Fishing in Lochaber.

Be prepared to discover you don’t want to leave.

If you are looking for fishing that’s wild & dramatic, look no further than Lochaber in the Highlands of Scotland. This is not a land of calm water and docile fish, this place is special, untamed and with fish to match. Continue reading

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River Tay Salmon Course with Gary Scott

GaryDuration: 3 day course
Dates: 10th /11th and 12th April
Level: Tailor made to suit all abilities.
Details: This three day residential course is structured to suit all levels of Speycasters from the absolute beginner to more advanced anglers. Continue reading

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Opening TIme

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The opening ceremony, to celebrate the start of the 2015 Dee season was held at Potarch  Bridge on Monday,  courtesy of Ballogie Estate, and was attended by an enthusiastic crowd.

Martin Gilbert, local businessman and Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, had the honour of casting the first fly of the year and was quickly into a fish- it came off so we will have to speculate if it was a fish or a kelt.

Mr Gilbert is a great supporter of the Dee and has backed the river by investing in it in a number of ways.  Mark Bilsby, River Director of the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board (DDSFB) and the River Dee Trust, said: “October 3rd 2014 was historic for the Dee. That day the first salmon ascended the Culter Dam in over 250 years, made possible by a fish pass we had installed on the dam…

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The Atlantic Salmon Trust Auction 2015

Atlantic Salmon TrustThere are superb salmon fishing in this years annual auction with lots on the rivers Restigouche in Canada and Orkla in Norway, along with most major UK and Irish fisheries.

As well as wild sea trout, brown trout and grayling fishing, that offer extraordinary value, there are a number of unusually Continue reading

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Spring Patterns To Try

Caledonia Fly CompanyWhy does a non-feeding salmon take an artificial fly? No one truly knows, but the patterns from our specialists have worked their magic on waters in Scotland in Spring Continue reading

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Day Two River Tay

FishPalSecond day of the season and what a change;  water falling and clearing and the sun shining.  We were fishing Cargill beat and the mood was expectant. Continue reading

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Tay Salmon Season – Scotland

FishPalAnglers had travelled from far and wide to Scotland for the opening of the 2015 Tay salmon season this morning. The Tay Foundation, Dunkled & Birnam Angling and Perth Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a Continue reading

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