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.
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.
However we work closely with the following Ghillies who have incredible knowledge and experience in guiding and tuition in the Scottish Borders (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:
Professional guiding/ instruction for brown trout, grayling, sea trout & salmon fishing. Anglers of all ages & ability welcome. Everything provided, stunning locations & all requirements catered for.
Fin Wilson is pictured on the left of this page.
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River Tweed Guiding & introduction days for salmon, trout and grayling from complete beginners to advanced anglers. Full, half day and 3 hour sessions are available. Check our website for our latest introduction to fishing days catering for all abilities, from those new to fishing to those wishing to improve their techniques. All equipment can be supplied, waders, rods, fishing permits etc.
Tel: 07962 401770
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Scotia Fishing provide guided fishing breaks, corporate events and day trips on the River Tay and its tributaries.
Trout Salmon Grayling & Pike in Scotland.
No.1 guided fishing provider on Tripadvisor in Scotland with a 5 star rated service which includes; transport permits SGAIC qualified tuition from Loop endorsed guides equipment hire wader hire lunches & photography. Qualifications: AAPGAI(prov)/ SGAIC / SANA CRB Child Protection & First Aid.
T: 07415 974879
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