A SAMPLE ITINERARY TO GO FISHING IN SCOTLAND +

SAMPLE ITINERARY

With so many lochs, rivers and extensive coastal waters in Scotland, and so many exceptional places to stay (small, family-run hotels; country lodges; castles) you are literally spoilt for choice.
We have designed a sample itinerary to give you an idea of the possibilities.

Within this suggested itinerary, we’ve chosen some of the most picturesque places with the best fishing, and also the friendliest and most helpful ghillies (that’s Scottish for guides). Our connections across the country, and our own insistence upon quality, will ensure that you have a really great time.

Once we understand your objectives more clearly, the itinerary will be tailored to your specific needs.

DAY 1

We’ll meet you at the airport, and whisk you away to the Highlands.

It might be fun to make a splash on your first day, so we recommend you start with the fastest flowing river in Britain. The Spey produces around 8,000 salmon and grilse, and upwards of 2,000 sea trout each season; your expert ghillie will be there to help you navigate these exhilarating waters.

You’ll be refreshed and replenished by a delicious lunch in one of the many beautifully situated and well-appointed riverbank huts.

If you’re a whisky tippler, we recommend dinner at a charming Speyside distillery, so you can sample some of the greatest whisky on earth.

Your night-time accommodation can be an up-market hotel, a small but beautifully-run family hotel, a private country house, or an historic building. Knowing Scotland as we do – at its very best – we’ll consult with you and come up with the place that attracts you the most.

DAY 2

Today, we recommend the River Findhorn, one of Scotland’s most famous and scenic salmon rivers. Good sport on the Findhorn relies upon a hard winter in the hills – and, as luck would have it, we’ve just been through the hardest winter in 30 years. So there’s every chance of catching yourself a large brown trout or two as well as a silver salmon.

The plan is for you to catch lunch, and an amiable chef will barbeque it for you in a beautiful spot by the river.

After lunch, it’s back for more fishing, and then we’ll take you to an atmospheric historic location where you’ll spend the evening with fellow fishing enthusiasts. The food here is exquisite – created from the rich larder of Scotland’s best produce.

DAY 3

You can’t come fishing in Scotland without spending at least one day on a loch (well, you can if you like, but you’d be missing out!).

For fish, beauty, and history, there’s no better place than Loch Arkaig.

Loch Arkaig is famous for its brown trout; it’s also swimming in tales about the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. It was here, for example, that Cameron of Lochiel, a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie, lay in the hills and watched British troops burn his fine house to the ground. Jacobite gold is also reputed to have been thrown into the loch, and the Bonnie Prince himself used the surrounding hills as his hideout.

After a day’s fishing, interspersed with another of our memorable lunches, we’d like to recommend you spend the night at a comfortable local lodge which is, itself, immersed in the romance and drama of Scotland’s colourful history.

POSSIBILITIES

There are many things to do in Scotland, and many possibilities to explore. The challenge of a McNab – which entails catching a salmon, and shooting a grouse and a stag on the same day – might, for example, be something you’d love to take on. This is eminently possible during August and September – as the daylight hours are long.

We can also arrange for you to be accompanied by some of the greatest names in fishing – from journalists and broadcasters to famous people who like nothing better than to share their passion for the sport with like-minded people.

For guests who prefer other pursuits, there’s a great deal of choice. We can arrange for members of your party to go sailing, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, white water rafting or whatever? Others may prefer to hit the shops (the best shops, of course), to view private art collections, tour with the curators of the most interesting museums or wander through historic buildings.

The same personal care and attention to detail will ensure a memorable trip is had by everyone.

THE NEXT STEPS

We need to understand the type of fishing you enjoy so that we can send you a draft itinerary. This can be done easily by telephone and email.

Once we understand what your ideal fishing trip would look like, we will send you a tailored, detailed, itinerary and an indication of price.

The price can be broken down to a rate per person per day, which would include meeting and greeting, transfers, food, accommodation, guides, equipment hire (if necessary), fees, permits and taxes. Alternatively, we can work within your budget to secure the best fishing and accommodation to match.

If you have friends, clients or colleagues to entertain, you couldn’t be in safer hands. Whether parties are large or small, all fishing or some non-fishers too, our attention will be on providing a high-quality experience for everyone.

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