Guides, ghillies and instructors in Scotland

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South West
Annandale & Border Fly FishingAnnan, Nith & BordersFull-time qualified professional Instructors and Registered Guides. Specialising in Spey casting. Dry fly for brown trout & grayling on river Annan. All abilities welcome. Equipment, permits and accommodation arranged.STANIC, AAPGAI, REFF01461 206750
Martin MitchellLochmabenInstructor: coarse/shark fishing covering the SouthPAA07952 545883
 
South East
Fish Wild
Stobo
StoboProfessional guiding/instruction for brown trout, grayling, sea trout & salmon. Anglers of all ages and ability welcome. Borders, South West, Islay & Jura, and much more. All requirements catered for.GAIA Level 207791 696129
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Tweed Guide
Selkirk
SelkirkScotland's leading guide service for fly fishing covering the River Tweed, Tay, Dee, Don, Deveron and Spey. Guiding, tuition and casting lessons for salmon, trout and grayling. Full, half day and 3 hour sessions. Individuals, groups and corporate. All equipment can be supplied, waders, rods, permits etc.07962 401770
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Stewart CollingswoodEdinburghOrvis endorsed guide covering central Scotland07734 810706
Andy DickisonPeeblesInstructor covering TweedAPGAI01721 720331
Mac DouglasWoolerGuide/Instructor for TweedGAIA Level 201668 283647
Michael McDaidLauderGuide/Instructor covering Tweed & BordersAAPGAI01578 722201
Ian MoutterColdstreamInstructor covering Borders and SolwayAPGAI07766 746406
Alba Game Fishing Scotland
Edinburgh
EdinburghOrvis endorsed guide Edinburgh based 36yrs experience Salmon, trout, Pike throughout Scotland. Gourmet lunches and premium tackle/ clothing & transport. Photos of the day taken on pro Nikon DSLR.07734 810706
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River Tweed Guiding
Earlston
EarlstonSpecialist guided fly fishing days on the River Tweed and its surrounding tributaries for Trout and Grayling. Martin Stewart is the SNFFL First Division Champion 2013. This is the top honour for ther Scottish National Fly Fishing League. 07456 499897
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West Central
Peter AndersonGlasgowInstructs on Teith, Forth, Tay, Spey & TweedSTANIC0141 776 6999
David BellLoch LomondInstructor covering Central WatersAAPGAI07775 522254
Jim FisherGlasgowInstructs on Dee, Spey, Tay, Tummel, TweedAAPGAI07887 747122
Scotia Fishing
Perthshire & Central Scotland
Perthshire & Central ScotlandProfessional guiding and instruction for Central Scotland covering Salmon, Trout, Pike, Pollock & LRF Fishing. Full equipment, permits, food, photos & transport provided. All ages, abilities & requirements catered for. Casting lessons in the single handed and double handed rod. Member of the Loop Pro Team ScotlandSGAIC/ SANA 07415 974879
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Alberto LaidlawGlasgowInstructor covering Menteith, Trossachs, Loch Awe, Tay, Tummel & ClydeAPGAI07778 526859
John MilneGlasgowInstructs & Guides in Howwood & LawfieldSGAIC0141 571 2164
Gary Scott
Glasgow
GlasgowInstructor, Guide & Gillie covering Rivers Teith, Tay & DeeAAPGAI07734 387775
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John StrainKilmarnockInstructor covering the Aryshire StillwatersREFFIS, SGIAC01563 540986
Andrew ToftGlasgowInstructor covering Central Belt watersAAPGAI, SGAIC,STANIC07793 366930
 
