Saturday 31 July 2010

Spey Casting Tuition River Spey Scotland

Here's Pete Haslett throwing a technically perfect single Spey cast after a brief Spey casting lesson !!! There is absolutely NO need for repeated Spey casting lessons if yo come to see me. There are many outstanding Spey casters out there but very few who can easily communicate and fully program the cast in the minds of others quickly and effectively. I can come to any river location in Scotland subject to availability. For more information Click here.

Friday 30 July 2010

The Garden Stream Kercock Beat River Tay

Look at this for a perfect fly stream on the Kercock beat of the Tay. This beat starts to fish its socks off from now to the end of the season and is well worth a cast.

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Highland Salmon River

Here's a lovely little headwater from the River Alness system in Easter Ross.

Tuesday 27 July 2010

The Monteith Speycaster Sunk Line Multi Tip 10/11

For more information on this ground breaking sunk line solution Click here.

Monday 26 July 2010

River Alness Kildermorie Estate Easter Ross

Here's the lovely wee River Alness at Kildermorie. Heavy rain throughout today should lift waterlevels which in turn will bring many salmon up into these beautiful pools from Loch Morie. In the distance you can just see the stunning newly built Kildermorie Lodge.

Sunday 25 July 2010

Effective Speycasting Tuition

I believe I am the very best communicator of this traditional Scottish art form cast in the business. I say that because I teach in an easy to understand and simple manner which is very uncomplicated and based on logic. I also operate a 'no success no fee' guarantee which should indicate my confidence and ability. If you've been Speycasting for a while and require fine tuning or are an absolute beginner then I can be of service to you. For more information Click here.

Saturday 24 July 2010

Guay Pool Lower Kinnaird River Tay

Here's a shot of the tail of the Guay Pool this morning just after several clean fish showed moving through this hot spot. Kevin Smith here in the photograph had a dunt from one with his 5th cast and it could have so easily have been another brand new Spey caster hooking straight into a salmon on the fly within minutes of starting. Within 30 minutes a 12 pounder & 5 pounder were landed in the seriously prolific Ash Trees pool half a mile upstream. To book a rod on this amazing beat drop me an email or give me a call (contact details above).

Friday 23 July 2010

The Rumbling Bridge River Braan

Here's the Rumbling Bridge (and it certainly was) on the River Braan which is a small tributory of the River Tay. It's truly an amazing sight when the river's in spate like this.

Thursday 22 July 2010

The River Spey Today

Here's the tail of the Elephant Stone pool on the River Spey near Aviemore. Lovely water like this should bring 'Old Sam' and a few of his mates in.

Wednesday 21 July 2010

The Monteith Salmon Gye Landing Net With Weigh Scale

I'm currently designing a gye style salmon landing net which has an extremely fish friendly bag and mesh. It is designed to leave the fish on its side on the flat bottom of the net and with its head tucked into one of the triangular pockets. For many years I've witnessed salmon being damaged by big meshed nets which can easilty tear fins making a mockery out of catch & release. I've also incorporated a weigh scale in the handle that weighs up to 42 lbs which is an optimum weight for UK salmon these days. This net will appear very shortly and will surpass any landing net design to date. It will also be of quality British build and carry a life time warranty on the frame/handle. With accurate weighing and 'catch & release' being high on the agenda these days this will be one product that the serious salmon angler will shortly consider to be a 'must have'.

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Airborne Grilse Action !!!

Here's Spey caster Vincent Brigode playing a very lively grilse on the River Findhorn today. Note another salmon jumping as this one is being played !!! Scroll through the rest of today's posts to see more action from the 6 fish landed today on the Dunearn Beat of the River Findhorn.

4 lbs Grilse Landed Today Dunearn Beat River Findhorn

Here's dedicated Spey caster Quentin Ballantyne with a perfect grilse seconds before its safe release back to the River Findhorn this afternoon.

Salmon Fight Action Today

Here's a very powerful salmon being played by a young lady Spey caster this afternoon on the River Findhorn. This was the 5th of 6 fish landed today by the party.

