Monday, 28 December 2009

Another Big Tay Springer

Here's another big Tay Springer of 23lbs. All the salmon featured on this blog were carefully returned to the Tay. This big fish fought like a tiger in the Cottar Pool on Newtyle.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

River Tay Springer

Here's a 24 lbs Tay Springer which was the second fish caught 2 seasons ago. This was mid February when there is always a fair chance of connecting with a big silver fellow like this one.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

First Tay Springer

Here a peach of a Tay Springer of 16 lbs which was our first Tay fish of the year 2 seasons ago. This fine specimen was returned to the river as usual.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

River Tay Spring Salmon

Not long to go now before we start seeing the most prized salmon of all entering the big Scottish rivers. This was a 20 pounder caught on Newtyle on the Tay which was returned moments after this perfect photo was taken These are the ones you never ever forget.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Drynachan Lodge Cawdor Estate

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Here's Drynachan Lodge on the Cawdor Estate with the River Findhorn flowing through it. Drynachan is another true Scottish hunting & fishing gem. For more information Click here.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

One For The Pot Catering

Here is Cara Richardson who is one of the very best fishing, shooting & event caterers in Scotland. She is a truly skilled professional who not only provides superb cuisine for her clients but adds a touch of class to all her catering events. For more information on Cara's professional services Click here.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

River Thurso Estuary Caithness

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Here's a video of the mouth of the River Thurso where thousands of salmon and seatrout pass through annually on their migration to their spawning grounds in the headwaters of the river. Many seals congregate here for obvious reasons !!

The Old Man Of Hoy

Here's the island of Hoy in the distance (Click photo to enlarge) and if you scan to the left of the island you'll see the famous Old Man of Hoy sticking up. This photo was taken from the mouth of the River Thurso today.

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Monteith Speycaster Sunk Line Multi Tip

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Monteith Multi System Speyline

This is the most versatile and easily understandable Speyline in the world and with some stock still available what a great Christmas present it would make for any salmon fly fisher. For more infomation on this superb product Click here.

Friday, 11 December 2009

River Tay Dunkeld

Here's the Tay this afternoon looking upstream from Dunkeld Bridge. If you click on the photograph you should be able to spot the Dunkeld House boat which is out harling for hatchery broodstock collection purposes.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Salmon Fishing Scotland

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Here's the mighty Tay running through Dunkeld today.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Ardanaiseig Hotel Loch Awe

This is a simply superb Scottish luxury hideaway on the banks of Loch Awe.

This is the boathouse !!!


Monday, 7 December 2009

The Famous Endrick Pike Head

This was a colossal pike that was found dead on the Endrick Bank in 1934. I read about this pike in the 70's when Fred buller wrote The Doomesday Book Of Mammoth Pike and it is now on display in the Art Galleries in Glasgow. Beside this pike's head is a full cast of another pike of around the 20 lbs mark. The head of the Endrick pike is at least 4 times larger and Buller himself conservatively estimated this beast to be in the 80 lbs bracket !!!!!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Ferry Cottage Kinnaird Beat River Tay

What a perfect setting for a self catering cottage on the banks of the River Tay on the famous Lower Kinnaird beat. Perfect accommodation coupled with high quality and professionally run salmon fly fishing water. What more could a salmon angler wish for !!!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Sand Martin On My Rod !!!

Strange things can happen to you when you're salmon fishing !!!! This sand martin landed on my rod and stayed there despite several attempts to shake it off. Eventually I dipped it's tail feathers in the river and it flew away to come back and land on my rod again 30 seconds later !!! If I hadn't been able to photograph this no one would have believed me !!

Friday, 4 December 2009

River Tay Dunkeld

What a beautiful day today is in Highland Perthshire. Now is the time to secure Spring fishing for next season while it's available.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The River Tay Dunkeld

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Here's how the Tay is looking today. This is the Cathedral Stream on the Dunkeld House Beat.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Trap Newtyle Beat River Tay


Here's a photograph of tail of 'The Trap' on Newtyle back in early September.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Schiehallion & Loch Rannoch

Here's a braw view of Schiehallion (click to enlarge) and Loch Rannoch yesterday where the River Tummel originates from. When you think that this is only one mere artery of the Tay system it gives you a feel for just how massive the Tay catchment really is.