East Central
Ian RaeStrilingInstructor covering Stirlingshire StillwatersAPGAI01786 834198
Chris PriceLothianGuide/Instructor covering Lothian & BordersAPGAI07885 789564
George ParkinsAberfeldyInstructor covering Tay, Garry & TummelSTANIC01887 840408
Douglas MorisonBlairgowrieGuide/Instructor covering the ErictSTANIC01250 884344
Brian McGlashanKirkcaldyInstructor covering all stillwaters and riversSGAIC, APGAI,FFF MCI07801 029501
Peter McCallumMontroseInstructor covering the Angus areaAPGAI01674 672207
William HorneLake of MonteithInstructor covering East Central & East LothianSGAIC07836 218504
Stan HeadleyDundeeGuide/Instructor on North & North West waters01382 541588
Ally GowansPitlochryGuide/Instructor on Highland Perthshire RiversAPGAI, AAPGAI, FFF Master Instructor01796 473718
Franz GrimleyFalkirkInstructor, Guide & Gillie SANA01324 626433
Stewart GrieveKirkcaldyInstructor covering Fife areaSGAIC01592 265105
David CrosbieDunfermlineInstructor covering Tay & EarnAPGAI01383 822541
Scotia Fishing
Perthshire & Central Scotland
Perthshire & Central ScotlandProfessional guiding and instruction for Central Scotland covering Salmon, Trout, Pike, Pollock & LRF Fishing. Full equipment, permits, food, photos & transport provided. All ages, abilities & requirements catered for. Casting lessons in the single handed and double handed rod. Member of the Loop Pro Team ScotlandSGAIC/ SANA 07415 974879
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West Coast
Jim BoltonStrontianGuide covering Morvern Peninsula &River Aline01967 421690
James CouttsFort WilliamGuide covering Argyll & Inverness-shireAAPGAI01397 712812
 
North
Speycaster.netMorayshireIan Neale has been working professionally as a fly fishing guide in Scotland for over 20 years. He has access to many prime salmon beats on the Findhorn, Dee, and Spey. Salmon fishing can be arranged for individual rods or for groups of anglers.01309 641658
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Stephen SmithUllapoolInstructor covering the North West RegionAPGAI01854 666334
Alan RiachGrantown-on-SpeyGuide covering the Spey & Aviemore area.01479 831274
Kevin MossAberlourInstructor covering all stillwaters and lochsAPGAI, FFFCI07967 466973
Scott MacKenzieInvernessInstructor, Guide & Gillie covering the NessCCA01463 231614
Ian GordonBanffshireInstructor, Guide & Gillie covering BanffshireCCA07786 120436
Roger Dowsett
Ross-shire
Ross-shireProfessional guide/instructor. Guided fly fishing excursions for salmon on the River Alness and other local rivers; and for wild brown trout on Loch Eye and many other lochs in Ross-shire, Caithness & Sutherland. Full holidays arranged. ‘First salmon’ a speciality!STANNIC, GAIC01349 830606
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North East
Willie BanksBanchoryInstructor, Guide & Gillie covering the DeeAAPGAI07776 146469
Paul RankineEllonInstructor on the N.E & Highland region watersSGAIC01358 724095
Waving a stick at water
North East Scotland
North East ScotlandOutwitting a salmon takes work. Whether you've never been near a fishing rod in your life, or need to polish up your rusty casting, or just need tips on an unfamiliar beat, Moray MacFarlane (and Reiver, four-legged co-guide) have long experience in patient, good-humoured unintrusive guidance combined with sound river knowledge and two decades of fishing expertise. All levels of experience catered for, all equipment and tackle provided, bespoke packages tailored to your own specific needs - we'll do the work for you.07835 717150
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Outer Isles
David PritchardStornowayInstructor, Guide & Gillie on Isle of LewisCCA01851 890382
Iain LeitchStornowayGuide/Instructor covering the Isle of LewisSGAIC01851 701412


Qualifications/accreditations

APGAI - Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors
AAPGAI - Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors
FFF - Federation of Fly Fishers qualification (international)
FC - FishCoach. Licensed coach appointed by the Joint Angling Development Board (UK)
CCA - Certificate Coaching Angling. Level 2 is higher than 1
GAIA - Game Angling Instructors Association qualification. Level 2 is higher than 1
GAIC- Game Angling Instructor's Certificate
PAA - Professional Anglers Association
REFFIS - Register of Experienced Fly Fishing Instructors, Schools & Guides
SANA - Scottish Anglers National Association instructor
SGAIC - Scottish Game Angling Instructors Certificate
STANIC - Salmon & Trout Association National Instructor Certificate

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