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Late Availability for “Prime Time” Salmon Fishing In Scotland

Late Availability for “Prime Time” Salmon Fishing In Scotland

salmon fishing in septemberSo far, 2014 has been a disappointing year for salmon fishing in Scotland. The mild spring followed by a long, dry summer resulted in exceptionally low water levels in most of Scotland’s famous salmon rivers. This caused the salmon to remain out at sea and in the estuaries. Those summer salmon that did enter the river systems were hard to catch; rendered lethargic by the warm water temperatures and low oxygen levels.

However, all that looks set to change very soon. September has brought rain and much colder overnight temperatures. Now, with every rise in water levels, we are beginning to see salmon arrive in big numbers. Those of us who are intimately involved with the Scottish salmon fishing scene are agreed that the autumn months could see record catches.

Availability is always at a premium during the prime months of September, October and November. This year, it looks like demand will be even greater than usual as knowledgeable anglers prepare to make up for their disappointing spring and summer.

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At River & Green, we have access to a fantastic selection of prime beats on all the big rivers; the Tweed, Tay, Spey and Dee. We can also provide great value fishing on many of the less well known, but highly productive beats on smaller rivers such as the Annan, Nith, Esks, Don and Teith. But, now is the time to book your fishing! Those who delay are likely to miss out on what could be a superb “back end” of the season.

Call or email us now and let us introduce you to the unique experience of salmon fishing in Scotland. We are able to provide permits, guides, transport, accommodation, instruction and equipment. All you need to bring is good luck!