The Fishinguide Team

Duncan

Duncan

Perthshire / Argyll

Duncan is the founder and operator of Fishinguide Scotland, and has since childhood been a very keen angler for all of Scotland’s fish, particularly salmon, trout and pike.

Duncan has built up the reputation of Fishinguide as one of Scotland’s best providers of guided fishing trips, as attested to by the many 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor and Google Reviews. If ever Duncan has spare time when he’s not guiding or looking after his two infant sons, he’s out fishing, or on a fishing holiday.

Holds SGAIC single- and double-handed flycasting instructor qualifications.

Neil

Neil

Perthshire

As well as being a fishing guide, Neil has been a freelance travel writer for 30 years, working on more than 10 editions of the Lonely Planet guidebook to Scotland. Ask him about Scotland’s geology, history, wildlife or hidden corners, and he’ll know more about it than you were expecting. Duncan has been mining his brain for a few years now and still hasn’t found any sign of information shortages. It seems he’s interested in everything, including you, which makes him great company. He also knows about fishing.

Holds SGAIC single-handed flycasting instructor qualification.

Tom

Tom

Argyll

Tom is an angler for anything that swims, and 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 trout or  pike or help you to catch  spurdog, mackerel, pollack or just about anything else you fancy. All the while regaling you with stories of adventures had, including landing a Malloch Trophy-winning 44lb salmon on lightweight tackle.

Jock

Jock

Edinburgh

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 he knows intimately, Jock is Derek’s only match.

Jock is also a long standing member of the Scottish international fly fishing team, and for good reason! His patient instruction has seen many a guest end their day with an improved grasp of fly casting as well as a decent bag of fish!

Alan

Alan

Argyll

Alan’s understanding of fish and fishing seems endless, and angling is his 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.

Scott

Scott

Glasgow

Scott knows where the big wild trout live, and what’s more he knows how to catch them. The other guides are all continually amazed by the size and beauty of the trout that Scott (and the guests he takes) catch.

Scott also happens to know excellent places that he can take you to to connect with salmon. In our 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.

Holds SGAIC single-handed flycasting instructor qualification.

Stevie

Stevie

Perthshire

Stevie is our salmon specialist on the Upper Tay. With a level of keen that makes razor blades seem dull Stevie’s enthusiasm for all things salmon has never waned since his first salmon hooked on Loch Tay in the 1980s. He’s easy going, very friendly, humorous and has an unhurried approach. This – mixed with a solid knowledge of his subject – means a day out with Stevie is not only a pleasure and relaxing, but often productive.