Salmon fishing in Scotland

Salmon fishing in Scotland is a truly unique and special experience, because the holiday is about so much more than catching fish.

In Scotland we have some of the finest rivers and lochs for catching Atlantic salmon, fresh-run sea trout, wild brown trout and grayling anywhere in the world. We also have the grandeur of the Scottish scenery and the unique history and tradition which defines our culture.

There is also a huge diversity to fly fishing in Scotland. We have remote Highland streams where beautifully speckled wild brown trout will take a fly with an aggression that defies their small size. We have wild, wind-swept lochs full of fat, golden-bellied brown trout. There are other lochs which have been stocked with hard-fighting rainbow trout. Then there are the salmon rivers. There are those rivers of international repute;

The Tweed; the most famous and productive salmon river in Europe. The wide and magnificent River Tay which flows through the historic Perthshire countryside. The beautiful Aberdeenshire Dee; without question the best Spring river in the country. The characterful River Spey; probably the best fly water in Scotland.

And, there are the less well-known rivers which are equally capable of producing the fishing experience of a lifetime. Rivers like the Teith, Don, Findhorn, North Esk, South Esk, Nith, Annan, Beauly, Brora, Conan, Teviot and Thurso.

Dry fly fishing for brown trout before a delicious full Scottish breakfast, salmon fishing during the day and a warming glass of whisky by a roaring fire in the evening – could life be more perfect?

“We had a fantastic time, great trout fishing and the cottage was beautiful. Next year we will try for the grayling.”

C. Mancuso, Italy

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