Scottish Flyfisher

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Welcome to the Scottish Flyfisher website

Amongst the heather clad hills and valleys of Scotland there are some very nice Fly Fisheries, Rivers and Lochs that offer a great choice of waters for the discerning fly fisherman/woman from natural brown trout waters to large Lochs like Loch Leven for that wild brown trout experience, and the Lake of Menteith who can offer you 700 acres of pure fishing pleasure for both brown and rainbow trout.  

The majority of commercial fisheries within Scotland are based within an hour or so of urban areas, and regular stock their waters with Rainbow, Tiger, Blue & Brown and Golden Trout and they provide good facilities and easy access to instruction and equipment for the non-anglers wishing to try their hand at fly fishing for the first time as well as providing great fishing for the more experienced angler. 

Scotland’s brown trout fishing is better known for beautiful lochs, rivers and streams full of hard fighting wild trout and grayling. 

Within Scotland loch fishing opportunities are vast, you can fish from a small highland loch surrounded by heather and roaming deer to lowland lochs.

Trout fishing in Scotland is like a pilgrimage for many lucky enough to plan a fly fishing holiday in Scotland as it offers some fantastic fishing. The rivers Spey and Tweed are of the most popular in Scotland, and the River Tweed being especially good for both salmon and brown trout fly fishing.

Open season for brown trout fishing is from 15th March – 30th September. Some rivers and lochs open on 1st April and close in early October.

Scotland is also home to some of the very best Grayling fishing rivers in Europe where 3lb plus specimens are caught every year! Grayling can be caught and fished for all year but November – March is considered the peak season.
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Are you looking for flies then look no further than the TSF Fly Shop page.


Reasonable Priced Flies For Sale

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Sister website www.ukflyfishers.co.uk listing all trout fisheries within Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Donald MacDonald Memorial Day Fly Fishing Competition 2022

We are doing things a little bit different this year and having 4 qualifying heats then a final, the qualifiers will be held at the following fisheries on the following dates.

If your interested in supporting a great cause please get in touch with 
Kevin Wilson on 07779 197350 who is taking names.

Arrive for 9am to sign in and draw your starting peg.

Fishing 10 till 1pm
Lunch 1pm till 2pm with raffle
Fishing 2pm till 5pm

All rules will be as per fishery

Kinross Trout Fishery
Saturday 19th March 2022
Catch and Release

Eden Springs held on Little Eden and Bullstone Loch
Saturday 16th April 2022
Catch and Release

Alderneuk
3rd September 2022
1st fish caught is kept - prize for heaviest 1st fish

Arran View
Saturday 24th September
Catch and Release

1st Prize - Scierra SRX V2 FLY ROD
2nd Prize - Box of fly tying materials from Blob and Buzzer worth £50.00
3rd Prize - Rede River Floating or Intermediate Fly Line #7

Final
Burnhouse Lochan Fishery
Catch and Release
October date to be confirmed

1st Prize - Scierra SRX V2 and Reel
2nd Prize - Box of fly tying materials from Blob and Buzzer worth £100
3rd prize - to be confirmed

With the support of Scierra UK  Fyne Tackle   Blob and Buzzer  and Rede River and others, we are running our charity event raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

To date we have raised £18,394 between our previous events, our coffee mornings and our Donnay Mac Fishing Flies Range which we sell on our website www.donnaymac.co.uk along with a funds raised by Måisŷ Mãŷ and Scot Mitchell

FLY TYERS - I am looking to see if anyone wishes to donate flies they have tied to be raffle on the day.

SPONSORSHIP - Any business or organisations that choose to sponsor our event will have their business name advertised on facebook and at the event itself.

COMPETITION - There are 2O pegs available at each event and I can see this selling out quickly so be fast.

The entry fee for each event is £40 which will include lunch, soup hot dog.

Be at venue for 9am for sign in and peg draw and the fishing will be 10am till 5pm stopping for lunch between 1pm and 2pm.

TAKING PART - If you wish to take part in the qualifier competition please put your name below and send
£40.00 payment as friend to

PayPal.me/donaldmacdonaldday

and add the venue you are looking to fish at in the comments please.

PRIZES - We are very lucky to have some fantastic sponsors again this year with more being added but would really appreciate anything that could be handed in for the raffles at each event.

Because this is raising money for charity we can not do cash prizes but will have brilliant prizes and raffle prizes.

Raffles on the day will include some fantastic prizes including #7/8 Grey's Fin Reel donated by Fyne Tackle Lochgilphead.

A big big thank you to all the fisheries who are taking part in this helping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Be quick folks as only 20 places at each of the 4 qualifying heats.

Robin Lambert

Website Owner

Keen fly fisherman, fly tyer and website owner and grandkids call me Grumpa as I can be a Grumpy Auld Man at times.

The Scottish Flyfisher website is dedicated to listing all trout fisheries; lochs and rivers within Scotland with full information on each listing as best as possible for the discerning fly fisherman/woman who are looking for that perfect location for a good days fishing.

If you know of any fisheries, lochs or rivers that can be added to the website, please use the contact page and let me know and I will be happy to add them to the website.

Fishing Product Reviews:

I am happy to review fly fishing related products, providing the products and the review will add value to the community that visit this site. 


Please contact us using the email address editor.scottishflyfisher@gmail.com

or contact form in the first instance.


Advertising Space:

Please drop me an email if you would like to advertise your fly-fishing website, holiday accommodation on this site. 


All requests will be considered on their individual merits as long as the product or website being advertised is relevant and will be of benefit to our visitors.