Last Cast


Regular reports from our latest salmon fishing forays.




We were nearing the end of June and it had been a tough spring on many Scottish rivers. There appear…

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The scene was set in our minds for the annual Easter foray up to Speyside. Good water levels, warm s…

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We were lucky enough, once again, to commence our salmon fishing season on the fabulous Newtyle Beat…

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The 2017 Scottish salmon fishing season has now finally drawn to a close. Each year my wife, Sam, an…

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It was mid-September and my wife Samantha, and I were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to fi…

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I have only salmon fished in England on one occasion. I think the main reason for this is because we…

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It was early April and the River Spey had been fishing exceptionally well. Anglers on the river had …

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It was early April and our wedding anniversary weekend. Five years of marriage had felt like fifty-f…

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It was the beginning of March and we were looking forward to three days fishing on the magnificent D…

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Opening day on the River Tay is always a special date on the Scottish salmon fishing calendar. It is…

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It was the end of October and my wife Sam and I were looking forward to our annual week’s fishing on…

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The moment we arrived at the fabulous Delagyle beat on the River Spey a few years ago, it was love a…

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It was the end of July and some of the lower beats on the River Tay had been fishing well. Decent nu…

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It was late June and great to see the River Dee fishing well again. After a slow start, catches on t…

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It was the beginning of May and our good friend Grant Tigwell, proprietor of the Loch Tay Fish ‘n’ T…

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It was the end of April and the weather had turned distinctly wintry. There had been heavy snow show…

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It was mid-April and we had heard that sea liced fish were being regularly caught from Loch Tay. Thi…

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It was the middle of February and since the River Tweed had opened at the beginning of the month, ve…

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It was the second week of February and yes it was that time of year again, Valentines day. For once,…

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The 15th of January has been a famous date firmly etched in the Scottish salmon fishing calendar for…

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As the curtain has now been drawn on the 2015 Scottish salmon fishing season, we thought it would be…

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It was early October and the sun was setting on another Tay season. The river was in need of a good …

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It was the first week of September and the River Spey had been fishing well all season. When our goo…

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The view while sailing through the Firth of Lorne looking over towards the mountains on Mull was bre…

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It was the beginning of August and the weather had been unseasonably cool and wet for the time of ye…

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The sun was shining and it was a beautiful late June morning. I was driving through the pretty Perth…

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We have fished the Lower Birgham beat on the River Tweed for a number of years. It is an annual trip…

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A 75th birthday is a special milestone in anyone’s life. So preparations for the big day were being …

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We awoke to a wintry scene outside. There was at least an inch of snow on the ground and much more o…

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It was early April and Easter was just around the corner. We thought it would be nice to go away for…

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This season we have fished both the River Dee and Tay a number of times. When two rods became availa…

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My wife had never fished the River Dee before as she only started fly fishing last year. So when I a…

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After around twenty minutes, the long surging runs were beginning to take their toll on me more than…

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The story behind the first salmon caught in the UK in 2015!

The alarm clock on my phone made its us…

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As the curtain has now closed on another season, we thought it would be good to look back on what ha…

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When I was still at school, I was very lucky as my Dad would regularly take me on fishing holidays. …

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It was the last week of November and after fishing on the Upper Tweed the previous week, I thought I…

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To say the weather in October was unsettled was a bit of an understatement. There were relentless lo…

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