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Hi to all of you.
For the last 8 years I have been fishing for salmon in Norway and Scotland.
If anyone seeks info on these countries, regarding salmonfishing, I might be of some help. (at least willing to...).
So, any questions: do not hesitate...
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Hans -

Thanks kindly for the offer! I certainly hope I have the pleasure of seeking your assistance in the event that I can visit from the states. I will keep my fingers crossed for good luck!

regards,
Juro
 

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Hi Juro,(and all others reading this)
Fishing for Atlantic salmon in Scotland, for instance in the Spey or Tay, where you follow the footprints of the illustre Hugh Falkus, or the famous Arthur Oglesby is worth coming to Europe. It really gives a special feeling to be there.

Scotland is one of the loveliest countries I have ever seen, the people are extremely kind. Of course, some rivers are very expensive to fish, but it is possible to find low-budget rivers, if you know your way out there.
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hello hans, i'm travelling to scotland in the last two weeks of march and hope to do some salmon and trout fishing. i expect the salmon fishing will take place on the river tay. it's expensive though, $110 for the permit. any suggestions? how's the fishing there at that time? any recommendations for other places in scotland during that timeperiod. any advice is appreciated
 

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The Tay is one of the more expensive rivers in Scotland. There are some less expensive (yet good!) beats. One of the is the Edradynate beat, soeth of Aberfeldy. This used to be aprox. 40 British Pounds, say $60 per day. In this beat is the famous Church pool. Go to Aberfeldy, there is a small tackleshop in the centre, and ask for Robert Cairns, he's the riverkeeper of the Edradynate.

www.wheretoflyfish.com is a British/Scottish website, with an excellent forum. They will answer all of you questions.
I will be back with more info.
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In all honesty, this site will give more info that I will ever be able to submit. Ally Gowan lives near Pitlochry, very much near the Edradynate beat I described. He will be most happy to answer all of your questions.
I have been in Aberfeldy, a very nice little town in the centre of Perthshire. Worth a visit, there is a Whisky distillery with a visitors centre. You should have a look in there, maybe on one of the Scottish raindays. (although I cannot complain about the weather during my visits...)
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Some more useful names:
Mitchell of Pitlochry, tackleshop, always willing to help, knows his way round.
Wade's Newsagent, in Aberfeldy, for fishingtickets in the Tay, round Aberfeldy.
Postoffice in Kenmoor, where the Tay runs out of Loch Tay, near Taymouth Castle.
The Black Watch Inn, in the centre of Aberfeldy, for a good meal, and a good dram of whisky, over 60 different single malts.
Should you go there, give my regards to the owner, Ian Menzies and his wife Maria.

Do not start drinking with Duncan, he will have you horizontal without blinking his eyes.:tsk_tsk:
For spring usually bigger flies are required, like Allies Shrimp, developed by a certain Allie Gowan (where have I heard this name?)
 

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Salmon fishing in Scotland

Thought I would mention, I have access to some wonderful fishing in Scotland on the Dee, Tweed and Spey. Early season (Feb-May- including opening weeks) for the elusive Springer. Anyone interested pop me an email : [email protected]

The Dee is still Scotland's premier Spring river.

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scotland salmon trip

Hello my name is scott and I had a few questions on the salmon fishing of Scotland. I am currently stationed in Germany with the Air force and I was going to take a week or so leave to fish in Scotland with the Spey rod. The tweed was the river I was planning on visiting. Can you help me with some information on the average costs that lodging lisensing and food might cost. This would be very helpful to me in getting my trip planned. I am open to other rivers and the trip will be in the august to october area.

My email is [email protected] if you would like to send me your response instead of posting it. I am mainly looking for information to help plan my trip "basics" now and the fishing equipment aspect will be taken care of later.
 

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You will get information on the Tweed and also for the moment on the Dee and Tay from this site. Willie Gunn who posts on this site will be providing the updates for the Spey form the beginning of next season.

http://www.fishscotland.co.uk/

Of the three months you mention, October will probably be the best, particularly on the middle/upper river. August can be on the early side but September can be productive given good water levels.
 

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As Michael Palins says in "The Holy Grail": Torment me no longer! It would sure be nice to visit River Dee for some spring fishing. I just don´t think my funds allow that for the next few years, at least :frown:

You mention you fish River Gaula in Norway. I´m fishing the Rogsta Gard beat the first week in August. Any hot advice about flies, tactics?



storlaks said:
Thought I would mention, I have access to some wonderful fishing in Scotland on the Dee, Tweed and Spey. Early season (Feb-May- including opening weeks) for the elusive Springer. Anyone interested pop me an email : [email protected]

The Dee is still Scotland's premier Spring river.

cheers.
 

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Tweed

I was reading an article in this months Trout and Salmon. It briefly mentioned the concept of a long line on the Tweed.

Not that I am planning to go in the near future, but exactly how far is a long line when fishing the Tweed ?
 
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