If you're new to this amazing sport or wish to maximise your chances of success during your Scottish salmon fishing trip then it is advisable to book a professional salmon fishing guide.
If you're new to this amazing sport or wish to maximise your chances of success during your Scottish salmon fishing trip then it's always advisable to book a professional salmon fishing guide. Our professional salmon fishing guide service provides everything that's required including the salmon fishing permits to 'seasonally appropriate' & well managed Scottish salmon fishing venues, all the necessary salmon fishing tactical tuition, astute salmon pool knowledge & all the appropriate salmon fishing equipment including 'proven' salmon flies.
Before the birth of the internet and in the preceding 30 years much of Scotland's salmon fishing was sold to one individual fishing party via a full rod compliment of typically between 4 to 6 rods via an annually returning fixed weekly let. These weekly let salmon fishers would have a professional ghillie (guide) dedicated solely to that party for their entire fishing week and would learn how to effectively fish the beat over time. Since the arrival of the internet day rod permit sales are now far more dominant resulting in a significant change-over from the traditional weekly let parties of old. In my opinion this change has put much more strain on what a resident beat ghillie is able to provide as many of these day rod fishers are new to the water and are only present for a single day resulting in little opportunity for a resident beat ghillie to spend sufficient time on explaining how to fish the water properly (or teach other tactical salmon fishing necessities if required). Booking a personal salmon guide ensures top service levels throughout the full fishing day in addition to all of the correct salmon fishing equipment including chest waders & waterproof jackets (if required).
Like any rural pursuit there needs to be a basic skill set requiremnent for any guest to gain true value for their day out on the salmon river. Our guided salmon fishing packages take all of the guesswork out of where to fish, what kit to bring and how to fish effectively. Catching salmon can be fairly tough at times so understanding exactly what tactics provide the best chance of success via professional guide instruction is always going to increase your enjoyment and your chances of catching prized Scottish salmon. Follow this link for information on how to book a professional salmon fishing guide on one of Scotland's famous salmon rivers.