Monday, 28 February 2011

River Tay Today




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Here's the scene looking upstream from the Ash Trees pool on Lower Kinnaird this afternoon.

Location:Dunkeld,United Kingdom

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Castle Grant River Spey





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Here's another look at the River Spey today at Grantown from the Old Spey Bridge. This is the Bridge Pool looking downstream to the faster flowing Poll Na Creice pool which is the fast stream between the Bridge Pool and the Lurg Pool.

Location:Kinveachy,United Kingdom

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Tulchan Beat River Spey




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Here's a look at Tulchan today which is one of the most prestigious and highly groomed beats on the River Spey.

Friday, 25 February 2011

The Monteith Multi System Spey Line

This Speyline system covers you for a multitude of fishing requirements and is an easy casting line too. Visit the salmon fishing scotland website for more information.




Thursday, 24 February 2011

River Tay Ghost Ghillie !!




Whilst I'm sure there's a logical explanation for this mysterious grey figure appearing beside this lone fisher on the Tay it still slightly concerned me when I saw the picture. Could it be the spirit of one of the old Kinnaird beat ghillies appearing to give a helping hand !!??

Location:Dunkeld Perthshire

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

River Findhorn at Tomatin

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Here's a video of the glorious River Findhorn today from Tomatin Bridge. In my opinion this is one of Scotland's lovliest and unspoilt salmon rivers and has been fishing its socks off in recent times. To book a day with me on the River Findhorn on a private, exclusive and very productive salmon beat follow the contact details on the salmon fishing scotland website.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

River Spey Grantown on Spey




Here the River Spey at Grantown today. The old casting platform is well exposed in the current low water levels.

Location:Anagach Hill,,United Kingdom

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Ash Trees Pool Lower Kinnaird Beat River Tay

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Here's perfect water conditions at the Ash Trees pool on Lower Kinnaird. Just kelts being caught today although there will be a few Spring salmon lying among them.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Junction Pool Lower Kinnaird Beat River Tay

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Here's a video taken this afternoon of the Junction Pool on Lower Kinnaird.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Corporate Salmon Fishing Events Scotland

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Friday, 18 February 2011

River Tay Kinnaird Beat




Here's the Ash Trees pool this afternoon on Lower Kinnaird. Spring salmon are present in this pool right now. I know because I just lost one !!!!

Location:Dunkeld,United Kingdom

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Donald A Monteith




Here's my late father who was responsible for my introduction to salmon fishing in 1970. It was that year (aged 5) that I landed my first salmon on the Tay. Some things can never be forgotten !! This portrait of my hugely patriotic father was painted by famous Scottish artist the late Alexander Goudie.

Location:Kinnaird Perthshire

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Jock's Shrimp Salmon fly

This pattern has served me very well over the years especially from late Summer through to Autumn. Here it is tied in different densities of dressing.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

River Abhain na Glasa In Ross-shire

Here's the headwaters of the River Alness up above Loch Morie in Ross-shire today. This perfect boulder strewn river will take some navigating by salmon when in full flood during Autumn each year. Many spawning areas lie just upstream of this section of the river.

Monday, 14 February 2011

The Monteith Speycaster Multi System

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

The Guay Pool Kinnaird River Tay

Here's a good shot of the Guay Pool at dusk last night

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Spring Salmon Fishing River Tay




Here's a fly fisher out searching the tail of The Ash Trees pool on Lower Kinnaird this morning. Whilst early Spring salmon are scarce in the Tay these days it is often worth enduring the cold for the chance of making contact.

Location:Dunkeld,United Kingdom

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Falls Of Dochart

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Look at this glorious sight in this morning's Spring sunshine.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

River Tay Grandtully

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Here's a video of the Tay today taken from the Grandtully Bridge. These water levels are perfect and should encourage more Spring salmon up into the Tay system.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

River Dee Salmon Fishing




Here's the River Dee on Park late yesterday afternoon.

Location:Kinveachy,United Kingdom

Monday, 7 February 2011

Park North Beat River Dee




Here's the Lower Kirks pool of the world famous Park Beat of the River Dee.

Location:Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Sunday, 6 February 2011

River Tay Today

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The Tay is looking simply awesome today.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

River Tay Tributory River Braan

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Here's the waterfall at the Hermitage on the River Braan in full swing this afternoon after yesterday's heavy rainfall.

Friday, 4 February 2011

River Tay Salmon Fishing Guide

Here's the water gauge on Kinnaird's Junction Pool this afternoon. Big water has pushed the salmon in tight to the banks so a short stealthy cast is always the order of the day in high water conditions like this.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Salmon Fishing Pools River Tay

Here's the Guay Pool this afternoon on the Kinnaird Beat of the Tay. Heavy rain is still falling and the river is rising steadily although running clear. This is always an exciting time of year on the Tay when as a ghillie you just know that big runs of Spring salmon will shortly be here. For more information on a quality guided day on one of Scotland's premier salmon river visit my Salmon Fishing Scotland website.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

River Tay Salmon Fishing




A stormy sky over the Tay at Kinnaird. With the forthcoming rain already here it will guarantee an influx of Spring salmon in the Tay over the next week or so.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Boat Pool Glendelvine Beat River Tay

Here's the famous Boat Pool on the Glendelvine Beat of the Tay. If you click to enlarge this shot you should be able to see the 'Bargie Stane' upstream on the left hand side. There's a deep little trough in the riverbed just above this stone where Georgina Ballantyne hooked the British rod caught record salmon of 64 lbs in October of 1922. Nearly 100 years later this deep trough is still present above the stone and is an excellent salmon lie for those who have worked out how to cover it effectively.

Location:Culliven Ct,Perth,United Kingdom