If you are longing to go salmon fishing in Iceland but have always dismissed the idea as too expensive, probably having read about the elite destinations frequented by the likes of Prince Charles and Eric Clapton, then read on. FishIceland is currently offering a fantastic package in 2021 with fishing and accommodation from Eur 490 per day/rod during July and August.
A rarely available opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic ghillie.
Scone Estates is seeking an experienced fishing ghillie to provide a professional ghillie service on the Scone Palace River Tay Fishponds beat over the 2021 summer season (dates to be finalised but likely May to October 2021). The beat saw catch returns of 184 salmon & grilse in 2021 and has the benefit of a well appointed, purpose built, fishing hut.
The successful candidate will be an ambassador of Scone Estate and salmon fishing in Scotland, delivering excellent customer service. Applicants should have the knowledge and experience to ensure guests experience a safe and enjoyable day on the river.
It has been a while since a new book on sea trout fishing graced our bookshelves. Indeed, the last great reference book would be credited to Moc Morgan and Graeme Harris, with their book Successful Sea Trout Angling: The Practical Guide, which was first published back in 1989 – over thirty years ago.
Finavon Castle had an outstanding summer run of salmon and pristinely conditioned grilse running the South Esk throughout June & July. This I understand to have been a common theme throughout the country and would like to hope that the legions of fish which poured into our rivers this summer were perhaps a sign of things to come.
Greetings from California. In late August of this year, a rare electrical storm moving over the northern half of California, produced thousands of lightning strikes, igniting what has now become the most destructive fire season in California history.
The River Dee Trust has launched its biggest ever online auction, with some unique and exciting lots coming under the hammer. The auction will raise funds to support the Trust’s crucial work in river restoration, salmon research and education.
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!