Sunday, 31 May 2009

Red Brae Dalmarnock Beat River Tay

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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.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Spey Casting Dalmarnock


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Here's Mats Johnson back out in the middle of the Tay today at the top of the Fernie Haugh Pool searching again for another big Tay springer !!!

Friday, 29 May 2009

Spey Casting Dalmarnock Beat River Tay

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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.

Big Fish On & Let Him Run !!!

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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.

Great Start To Spey Casting !!!

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Here's Mats Johnson & I restrategizing after a 150 yard run down the pool which left us unable to follow this big Tay springer !!!! These are the type of problems I dream about !!!

Neck of Fernie Haugh Pool Left Bank

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Thanks to a boat rescue by Colin we are now on the left bank of the Fernie Haugh Pool and let battle re-commence !!

Looking For Slacker Water

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Now we are looking for an ideal slower flow to coax this big Tay springer into. In the fast stream we'd still be there playing this fish & the Tay !!!

Big Fish Heading East !!!

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Still no where near ready !!

Glint Glint Glint !!!!

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Here's the best kind of flash known to mankind !!!!!

Willie Stay or Willie Go !!!!

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The boat is at the ready once again to follow this fish if necessary thanks to Colin McFadyen the Head Ghillie on the Dalmarnock Beat.

300 Yards Down Stream !!

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After 35 minutes of fight action, boat trips & burn't fingers this big Tay 'beastie' finally starts showing signs of fatigue.

25 lbs Spring Salmon Dalmarnock Beat River Tay

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.
Jock Monteith

Salmon Fishing Catch & Release River Tay

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Here's the release for Mats Johnson's first ever salmon on his first day ever salmon fishing.

Salmon Catch & Release Underwater view

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Well done Mats Johnson and here's the 'Jock Cousteau' version of the release !

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Spey Casting Dunkeld House River Tay

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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.
Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Perthshire Bluebells

Another outstanding shot of the lovely bluebells in Dunkeld at this time of year.

Jock Monteith

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Dalmarnock Beat

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Here's the Fernie Haugh Pool on the Dalmarnock Beat today.


Jock Monteith

Monday, 25 May 2009

Spey Casting Scotland

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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.

Jock Monteith

The Cottar Pool Newtyle Beat River Tay

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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.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Lupins

The lupins are now coming out at 'The Boil' pool on Newtyle.
Jock Monteith

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Spey Casting

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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.
Jock Monteith

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Spey Casting Scotland

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Here's Graeme Daykin mastering the single Spey on Newtyle today. Well done Graeme.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting Newtyle Beat

Here's Murray Grainger, Ben Rubin & Graeme Daykin after a days Spey casting on the Newtyle Beat. Good effort lads and haste ye back.
Jock Monteith

Friday, 22 May 2009

Harling Dalmarnock Beat River Tay

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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.

Jock Monteith

Dalmarnock Bluebells


I just had to take this shot of the brae behind the Oaks Pool on the Dalmarnock Beat this afternoon.
Jock Monteith

Dalmarnock Beat

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Here's the Clachan Taggart stone at the lower end of the Dalmarnock Beat. A few hundred years ago this stone is where they used to drown suspected witches from !!

Jock Monteith

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The Monteith Ultimate Sunk Line Solution 10/11

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.

Jock Monteith

Dunkeld House Beat Spey Casting

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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.

Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Spey Casting Dalmarnock Beat River Tay

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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.

Jock Monteith

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Spey Casting Dunkeld

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Here's perfect Spring water conditions on the Tay today.

Jock Monteith

Monday, 18 May 2009

Spey Casting Newtyle Beat

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Here's a special panoramic scene for me !! The Cottar is in perfect order today and I hear from Martin that a spanker of a 12 pounder has already been landed this morning.

Jock Monteith

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Spey Casting Dunkeld

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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.

Jock Monteith

River Tay Dunkeld

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Here's the River Tay and Dunkeld today.

Jock Monteith

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Spey Casting River Tay

Here's the Head Ghillie on the Dalmarnock Beat Colin McFadyen explaining to one of his rods how best to fish the Dalmarnock Bank pool this afternoon.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting Dalmarnock Beat River Tay

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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.

Jock Monteith

Dunkeld House Beat

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Here's my friend Jim Ferrie out harling the Gauge Tree Pool of the Dunkeld House Beat this morning.


Jock Monteith

Friday, 15 May 2009

Spey Casting Dunkeld

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Here's the mood of the Tay today.


Jock Monteith

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dunkeld House Beat Spey Casting

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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.

Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Trout Fishing Scotland

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Here's big Archie 'the Osprey' Steele playing a lively trout of 3 lbs at Fordoun Loch near Gleneagles this morning.

Jock Monteith

Trout Fishing Perthshire

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.

Jock Monteith

Dunkeld House Beat Spey Casting

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Here's the boats coming off the water at Dunkeld House.

Jock Monteith

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Lower Kinnaird Beat Fishing Hut Today

Here's the scene at lunchtime today at the Lower Kinnaird fishing hut.

Jock Monteith

Kinnaird Beat Spey Casting

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Here's the Ferry Stream this morning on the Lower Kinnaird Beat getting some Spey Casting attention.

Jock Monteith

Monday, 11 May 2009

Spey Casting Newtyle Beat River Tay

Time for some lunch today on the Newtyle beat. For more information on my guiding service Click here.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting Dunkeld

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What lovely water here today on the Tay.

Jock Monteith

Sunday, 10 May 2009

The Monteith Spey Casting Rod


Here's the lucky charm on my Speycaster rods. For more information on this perfect Spey actioned rod Click here.
Jock Monteith

Friday, 8 May 2009

Newtyle Beat Fishing Hut

Here's where my salmon fishing started 39 years ago !!!!! What absolutely brilliant memories this special place brings back to me every time I visit Newtyle.

Jock Monteith

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Spey Casting Newtyle Beat River Tay

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Here's the Cottar Pool this morning on Newtyle. For more information on my guiding service Click here.

Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Dunkeld House Beat Spey Casting

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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' !!!!!!

Jock Monteith

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Dunkeld Spey Casting School

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Here the Tay from the Spey casting school riverbank today in the rain.

Jock Monteith

Monday, 4 May 2009

Spey Casting River Tay

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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.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting Dalmarnock Beat

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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.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting Dalmarnock Beat River Tay


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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.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting Beauty Dunkeld

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Here's the lovely Natalie teaching the boys the Spey cast within 10 minutes of picking up the double handed salmon rod !!!! Brilliant stuff Natalie.
Jock Monteith

Spey Casting School Dunkeld

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Here's Matthew Cherry mastering the single Spey cast minutes into his 1 hour lesson. Keep up the good form Mathew and very well done indeed.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting School Dunkeld

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.

Jock Monteith

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Spey Casting Lessons Dunkeld

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Here's Richard Hamilton on top form today at the Casting School. Well done Richard.

Jock Monteith

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Dunkeld Spey Casting

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Here's the beautiful heavy channel that flows down the right hand side of the island directly downstream of Dunkeld Bridge.

Jock Monteith

Spey Casting Dunkeld House River Tay

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Here's the House Pool of the Dunkeld House Beat yesterday afternoon.

Jock Monteith