Fishing Trips to Scotland
Scotland Fishing Tour

The quality and variety of Scotland's salmon fishing is quite breathtaking. The very nature of the land allows you to fish some of the best waters in the world, surrounded by the most magnificent scenery in the world.

Seasons
The statutory season for salmon runs from mid-January-mid-October. No rod license is required in Scotland, but permits are required for salmon. There is no fishing on Sundays.

River Tweed
Fishing in Scotland is best on the River Tweed, in the Scottish border country. Not only does Tweed catch more Atlantic salmon than any other river in the European Union, but it also now ranks among the very top salmon rivers in the world. The best months (and most expensive) are in the Fall. Fishing is available from Monday through to Saturday (no Sunday fishing). Prices and availability of rods vary by season as well. Different parts of the Tweed offer better fishing opportunities, and therefore, command higher prices. If you want to spin, this is legally restricted to mid-Feb to mid-Sept., and only fly fishing is allowed during other months.

Tackle
Detailed advice on fishing tackle in Scotland will be determined by the time of year and the location of the beat. When confirming your booking, the details will include the gillie's name and phone number and he will be happy to advise you. General guidance: Fly rods: carbon fiber 14-16 ft. with an action suited to a double taper 10 or 11 line. Fly lines: Bring all your fly lines with you including a floating, an intermediate density and a full sinking density of the Wetcel 2 or Hardy Wetfly 2 type. Waders: Chest high. Flies: sizes 6 to 12 in spring and summer; 1.5" to 2.5" in autumn.

Cost: A DAY OF FISHING CAN RANGE FROM $200-$350.

The following three programs can be combined with any of our self-drive programs, or with golf. If you prefer, a car and drive or minibus and driver can be arranged.

Roxburghe House HotelWhat's Included:
  • Self-drive car with unlimited mileage and tax for 4 days. Please see car info for car information.
  • Accommodations with private bath for 4 nights in the Borders area at:
    Roxburghe House Hotel
  • Salmon permit
  • 1 Ghillie (local expert) for 3 days
  • Full hearty breakfast is served each day.
  • All service charges and Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.).

SALMON FISHING IN SCOTLAND

The rivers Spey and Tay are fine examples of the country’s great salmon fishing rivers while the Tweed is renowned for its trout fishing. Often called the queen of salmon rivers, the River Tweed runs right through the heart of the Borders. Famous salmon pools with strange sounding names like Weetles, Galoshan and Carry Wiel attract anglers from all over the world to test their skills with rod and line.
Permits and licenses are required for certain stretches of water in Scotland and there are the windows of the fishing season too. The salmon fishing season runs from January 11 to November, and during it more salmon are caught on the fly than any other British river. The Tweed is most famous for its autumn run of large fish, with a few fish even approaching the 30lb mark. The spring run is of smaller fish, but they are in mint condition and favored by the purist angler. Summer fish are generally slightly larger and, although difficult to catch in low water, can provide extremely good value fishing if there is a small rise in water. Fishing for salmon and sea trout on a Sunday is strictly prohibited

Ghillies are provided by most beats to look after anglers, and they give invaluable help to the many beginners who try their hand each year. There is a wide choice of fishing available, with even the most famous beats having vacancies at some time or other during the year.

The Roxburghe Hotel is one of the finest fishing hotels in Scotland. It enjoys 3 fishing beats on The Roxburghe Estates, 2 on the River Tweed and 1 on the River Teviot, each allowing 4 rods per beat. Upper and Lower Floors on the River Tweed offer some of the best Salmon fishing in Scotland. Both beats are situated near Floors Castle. Sunlaws Beat on the River Teviot offers good fishing for both salmon and sea trout, conveniently situated beside The Roxburghe Golf Course, just a short walk from the hotel.

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Fishing At Dromoland Castle Fishing in Ireland
7 Day Self-Drive Fishing Tour The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland - Salmon and trout fishing Coarse fishing Pike fishing Sea fishing in Ireland

Fishing in Ireland is very inexpensive, relative to Scotland. At a glance you will see that Ireland is not only almost surrounded by water, but is crisscrossed by rivers. No wonder that arranging a day's fishing is easy. Salmon fishing opens on January 1 on a handful of rivers and after that the remainder of rivers open on various dates in February, March, April and May. The majority of rivers close on September 30th but some rivers remain open for sea trout fishing to October 12. You can enjoy salmon and trout fishing on the Moy River February 1st – September 30th and Lough Conn 1st February to 30th September, but the best times are April-September. Some stretches are state-owned while others are private. With your ghillie as your guide, you are assured of expert assistance. Blackwater: 1 February to 12 October

The salmon you catch in Ireland are wild from the Atlantic. Your license and permits where necessary are included.

