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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.

Jock Monteith

26 Sep 2017

River Tay Salmon Fishing

Here's a great example of a fresh run Scottish salmon that was caught on Scotland's famous River Tay. Learning the adjustments to your existing fishing approach to give you the best chances of success is a fascinating process and will no doubt change the way you look at a salmon river. Book a professional River Tay salmon guide to fine tune your salmon fishing approach and to set you off on the right footing for success in this amazing Scottish rural pursuit.

Catching A Scottish Salmon copy 5

25 Sep 2017

Identifying Salmon Lies

Being able to identify the likely areas of a salmon pool where salmon may be present is a real salmon fishing skill well worth developing. Around the areas where there are riverbed features which create breaks in the current are often productive but sometimes you'll need to look closer as they won't always be as obvious as you see in this photograph. Before fishing through a pool it often pays to sit and observe the water for a few minutes instead of rushing in.

Fishing For Salmon on the River Tay

24 Sep 2017

Salmon Fishing Conditions

While many of Scottish salmon fishers follow the high tech world of electronic water gauge levels and catch statistics you simply cannot beat being in the right place at the right time in salmon fishing. Salmon thankfully operate on a completely different frequency from ourselves and can be caught in most conditions. This shot shows a troubled sky over the River Tay but if you look closer you'll see a sparkle of sunlight which I always personally like to see while salmon fishing.

Moody Sky On The Salmon river

23 Sep 2017

Learn To Fish For Salmon

There is a fair bit of knowledge & tact involved in creating the perfect end result photograph like this. To get there quickly it's advisable to book the services of a professional salmon guide who's fully tuned in to the river and all of the effective salmon fishing tactics. Follow this link for more details and how to book guided Scottish salmon fishing on one of Scotland's big four salmon rivers and take the guesswork out of your Atlantic salmon fishing approach.

Perfect Tay Salmon Fishing

22 Sep 2017

Fly Selection In Autumn

During the Autumn months when the leaves start to change colour and cooler temperatures arrive in the Scottish river valleys it's time to rethink your salmon fly selection colours. Fly patterns with red & orange tied into them or any material with a rustic look always work well during September & October. These colours adjustments work even better if you can get your fly down to the lower areas of the water column where salmon tend to be found at this time of year.

Autumn Salmon Flies

21 Sep 2017

Autumn Scottish Salmon Fishing

Here's a shot of a perfect heavyweight Autumn salmon which was caught yesterday afternoon on the River Tay. As big numbers of these fish enter the Scottish rivers we are now in the most productive weeks of the entire Scottish salmon fishing season. Book a professional Scottish salmon fishing guide and give yourself a five star introduction to this amazing pursuit. Follow this link for more details on what's included in ourĀ guided salmon fishing packages.

Autumn Scottish Salmon Fishing

20 Sep 2017

Fishing Hut Preparation

Preparing a salmon fishing hut prior to the fishing guests arrival is a very important part of the client experience. There's at least an hour involved in making sure equipment & kit is properly organised along with getting the fire going properly and the kettle boiled for a welcoming cup of coffee. There's so much more to Scottish salmon fishing than just catching salmon and what goes on behind the scenes plays a bigger part than most people realise.

Fishing Hut Preparation

19 Sep 2017

River Tay Salmon Holding Water

While salmon are caught throughout the River Tay at different times of the year I look for the deeper water venues when arranging salmon fishing trips for fishing guests. Salmon will hold deep when the warmer months come and won't be found in the shallow streams. The cooler water is found at the bottom of deep pools so adjusting your tactics to get down to them can pay off. Dunkeld House salmon fishing is one such River Tay venue that holds many salmon.

Dunkeld House Salmon Fishing river tay

18 Sep 2017

River Tay Salmon Fishing

There's a calming and almost spiritual side to being beside a Scottish salmon river. As a head ghillie on the River Tay for most of my adult life I used to love sitting in the twilight watching the river after a busy day looking after numerous salmon fishing guests. It's almost as if the river's energy gives you the ability to expand time as you focus in on its movement and mood as the light starts to fade. Follow this link for more information on River Tay salmon fishing.

River Tay Salmon Fishing .

17 Sep 2017

Perfect Riverbank Memories

Here's a shot of a young salmon angler on the River Tay with his guide holding a perfect fresh run salmon of approx 20 lbs. This was this young man's first exposure to Scottish salmon fly fishing and was the second salmon he landed of this size within 90 minutes of ever touching a salmon fly rod. This is the sheer magic and beautiful unpredictability of Scottish salmon fishing. The key to success in this game is being with a guide who has 'walked the walk'.

Perfect Salmon Fishing Moments