FishPal caught up with Callum Conner, Director of Scotia Tourism Ltd, earlier this week. He will be joining Anne, Wednesday 23rd September, on the FishPal Live at 7pm.
Q:What has fishing been like for you and Scotia Fishing post Lockdown?
Despite the uncertain times the fishing in Scotland this year post lockdown has been world class at periods!
Firstly, it has been immensely encouraging to teach so many newcomers to the sport of fly fishing over the summer. Families, ladies, children, boys & men – I truly hope this continues!
This particular youngster below managed his first ever capture on a fly rod, a solid Rainbow Trout. This was during a 2 hour lesson with SGAIC instructor Callum Conner after learning the roll and overhead cast within 30 minutes!
The winners of the annual Bemersyde Trophy, which honours the largest salmon landed on a fly on the River Tweed have been announced: Jonathan Murray from Ballymena is the overall winner, and Aberdeen University law student, Samuel Ackroyd the junior winner.
We know one activity which is sure to be on the upswing during the lockdown: fly tying.
What else do we have got to do?
So, for a bit of fun we have created a fly-tying competition for you to get your teeth into. The competition will run from today until 13th April 2020 to include the initial lockdown period. Continue reading →
Laxa in Leirarsveit is one of Iceland’s most prolific salmon rivers. It is an excellent river for fly fishing, with an interesting variety of pools. It has a strong and loyal following of both American and British fishers who come back year after year. The average catch per rod makes it one of Iceland’s top ten salmon rivers. Continue reading →