About Us

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Scroll down to see details of our very carefully selected guides. Our guides are chosen for their qualities of being friendly, competent, fish magnets and fun.

Fishinguide is a small family company dedicated to providing rewarding fishing trips. We love fishing and we love Scotland and its wild places.

You’ll be guided by someone who knows about Scotland, its history, legends, flora, fauna and most of all its wonderful fish.

We know where to take you to make that catch, we will take care of all your needs, from travel to accommodation, from food to permit and from reel to rod, we’ve got you covered.

  • We use accredited guides.

  • Our focus is on giving our guests a great experience of fishing in Scotland.
  • Fishinguide is a family company with a passion for Scotland’s fish and wilds at its core.

  • We have an eco-friendly approach

  • Fishinguide’s net effect is more fish in Scotland, not less.

Our team

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Duncan

Argyll/Perthshire. SGAIC DH and SH
Duncan is the founder and operator of Fishinguide and the one who will be answering your emails. A very keen angler for all of Scotland's fish, particularly trout, salmon and pike.

Duncan has built up the reputation of Fishinguide as one of Scotland's best providers of guided fishing trips. Attested to by guests in the many 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor. If ever Duncan has time where he's not guiding or looking after his infant son, he's out fishing, or on a fishing holiday.

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Alan

Argyll. SGAIC DH
Alan's understanding of fish and angling seems endless. Fishing is Alan's full time obsession. He lives, works, and dreams fish. I've watched Alan pluck reluctant salmon out of the least likely looking bits of river and he has caught more trout over 20lbs than anyone else in the country.

On a normal weekend he might spend 14 hours trolling for ferox and the next day hike into the hills to fly fish for little loch browns. Alan relates to people extremely well and is a fantastic guide.

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Tom B

Argyll. SGAIC DH
Tom is a angler for anything that swims, despite being a ghillie on a salmon river he still has time and interest for all the species that inhabit Scottish waters. His knowledge and understanding of how to catch salmon, especially on the River Awe is invaluable for his guests, but his skills don't stop there.

He'll put you on pike or help you to catch trout, spurdog, makerel, pollack or just about anything else you fancy. All this while regaling you with stories of adventures had .

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Jock

Edinburgh. Scottish Internationalist
Jock is an excellent trout angler, and a talented host and guide. He builds instant rapport and, it would seem, not just with the fish!

When it comes to catching trout, especially in the lochs around Edinburgh which Jock knows intimately, Jock is Derek's only match. Jock is also a long standing member of the Scottish international fly fishing team for good reason.

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Derek

Edinburgh. Scottish Internationalist
I got to know Derek when I worked selling permits for a trout loch near Edinburgh. Derek would come to fish the competitions and win them all by astonishing margins.

During the season I worked there they had a league running where anglers fished one day every week from March to September. By July Derek was so far ahead he was un-catchable, he out-fished everyone every time. The man has some kind of odd fishy magic in him, as the Scottish team has noticed.

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Richard

Perthshire. Experienced guide
Richard is a warm, communicative, funny person and a natural story teller . He has a great ability to entertain with anecdotes of which he seems to have an endless supply.

After 40+ years of fishing his appetite to continue to learn about angling of all forms is demonstrated by his fishing book collection which is so comprehensive it has (to his wife's chagrin) taken over their house. It was Richard's passion for fishing that spread to his brother Duncan and hooked him.

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Dougie

Perthshire and Argyll - young gun
If enthusiasm in angling and especially fly fishing were measured in volume the universe would be hard pushed to contain all that Dougie brings. A keen entomologist and fly-tyer Dougie is continually refining his craft.

Dougie offers his guests the kind of insights into the lives of salmon and trout that can turn blanks into bonanzas. He's one of life's good guys, a gentleman through and through. We're confident you'll have a great time with Dougie.

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Jim

Perthshire. Full-time guide
Jim spreads good vibes and fishing motivation wherever he goes. He is the only person I know who will spend a full day on the river with guests and then go home to grab a quick bite before going back to the river to fish on his own until nightfall.

When you fish with Jim you know you're in the presence of a thoroughly good man and a massively understated expert in what he does. Never boastful, always gracious and always helpful, Jim is nothing short of a legend.

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Hugh

Edinburgh
No body knows Edinburgh's best pike fishing venue better than our Hugh. He seems to be able to put people on fish in the hardest of conditions.

The consummate professional and always a gent. Everyone who is guided by Hugh writes to tell say what a great time they had We at fishinguide appreciate Hugh's talented guiding efforts greatly.

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Steve

Edinburgh
Whether you'd like to catch salmon, trout or pike Steve is your man. Steve was recommended to me by a ghillie on the Tay and I've never looked back.
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Neil

Perthshire
Though he's a humble man and will hold it against me I just have to tell you about the unfathomable volume of information that Neil holds in his head. Ask him about Scotland's geology, history, fauna, hidden corners, legends or ask his opinion on anywhere you'd planned to visit and he'll know more about it than you were expecting.

I've been mining his brain for a few years now and still haven't found any sign of information shortages. It seems he's interested in everything, even you, which makes him great company. He also knows about fishing.

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John

Edinburgh
A friendly character and long term fishing guide John holds the SGAIC certificate for both single and double handed casting instruction. Always open and willing to share his knowledge you'll find plenty to talk about with John.

John's patience, kindness and understanding of all things fishy means his guests will be pleased they got him as their guide.

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