoid a drowned fly line which could exert too much pressure on the hook hold.
This angler's wife had purchased a gift voucher for his Christmas for a guided day on the River Tay in Perthshire. He ended up landing 3 perfect Autumn salmon by 5pm. This was number 3 from the 'Guay Pool' near Dunkeld.

How To Learn to Fish For Salmon

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.

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How To Learn to Fish For Salmon

Why it is important to learn the correct salmon fishing skills

Many people come into the sport of salmon fishing with little tactical awareness regarding the basic salmon fishing skills that are needed for success and remain on a self taught path that will yield little rewards as far as successful salmon captures are concerned. Personally I was fortunate to have 2 almost legendary mentors Willie Laird (Tay Ghillie 1930-1985) & Peter Anderson (Word Champion Fly Caster) who opened my mind at an early age as to the importance of having a good grasp of the basic salmon fishing skills that are vital for success in this fantastic sport. Learning how to use a salmon fly rod, move effectively on the riverbank and knowing how to set a salmon fly hook are 3 basic yet vital skills.

Where can I learn to fish for salmon

Catching salmon has little really to do with luck and is much more about effective salmon pool & water column coverage with a solid understanding of how to react to a salmon take when it occurs. Don't leave you success ratio to chance and get with a salmon fishing professional to shorten your learning curve. If you're serious about achieving success in this amazing sport you need to book a professional salmon guide who's been in the business long enough to be able to teach the basic fundamental salmon fishing skills. The 4 major Scottish salmon rivers (Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed) are covered by our professional guide service.

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