Pike on the Fly in Scotland

 

At this time of year, while fly fishing for Pike do expect great numbers as you may be fly fishing for that one Pike all day!

With cold air and water temperatures it could be an uncomfortable day if not kitted out properly but with dogged determination 

and the right line you will pick up one or two.

At the moment we are fly fishing with Di 7 Lines on a 9 and 10 weight rod throwing some heavy hand tied Pike fly's by Stuart Smith

The long slow pulls of the line will definitely provide the odd exciting follow and eventually the take of that large female Pike.  You will soon forget the numb feet and numb fingers when she is on

and the rewards of your determination will be there to realease back to the water again. 

When out on the float tube we are all wishing it was the summer months again where we can fly fish top water poppers again! 

Pike is truly one of the U.K.'s finest fresh water predators on the fly.

 

 

 

Guided Safari fishing in Scotland

Perfection

Our Guided Fly fishing Safari trips is truely an awe inspring adventure.

Its not just fishing, its the locations, the remoteness, the scenery en route to each location and the great food and drinks.

Our safrai fishing trips are all tailored to each individual or group. Species and locations are adaptable and easily chanced to suit each Safari Trip.

Our Trips vary from 1 over night to week long trips staying in either canvas tents or hotels depending on the weather and location. The possibility of

Midgies in certain areas will also dictate our accommodation type!

The possibilty of catching your personal best fish and record numbers are also very high as some of the remote locations we fish frequent more Deer than Humans.

Sitting by the camp fire in an isolated location with only the light of the Moon, the sound of Trout sipping of the surface and a Malt whisky is simply amazing.

We would tend to fly fish Streams, Peat lochs and Limestone Lochs with 3, 4 and 5 weight rods with 7's incase of high winds. For the small yet hard fighting little Brownies we can play with 

Tenkara rod as it is great fun and a new method to many but very effective and in many cases will out fish the fly rod.

If we get a chance we will go dapping as this method of Fly fishing can be great fun and give many a surprise, especially if its your first time and even if its not.

Pike on the Fly in Scotland

2018 has proven to be a massive success as regards fly fishing for Pike in scotland.

With over 300 Pike being caught by different methods this season already the prospects for next year are looking good.

We have Tagged and scaled various Pike of all sizes and weights to verify their growth and health with surprising results all round.

With the assistance of two other Guides in scotland, Stuart at Fish X and Callum at Scotia Fishing we have caught well over 220 Pike with some lovely weights being recorded. 

Some recaptures of Tagged fish that shows good handling and releasing techniques as well as increased weights of tagged fish! Some as much as 2.5lbs in 1 week.

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Fly fishing for Trout in Scotland.

2018 has been an amazing year for Trout in Scotland with record catchs and personal bests being smashed.

Just about every guest that has fished with us this year caught a fish with the exception of Atlantic salmon!

Our catch rate is always high but this year with 425 Guests from all over the world we have exceeded all previous years

With 3,756 trout being caught on the fly, 346 caught on Spinner and 234 caught on Tenkara and over 350 lost or snapped off! It has been simply amazing.

Our Guests have travelled from all over the Globe looking to fly fish in Scotland for both the scenery and fulfil their bucket list. Scotland certainly did not disappoint. 

All of our Guests have been amazing and we at You Fish Scotland (Wes, Roz & Jen) have all made life long friends from all over the world. 

Some amazing families with stories to tell and experiences to share that will stay with us all for ever. 

 

2019

Next season is already looking fantastic with some months just about fully booked with returning Guests and new Bookings. I sersiously doubt next season will be any different from 2018 apart from the trout as they will be larger and more aggressive. So if your looking for some amazing fly fishing action book now and do not be disappointed.