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Fishing Near Dundee For Trout, Grayling, Salmon & Pike

We can arrange fly fishing near Dundee for Salmon, Trout and Grayling on the River Tay or Pike on scenic lochs only forty five minutes drive from Dundee city centre!

Dundee, Scotland’s fifth largest city,  is not a famous Scottish fishing destination, however, it benefits from being situated on the Tay estuary. Within a short drive you can be fishing on some of the finest beats of the River Tay system and some tranquil Perthshire lochs.

Allow us to give you some ideas for fly fishing near Dundee.

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Fishing near Dundee on the Stunning River Tay in late Summer

 

Salmon Fishing Near Dundee

Dundee is only forty minutes from the Lower River Tay which has some of the most productive Salmon beats in Scotland.

This mighty River is one of our big four Salmon rivers and produces the most consistent Salmon catches in the country.

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Salmon fishing near Dundee on the River Isla a prolific tributary of the River Tay

Dundee is also not too far from some of Scotland’s lesser known gems – the South and North Esk’s!

These picturesque little spate rivers rely heavily on rainfall to fish at their best. Provided you get these conditions they can offer some of the best value Salmon fishing in Scotland!

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Couple enjoying a days Salmon fly fishing on the South Esk

These mini rivers can be fished with single handed fly rods or spinning rods. Ideal for those on a short time-scale and no spey casting experience.

Between the Tay and Esk’s Salmon fishing is available from January 15th – October 30th.

You can find out more information about Salmon fishing trips here.

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Family from Italy enjoy a days Pike fishing with this good Pike

 

Pike Fishing Near Dundee

Pike are a favourite among our guides. These apex predators are one of the most under-rated sport fish to be found in Scottish waters. Pike grow big in Scotland, twenty pounders are not uncommon but average sizes tend to be 4-8 pounds. Even these smaller average size Pike will give you a tremendous fun on balanced tackle.

In the water months Pike can be targeted using surface flies and lures. This is the ultimate way to catch Pike as they break through the surface with bad intentions.

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Monster Pike on the fly in Scotland

We use 9ft #9 fly rods for all our Pike fly fishing from Loop Tackle Design and spinning rods and reels from the excellent Sakura Fishing lure range.

Our flies are homemade by our resident Pike fanatic, head guide Callum Conner.  A man who knows this species behaviours well and one of only handful of Scotsman to land Pike to 40b 6oz in Scotland.

Pike can be fished for all year round using bait, fly and modern lure fishing techniques.

You can find out more information about Pike fishing trips in here.

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A large Tay Brown Trout for American guest.

 

Trout & Grayling Fishing Near Dundee

The best Trout & Grayling rivers in the area are all part of the world famous River Tay system.

The River Tay itself provides excellent Brown Trout & Grayling fishing with fish averaging 3/4 of 1lb.

The Wild Brown Trout grow to huge proportions, alb plus fish are caught every year on the Tay but mostly as a by-catch when Salmon fishing.

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A typical Grayling from the Tay

The Grayling average 10-12oz but can be found larger up to 2lb in the upper reaches of the system or in the tributaries such as the Tummel and Isla.

Grayling offer year round sport and peak times are November – March.

You can find out more information about Trout & Grayling fishing trips here .

I hope this has helped to wet your appetite and consider Fishing near Dundee when on your travels.

If you would like to enquire please use this Contact Us button here or above.

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Fishing Trips near Loch Lomond & Cameron House

Scotia Fishing can organise guided fishing trips near Loch Lomond for Salmon, Pike, Trout and Grayling.

Loch Lomond is an iconic Scottish Loch. You may have heard the famous song about the “bonnie, bonnie banks, o Loch Lomond”. Never has a truer word been sung as this is one of the most beautiful still water surroundings you could ever cast a line.

At an impressive 24 miles long and 5 miles wide at its longest, Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch by surface area in the UK and second largest by volume.

