If you enjoy​ ​catching trout, but you’re coming to Scotland in the winter, then grayling are the answer​!​ The wild trout fishing season in Scotland ends on the 6th of October, and remains closed until the 15th of March. ​You CAN fish for trout in winter, but only for stocked rainbows. ​

If you’d like to fish a river in winter, then why not have a go for our wonderful grayling. The current UK record for grayling sits at 4lb 8oz (set in 2019). A size which could well be topped on a Fishinguide grayling trip. These beautiful creatures are best fished for from October to March. That’s when they’re in peak condition and will come to nymphs, spiders or occasionally dry flies. We love grayling fishing and sharing our passion for these fantastic and often underrated fish. ​

​Grayling, especially in the colder months, live in shoals. That’s where your guide’s expertise comes in. We know the spots where the grayling like to spend time. Once you find them it’s not uncommon to lose count of the beautiful hard-fighting grayling you catch.​ 


Our Locations


Perthshire​’s River Tay and its tributaries are home to good numbers of grayling. When you find a shoal, it’s fast action!


The closest grayling fishing to Edinburgh is on the River Tweed. If you hop on a bus to Peebles we will pick you up there and take you to some of Scotland’s best and most scenic grayling fishing.


​With pick ups available in and around Glasgow we can take you to fish the River Clyde which has some superb grayling fishing.

How Your Trip Works

1. Start of the day
Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation (usually at 9am) and drive you to the fishing venue where they will set you up with the most suitable fishing equipment for the day’s conditions.

2. Coaching and assistance
Your guide will coach you on local conditions, show you where and how to cast, and generally how to fish the way that we have found is the most effective. If you’re an experienced angler your guide will simply offer tips and guidance.

3. Friendly company
Your guide will provide friendly company throughout the day, offer advice on playing big powerful fish, net and unhook your catch and help you out with any fishing troubles (like snags and tangles).

4. Lunch
You’ll stop for a lunch break, usually around 1pm (unless otherwise arranged, lunch is not included, so be sure to bring something to eat).

5. End of the day
Your guide will take you back to your accommodation around 5pm. The photos that they have taken of you throughout your day will be sent on afterwards.

Prices for guided grayling fishing