Fly Activ Fly Fishing

james murray fly fishing instructor

Fly fishing instruction with James Murray

Flyactiv offer a prestigious fly fishing experience which will improve your knowledge and improve your fly fishing skills.

Name: James Murray
Website: www.flyactiv.com
E-mail: jamesmurray051@gmail.com
Phone: 01292 268896/ 07798 634570
Qualifications: APGAI, IFFF THCI, UKCC L2, GAIA
Instruction: single and double handed fly fishing
Levels: Beginners to advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes

All activities will be tailored to meet your exact needs or prospects of a group of fishers. Here’s what you could choose from:

  • Full Casting MOT – a complete technique and tackle checkover, with written feedback sheets and advice on how your casting could be improved together with a recommended practice regime.
  • Casting under all conditions, coping with strong winds, wading safely, fishing around obstacles and achieving drag-free drift.
  • Guided Trout Fishing or Salmon Fishing at the venue of your choice.
  • Fly Tying Tuition – learn how to make all of the flies that you use.
  • Fly Recognition – learn about insect life cycles and how to match the hatch.
  • Dry fly, Czech/French nymphing and streamer fishing for trout/grayling.
  • Using the latest Salmon tackle techniques – Spey, Skagit, and Shooting-head styles.

 

Fly Fish Scotland

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Brian McGlashan, fly fishing instructor

Brian McGlashan has been fishing for over 30 years. 10 years ago he qualified as a game angling instructor.

Name: Brian McGlashan
Website: www.flyfishscotland.co.uk
E-mail: brianfishing@msn.com
Phone: 07801029501
Qualifications: APGAI, L2CCA, IFFF MCI/THCI/CBOG
Instruction: Single Handed Fly Fishing
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

Brian has fished extensively throughout the UK and West Coast of Ireland for Trout, Salmon and Grayling. The lochs, Loughs, Stillwaters reservoirs and Rivers all bring their unique challenges. That’s where experience and technique play an enormous part in having a successful and enjoyable day’s fishing.

Lake of Menteith

Set in the Trossachs, amidst magnificent scenery where Highland meets Lowland, the 700-acre Lake of Menteith is a well regarded rainbow and brown trout fishery in Scotland and is reputed to be the best location for fly fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout in Central Scotland.

These attributes make the Lake an outstanding venue for some of the most prestigious fishing competitions and a great day out for all anglers. Below the December on the Lake in 2010.

Facilities on offer at The Lake of Menteith

Disabled access: Yes

Tackle Hire: Yes

Toilets: Yes

Refreshments: Yes

Day passes: Yes

Phone: 01877 385664

Web: www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk

Harpsdale Fishery

The fishery, the most northerly stillwater in Scotland, is situated approximately 10 miles south of Thurso. It has been developed over several years from an existing marsh and is constantly fed by a small Burn, this along with the depth of the pools provides an excellent habitat for the stock.

The park is approximately 4.5 acres in size and divided into two pools, with some small islands linked together by bridges (no excuse for the wind being in the wrong direction).  It is regularly stocked with a variety of Rainbow, Brook & Brown Trout.  The Rainbows are stocked up to 14 Ib and browns up to 3 Ib

Facilities on offer at Harpsdale Fishery
Disabled access: Yes
Onsite Tackle Shop: No
Tackle Hire: No
Toliets: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Day passes: Yes
Phone: 01847831344
Website: http://harpsdalefishery.co.uk

Carron Valley Reservoir

Created in the nineteen thirties by the flooding of the upper valley of the River Carron, is one of the most scenic trout fisheries in Scotland. Situated high in the Campsie Fells – yet only a ten minute drive from Stirling, half an hour from Glasgow and forty minutes from Edinburgh – the loch offers boat and bank fly fishing for rainbow trout & wild and stocked brown trout in magnificent surroundings.

