The River Tweed Trout Fishing Season Starts Today!

Today is the start of the River Tweed Trout fishing season 1st of April (No fools..), we wish we were out chasing those wily spotted residents that inhabit the Tweed today but office duties are essential!

April/May is a great time to be out on this river, the best of the dry fly fishing is historically during these months, when you also stand a chance at landing some real specimens.

Last year saw some phenomenal fishing early season with massive hatches of Grannom Sedge. A few of our friends managed some stonking wild browns during this period.

Here’s a sample of the kind of Trout the Tweed has to offer:


Horse of a trout caught whilst on my own scouting new areas…

If you’re interested in a guided fishing trip on the River Tweed please get in touch.

Best of luck to all those fortunate anglers out today, the river is in good condition although it is still blustery I’m sure there will be some fish on the feed!

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Fishing in March in Scotland 2015 with Scotia Fishing

Fishing in March was quite good to us, we managed some great fish for our clients including Grayling, Pike, and Trout but the Salmon evaded us!

We had some real mixed weather conditions which are typical of early spring/ late winter in Scotland. We’ve seen highs of 13/14 degrees, snow, hail, heavy rain – you name it we got it! The river shave been up and down also but when settled conditions have been good.

The Grayling fishing this winter has been very good to me personally, managing to top my personal bests on two occasions.

First with this Grayling at 48cm and unweighed..


Hunchback of grayling dam…

Then this 3lb 5oz specimen a few weeks later.


Blurred to protect our spots – sorry.

Then the following week I managed another chunk at 3lb 4oz from a new venue when out chasing Trout!


A stunning Grayling with unbelievable colouration…


Having spoke with many other friends in the fishing fraternity we think it’s been a big fish year. Let’s hope for the same this season!

Trout fishing on the rivers has been slow to start with, the water temperatures are still low and only occasionally are we aw signs of life in March but temps are increasing as we write this review. The LDO’s are hatching and fish are rising!

The River Tweed Trout fishing season kicks off today and we cannot wait to get started with this beautiful river’s spotted residents.


Still bit of feeding to be done on this one, but great acrobatic fight!


Pick of the bunch for Grayling this winter was Mr Ed Molina, a highly regarded tattoo artist from USA with a great brace of Middle Tweed Grayling of 2lb 4oz and 2lb 10oz…


Show those lady’s some love…

American singer and songwriter managed to break from his UK touring schedule to sneak an early morning raid on the River Tay for Brown Trout and Grayling, managing a few Grayling and a Trout on the Scottish version of the San Juan Worm – “The Squirmie Wormie”


Can you spot the squirmie…

We had some nice Pike in March too with Josh nailing the pick of the bunch with a low double figure Pike caught in freezing conditions! The cold gets forgotten about when you’re catching fish though…


JP with a great Pike

That’s a round up of the latest winter fishing and March fishing in Scotland –  April is shaping up nicely, the Salmon runs will start to increase into May, the trout fishing starts to come in to it’s own and the Pike will be on the hunt post-spawn at end of the month when sport can be hectic!

We still have some availability so please get in touch using the contact us button at the top of the page if you’d like to experience Scottish fishing at its best!

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Chasing Silver Front Cover Boy

I must say, I was extremely fortunate to be the Salmon fisher featured on the front cover of top international fly fishing publication “Chasing Silver” winter edition.


Snap t’ing in the icy River Tweed… 

Big thanks to fly fishing’s gentleman Eoin Fairgrieve/ Speycast Media for using me as the model (so to speak!).

Spring is looming here in Scotland and temperatures are on the rise. To think that this image was only a couple of weeks ago with snow all around us and bitter cold icy temperatures!

More updates to come soon – stay tuned!

Tight lines!

Callum Conner

The Latest Goings on at Scotia Fishing!

We’ve been busy little bees at Scotia HQ these last couple months. We’ve been updating our website and busy analysing last years performance. It was a great season and we cannot wait to get started in 2015!

New for 2015 are corporate fishing events, stag do fishing trips and fun team building fishing days. 

We also have some new guided fishing packages including the father and son package and winter packages for Grayling and Pike with special promotions.

Scotia Fishing has also combined with Scotia Golfing to provide Scottish fishing and Golfing at its best. What better way to experience Scotland than enjoying both of our most iconic sports! 

More news on packages coming very soon!

Head guide Callum Conner was out making a film about winter Grayling fishing in Scotland with Speycast Media which you can now see on our home page – “Winterfish, check it out if you haven’t seen it!

When we’ve not been working we’ve managed to get out for a cast for one of our favourite species – the Grayling. This is the time of year when guides get to do some fishing so we try and make the most of it.

The sport has been great up until the recent floods and head guide Callum Conner managed to beat his PB with this fat 48cm Grayling!


If you fancy a days grayling fishing please get in touch!

It’s all go at Scotia but keep checking back for the latest fishing updates as the season progresses!

Tight Lines from the team!