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3 Day Salmon Fishing Course (DALMARNOCK WATER, TAY) – 25th – 27th September 2017

£460.00

This course is structured both to take anyone from a complete novice to the fisher with more experience but who lacks some of the more technical skills, through a fairly intensive programme of learning to Spey cast and fish for salmon with double-handed rods.

 

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Three-Day Spey Casting and Salmon Fishing Course.

I have now been running my Spey Casting and Salmon fishing courses for over 20 years and they are very popular. The course is structured to take anyone wanting fairly intensive tuition through a full programme of learning to Spey cast and to fish for salmon with double-handed rods. On this particular course the emphasis is on teaching and whilst there is a good chance of a fish at Dalmarnock, a lot of your time is spent learning rather than actually fishing and so don’t expect necessarily to catch a salmon.

Dalmarnock is a lovely beat and ideal for teaching, with both banks, good access with some fishing from the banks and nice easy wading. The resident ghillie is Colin McFadyen  a long-time Tay ghillie and excellent fisher.

Late September into October has always traditionally been the best time on the Tay and as such is a bit more expensive than the Spring but it can produce some great fishing!

The itinerary is roughly as follows but is adapted to suit those attending as well as the prevailing conditions:

Day One – Depart from the hotel at 8.45am

  •  Get kitted up at the hut.
  • General talk about the programme, the beat, safety and tackle assembly.
  • Then out onto the river for the morning session which will start with a demonstration of how to wade tactically and safely. Followed by an introduction to double-handed casting techniques with a floating line, including overhead roll and single Spey casts.
  • Instruction and practice with one-to-one tuition.
  • How to fish a typical pool with the floating line.
  • Lunch at the hut (generally provided by the hotel).
  • Hooking, Playing and Landing fish – The theory!
  • Instruction and practice followed by a couple of hours of actual fishing in order to be able to relax and practice the techniques learned during the day.

Day two.

  • Opposite bank for the Double Spey, the snake roll and casting off the opposite shoulder.
  • Instruction and practice with one-to-one tuition.
  • Controlling the speed of the fly.
  • Lunch at the hut.
  • River walk: Salmon fishing tactics/reading the water/where to concentrate your efforts.
  • Instruction and practice followed by a couple of hours of actual fishing in order to be able to relax and practice the techniques learned during the day.

Day Three

  •  Casting sinking lines and sink tips.
  • Instruction and practice with one-to-one tuition.
  • Tactics with sinking lines and sink tips.
  • Lunch at the hut.
  • Salmon fishing and casting with single handed rods.
  • Fishing under instruction.
  • Sum up, re-cap and fault finder

The cost of the autumn course is £460 per rod including all fishing and tuition, the hire of fishing tackle should you need it. The cost does not include the usual ghillie’s tip (about £15/day/rod) or your accommodation which on Tay is at The Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Atholl St, Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0AR. Phone:01350 727322

The hotel does a special DB&B and packed lunch rate for my courses and those fishing at Dalmarnock at around £85/day.

IF YOU WANT TO STAY ON AND FISH THE REST OF THE WEEK YOU CAN LISTED AS A SEPERATE OPTION!