Salmon fishing in Scotland

 Hi all,

Going with the Mrs to Scotland in July and would love to try my hand at catching a salmon or two.  Has anyone done this?  It seems the best way is to enlist a guide to fish with you.  Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks in advance.



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Scotland fly fishing

Sat, 2018-04-07 18:15

 Hey mate,

I’ve been trout and salmon fly fishing with this Wes a few of times. Really nice bloke but worth mentioning that salmon fishing is very regulated and quiet expensive. Trout fishing is a lot cheaper. If you’ve got the budget (I didn’t) he also offers heli fishing.


Good luck, I’ve had a ball every time I’ve been there.


Cheers Greg

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Sat, 2018-04-07 18:38

 £310 per day per rod is a bit rich.


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Sat, 2018-04-07 18:47

 from memory £200 of that is fees to the government. 4 of us did it and caught donuts too! Amazing countryside though, still had a ball. 

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Want salmon then go to Alaska

Sat, 2018-04-07 20:53

  Four different seasons from kings, doggies with silvers the last......they are literally everywhere even right in Anchorage ...Scotland is way way too expensive and no where near as scenic 

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He's going with his missus.

Sun, 2018-04-08 09:03

 I don't think he has a choice!

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And he's allowed to go

Sun, 2018-04-08 09:40

And he's allowed to go

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Thanks for the heads up guys

Tue, 2018-04-10 07:49

 Yes...prices are steep aren't they?

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 Lived in the north west of

Tue, 2018-04-10 19:02

 Lived in the north west of Scotland for a while, didn’t really go for salmon but fished a lot for trout and there’s some awesome pike fishing up there. Where abouts are you going?