Instruction and guiding
pre-visit Courses outside the area
If you are new to fly fishing for salmon, it is a good idea to consider taking lessons in advance of traveling to the Dee, so you can take full advantage of your fishing holiday.
If you have any questions about casting instruction, please get in touch with Ross Macdonald at the River Office.
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Tel: +44 13398 80411
Mob: +44 7979878971
From beat ghillies
The ghillies on each beat are always happy to help their guests with casting. Of course, they have other guests and duties to attend to during the day, so their time is limited. Always check with the ghillie beforehand to see what the situation is.
Third party instruction on beat
Some anglers will wish to take a private instructor/ guide with them to provide individual support and tuition.
It is essential if you wish to take an instructor/guide to your beat, to clear this with your ghillie in advance. The ghillie may be able to offer recommendations. This will also avoid any misunderstandings. If you are unsure get in touch with me Email Us
TwinPeakes Fly Fishing
Ghillies, Will and Al Peake are SGAI qualified instructors and teach both double and single handed fly casting. They run a fly fishing school on the river at Aboyne.
Check Out TwinPeakes Fly Fishing to find out more.
Graeme is the ghillie at Birse. He holds the Masters level AAPGAI accreditation for double handed casting and the Advanced accreditation in single handed. He is one of the best in the business. Find out more on his website Get Your Pull
Craig is one of the Glen Tanar ghillies and works at Waterside & Ferrar in the spring and Heandinch & Cambus O May in summer. He is SGAIC qualified to teach double handed fly casting.
Craig also offers private tuition.
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Gary is recognised as one of the finest fly casters in the world today with global experience in all aspects of game angling. Double-handed Spey casting and single-handed casting can be taught to the highest standards. Contact Gary Scott