This is the instant end result from a successful casting lesson !!!! John McKeown & his 9 year old son Paul fished superbly well today on their first ever day salmon fishing and hooked 2 grilse as a rewarding result. Great effort guys.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Here's John McKeown after taking his 4th cast ever !!! following an intensive Spey casting lesson this morning on the unbeatable Junction Pool of the Lower Kinnaird Beat. John's grilse was released following a very lively scrap. John's salmon has been the fastest ever fish hooked by total beginner this season under my guidance and as you've seen on this blog there has been many newcomers achieving success on their first salmon fishing trip. Brilliantly well done John.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Here's Keith Lawrence with an absolute topper of a grilse which he skillfully hooked and landed on the stroke of 5 pm today in the superb Junction Pool of the Lower Kinnaird beat of the River Tay. This was Keith's first fly caught River Tay salmon on his first ever day fishing on the Tay. Exceptionally well done Keith.
Monday, 28 June 2010
Here's a shot of the Telford Bridge in Dunkeld. The town of Dunkeld is a great hub for visiting anglers while up salmon fishing on the River Tay and withing easy striking distance of some of the better River Tay salmon fishing beats.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
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Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
There are so many Scottish lochs that are absolutely stuffed with hard fighting pike it's always great to go piking for a day or so which brings back all those many childhood memories. Here's young Johnny with a fine specimen he caught today on Loch Insh near Aviemore.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Here's one of many rainbow trout caught today on Butterstone Loch near Dunkeld. This lovely wee loch has recently been stocked and is fishing very well at the moment.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Here's the awesome Garden Stream on the Kercock Beat of the River Tay being fished here from the left bank. This is simply one of the most attractive fly streams for Speycasting through (as you can see).
Friday, 18 June 2010
Here's some intensive Speycasting tuition being handed out to a few of my clients this morning on the lovely Kercock Beat of the River Tay. For more information on my Speycasting tuition and guiding services Click here.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
I am currently available for effective Spey casting tuition for up to 4 people at a time on a 1 day course. I only operate on a 'no success no fee basis' which should give you confidence in my communicative abilities.
Here's the perfect March Pool on the River Spey near Aviemore. This pool has all the ingredients salmon like to hold in. 1. Streamy neck & tail 2. 25ft deep mid section 3. A bend in the river 4. Boulder strewn riverbed 5. Overhead power lines !!! (electro magnetic field). This pool fishes it's socks off July, August & Sepember.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
With the River Spey now settling back nicely after a rise of water there's a great chance of salmon being caught on the fly in the upper reaches of the river like here in the lovely West Lodge Pool near Aviemore. This is classic fly water and shortly will be holding many salmon & sea trout.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
The BBC were up on the Dunkeld House beat of the River Tay today (courtesy of Mr Simon Furniss) filming a program about Scotland's sporting heritage and contacted me for some assistance. Here I'm showing the presenter the various salmon flies we use on the River Tay. Co-incidentally now the completion of theTay Western Catchment Project survey (founder member and proud of it) is ready to be made public I'll no doubt be given the task of dealing with the media as I've successfully done on various River Tay related initiatives over the years. To book a rod on the outstanding Dunkeld House Beat of the River Tay Click here.
Here's a lovely salmon being played in the Ash Trees Pool of the Lower Kinnaird beat of the River Tay. For more information on my salmon fishing guiding services Click here.
Monday, 7 June 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
This man made channel to the salt water is one of the main reasons why the River Forss has become such an outstanding success story. Seals in the estuary don't get much of a chance to do damage to the salmon stocks due to this initiative from the highly effectiver river board.