Wednesday 31 March 2010

River Spey

Here's the perfect 'March Pool' on The Spey near Aviemore. This pool is an absolute dream to Spey cast through.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

The Snow Is Back Again !!

Here's the River Spey today in yet another snow storm !!!!

Monday 29 March 2010

River Spey Speycasting

Here's the perfect Junction pool on Brae Water Beat 1 today.

Sunday 28 March 2010

River Dee

Here's Alfred's Pot on the Altries & Lower Drum beat of the River Dee.

Friday 26 March 2010

Altries and Lower Drum Beat River Dee

Here's the lovely Hut Pool on the Altries & Lower Drum beat of the River Dee. No fish today but what beautiful water and well run by the excellent beat ghillie Kevin Flemming.

Thursday 25 March 2010

River Spey Brae Water Beat 2

Here's another classic River Spey salmon pool called The Rock on Brae Water beat 2. This pool produces hundreds of salmon each season and no wonder !!!

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Portnacraig Best River Tummel

Here's proper Spring salmon fishing conditions today on the Tummel at Pitlochry. As a former head ghillie I just sense when things are right for a Springer.

Monday 22 March 2010

River Spey Brown Trout

This lovely brown trout took my favourite Spring salmon fly like a train today on the Spey. Click the picture to enlarge and see the trout and fly in more detail.

Sunday 21 March 2010

Guay Pool River Tay

Here's a panoramic video of the Guay Pool on Lower Kinnaird. This is one serious holding pool on Kinnaird and many salmon are hooked and landed from this pool each season.

Saturday 20 March 2010

Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's the perfect Ash Tree pool of the lower Kinnaird beat today. What a glorious day to be out on the Tay !!!!

Friday 19 March 2010

High Water On The River Spey

Here's the Fiddich Pool on the River Spey near Aberlour. As you can see the Spey today is huge but with mild weather. Mid March has always been a turning point each season marking the influx of Spring salmon entering our rivers.

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Salmon Lies River Spey

One of the biggest clues while looking for salmon on our Scottish rivers is glassy water patches like you see in this picture. These patches of water are caused by uneven areas of river bed and create little pockets of slackish water that salmon & sea trout love to lie in. For more information on my bespoke salmon guiding service Click here.

Tuesday 16 March 2010

River Spey Speycasting & Salmon Fishing

Here's the fabulous March Pool of the Spey near Aviemore in big water today.

Monday 15 March 2010

River Spey Speycasting

Here's the Running Stones pool of the River Spey near Aviemore. This pool in lower water has the most perfect flow for the fly and is at least 15ft deep which offers 'Old Sam' security in low water. Can't wait to swim a Willie Gunn through this later in the Spring once the Springers start snooping up the Spey in the warmer water.

Sunday 14 March 2010

River Spey Tributary

Here's the tantalizing water in the Spey's tributary river Feshie this morning. The Feshie is one of the Spey's larger spawning headwaters.

Friday 12 March 2010

Brae Water River Spey

Here's a video of the perfectly flowing Junction Pool swinging downstream to the red cliffed Turn Pool on Brae Water Beat 1 which will now be holding Spring salmon

Wednesday 10 March 2010

River Spey Today

Here's the Running Stones pool of Spey near Aviemore showing a perfect water height at lunchtime today.

Monday 8 March 2010

River Ness Inverness Town Centre

Here's the River Ness in Inverness town centre. The glorious Spring sunshine and warmth is bound to have got 'Old Sam' heading into our Scottish rivers today.

Saturday 6 March 2010

River Tay

Here's Barry Garner playing his first salmon at the Ash Trees pool on the Kinnaird Beat of the Tay today. Well done Barry.

Friday 5 March 2010

The Monteith Speycaster Sunk Line Multi Tip

I am sure that this the most carefully thought out sunk line system ever produced with 2 years of thought and attention to detail on the design of the tapers, sub surface profile & peripheral vision visibility for exact time off the water. For more information on this unique sunkline solution. Click here.

Thursday 4 March 2010

The Monteith Multi System Speyline

This line is the most versatile Speyline ever made and it cast beautifully too. Why not treat yourself to one for the forthcoming season. For more information and high quality testamonials Click here.

Wednesday 3 March 2010

The Falls Pool River Forss Caithness

Here's Simba who is employed as a full time fish counter on the River Forss !!! The Forss opened this year on the 22nd of February and below this waterfall (beside the Forss House Hotel) the Falls Pool often produces the first springer each season. Catch figures on this delightful highland spate river continue to rise due to previously made careful and forward thinking management decisions. For more information on salmon fishing on the Forss contact me on 07968 145033 or via email at

Tuesday 2 March 2010

The River Halladale

This is the highly productive Stone Pool on beat 4 of the River Halladale. The Halladale is another jewel in the crown for Scottish salmon fishing.

Monday 1 March 2010

The Copper Bodied Cascade Salmon Fly

This is one of the most consistent salmon taking flies out there. I've found the copper bodied cascade whether tied for the early Spring on a 2 inch tube or during the height of Summer on a size 13 double to be a deadly pattern and one to be relied on to take salmon.