The last of the snow clinging to the hills and mountains has long since melted away leaving rivers at their lowest levels of the year so far, and a selection of low water salmon flies are key to success. Not only that, we salmon anglers have also had to endure one of the warmest and sunniest months on record. Fishing in such bright conditions whilst the river is on its bones isn’t ideal but salmon … Read More 6 of the best Low Water Salmon Flies
As is often the case in salmon fishing, there are no hard and fast rules as to what works and what doesn’t at any given time. Sure it helps to have a good idea of what works for you in certain conditions but if you asked ten anglers what their preferences were at this time of year you’d get a real good mixture of answers which will probably leave you more confused than before. So, … Read More Top Tips to catch more Salmon through Late Spring
The salmon fishing season is underway on several rivers now and many anglers, including myself, will be glad to get out for a cast again. Rivers in the North of Scotland such as the Helmsdale, Halladale, and Thurso are all open for business again as is the mighty River Tay. This gives anglers an opportunity to try out their new gear purchased during the off-season or to test out new flies that have left their … Read More Flies for Springers – Early Season Essentials
Late season Salmon fishing can often be hit and miss and this year was no exception with the autumn run of salmon failing to materialise throughout much of the country. The salmon season is now all but over and many angler’s thoughts are already turning to next spring… Late season Salmon fishing My last outing of the season on the Aberdeenshire Dee coincided with a timely rise in river levels just a few days prior … Read More Late season Salmon fishing, the last cast of 2017.
There is nothing better than an autumn salmon… As the end of the season quickly approaches, the leaves on the trees begin to change colour and the darker nights draw in. Not only a great time for salmon, but it makes for some stunning views over the river. None more so than when your favourite pool is holding a few fish after a good spate. It’s days like these that cause the confidence levels to soar and … Read More Autumn Salmon, fly fishing for the Silver Tourist.
Summer Salmon fishing can be a funny old sport at times, can’t it? I mean, you spend all week or sometimes a year preparing for your trip and if the salmon don’t want to play then even the best anglers will struggle. The same can be said for a recent trip to fish the majestic Aberdeenshire River Dee in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The pools were alive with fresh run grilse and … Read More Unconventional methods for Summer Salmon