Salmon Fishing Trips – FAQs

How much tuition is given?

Your Gleneagles salmon fishing experience comprises of; Spey casting tuition with a traditional double-handed salmon fly rod, covering all the basic Spey casting techniques, as well as a number of important angling skills including, how to read a river, how to effectively cover the water,  fly selection based on conditions, how to hook and land a salmon.

What do I need to bring with me?

The only items we ask you to bring is sun block and a full spare set of dry clothing.

What should I wear?

We recommend using outdoor layering items such as a base layer, fleece top, fleece bottoms and a warm waterproof jacket. For wading we recommend fleece lined jogging bottoms.

What are my chances of catching a salmon?

We cannot guarantee this, but our professional guides will do everything they can to get you amongst the fish. What we can guarantee is a great experience. The River Tay system – fed by several large lochs including Loch Tay, Rannoch and Loch Tummel - is one of the very few rivers in UK where there is always sufficient water for salmon to run the river. Furthermore, there are several runs of fish which enter the river throughout the year and for this reason, the River Tay gives the visiting angler a great chance of getting a salmon.

How long does the day last?

You will be met by your host and fly fishing guide in the hotel lobby at 8:30am. On a typical day you will fish from 9:30am to 5.00 pm, with a lunch break between 1.00pm and 2.00 pm.

Can I bring my own fishing equipment?

Yes, however if you have recently used your equipment outside of the UK, a declaration will need to be signed by you stating that your fishing equipment has been sterilised in compliance with the Gyrodactilis Salaris parasite control regulations.

Can we keep the salmon we catch?

At Gleneagles we are passionate about promoting fishing conservation and advocate the release of all wild fish, including salmon, sea-trout and grayling. Catch and Release has been common practice on the Tay for many years and our anglers have a good track record for safely releasing fish. It is important that every fish returned alive to the river is given the best possible chance to survive until spawning time.

Can I bring a friend to watch me fish?

Yes however, for catering purposes please let us know numbers in advance.

Is there an age limit?

We recommend that children must be at least 10 years old to fish. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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