Here's the highly attractive Red Brae pool on the Dalmarnock Beat today which looks like the perfect pool for a salmon on the fly.
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Here's Mats Johnson from Sweden quietly learning the Spey cast this morning on the Dalmarnock Beat of the River Tay. Little did he realise what a morning it was going to be for him !!!!! Scroll down for 10 good fight footage videos & hope you enjoy viewing them. For more information on my Spey Casting tuition Click here.
This fish minutes into being hooked at the very top of the Fernie Haugh Pool on the Dalmarnock beat by Mats Johnson decided it had other plans !!! Mats started Spey casting for the very first time at 10 o'clock this morning and this expolsive action kicked off at 12.30. After the following 40 minute scrap making us somewhat later for lunch than expected his first ever salmon was successfully landed. Scroll down to see more of the fight. Brilliant stuff Mats !!! For more information on my guiding/Speycasting services Click here.
Here's Mats Johnson from Sweden with his fly caught 'powerhouse' 25 lbs Spring salmon from the Fernie Haugh Pool of the River Tay's Dalmarnock Beat today. This specimen salmon came to a size 9 Cascade fished on the Monteith Multi System 10/11 with it's 10ft fast tip. For more information on my guiding service Click here. For more information on the Speyline & rod Click here.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Here's the House Pool on the Dunkeld House Beat today. Many fish were seen here today which should mean a good chance of a fish over the next few days. Overall there are now a lot more fish in the system than we have seen all season.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Here's Paul Brown mastering the smoothness and fluency of the Spey cast today on the Newtyle Beat of the Tay. Great effort Paul and very well done indeed. For more information on my effective Spey casting tuition Click here.
Here's a braw sight today of the neck of The Cottar Pool on Newtyle today. This can be a great area for picking up a fish or two. For more information on my guiding service Click here.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Here's Russell Kay firing out a beautiful tight looped long line using his 15ft Bruce & Walker Powerlite Deluxe and my Monteith Sunk Line Multi-Tip. What an awesome combination for Spey casting for those who have gained the ability to use such a wonderful traditional casting technique.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
What a glorious day to be out on the Tay !! I was back to my old self today helping out my loyal friend Colin McFadyen (Head Ghillie) by taking out in the boat one of his Dalmarnock beat clients. There was huge hatches of sedges all day today and the parr, trout, ducklings & other birds were all having a rare feed on them. Mother nature is such an amazing girl !! For more information on my guiding service Click here.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Apart from having a major price advantage over an as functional shooting head system this is a proper Speyline intended for Speycasters who appreciate the finer things in life !!! I have a small surplus of these for the next day or two so should anyone want to treat themselves to the finest sunk line solution ever designed then now is the time to strike (if you wait until Autumn it's unlikely i'll have any stock left). These are already like hens teeth so be quick. This line casts and fishes as well (only shorter and deeper) as the highly successful Monteith Multi System. Knowing this system intimately I predict it will be as successful as the floating bellied Multi System. To purchase one Click here.
Here's Dunkeld House Beat Head Ghillie Iain Kirk (Kirky) taking Gary Dawkins from Aberdeen down through the Catherdral Stream this morning. I have a video of Gary's 2nd fish he hooked this morning saying bye bye but the footage naturally would need a fair bit of editing !!! Hopefully a fish or two stayed on later for Gary who is a persistent Tay fisher at the Dunkeld House beat. For more information on my guiding service Click here.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Here's Giovanni Grepi (all the way from Tuscany) mastering the Spey cast today on the Tay. Both Giovanni and his brother Francesco were throwing lovely lines in no time at all so very well done to both of them.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Here my 8 year old son Johnny Monteith getting to grips with his 13ft 8/9 weight recent birthday present !! No doubt this wee chap will be giving his father a run for his money on the Spey cast soon enough.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Here's a panoramic of the Dalmarnock Bank Pool this afternoon in lovely order for the fly.This pool offers some of the most attractive fly fishing on the middle Tay and has produced salmon up to 25lbs this week (not surprizingly). For more information on my guiding service Click here.
Friday, 15 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Here's Noel Williams mastering the Spey cast in the most blustery conditions today on the Tay at Dunkeld House. Noel picked up this cast very quickly having come from Brisbane Australia to learn this cast while on holiday. Very well done Noel. For more information on my weekly Sunday casting school in Dunkeld Click here.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Here's our guests today enjoying a lovely cooked lunch in the Fordoun Loch fishing hut after flying in by helicopter from Aberdeen. For more information on my guiding service Click here.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Here's big Archie Steele expertly roping two of the Dunkeld House beat fishers down through the Cathedral Stream this afternoon. Big Archie is a local man and has been fishing for salmon all his life here in Dunkeld. He has had landed many 30 lbs plus Tay salmon over the last 50 years on the Tay and what a great asset to the Dunkeld House beat he is. The big man is known locally as 'The Osprey' !!!!!!
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
Here's Natalie's partner Alex Bowden in fine Spey casting form on the Dalmarnock Beat today. Both Alex and Natalie were up for a few days in the Highlands and both mastered the Spey cast yesterday at my casting school and went on to fish the Dalmarnock beat today to end their 3 day break. Brilliant to meet you guys and full marks on the casting and hope to see you both again later this season.
Here's the lovely Natalie showing off her perfect Spey cast even in very blustery conditions this afternoon on the Fernie Haugh Pool of the Dalmarnock Beat. Keep up the good form Natalie and very well done. For more information on my Spey casting tuition Click here.
Here's Ed Keen salmon fishing the Dalmarnock Bank pool of the Dalmarnock Beat of the Tay this morning. Ed was Speycasting very well within minutes of him ever picking up a double handed salmon rod. Brilliant stuff Ed and very well done. For more information on my Spey casting tuition Click here.
Here's Richard Hamilton getting to grips with pulling D loops to load the road today underneath Dunkeld Bridge. For more information on perfecting your Speycasting technique Click here.