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The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond at Cameron House Hotel

Loch Lomond itself is home to a number of species – the most of any loch in Scotland in-fact! Salmon, Sea-Trout, Brown Trout, Pike, Perch, Bream, Chub, Roach, Ruffe, Eels and the rare and protected Powan inhabit this Loch.

Loch Lomond is a wild life haven. Here you will find Ospreys, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Pheasants, Mergansers and Deer to name a few. There is even a pack of Wallabies inhabiting the island of Inchconnachan!

In the surrounding areas of Cameron House, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park there is a number of exciting fishing opportunities to the visiting angler. Allow us to tell you all about them!

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Salmon fishing near Cameron House on beautiful private estate

Fishing Trips Near Loch Lomond for Salmon

Fish for Atlantic Salmon & Sea Trout on the stunning River Teith only 30 minutes from Loch Lomond and Cameron House.

This bonnie spate river is the gem of the central belt. The location is idyllic, surrounded by woodland and the only other people you will meet are other anglers which is limited to four per day.

The Teith is known for its quality summer sea trout fishing, spring and back end Salmon runs. Not to mention a renown big fish river – Atlantic Salmon over 40lbs have been landed here in recent years!

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Stunning fresh Sea Trout caught on the Teith by head guide Callum Conner

Not just a great fishing river it supplies the water to make the excellent single malt from Deanston Distillery.

The Teith is our local river and our guides know it well. Our head guide caught his first-ever Salmon from this very river!

This level of local knowledge and experience is paramount when hiring a fishing guide to ensure the best chances of success.

You can visit our Salmon Fishing in Scotland Package here. Or Enquire Here.

 

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A lovely family enjoy a day on the big pond!

Fishing Trips Near Loch Lomond for Pike

Fish for Scotland’s Apex Predator on the bonnie banks or from boat on Loch Lomond. Lomond produces 30b plus Pike every year and is arguably one of the finest Pike fishing lochs in the country.

At 25 miles long Lomond is ocean like, an in-depth knowledge of this vast expanse of water is required in order to locate the predatory Pike.

Our guides have fished this Loch for years and know all the hotspots to help ensure you success.

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Pike Fishing Near Loch Lomond Cameron House

We can fish for Pike using a variety of methods including fly, lure or bait. Pike Fishing is mostly done from boat, except in the winter months.

Float tube fishing with lure and fly is great fun in the summer months, if the weather is calm and you’re relatively fit this is a very exciting way to fish for Pike!

Perch are an exciting alternative to Pike when fishing is tough. Big numbers of these fish can be caught with specimens up to 3lb!

You can visit our Pike fishing trips in Scotland Package here. Or Enquire Here.

 

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Fishing Trips Near Loch Lomond for Trout & Grayling

There are some good Wild Brown Trout Lochs near Loch Lomond offering better fishing opportunities for our spotted friends than the loch itself.

Fishing on the relatively local rivers also allows the opportunity to target one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, Grayling. These fish are a firm favourite with our guides for the beauty and sporting prowess.

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Stunning wild brown trout

There are some lovely Highland-like streams in the Trossachs National Park that are ideal for wild brown trout.

Although these fish are small they pose a real challenge to the fly fisher and a stealthy approach is essential. What they often lack in size they make up for in spirit.

You can visit Trout & Grayling Fishing in Scotland Package here. Or Enquire Here.

 

If you would like to find out more information about fishing trips near Loch Lomond and Cameron House Hotel please get in touch using the various links throughout the post or by using the “Contact Us” button.

Trout Fishing Edinburgh With Professional Fishing Guides

We can have you Trout Fishing not far from Edinburgh in the beautiful tranquility of the Scottish countryside – only 40 mins drive from the city centre!

Our talented team of knowledgeable, professional fishing guides have years of Trout fishing experience, particularly in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Under their guidance you will not only have fun, but maximise your chances of having an ultimately successful day.

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Great guys from New Zealand enjoy a day on the river.

Let us explain some package options for Trout Fishing in Edinburgh.

Wild River Brown Trout Fishing

The lowland rivers are rich in natural feeding and this is where the best river Trout fishing can be found in Scotland.