8.5 lbs Salmon Landed River Findhorn today

Here's delighted Zoie Ballantyne with a perfect fly caught salmon from the Dunearn Beat of the River Findhorn this afternoon. Brilliantly well done Zoie.

6 lbs Grilse Landed Dunearn Beat River Findhorn

Here's Greg Hammond with his second salmon on the fly today.

Salmon No 2 Released River Findhorn

Here's Gregg releasing his second fish today. Very well done Gregg

Salmon Fly Fishing Action Today

Here's a strong wee fish being played in the Nettle Hole pool of the Dunearn Beat this morning.

8 lbs Salmon River Findhorn Dunearn Beat

Here's Greg Hammond with his first salmon today.

Salmon Released Dunearn Beat River Findhorn

Monday 19 July 2010

Big Salmon On The Fly

Here's my great friend and fellow guide Gordon Pollock with a magnificent 28 pounder.

Saturday 17 July 2010

Spey Casting River Ba Isle of Mull

Here's a young chap mastering the Single Spey cast with ease this morning on the River Ba on Mull.

Speycasting River Tay Lower Kinnaird

Here Debbie Broadwell throwing a lovely single Spey cast yesterday on the Ferry Pool of the Lower Kinnaird Beat of the River Tay. Well done Debbbie.

Thursday 15 July 2010

The River Beauly

The River Beauly is another absolute gem of a Scottish salmon & sea trout river. The source of the Beauly is the River Glass which rises as the River Affric. Many Summer grilse are being caught up here at the moment and the river today was simply bouncing with fish !! Unfortunately I was only here to teach 2 fishers how to Speycast. Both went on to land salmon this afternoon.

Wednesday 14 July 2010

River Ba Isle Of Mull

Here's a shot of the very productive River Ba earlier today. This little river joins Loch Ba to the sea and accounts for many salmon & sea trout each season.

Tuesday 13 July 2010

West Lodge Pool River Spey Aviemore

This is how this pool should look after some recent rainfall.

Monday 12 July 2010

Fir Trees Pool Lower Kinnaird Spey Casting

Here's Jeff McGhee throwing a perfect single Spey cast at the Fir Trees pool of the Lower Kinnaird beat of the River Tay today. Big water over the last few days should see an influx of salmon as it settles over the next few days.

Sunday 11 July 2010

River Findhorn Cawdor Estate

The River Findhorn is a lovely wee river to fish and even in low summer water levels often produces fish,.

Saturday 10 July 2010

The Garden Stream Kercock Beat River Tay

Here's a perfect (left hand up) single Spey cast being conducted by Speycaster Allan Clarke on Kercock today.

Friday 9 July 2010

Ash Trees Pool Lower Kinnaird River Tay

Here's the neck of the highly productive Ash Trees pool on Lower Kinnaird (in the rain) today.

Thursday 8 July 2010

Highland Stream at Loch Ghuilbinn

Here's a magical sight on the Corrour Estate today. This swollen spate burn is sending millions of gallons of rain water down into Loch Ghuilbinn in the far distance. Hopefully this is a a taste of things to come and many good spates will occur between now and the end of the salmon fishing season this year.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Stormy Skies On The Tay

This is the Junction Pool of the Lower Kinnaird where the River Tummel meets the River Tay.

Monday 5 July 2010

Sunday 4 July 2010

Pattack Falls Near Loch Laggen Today

When they refer to Scotland as God's country it's absolutely no wonder why !!! This high water is exactly what we've been looking for to freshen all the rivers up a bit and encourage salmon to run. There could easily be a good few days fishing ahead.

Saturday 3 July 2010

Junction Pool Lower Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's the Junction Pool today just before lunch. The Tay had risen a few inches and plenty of running grilse were seen but no takers today.

Friday 2 July 2010

March Pool River Spey Aviemore

Here's a wee squint at the River Spey today.

Thursday 1 July 2010

Ferry Cottage Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Look at this for a setting for a home on the Lower Kinnaird salmon fishing beat. This is probably the most perfect cottage location on the entire River Tay.