What do our river fish need? (Part 1)

What do our river fish need? (Part 1)

When it comes to trout and salmon, the needs of fish are quite similar to our needs. They need food, clean water, oxygen and shelter to survive. However, in order to reproduce, trout and salmon eggs need loose, clean gravel with a good flow of oxygenated water. Clean...
Perthshire’s lesser known treasures: Part 2

Perthshire’s lesser known treasures: Part 2

On day two we went pike fishing. Again it was a hot bright day and we headed up a rough track through the hills and heather in the 4×4. After a 40-minute drive during which we saw a group of red deer stags bound over the hill we arrived at our venue. Setting up the...
Perthshire’s lesser known treasures: Part 1

Perthshire’s lesser known treasures: Part 1

The lush land of Perthshire is rich, fertile, wooded and has lots of fascinating hidden corners. The town of Aberfeldy is a beautiful place on the banks of the River Tay. It has captured the affections of many, including J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books)...
Hooked on salmon! (…and big brownies!)

Hooked on salmon! (…and big brownies!)

Part Danish, part Swiss, our friend and regular Fishinguide guest Jonas is all angler. I first met Jonas when he came for a honeymoon fishing trip to Scotland with his wife. We quickly found common ground in our angling enthusiasm. I asked him what had brought him to...
A Sea Trout Day

A Sea Trout Day

Our native brown trout are fantastic fish. They seem to be able to adapt to all kinds of situations. Some of the rivers of the North and West of Scotland are nutrient poor and not very well suited to sustaining an abundance of fish. And yet you can catch large trout...