The shorter coastal streams and their acid lakes provide the sea trout angler with the best sport. The open season is mid February-September in Connemara, Mayo and Donegal. Only one license is needed for both salmon and sea trout fishing. A permit is required on certain privately owned and club salmon and sea trout fisheries.

Brown trout fishing: Traditional wet fly casting from a boat drifting broadside with the breeze is the most common method. No license is required to fish for brown trout in Ireland.

SALMON and SEA TROUT A State Licence is required to fish for salmon and sea trout, but does not entitle you to fish. Permits or permission from fisheries owners must be obtained.


Pontoon Bridge HotelWhat's Included:
  • Self-drive car with unlimited mileage and tax for 6 days.
  • Accommodations with private bath at Owenmore River/Moy River
    Ballynahinch Castle/ Newport House 2 nights
    Lough Conn Pontoon Bridge 2 nights
    Blackwater Longueville House/ Ballyvolane 2 nights
  • Salmon license and/or permit
  • Full hearty Irish breakfast is served each day
  • All service charges and Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.)..

What is a Ghillie? He is a local expert, who knows particular stretches of water in his local, and will be able to guide you to the best spots. He is your own personal guide while fishing.

Cost: A DAY OF FISHING IN IRELAND CAN RANGE FROM $200-$300.
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Fishing in the BlackwaterAbout Longueville:
Fly-fishing on the Blackwater Wild Brown Trout Fishing more... The river Blackwater which runs through the estate offers guests exclusive Salmon & Brown Trout fly-only fishing. Artificial bait is only used when the river is too high to wade safely. The fishery comprises 3km of quality left bank fishing and 2km of double bank. Spring salmon fishing opens on 1st February and runs into May. Summer fishing for Grilse starts around late-May and carries on through August. The best months being in June & July. Autumn salmon can start in late August and continues to the end of the season on 30th September.
Packed lunches can be provided. Any fish caught can be cooked that evening in any manner you desire by your host & chef William O'Callaghan. Suitable fish can also be smoked (48 hours required) to take away with you.

Fishing in IrelandAshford Castle:
Fishing on Lough Corrib . There are few places in the World more spectacular in Summertime than Ashford Castle. This package includes two nights Accommodation, Full Irish Breakfast each morning, Table d'Hote dinner for two people on one evening and one full days fishing with our resident ghillie, Frank Costello, for two people. Specific Terms This package is subject to availability from 1st May to 30th September. Please be advised that advance booking for the full days fishing is required. Also advance bookings for dinner is recommended. Jacket & Tie is the requested attire for gentlemen for dinner.

Fishing is also available at Enniscoe House, Co. Mayo, and Mt. Falcon.

We can arrange for beats on private water, and additional ghillie time, or boats.


Fishing experts in Ireland BALLYVOLANE HOUSE & BLACKWATER SALMON 2 DAY SALMON FISHING COURSE What better time to either learn or to hone your skills in the craft of fly fishing for salmon! Ballyvolane House is now offering a fantastic opportunity to learn to fly fish on the renowned river Blackwater with one its most experienced and talented fishing guides. The course is based at Ballyvolane House and Blackwater Salmon Fishery. It is designed for up to 4 participants under the tuition of Norman Gillett, who is both a qualified instructor holding the Salmon & Trout Association National Instructors Certificate (STANIC), and a member of the Game Angling Instructors' Association (GAIA). All aspects of modern fly-fishing and spinning techniques are covered but emphasis is placed on as much practical fishing as possible. Courses are held throughout the season, subject to beat availability. All tackle is provided. The courses are spread over 2 days and 3 nights starting with dinner at Ballyvolane on the first night and finishing up after breakfast 2 days later.

Salmon Fishing Mount Falcon River Moy and salmon fishing in Mayo. The two mile double bank Mount Falcon Fishery is a mixed method salmon fishery catering for all fishing methods: fly, bait and spinning. The fishing is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. The Fishery is located only 2 miles upstream from the tidal waters of the Moy. This ensures a constant flow of fresh fish (salmon and grilse) throughout the season (1st February - 30th September). In a 'normal' year the best months for spring salmon are April-June, with the bulk of the grilse and summer fish being caught from June-September). Approximately 85% of the fish that run the Moy system (which is estimated to be between 50,000 to 60,000) must pass through the Mount Falcon waters.
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