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The Dunkeld Spey Casting Club

By 11th August 2018

If you could use some 'complimentary' salmon fishing tactical fine tuning the Dunkeld Spey Casting Club at the Dunkeld House Beat of the River Tay is open again tomorrow on Sunday the 12th of August 2018 and will run on the 2nd Sunday of each month through to the 14th of October 2018.

Tactical Salmon Casting Tuition

Dunkeld House Head Ghillie Gordon Pollock will be heading up operations on the 12th of August between 12pm & 3pm with assistant ghillie John Clark who is also an absolute technical expert in all forms of casting and in all other aspects of salmon fishing. The focus will be to show salmon fly fishers the real art of how to handle and get the best performance from a Spey line which is a skill often overlooked or not effectively demonstrated at all these days.

Riverbank Movement Technique

How to effectively move through a salmon pool will be demonstrated which we observe many anglers not fully understanding which greatly hinders their chances of success through significantly reduced daily water coverage and showing salmon too much of the fly. Good riverbank salmon fly swing spacings are crucial for success with a salmon fly rod on any river regardless of the type of fly rod & line being used.

How To React To The Salmon Take

A completely 'logical & effective' salmon hooking procedure will be demonstrated where the instructors will 'simulate' the take from a fish and exactly how to react (or not!) to ensure an effective hook set that will keep the salmon on all the way to the landing net! This skill if adopted will completely reverse the normal one fish landed to every 3 or 4 hard earned salmon takes.

Sunday Casting Club Rules For Participants

A piece of wool will be used at all times to 'simulate' the weight of a salmon fly for all tuition as we fully respect the Scottish law of no Sunday salmon fishing. Life jackets will be issued for all participants and eye protection will be mandatory. All minors will require to be accompanied by one parent or guardian 'each' at all times. Waders should be brought or waterproof boots. There will be no charge for any of the above salmon fishing tuition and any River Tay or other Scottish river anglers or ghillies are more than welcome to attend/participate and bring with them their own rods, lines and colleagues if they wish. 

A Family Sunday Outing In Dunkeld

This Dunkeld Spey Casting Club will run on an ongoing basis on the 2nd Sunday of every month between January & October and will be a great day out for any Scottish salmon fishers or accompanied youngsters who are interested in an introduction to salmon fishing or increasing their salmon fishing effectiveness. The Dunkeld House Hotel serves a fantastic and reasonably priced Sunday lunch too if any guests require a proper Sunday lunch of simply just bring a sandwich.

The Dunkeld Casting Club Location

The Spey casting tuition location area will be on the hotel side of the river in front of the Dunkeld House fishing hut which is literally between the Dunkeld House Hotel and the River Tay (70 yards apart). Here is the postcode for Satnav purposes; PH8 0HX. There is car parking beside the fishing hut and the access track is located approx 150 yards before the hotel on the main driveway (where there's a left turn which immediately turns right along the riverbank). This track will lead you to the fishing hut in approx 1 minute. The team look forward to meeting all participants and assisting with any required areas of tactical salmon fishing fine tuning.