Monday, 15 August 2011

New Blog On Salmon Fishing Scotland Website

From today onwards daily updates will be hosted on the 'Daily News' page of my Salmon Fishing Scotland website. This blog will remain to host all archive material collected over the years. Thanks to all who have followed this blog and hope you will follow the updates going forward on the new site.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

River Tay This Evening




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With the sun dipping down behind the hill the Tay was looking good this evening. Still big water but many salmon are present in the water in this photograph. This is the neck of the famous Ash Trees pool. For Scottish salmon fishing holiday packages Click here.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Castle Grant River Spey




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Here's a look at the Spey at Castle Grant this morning. For salmon fishing holiday packages Click here.

Big Water On The Tay




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This is the tail of the Ash Trees pool yesterday afternoon. Loads of salmon are stacked into the neck of this pool at the moment which is always a serious hot spot on Lower Kinnaird.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Willie 'The Ghillie' Laird

Here's the man responsible for my involvement in the salmon fishing world. For those who remember him he was an absolute 'topper' of a man and still greatly missed by many. This 'lucky charm' rod label ensures contact with our 'salmon god' as I am convinced Willie will be one of his closest pals. If I told you how this picture came to be a lucky charm on my Monteith Spey rods you wouldn't believe me !

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Salmon Action On The Fly Lower Kinnaird River Tay




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Here's a short clip of salmon fight action provided by Izzy Proby's hard fighting cock fish in the New Pool yesterday. This salmon was hooked 200 yards above in the Ash Trees Pool.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Big Tay Salmon On The Fly




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Here's Izzy Proby with the result of her first morning's salmon fishing. Izzy's fine 15 pounder took a size 11 Park Shrimp in the Ash Trees pool of Lower Kinnaird and fought for a full 25 minutes before being landed. Brilliant effort Izzy who also managed to completely master the double Spey cast too.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Upper Kinnaird Beat




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Here's a downstream shot of the tail of the Rock Pool on the Lower Kinnaird beat of the Tay. High water and strong winds hindered play today.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Big Perch From Loch Alvie

Here's young Johnny Monteith with a big perch from Loch Alvie in the Cairngorm National Park.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Salmon Action River Tay


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Here's a brief clip of a lively tussle with a fish down in the New Pool on Lower Kinnaird this afternoon. This salmon was eventually landed 150 yards downstream of where it was hooked.

Salmon On The Fly Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's Allan Clarke with a perfect summer salmon of 7 lbs which took his 'copper ass' fly in the New Pool on Lower Kinnaird late this afternoon. Allan's salmon was quickly returned to the Tay after this photo was taken. Exceptionally well done Allan. For salmon fishing hospitality events Click here.

Friday, 5 August 2011

River Tay Salmon Fishing




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Here's a lovely water height for the fly on the Junction Pool of Lower Kinnaird this evening.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Willie Gunn Salmon Fly

This is one of the most deadly salmon fly patterns of them all. Personally I found the gold bodied versions absolutely brilliant in the Spring.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Salmon Fishing Guides Scotland

The most effective way to properly introduce yourself into the world of Scottish salmon fishing is to hire a professional salmon fishing guide. I have the pleasure of working with many top salmon fishing guides from all over Scotland who deliver exceptional customer service, salmon fishing knowledge and Speycasting tuition. For more information on our services visit the salmon fishing scotland website.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Salmon Fly Reel

Here's my old trusted servant Mr Van Staal which has to be one of the finest fly reels ever produced in modern day times.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Guided Salmon Fishing Scotland

For a quality introduction to Scottish salmon fishing it is always worth engaging those with the knowledge, ability and people skills to make it a memorable experience. For more information on my guided salmon fishing packages visit the salmon fishing scotland website.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Winning Salmon Fly Fishing Combination

The correct fly, balanced Speycasting tackle, some casting ability & a bit of luck are all that's needed to catch a salmon and of course 'the right place at the right time' like most things in life !!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Hole In The Wall Gang !!

Here's a lovely shot of the pipe at the Ash Trees Pool on Lower Kinnaird

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Monteith Multi System Speyline

For more information on this superb Speyline visit the salmon fishing scotland website.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Catch & Release River Tay Salmon Fishing


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Here's a lovely wee Tay Salmon regaining her freedom in the Junction Pool of the Lower Kinnaird beat of the Tay. This practice permits the angler, salmon & ghillie to all win !!!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

River Tay Sea Trout



These wonderful fish are plentiful in the Tay at the moment and are the best fighting fish of them all. Prior to the salt water fish farms on the West Coast of Scotland these creatures were over abundant. Sea lice issues have downsized the West coast population these days however I do recall one afternoon in the mid 70's on the River Fyne estuary pool landing 49 of them !!!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

River Tay Salmon Fishing Success


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Within ten minutes on his second day salmon fishing Rizwan Aya hooked and landed this beautiful salmon at the Junction Pool on Lower Kinnaird. Rizwan returned this hen fish to the Tay immediately after this photograph was taken. Very well done Rizwan.

Kinnaird House




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This is how the Kinnaird beat ghillies start their day !!!!

Monday, 25 July 2011

River Tay Sea Trout Lower Kinnaird Beat




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Here's a lively little sea trout which was hooked in the Guay pool this evening on Kinnaird

Grilse Action River Blackwater




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Here's some grilse action from the River Blackwater.

