Tuesday 31 March 2009

St Mary's Stream Newtyle Beat River Tay

Here's a lively kelt making my reel 'whirr' at the tail of St Mary's Stream earlier today. The next pull on the fly will be this years model !!!

Jock Monteith

Willie's Croy Newtyle Beat River Tay

Here's a short video of Willie's Croy down at the Newtyle Beat Alders Pool today in the glorious Spring sunshine.

Jock Monteith

Monday 30 March 2009

Cathedral Stream Dunkeld House Today

Here's a video taken from the Dunkeld Bridge of the Cathedral Stream Pool of the Dunkeld House Beat. This stream has produced a few Spring salmon recently for my good friend Iain Kirk who is the head ghillie on the beat. For more information about my guiding service Click here.

Jock Monteith

The Gauge Tree Pool Dunkeld House Beat

Here's the famous Gauge Tree Pool of the Dunkeld House Beat which is a great Spring salmon lie. For more about myself and guiding service Click here.
Jock Monteith

Sunday 29 March 2009

Charlie Macdonald & Martin Ritchie Newtyle Beat

Here's my great pals Charlie & Martin who are the new ghillie force on the superb Newtyle Beat. Martin was the former TDSFB Hatchery manager and personally fathered 1.8 million juvenile salmon 5 years ago. This clearly explains why he has hit such superb form recently in his new role as Head Ghillie on the beat !!! I look forward to working closely with Martin on Newtyle over the forthcoming seasons. For more information on my guiding service Click here.
Jock Monteith

The Cottar Pool Newtyle Beat

Here's the fabulous Cottar Pool on Newtyle this morning with a perfect Spring water level. This is a superbly exciting pool to fish with the fly and what a great riverbank to play a fish from in the beautiful Spring sunlight. For more on my personal guiding service Click here.
Jock Monteith

Keith Cromar Park Beat River Dee

Here's one of the very best guys in the salmon fishing world and who is also the Head Ghillie on the Park Beat which is commonly regarded as the world's finest Spring salmon fishery. It is an honour for me to be a colleague of Keith. To find out more about my services Click here.

Jock Monteith

Tuesday 24 March 2009

Mrs Helena Craven's 28lber

To see more newtyle action, check out the new newtyle blog by clicking here

Monday 23 March 2009

The Park Beat River Dee

Its always great being up on the River Dee with my great friends on the famous Park Beat. Here's ken Reid surrounded by salmon in atrocious weather conditions doing a great job in getting the fly out in the Durris stream. Keith Cromar & Bert Webster are superb hosts on what is regarded as the finest Spring salmon fishery in the world.

Jock Monteith

Sunday 22 March 2009

Terry Paton on Little Blackhall River Dee

Here's a photograph of Terry Paton next to his fishing hut on the Little Blackhall beat of the River Dee. Terry is one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic young ghillies in Scotland.

Jock Monteith

New Newtyle Blog

There is a new dedicated blog online now for the Newtyle beat it can be found here.


There will still be some Newtyle pics added on this blog, but this blog is now going to cover a wider area of salmon fishing.

Friday 20 March 2009

Ken Reid & Chris Webster On The River Dee

Here's my great friends Ken Reid (Fisheries Development Officer for the Dee District Salmon Fisheries Board and Fishdee manager) and Chris Webster (the Director of the current and popular 'Turus a Bhradain' TV series) up on the the River Dee this morning. These professionals are the future big promoters of the industry here in Scotland and thankfully very talented at their respective individual roles in taking our industry to the next level.
Jock Monteith

Sunday 15 March 2009

Salmon Fishing Forum Gathering On Newtyle Beat

Here are a few members of the popular Salmon fishing Forum (www.salmonfishingforum.com) who had a day out on Newtyle yesterday.

Jock Monteith

Sunday 8 March 2009

The Monteith Sunk Line Multi Tip

This is the best way to really see how a line works in the water. On this particular test I had on the 15ft 3 ips tip and hooked this late run Autumn fish in approx 6 ft of water in a moderate flow rate. Fiddling around with lines has become an obsession with me over the last 6 years and although products are slow to appear they are all subjected to extensive in river tests like this well before any production run is considered. For more information on this Sunk Line Multi Tip Click here.

Jock Monteith

Monteith Sunk Line Multi Tip Field Trial

Here's the result of a successful prototype field (or river) trial last Autumn. A lovely big hen around 12 lbs on the new line and one of Ross Macdonald's deadly Park Shrimps. The fish was quickly released. For more information on this new sunk line Speyline Multi Tip Click here.
Jock Monteith

Saturday 7 March 2009

The Monteith Sunk Line Multi Tip #10/11

Here's the latest sunk line Speyline breakthrough from the Monteith camp. This sunk line multi tip has been thoroughly tested over the last few years and offers elegance and superb versatility for sunk line fishing which not only has a serious pricing advantage over comparable shooting head systems but also is a pleasure to cast and fish with. A limited quantity of these will be available shortly and anyone who would like one should place an order through the website now. For more information on this unique product Click here.

Jock Monteith

Friday 6 March 2009

A Wintery View

The Cotter Today 6/3/09

Water Gauge Today 6/3/09

2ft 4" today and holding steady, prospects pretty good

Kelt Landed Today 6/3/09

Kelt Action Today 6/3/09

Thursday 5 March 2009

A Better Pic! 5/3/09

Safely In The Net 5/3/09

Alec Williamson's 14.5lb Springer Caught Today 5/3/09

Here's Alec Williamson's 14.5 lb springer caught today on a harled tomic in the Cotter. This is Alec's 1st ever springer and was very well deserved. Well Done Alec