Wild Brown Trout average 8-10’oz, but at certain times of year you stand a good chance of landing the real specimens over 2’lbs.

Early season is best for dry fly fishing. Mid March to Early June, when the temperatures increase and hatches occur more frequently the hungry the Trout will rise freely. This period provides ‘us’ (fisherman) with the best opportunity to tempt them.

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A beautiful dry fly caught wild brown trout from a river near Edinburgh.

 

As the season progresses the bigger fish become meat eaters, feeding on smaller fish they become more difficult to tempt during the day.

Good sport can still be had throughout the summer months with the average sized Trout employing stealthy French/Euro Nymphing tactics. This devastating technique is very straight-forward and your guides can teach this within minutes, regardless of having any fly fishing experience at all.

There are a number of productive rivers not far from Edinburgh and our guides will use their knowledge to put you on the best river to suit the current conditions and your experience.

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Grayling are one of the most beautiful species found in Scotland.

Grayling are a frequent by-catch when fishing these stunning lowland rivers. They often provide sport when the Trout are not so obliging. They make a very welcome addition and a worthy target in their own right.

 

 

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Scotia Guide Lennie Fuller scans the water for surface feeding Trout.

Trout Fishing on the Iconic Loch Leven.

Leven is one of Scotland’s most prestigious lochs and only a short drive north from Edinburgh. It offers the serious Trout angler a challenging, traditional Loch fishing experience in Scotland.

Spring and Fall is best for daytime fishing where traditional Scottish wet fly fishing and nymphing can work well when there is little wind or when the buzzer hatches are in full swing. We use a mixture of floating and sinking line tactics during these periods.

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The famous “Last Cast” in the falling light…

In the summer evening sessions are often more productive. This period can be hit or miss, but if we get the correct conditions the Loch can come alive with rising Trout!

Blessed with history and an array of wildlife, Leven is a national nature reserve & site of special scientific interest.  Not to mention home to some outstanding Trout fishing on its day!

Loch Leven has some of the richest feeding of any loch in the country and produces specimen Trout approaching 10lbs in weight every season. It is a national treasure in our eyes and one of the best Trout Fishing lochs in Scotland.

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A typical sized Loch Leven Trout – seriously well fed!

Our packages start from £259 for 1 person, £309 for 2 persons and include:

  • Transportation
  • Permits/licenses
  • A qualified & insured fishing guide per 3 anglers
  • Scottish themed, home-made lunches & non alcoholic drinks
  • High-end fishing tackle hire
  • Breathable waders & boot hire
  • Full safety equipment
  • Photographic memories from your day to keep as a souvenir

Upon confirming your booking with a deposit you will receive a comprehensive PDF welcome pack with all the information you need for your upcoming trip. This can be downloaded and saved to your smart phone, tablet or iPad for easy access.

If you are interested in fishing in Edinburgh please do get in touch by using the contact us button here or at the top of the page.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Merry Christmas 2015!

Wishing all our clients a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year when it comes!

2015 has been an unbelievable year for Scotia Fishing and myself (Callum Conner) personally. We’ve surpassed all our annual goals and I can only thank our partnering hotels, fishing agents, estates, ghillies, our guides Ken Wood, Lennie Fuller & last but not least Euan Fuller at Scotia Golfing for all their great work. We look forward to working together more in 2016.

2016 is shaping up to be another exciting year with some new exciting partnerships formed and projects developing – I cannot wait to get started!

Big thanks to all our customers for their support and custom – it wouldn’t be possible without you!

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PS – Fishing of late has not been easy. We’ve had some seriously wet weather, our rivers have been in flood for weeks!

I returned from the Sultanate of Oman ( post to come ) after two weeks of saltwater fishing in thirty degree celsius temperatures to be told it had not stopped raining since I left. There has been some biblical floods on our rivers during this time. Lets hope for some frost and drier weather in the coming weeks for a festive fish!

Best wishes!

Scotia Fishing Team