Atlantic Salmon fishing in Scotland

A Fine Spring SalmonThe Atlantic Salmon is rightly described as the king of game fish. The spring run usually lasts from January until May and represents the best of Scottish Salmon fishing. Typically these are two or three sea-winter fish known as Springer’s and are generally larger than the summer runs of Salmon. The summer run is common to most of the Scottish Salmon rivers.

This run will last from June to September although the actual timing will vary from river to river and from year to year. The spring Salmon fishing starts 11th January through to June when the summer run or grilse arrive. The season ends in September or October depending on river local regulations.

Our Salmon Excursions can be short breaks of two or three days or week long vacations; we tailor the package to suit your requirements. No previous fishing experience is necessary. Expert instruction, coaching and all tackle is provided.

Scottish Salmon fishing is highly sort after and often it can be difficult to place single rods during the peak of the season, therefore as much prior notice should be given when booking a Salmon Excursion. The Highland School of Fly-Fishing has access to beats on the Rivers Oykel, Cassely, Shin, Brora, Inver, Kirkaig and other Highland rivers.

The river Oykel rises in the hills of Ben More Assynt and soon flows into Loch Ailsh, a very good Salmon and Sea Trout Loch from July onwards. From Loch Ailsh theSalmon Fishing, Scotland river flows down Glen Oykel towards the Oykel Bridge. This is known as the upper river. After Oykel Bridge the river opens out into a larger river on its journey to the Kyle of Sutherland. The Rivers Cassley, Shin and Carron also flow into the Kyle and fishing is sometimes available on all these rivers and the Kyle.

The river Kirkaig is a West Coast Spate River with a very large catchment area bordered by Suilven, Canisp and Breabag. The salmon are on average, heavier than those in other rivers in this area. The main runs of fish are in June, July and August, although a few fish are taken earlier in the year. The Inver below Loch Assynt runs southwest for 6 miles entering Loch Inver and the sea at the fishing village of Lochinver. Like most West Coast spate rivers in this area a few early fish run, but the main run arrives in June to August.

As with many things in life, it is much easier to learn the correct skills right from the start. Tuition at the Highland School of Fly-Fishing creates a solid foundation on which to build a lifelong interest in Salmon fishing and ensures full enjoyment of the sport.

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