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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SALMON FISHING IN
- 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.).
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
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 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.
What is a Ghillie?
- 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.)..
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.
A DAY OF FISHING IN IRELAND CAN
RANGE FROM $200-$300.
Ask for prices
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 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
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
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. Call +1-800-221-2474
9AM - 6PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time Please Email Us For Information