Catch A Perfect Scottish Salmon
By Jock Monteith 19th November 2019
There's nothing that compares to the thrill and excitement involved in catching perfect fresh run Scottish salmon. This angler caught this fine fish during the month of April near the River Tummel junction on the River Tay. This area of the Tay system is a particularly potent Spring fishing area due to the Tummel's Spring salmon stocks.
Locating Scottish Salmon
In Scottish salmon fishing it's important that you know where to be looking for a salmon and understanding where these different runs of salmon are to be found on the Scottish rivers throughout the year. As an example the lower River Tay is a fantastic salmon fishing area on the river during the late Autumn months however the middle Tay is a generally better area to be searching for Spring salmon during early Spring higher water levels.
Seasonal Scottish Salmon Runs
The above is why an understanding of these seasonal run patterns will get you closer to catching salmon along with other unseen factors such as 'rod pressure' and 'how' salmon are being caught. There's much more to deciding where the best salmon fishing venues are located than just looking at basic 'no detail' rod catch statistics which has always been a flawed measuring tool for determining how many salmon are present or are moving through any Scottish river system.
Salmon Fishing In Scotland
If you're coming to Scotland for a salmon fishing trip and you have a few days to fish it's always a good idea to spread the bet and visit a few different salmon fishing locations in the correct seasonal areas of the river. Building an effective salmon fishing itinerary depending on the timing of your visit requires good industry knowledge and experience via a reputable salmon fishing services provider who know what they're talking about or professional salmon fishing guide with decades of experience on this topic.
Get Good Salmon Fishing Advice
If you take the proper advice on the timing and venue selection of your Scottish salmon fishing trip then Scotland has a globally leading salmon fishing experience in store for you. Your salmon fishing trip itinerary to Scotland can not only include different individual salmon fishing beat locations on the same river but can also provide access to different Scottish salmon river locations too. For those who need a professional salmon fishing guide to fine tune their tactical approach and provide all of the correct salmon fishing equipment this can be arranged too.
Salmon Fishing Accommodation
With visiting salmon fishers the second question after fishing locations have been agreed is 'where do you recommend we stay'. All of the big 4 Scottish salmon rivers are fortunate to have some of Scotland's finest hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation near them so this makes everything easy for recommendations. For decades my business operations have been bringing in hundreds of visiting salmon fishers to Scotland each year which has done the local economy & communities no harm at all even though hotel accommodation is not something I handle directly.