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.
The Zelda salmon fly has been one of our most popular of 2017, with many Salmon falling victim to these flies all over the world. We have spoken to its designer, Kjartan Antonsson, and have the full history of the range below. The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly I initially tried the Zelda in 1999. The first time I fished Zelda, got 10 takes and landed 6 salmon. At this moment I knew I … Read More The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly
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
8 rods, 3 days, 62 Salmon, 7 Sea Trout & one very unlucky Duck! Salmon Fishing in Iceland. July 17th – 23rd 2017 Having had little luck when it comes to catching Salmon, it was time to seek more favourable odds, save up and look further afield for the elusive aquatic canary that is the Wild Atlantic Salmon. The obvious choice was Iceland, a country increasingly becoming the mecca for those seeking success at the lower … Read More Getting Lucky on the Laxa – Salmon Fishing in Iceland