Monday 31 August 2009

Salmon Action Video 1

Salmon Action Video 2

Salmon Action Video 3

Salmon Landed Lower Kinnaird River Tay

Here's Richard Wright with a lovely wee hen fish of 9 lbs from the Green Banks pool of the outstanding Lower Kinnaird beat of the Tay. Richard had a hold of another 2 today on the fly which came off mid fight. For more information on my guiding services Click here.

Salmon Release

Here's Richard's salmon regaining it's freedom

Sunday 30 August 2009

River Tay Cathedral Stream Dunkeld

Here the mighty Tay this afternoon from the awesome grounds of Dunkeld Cathedral. The river is looking braw and this coming week should be a good one with water like this.

Saturday 29 August 2009

Rainbow Trout Perthshire

Here's a chunky big trout typical of the fish landed today.

Toasting The Guests !!!

Another 20 big rainbows up to 10 pounds were landed this morning and our guests from the USA enjoyed a dram in it's natural habitat along with the ghillies !!!

Trout Fishing Perthshire

Here's some airborne antics at the secret loch this morning.

Friday 28 August 2009

Perthshire Trout Fishing

Here's another big trout battling away in rough weather conditions this morning at a cracking trout fishery just outside Dunkeld. Big Archie Steele (The Heron !) is never too far away with the landing net.

The 4 Minute Mile !!!

Here's big Roger Bannister (Archie Steele) once again breaking the sound barrier between trout.

Trout Fishing Dunkeld

Here's big Archie in action once again. Today the big man will have sprinted several miles with the landing net and I hear that the Olympic Committee are now considering launching this discipline as an event !!

Trout Fishers From The USA

Here's the team from today who landed 26 big trout at our secret location in Perthshire.

Thursday 27 August 2009

Dunkeld Bridge River Tay

Here's a wee photo of the Dunkeld Bridge taken in June this year on a lovely day. The Bridge celebrated it's 200 year anniversary earlier this year. I often wonder how many salmon have swum under it over the last 200 years ?

Wednesday 26 August 2009

River Tay Ghillie

Here's Will Douglas putting out a lovely line at the Cottar Pool on Newtyle this morning in rather adverse weather conditions. Very well done Will.

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Newtyle Beat River Tay

The Tay was in great order today with perfect clear & falling water levels.

Monday 24 August 2009

Dunkeld House Beat

Here's the Tay starting to settle back after some serious water over the last few days. This is the Gauge Tree Pool on the Dunkeld House Beat.

Sunday 23 August 2009

Scottish Salmon Guide

Although there's been heavy rain the Tay is still looking good for the coming week.

Saturday 22 August 2009

River Tay Spey Casting

Here's how the Tay was looking this evening which is very encouraging for this comming week's prospects.

Friday 21 August 2009

The Monteith Multi System Speyline

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Thursday 20 August 2009

Green Bank Pool Lower Kinnaird

Here's great friend John Irving working his way down the lovely flow of the Green Bank pool on Lower Kinnaird this morning.

Ash Trees Pool Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's the Ash Trees Pool on Lower Kinnaird today. The river rose 3 ft in 3 hours and was totally unfishable by lunchtime so hopefully tomorrow it will have settled back a bit.

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Spey Casting Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's Mike's Pool on the Lower Kinnaird Beat of the Tay. This lovely fly pool is at the very bottom of the River Tummel which is part of the Lower Kinnaird Beat.

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Carrbridge Strathspey Scotland

Here's a beautiful bridge which was constructed in 1717 over the River Dulnain which is a tributary of the River Spey.

Monday 17 August 2009

The Monteith Speycaster Sunk Line Multi Tip 10/11

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Sunday 16 August 2009

Spey Cast Dunkeld

Here's Scott Thomson perfecting his single Spey cast in Dunkeld this afternoon. Very well done Scott.

Saturday 15 August 2009

Spey Casting Newtyle Beat River Tay

Here's the tail of 'the Cottar' today in a strong downstream wind and rising water.

Friday 14 August 2009

Spey Casting Dunkeld House River Tay

You canny beat a wee bit music while fishing for 'Old Sam'. The Cathedral Stream on the Dunkeld House beat with top Ghillie Iain Kirk (Kirky) is a superb salmon fishing experience and well worth a shot.

Thursday 13 August 2009

The Cottar Pool Newtyle Beat River Tay

Here's my most favourite salmon pool of them all. Over the last 40 years I've experienced some of the finest salmon fishing exploits right here in this magical middle Tay pool. The 'Cottar' will always be a special place in my mind and no doubt also in the minds of thousands of other salmon fishers.

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Grilse Action

Here a lively wee grilse being played at the tail of 'The Trap' this afternoon by Robin Hereford. Robin was throwing a lovely double Spey cast in blustery down stream conditions when this fish took his fly.

Spey Casting Newtyle Beat River Tay

Here's The Viscount Hereford having just landed a beautiful wee grilse of 5 lbs on the fly this afternoon on the Newtyle Beat.

Salmon Release

Here's Robin's fine grilse regaining his freedom. Very well done.

Newtyle Beat River Tay

Here's the tail of the Cottar pool today.

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Spey Casting Dunkeld

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Monday 10 August 2009

What A View !!!

I took a wee gander up in the Cairgorms yesterday and was fortunate to have a clear day with perfect visibility. Aviemore being just visible in the distance.

Sunday 9 August 2009

Riverbank Holiday Lodge Shooting Catering

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Saturday 8 August 2009

River Tay Dunkeld

Here's how the Tay was looking early this morning. Off up for a look at the Spey this evening.

Thursday 6 August 2009

Greg Fraser Salmon Action

Here's 11 year old Greg Fraser 15 minutes after picking up a salmon rod for the first time playing a lively sea-liced grilse in the Guay Pool on the famous Lower Kinnaird Beat of the River Tay this morning.

Greg Fraser Salmon

Here's young Greg Fraser with his first ever 6 lbs sea-liced salmon having been taken salmon fishing this morning for a couple of hours on the Tay accompanied by his proud father. Greg's fish took a black 'Fying C' lure. Very well done indeed Greg and haste ye back !

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Green Bank Pool Lower Kinnaird

Here's the lovely Green Banks Pool on Lower Kinnaird which has a perfect flow on it for the fly as you can see. For more information on my guiding service, click here.

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Bruce & Walker Distributor

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This company has stood the test of time and in my opinion knocks the spots off the vast majority of rod manufacturers these days who in most cases have sold the souls to China along with their quality assurances.
If you wish to purchase a proper actioned & durable British built Spey rod then give me a call and come up and try a few out.

Monday 3 August 2009

Scottish Salmon Guide Kinnaird River Tay

Here Pete O'Brien playing the 1st of 2 sea trout today on Kinnaird. As you can see this trout didn't like the look of us !

Sea Trout Junction Pool Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's the 1st sea trout today from the famous Junction Pool of the Lower Kinnaird Beat. Both sea trout were carefully released.

Sea Trout The New Pool Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's the 2nd lovely sea trout from the New Pool on Lower Kinnaird this afternoon.

Speycasting Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's Pete O'Brien Spey casting down through the neck of the Fir Trees Pool on Lower Kinnaird today.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Is This The Way To Amarillo !!!

Here'e the Dysart Colliery Brass Band doing their stuff at the Tay Ghillies Fun Day at Ballinluig today.

Saturday 1 August 2009

Newtyle Beat Fishing Hut

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