Salmon From Guay Pool Lower Kinnaird





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Here's Altaf Patel with his first ever salmon on his first day salmon fishing. Extremely well done Altaf.

Location:Pitlochry,United Kingdom

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Monarch of the Glen




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Look at this beautiful 'Royal' beast that are so majestic and plentiful in the Scottish highlands

Saturday, 23 July 2011

The Rogie Falls River Blackwater




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This wee Highland Scottish river is full of salmon at the moment with clients hooking salmon both yesterday and today within 10 casts !!!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Martin Edgar Kinnaird Beat Ghillie

Here's my great friend Martin Edgar with a salmon that was landed this morning in the Rock Pool on Upper Kinnaird. I've had the pleasure of working with Martin not only in recent years on Kinnaird but also on Newtyle in the past. This salmon was returned immediately after this shot was taken.

Gean Trees Pool Kercock Beat




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Here's the Gean Tree pool on Kercock. This pool produces many fish each season from both banks.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

20lbs Salmon Ash Trees Pool




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Here's Kristina Pruett with the results of her first day salmon fishing in Scotland. They say ladies make the best fishers and I cannot argue with that. Kristina's salmon was returned immediately after this shot was taken. Seriously well done Kristina.

River Tay Today




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At last the Tay is again starting to settle after recent high water levels.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Ash Trees Pool River Tay

Here's the tail of the Ash Trees Pool on Lower Kinnaird this afternoon showing high water levels after the heavy weekend rain. If you click to enlarge this shot you may be able to spot the osprey hovering in the sky.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

River Tromie River Spey Tributory

The River Tromie photographed here in high water after recent heavy rain. This stunning little river is a big back end spawning burn for the River Spey's salmon & sea trout.

Friday, 15 July 2011

The Monteith Speycaster Full Floating Fly Line

This is the perfect Speyline for those who like to fish a polyleader and a small fly at this time of year. For more information click on this link to the salmon fishing scotland website.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

The River Glass Balmore Beat




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Here's a delightful little late Summer and Autumn salmon beat on the River Glass which offers superb salmon fishing and has been perfectly groomed with the salmon fishers in mind.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

River Spey Salmon Fishing Guide


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Beautiful blue skies above Castle Grant today and salmon have moved into the beat.

Location:High St,Grantown-on-Spey,United Kingdom

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Castle Grant Garra Pool




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Here's the lovely flowing Garra Pool on Castle Grant beat 1.

Location:Grantown-on-Spey,United Kingdom

Castle Grant Beat 1 River Spey




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Falling water on the Spey today following the recent heavy rainfall should bring some salmon action our way.

Location:High St,Grantown-on-Spey,United Kingdom

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Ash Trees Pool




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High water and heavy rain coming down the Tay valley today at Kinnaird. Hopefully things will settle in the next few days.

Location:Pitlochry,United Kingdom

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Kercock Beat River Tay




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Here's the Gean Tree pool on the Kercock Beat of the River Tay.

Friday, 8 July 2011

The Junction Pool Kinnaird




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This is the Junction Pool in perfect water conditions. Hopefully when the recent high water levels of the last few days subside then this amazing pool will be back in good order.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Falls of Dochart




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Heavy rain has swollen the River Dochart and this spectacular sight has to be one of the finest on the Tay system. Hopefully the Tay will settle soon and the good fly water that we had earlier in the week will return.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Salmon Action On The Fly Lower Kinnaird River Tay


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This lively fish gave a great account of itself on a light 14ft 9/10 weigh rod in the heavy swirling water of the Junction Pool of Lower Kinnaird.

12lbs Salmon On The Tay



Here's this beautiful salmon seconds before her safe release. This fish took a size 11 Copper Ass fly in the famous Junction Pool of the Tay at Kinnaird.

Salmon Released Kinnaird Beat River Tay


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Here's this lovely salmon regaining her freedom earlier this afternoon.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

AshTrees Pool Kinnaird Beat River Tay




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Here the Ash Trees Pool on the Lower Kinnaird salmon beat

Friday, 1 July 2011

Speycasting Tuition River Tay




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Why non treat yourself to a total easy to understand insight into the ease of Speycasting. Communication is everything and no one leaves my tuition without a full understanding of this cast and the little things that make it flow. I also teach how to hook a salmon on the fly which unchecked accounts for many missed opportunities for many fly fishers each season.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Skibo Castle Interior Shots




Here's a couple of classic Skibo Castle rooms.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

River Tay Salmon Fishing




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Here's the neck of the Ash Trees pool looking upstream. Many salmon hold in this area all throughout the season.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Monteith Speycaster Sunk Line Multi Tip 10/11

For more information on this unique Sunk Line Speyline System visit the salmon fishing scotland website.

Monday, 27 June 2011

The Cottage Stream Kercock




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Here's one of the Kercock beat's fly fishing hot spots.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

The Monteith Multi System Spey Line



This superb casting & fishing Speyline is available in a 10/11 or 9/10 weight. For more information visit the salmon fishing scotland website.



Friday, 24 June 2011

Castle Grant Beat River Spey




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The famous Castle Grant beats of the River Spey offer some seriously classic fly streams and are highly productive at certain times of the season.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

River Findhorn




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Here's the prolific River Findhorn at Tomatin. As this high water drops many salmon will be caught on this superb river.