Salmon Fishing Holidays in Scotland

We at Scottish Salmon Fishing Surgery (SSFS) offer bespoke tailor made salmon fishing holidays in Scotland. Having salmon fished in Scotland for over 33 years, we use our knowledge and experience to design that unforgettable trip of a lifetime, so you have the best chance of making contact with the world famous Scottish Atlantic Salmon. Whether you are looking for a short two day spring salmon fishing break with minimal fuss or a two week luxury salmon fishing holiday our personalised service will cater for all your requirements.

There are an abundance of rivers and lochs in Scotland, where the elusive Atlantic salmon can be caught. From the small but intimate Highland streams to the silvery waters of the mighty River Tay, which is big in reputation, just like its size of fish! In Scotland the salmon fishing opportunities are truly infinite. When you combine this with the breathtaking scenery, outstanding cuisine and of course our world famous malt whisky, you have all the ingredients for a truly memorable Scottish salmon fishing experience.

With our numerous selected partners across the nation, we can arrange salmon fishing holidays in Scotland on a multitude of rivers, from the stunning Thurso and Helmsdale in the tranquil Highlands to the famous larger rivers like the Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed. We can also arrange fishing on many of the less well know Scottish salmon rivers including the Earn, Teith, Findhorn and Conon, which are little hidden gems. These rivers can often be just as productive as their more illustrious counterparts.

We at SSFS take into account the time of year you want to book your holiday and then arrange salmon fishing on the most productive river at that time, ensuring you have the best possible chance of landing that salmon of a lifetime. Our personalised tailor made service means that you can have the utmost confidence that all aspects of your holiday will be catered for including fishing guides, permits, accommodation and transport. All you have to do is to sit back, relax and let your Ultimate Scottish Salmon Fishing Experience begin. Click below to design your Ultimate Scottish Salmon Fishing Experience


Big 4 In 4 Challenge

The world famous ''Macnab'' challenge, namely to stalk a red deer, shoot a brace of grouse and catch a salmon all within one day is synonymous with Scotland and is derived from the famous novel by John Buchan under the title ''John Macnab''. The challenge is highly prized amongst the sporting fraternity.

SSFS have developed the Ultimate Scottish Salmon Fishing Challenge, which rivals the famous "Macnab" in every way. The SSFS "Big 4 in 4", gives you the unique opportunity to fish on each of Scotland's world famous "big four" salmon rivers, the River Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed on four consecutive days. To successfully complete the “Big 4 in 4” challenge you must catch a salmon from each river.

This challenge can accommodate anyone from beginners to accomplished anglers alike. Our guides will be there to help, support and encourage you along your journey with their advice and experience, with the sole aim of helping you to not only achieve the challenge but also experience some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife Scotland has to offer.

Successful participants who catch this prized goal of four Atlantic salmon on the big four Scottish salmon rivers, will receive an engraved bottle of fine Scottish malt whisky to mark their amazing achievement. The malt will be selected from a famous distillery nearest to the river where the challenge is successfully completed and will be personalised alongside a photograph for the angler to cherish for a lifetime.

Even anglers that do not complete the challenge will have taken part in this unique experience and will have visited and fished on some of the finest rivers that Scotland has to offer over four consecutive days.

Our SSFS team will take care of you throughout the course of your salmon fishing challenge, from booking the most productive available beats on each of the big four rivers, to arranging transport (if required) and accommodation. One of our experienced guides will accompany you on your truly amazing journey, as you fish on each of the four rivers in four days.

Each river will offer its own challenge, putting your salmon fishing skills to the test, but we will support you to achieve that goal throughout the entire journey. We will strive to make your experience one to remember for all the right reasons.

Imagine the possibility of fishing on the crystal clear waters of the River Dee and then doing battle with the king of fish on the River Spey in Scotland’s whisky heartland, on consecutive days.

