Salmon Fishing Near Gleneagles

Scotia Fishing specialise in guided Salmon fishing near Gleneagles. We use a number of locations throughout the Tay system, with the opportunity to fish prime beats on the mighty River Tay, only a short car journey from Gleneagles.  The River Tay is famous for producing the British record rod caught Salmon of 64lb, caught by Miss Georgina Ballantine back in 1922.

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Miss Georgina Ballantine’s 64lb Atlantic Salmon

That special fish remains the rod caught record for the British Isles to this day! 2013 So the Tay have one of it’s best seasons for a long time. The cold start to the year seemed to really help the Spring fishing, with many beats on the river breaking records.

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Salmon fishing near Gleneagles in stunning Tay Valley scenery

Scotia Fishing will carefully select the beat and river that has the appropriate facilities, suits your experience levels and offers you the best chance of catching the king of fish!

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Clients Salmon fishing near Gleneagles on productive scenic beats of the River Tay

We provide a hassle free service – just click and fish! Our packages include transport, permits, personal qualified guidance & tuition, fishing equipment, waterproof clothing & footwear, waders, packed lunches and water.  Our guides will also capture photographic memories of your day as a souvenir for each paying guest. (Check out the Scotia Fishing Gallery, all images are taken by our own guides).

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A fine spring Salmon, as fresh as they come..

Don’t worry if you haven’t tried Spey casting before, our experienced fishing guides will teach you the basics in no time using tried and trusted professional instruction techniques. Our Head Guide Callum Conner is a qualified SGAIC Instructor and Loop Tackle Design Ambassador.

We can fish for Salmon using both traditional and modern Spey rods and lines.

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Learn to Spey cast using double handed fly rods

 

There’s also the possibility to spin fish for Salmon if you wish and when conditions/rules allow, this can be a devastating method on its day. We use modern spinning tackle outfits from excellent lure fishing brand Sakura-Fishing.

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Great spring Salmon for Alaskan guest Jim – River Tay perfection!

Here’s a typical Scotia Fishing Salmon fishing package itinerary;

  • 8am Your personal guide will collect you from your accommodation
  • A short car journey to chosen location
  • Arrive at chosen beat, guide will set up tackle etc and introduction to the Ghillie
  • Complimentary dram of Whisky
  • Brief safety & tackle talk
  • Casting demonstrations (if required)
  • Commence fishing
  • Guides will give further one to one tuition and take photos
  • 1pm  Lunch break (Mandatory on most Salmon beats to rest pools and for anglers to rotate)
  • Commence fishing in fresh pools
  • Guides will give more one to one tuition and take further photos
  • Pack up & refreshments
  • Drop off back at destination for 5:30pm

Our guides will edit your photos of your day as soon as possible and these can be sent via Dropbox.

All clients booking with Scotia will receive a PDF welcome pack with all the information you require for your upcoming trip, This can be stored to a smart phone, iPad or tablet for future references,

Check out our Salmon Fishing Scotland Package to book now or If you’re interested in Salmon fishing near Gleneagles please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page.

 

Fly Fishing Near Gleneagles

Scotia Fishing have a number of options for guided fly fishing near Gleneagles. Scotland is synonymous with Salmon fishing and luckily Gleneagles is only a few miles from the “Mighty River Tay” home of the British record rod caught Atlantic Salmon!

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A happy Scotia Fishing Client releasing a 10lb Spring Salmon

Check out our sample itinerary for a days Salmon fishing near Gleneagles and Salmon Fishing Scotland Package to view prices and book now.

River Trout & Grayling Fly Fishing Near Gleneagles. Scotia Fishing guides have a vast knowledge of the local area and there is some great river fishing to be had when conditions dictate. Both Grayling & Brown Trout can be caught  in the same day on the same river.

Grayling are arguably one of the most beautiful species you can catch in fresh water. They offer anglers year round sport but peak season is from November to February. Wild Brown Trout in Scotland tend to average around a 1/2 lb and what they often lack in size they make up for in beauty and spirit!

 

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Scotland is home to some of the best Grayling fishing in Europe

Trout & Grayling Fishing in Scotland Packages.

Loch Fly Fishing Near Gleneagles. Scotia Fishing can offer you the chance to fish for the sporting Rainbow Trout from a boat surrounded by the scenic Perthshire Hills. Artificially stocked for anglers pleasure, the Rainbow Trout average around 2lb, giving great sport to anglers.

We can also offer you the opportunity to fish for Wild Brown Trout in the Perthshire Hill Lochs from  bank or boat. There is something special about strolling around the shore casting along the margins fishing for our spirited Wild Brown Trout .

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A fine Brown Trout

Trout Loch Fishing Packages in Scotland.

Pike Fly Fishing Near Gleneagles – In our opinion Pike are the most under rated species in Scotland, these fresh water predators offer unbelievable sport on a fly rod. Scottish Pike grow in excess of 20lb in many of our Lochs.

Pike have no fear and will literally nail your lure or fly with bad intentions just inches away from you, providing heart stopping hits. Once hooked they will often tail walk across the surface of the water in an attempt to free the hook.

We can fish for Pike using jerk baits and modern lure fishing techniques as well, if you don’t fly fish these are equally as effective and exciting methods.

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The Pikes aggressive nature makes them a firm favourite with Scotia Fishing Guides

 

 

Pike Fishing in Scotland Packages.

Come and book a guided fishing trip or vacation with Scotia Fishing and experience the best of Scottish Fishing!

You get in touch with us via the ‘Contact Us‘ button at the top of the page or:

Mobile – +44 (0)7415 974879

 

Fishermans Country

Fishermans Country is the latest addition to Matt Hayes and Mick Brown’s growing list of fishing TV series. This is a short trailer is from one of the days filming and gives us all a little teaser of what to look forward too! I believe it’s being aired on Discovery at some point this year. I have to admit, the cinematography looks really good!

Mick Brown and Matt Hayes are arguably the most popular and influential anglers in the UK.  Matt Hayes in particular for me has been an inspiration from a young age. In my opinion he is the most influential UK fisherman of all time, a legend in my eyes. I can’t imagine the amount of people he has inspired to take up fishing over the years through his various series repeated on Discovery over the years, he even managed to convert me from a golfer!

Enjoy the footage!

 

Fisherman’s Country from Matt Hayes on Vimeo.

320 Trailer – Jako Lucas

He’s done it again! Check out top fishing guide Jako Lucas’s latest fishing film trailer for “320”.

After the highly successful and acclaimed Gangsters of the flats and Aqua Hulk short films which won various awards, Cpt Jack Films transports you yet again to three very different and remote locations for an epic adventure that took Jako Lucas a staggering 320 days of guiding – all in one year!

320 Trailer from The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Vimeo.

For further information on either Cpt Jack Films or Jako Lucas please visit his Facebook page or come join the F3T Film Tour to see the whole film (Please note: Cpt Jack Films website is currently under construction).