Spring salmon three day residential fly fishing course/experience.

River Tay at Lower Kinnaird,

May 22nd-24th or 25th-27th 2017.

Three day spring salmon fly fishing courses including accommodation and all food with AAPGAI instructors Illtyd Griffiths, Jonathan Morris and Glyn Freeman.
These fly fishing courses are designed to suit the novice, intermediate or the advanced level salmon fly fisher. They are tailor made to meet your aspirations and we will organise everything for you during the three days including equipment if needed.

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Many people often ask why do they need to go on a course. We do all envisage that courses are for beginners learning from scratch, how to learn a new skill. This is in fact a totally erroneous understanding of the type of courses we try to present. Our courses are very much tailored for anglers who find they would like to improve either from the starting line or from any part of the learning curve which they now find themselves. We therefore try to answer the following questions which anglers might be asking themselves:

  • I would like to fish for salmon but do not know what kit to buy and how to know if it is what I need.
  • I have fished for salmon but have problems sometimes with wind or when wading to cast well.
  • I have seen casts performed either at demonstrations or on video but would like to be able to do them.
  • I can fish fine with a floating line but have difficulty turning over the fly when I add poly-tips or large flies.
  • I would like to try out shooting heads and would like to learn how to handle them and manage large amounts of running line?
  • I have some salmon tackle which I am not sure if it suits me but am loath to buy more in case I make a bad investment.
  • I would like to be able to fish a sinking line but find it difficult.
  • I have heard of Skagit lines – are they of any use to me and how would I know what I needed?
  • I would like to fish a really nice beat on the Tay and have the expertise on hand to ensure that I am fishing the beat well.
  • I would like a refresher on my casting before my fishing trips next year.
  • I would like to know how to read the river and what to use in differing conditions.
  • I have a habit of losing salmon – am I doing anything wrong?
  • It would be so nice to catch a salmon!

In other words we are dedicated to ensuring that all the attendees really get a lot out of the three days on the Tay. We have kept the charges as reasonable as we can to ensure that they are affordable to many salmon or budding salmon fishermen.

Tay Salmon

This is an opportunity to fish for spring salmon on the confluence of the river Tummel and the Tay with a realistic chance of a Spring fish. May is a great time to be on the river. There will be three fully qualified instructors and the resident ghillie. Accommodation and breakfast will be provided in a very pleasant guest house nearby whilst lunch and dinner will be prepared in the hut (which of course will allow those who are keen to fish on and take advantage of the long hours of daylight).

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The fishing hut on Lower Kinnaird has been upgraded to a very high standard and is one of the best on the Tay system. It has full cooking facilities, hot and cold water, WC, fridge and freezer. We are very flexible and can meet most requirements. Vehicular access is very good throughout the beat.

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Lower Kinnaird fishes in all heights of water it has a lot of fast runs and pools which are perfect for the fly during lower water. In fact the great Ashley Cooper believed it had the best fly water on the whole of the Tay.

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The best known pools on the beat are: Junction Pool, Ferry Stream, Swimming Pool, Island Stream, Green Bank, Ash Trees, New Pool, Fir Trees, Kindallachan and Guay.

Accommodation and prices.

The cost includes three days fishing permits, equipment if needed, tuition with three instructors, prepared food at the hut both lunch and evening dinner, two nights accommodation with breakfast (either on the Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday) at the guest house. Further nights at the guest house www.dalshian.co.uk can be arranged at competitive rates.

Cost £750 per person

For further details of these courses please contact:

Illtyd Griffiths –

H: 01654 781 365

 M: 07974 942 853

Glyn Freeman –

H: 01697 351 752

 M: 07808 563 788

Contact For More Information

Autumn salmon three day residential fly fishing course/experience.

River Tay at Lower Kinnaird,

September 28th, 29th and 30th September 2017.

The course is held on Lower Kinnaird which is probably one of the best overall fly fishing beats on the whole Tay system.

In September we would expect a lot of fish in the pools which are ideal both to fish and for teaching. There are eight named pools which can mostly be fished from both banks. The wading is easy, all on gravel.

There will be three AAPGAI instructors to help the party,

Illtyd Griffiths, Jonathan Morris and Glyn Freeman.

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Learn/improve your Spey-casting techniques with a good chance of connecting with an Autumn fish or two. This fly fishing course is designed to suit the novice, intermediate or the advanced level salmon fly fisher. It is tailor made to meet your aspirations and we will organise everything for you during the three days including equipment if needed.

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Accommodation and prices.

The cost includes three days fishing with tuition and equipment if necessary, two nights accommodation at the Royal Dunkeld on (Thursday/Friday). Three days of lunchtime meals at the hut to give a maximum of time for fishing, evening dinner at the hotel along with breakfast.

The total cost is £1050 per person which is excellent value for this time on the Tay.

For further details of the course please contact:

Illtyd Griffiths –

H: 01654 781 365

M: 07974 942 853

Glyn Freeman –

H: 01697 351 752

M: 07808 563 788

Contact For More Information