All our effort is to provide the best possible service, so you enjoy your day to the max
- Best locations (wild and away from the crowds is our preference)
- Best guides
- Best kit
- Best fun
Happy guides that enjoy their work means happy guests that enjoy their fishing
- Carefully selected to be friendly and good at their job
- Highly valued and respected
- Well paid
Without a healthy environment there won’t be any more fishing, so it’s a top priority
- Fish care (spreading the knowledge of good C&R handling)
- Habitat improvement work (writing about it and talking to river owners)
- Donations to charities that help keep our water clean and healthy
- Volunteering (active habitat improvement and survey work)
- Campaigning to stop projects which put fish at risk (like fish farms, dams etc)
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John's patience, kindness and understanding of all things fishy means his guests will be pleased they got him as their guide.
Scott also happens to know excellent places that he can take you to to connect with salmon. In my opinion Scott's laid back and considered approach is that of a talented natural angler. Even if that's all you take from your day with him, you'll have improved.
If you've thought about fishing the River Tweed for salmon, trout or grayling there is no-one better to help you. Taking you hiking to a remote loch to catch wild browns is also his dominion. Fin is a lover of Scotland and its fishing and it's infectious. Fishinguide is honoured to have Fin in the team.
Though Ron has retired he will on occasion guide Fishinguide guests. As a keen explorer of the wilds himself he runs our hiking and fishing trips out of Edinburgh. My bet is you'll enjoy Ron's company and quiet charm.
Phil will take you saltwater fishing off the coast of Argyll. He will take you to marks where you can catch pollack, wrasse, coal fish, mackerel and more. You're likely to see seals and lots of bird-life, there's also a chance of seeing dolphins, and if you're very lucky basking shark.