Our company Director Ian Walls has been out and about over the last few weeks guiding some of our VIP clients during their summer fishing vacation in Scotland. While he spends most of the day either waist deep in one of Scotland’s famous salmon rivers or on the river bank teaching clients to cast, he does occasionally get the chance to take a few photos and videos to share with those of us who are stuck in the office!
The two photos below are from one of Ian’s favourite beats in Scotland located on the lower Spey. The lower Spey has been fishing particularly well this year, indeed it has had probably some of the best fishing in Scotland so far this season.
The picture on the left hand side is from Norman’s Pool on the Kinchurdy beat and on the right hand side is a group shot from a very memorable sea trout fishing week back in July. We would thoroughly recommend the Spey for anyone planning a summer fishing vacation in Scotland, the fishing is excellent and its extremely conveniently located for visiting the many many whisky distilleries of Speyside. We recommend planning your day with fishing first and whisky tasting second, whisky and water do mix but the best mix is in a glass and not in a whisky induced dunking in the river!
Of course the highlight of any summer fishing vacation, be it for a seasoned expert or complete beginner, is catching a salmon. We’ve had a really good summer so far in terms of catches with fish being landed on the Spey, the Dee, the Tay and last week we had 2 on the Tweed. This years’ fishing has been helped by the varied weather conditions. Blazing sunshine and blue skies are very pleasant for most tourists but they aren’t great for our fishing guests. Whats needed are varying water levels and that is certainly something we’ve had in abundance with particularly good fishing being had when the rivers have been falling.
The video below was taken in late July and shows the River Dee at Dess with quite a high water level.
If you’d like to take advantage of the good fishing conditions then there is still time to organise a summer fishing vacation in Scotland. Followthis linkto fill in one of our enquiry forms and we will send you a fully personalised proposal.
If you’d like some more information there is plenty of information on this site, this page is the best place to start but if you have any questions that are not covered the please feel free to get in touch with Ianor myself (Alex) and we will answer any questions you may have.