After immersing yourself in the breath taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands, travel south towards the mighty River Tay. The Tay is like no other Scottish salmon river and still holds the record for the largest rod caught salmon in British waters.

Finish off your Scottish salmon fishing extravaganza in the midst of the gentle rolling hills of the Scottish Borders on the fabulous River Tweed, Scotland’s most prolific salmon river.

Or alternatively, turn the challenge on its head and fish from South to North, starting on the River Tweed and finishing on the River Dee. The choice is yours!

Many anglers around the world dream of being able to fish just one of Scotland’s big four salmon rivers. We at SSFS are able to offer you the unique opportunity of fishing on all four rivers in four days.

Don't worry if you feel that your budget may be a hurdle to achieving this mind-blowing challenge. We can tailor your bespoke experience around you. Feel free to contact us prior to booking for advice and guidance, as our aim is to help you achieve your Ultimate Scottish Salmon Fishing Experience.

Are you ready to take on one of the most exciting challenges in Scottish salmon fishing history? If so, book your "Big 4 in 4" challenge with SSFS today!


Guided Salmon Fishing in Scotland

We at SSFS have been fortunate enough to gather a wealth of experience and provide you with a world class international guiding team. We have a unique blend of local Scottish as well as Scandinavian guides on our team. We are therefore able to offer guided salmon fishing in Scotland. If you are an angler that is new to the sport or just want some tips on how to fine tune your technique, having a good salmon fishing guide can be priceless. With guided salmon fishing in Scotland, we are able to offer you transfers to and from the fishing venue, as well as tackle hire.

Your Scottish salmon fishing guide will then accompany you on your day’s fishing, providing you with that unique personal one to one service. Throughout the day, he will give you expert advice on what tackle to use, pointing out the best salmon fishing lies, as well as giving any help needed with fishing technique and fly casting. When you hook that salmon of lifetime, your guide will be at hand to advise you during the long and exciting fight ensuring that you have the best chance of landing that unforgettable fish. Our guided salmon fishing in Scotland service caters for anglers that are new to the sport who have never held a fishing rod in their life, through to the more accomplished angler, who is just looking for some key local knowledge, which can often be the difference between success and failure.



We at SSFS understand the importance of good quality accommodation, as it can make or break your holiday. Whether you are looking for a bed and breakfast or a luxurious hotel, we will find accommodation that will match your budget. If you prefer the freedom and flexibility of self-catering accommodation, there are a huge range of cottages, chalets, lodges and luxury apartments throughout the country to choose from. Perhaps you want to live like a Scottish king or Queen for a week, so why not reside in one of Scotland’s Castles or stately homes, located on some of the country’s finest sporting estates? The choice is yours.


Wherever in the world you are travelling from, we can take care of all your travel needs. Whether you require an airport transfer to your fishing lodge or car hire we cater for all your travel requirements. We can arrange luxury private transfers for individuals and larger groups as well as corporate parties. If travelling by land does not appeal, why not look at a private air transfer by either helicopter or jet to your fishing lodge or hotel?

Fishing Guides & Tackle Hire

One of the key ingredients for success when salmon fishing is having access to local knowledge. SSFS works in close partnership with many excellent fishing guides and ghillies around Scotland, each having invaluable knowledge of their local rivers. Our fishing guides can give you instruction and tuition on all aspects of salmon fishing, including how to fly cast and fish for salmon as well as providing advice and guidance on fly selection and tactics.


Scotland not only has excellent salmon fishing to offer but also a host of other exciting activities, so the non-fishers in your party will always be well catered for. Scotland has a rich history in field sports and there is multitude of shooting opportunities from the famous Scottish grouse to stalking the majestic red deer.

Please let us know if you are interested in any other activities apart from salmon fishing whilst in Scotland. We can arrange individual or group activities, day trips, sightseeing tours and excursions as a part of your fishing holiday or in addition to it. We at SSFS will custom build your holiday to the exact specifications you require, ensuring that you won’t be disappointed.

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