 

Almsot four miles long and three quarters of a mile are its widest point and set in an area of outstanding beauty, where the trout angler can spend a day drifting in an out of many productive bays, casting a team of flies in front of solid, traditional, clinker-built boats, with only the ospreys, buzzards, curwels and oyster-catchers for company, or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bank, where hard fighting trout lie in close in along the varied shoreline just waiting to have a go at a well presented Kate McLaren, Blae and Black or Peter Ross.

Facilities on offer at Carron Valley
Disabled access: Yes
Onsite Tackle Shop: Yes
Tackle Hire: No
Toliets: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Day passes: Yes
Phone: 01324 823698
Web: http://carronvalley.com/

Moray Fly Fishing Glen of Rothes trout and coarse lakes

Glen of Rothes has 6 acres of water, set in magnificent Highland scenery in the Northeast of Scotland, and provides excellent Stillwater bank fishing for Rainbow trout, as well as for Browns, Blue rainbows and Brook trout. The lochs are mainly fly only, but there is a dedicated coarse loch with superb quality Carp, bream, orfe and tench well into double figures and is the only coarse loch in the area and a seperate bait loch suitable for families with rainbow trout.

 

Facilities on offer at Glen of Rothes lakes
Disabled access: Yes
Onsite Tackle Shop: Yes
Tackle Hire: Yes
Toliets: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Day passes: Yes
Phone: 01340 831888 or 07967 466973
Web: www.morayflyfishing.co.uk

Beecraigs Fishery

Beecraigs fishery is long established in a well sheltered area about 20 acres in size and fed by a gin clear chalk spring. It provides great sport for each angler being rgularly stocked with quality Rainbow Trout. Being open all throughout the year it offers great sport top of the water and below. Due to limited space, advanced bookings are well recommended.  Please use the Enquiry & Booking Form. Concessionary tickets available to anglers aged 65 years and over, and to those on Job Seekers allowance (proof of concessionary status must be checked in advance). Gift vouchers can also be purchased from the Visitor Centre if you would like to give someone else the chance of a great day out.

Facilities include:- private car park, fully equipped fishing lodge and tackle shop, floating jetty enabling easy access to 8 well maintained boats.

Contact Details:

Tel: 01506844516 Fax: 01506846256

E-mail: mail@beecraigs.com

Website: www.beecraigs.com/fishery/fishery

Artloch Trout Fishery

Artloch Fishery is situated 3 miles outside of Huntly, Aberdeenshire and is popular with local anglers because of its natural setting, its clean and tidy facilities and its quality fighting trout. Built in 1976, making it the first rainbow trout water in Aberdeenshire, it was re-opened in October 2003.

 

Rainbow and Brown Trout Fishery

Facilities on offer at Artloch Fishery
Disabled access: Yes
Tackle Hire:Yes
Toliets: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Day passes: Yes
Phone: 01466 799410
Web: www.artlochfishery.com

Game Angling Scotland

Fly fishing with Alberto Laidlaw

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Fly fishing with Alberto Laidlaw

Alberto  is a qualified instructor based in Scotland in the city of Glasgow is a member and past Chairman of GAIA (Game Angling Instructors Association)

Name: Alberto Laidlaw
Website: www.gameanglingscotland.co.uk
E-mail: info@gameanglingscotland.co.uk
Phone: 7778526859
Qualifications: GAIA, APGAI, L2CCA
Instruction: double handed,single handed casting and fly tying
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

Alberto has proven his ability both to demonstrate and teach fly fishing techniques and methods. Tuition is offered for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels using structured methods designed to suit different levels of skill. Instruction is available on an hourly, half day or full day basis. As a full member of the GAIA Alberto is covered with full third party insurance to £5,000,000 for himself and anyone teaching with him.
Guiding is available on the rivers Clyde, Tay and Tweed and the Trossach Lochs especially the Lake of Menteith and Lochs Lomond, Katrine and Venacher

Licensed coach with the Angling Trust, Alberto is alsoFirst Aid trained and CRB checked