Instruction and guiding
Combining your fishing trip with a lesson from a qualified casting instructor will help to maximise your time spent on the water and ultimately, improve your chances of catching more fish.
All forms of fly fishing require good fly presentation in all wind and weather conditions.
Regardless of your casting ability, starting a fishing trip under the expert guidance of an instructor will improve your casting technique and river skills, allowing you the opportunity to safely and effectively present your fly across the stream.
To make your time spent on the water more enjoyable, investing in some casting instruction at the beginning of your trip is money well spent. A list of recommended instructors can be found on this page. For instructors further afield please follow this link
If you want to fish somewhere you haven't been to before, then a Guide can make all the difference between success and failure, especially if the fishery you are going to does not supply its own ghillie or other help for you.
Guides will help you chose the right place to fish, make sure you have the right equipment and use the right techniques. On top of that they will often provide transport, lunch and an endless supply of fishing knowledge, talk and enthusiasm. A list of recommended guides can be found at this link For guides further afield please follow this link
Third party instruction on beat
Be sure to check with your ghillie that the beat is prepared to allow instructors and or guides on the beat. Never turn up with an instructor or a guide without having cleared it first, as this might cause bad feeling with the ghillie which won't do much to help your trip.
Angler and Guide fishing some lovely streamy water on Cawdor Estate in early Summer.
Local guides/instructors in the area
However we work closely with the following Ghillies who both have incredible knowledge and experience in guiding and tuition (as well as a 'nose for where the fish might be- even in the toughest conditions), from the beginner picking up a rod for the first time, to the more experienced angler looking to improve their technique...
Please contact directly, in advance, for availability & rates:
Spey casting tuition guiding & fly fishing holidays on the Findhorn, Dee, Spey, and Avon. Ian Neale has been working professionally as a fly fishing guide for over 20 years in Scotland. He has access to many prime salmon beats and can arrange salmon fishing for individual rods or for groups of anglers.
Telephone 01309 641658
For the Speycaster website please Click here
Bill Cottle from Everyman Ghillie Services guiding a client
Everyman Ghillie Services offers a friendly, professional and personal Scotland-wide angling service which will help you if you are a beginner or beginners who want to learn to fish for salmon, sea trout or trout on a river or loch. Or you know your fishing but want to benefit from the services of an experienced and reliable ghillie. If you have just one weeks fishing a year and want to maximise your chance of fish or your fishing party could do with a hand.
Telephone 01332 824652. Mobile 07748 002797
For the Website Click here