FLY FISHING – SCOTLAND, SPEY
Icelandoutfitters are arranging hosted fly fishing trips to one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world, the Spey in Scotland 1st-8th May 2016. The destination is the famous Castle Grant beat 2 in the middle section of the Spey, the beat itself is excellent fly water including fast runs and deep holding pools. The beginning of May is prime spring fly fishing time on the Spey and could be described as the finest salmon fishing in Scotland, often not needing any introduction. Your host on this trip will be the famous Finnish fisherman Jouni Rauha who is very familiar with the river and takes excellent care of all anglers.
The famous Spey is located in the north-east of Scotland and is the second longest and the fastest flowing river in Scotland. Apart from being extremely beautiful it happens to be one of Scotland’s big four salmon rivers and is well known for its early run salmon. The spring season from April until the end of May provides good spring fishing and suits excellently for fly fishing. The fishing on the river Spey is mainly catch and release.
FLY FISHING – CASTLE GRANT
Our fly fishing group of 6 anglers will fish the Castle Grant Beat 2 on the middle section of the Spey, about 4 km downstream from Grantown on Spey. The fly fishing at Castle Grant Beat 2 ranks amongst the finest in Scotland. The beat is set in the beautiful scenery of Speyside and provides two miles (3,2 km) of superb double bank fly water in quiet tranquil surroundings restricted to six rods. The river averages about 30-50 yards (approx 27-46 m) in width and the pools vary from 5 feet to 10 feet (1.5-3 m) in depth. There are ten great pools and a comfortable fishing hut with comes with a WC and cooking facilities. The Castle Grant Beat 2 has ten named pools offering a great variety of fishing and excellent fly water including fast runs and deep holding pools. Anglers are accompanied on the river by a full time ghillie and the beat is booked exclusively for our fishing group.
FLY FISHING TACKLE
For fly fishing for salmon on Spey we recommend 12-15 ‘ feet double handed rods for lines #8-11 and suitable fly reels with good quality disc brakes. Floating, sink tip or intermediate shooting heads are most used fly lines, but please bring also medium sinking fly line or shooting head for possible high water conditions.
Good fly patterns for Spey are: Black Sheep, Dee Sheep, Black & Yellow, Willie Gunn, Munro Killer, Thunder & Lightning, Allys Shrimp, Garry and Cascade.
Accomodation for guests will be in a charming Scottish country house, about 6 km from the Castle Grant beat. The house is in a gorgeous landscape and offers high standard accomodation for the anglers; 4 bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a dining room and a nice sitting room. We will be prepare meals together in the accomodation or dine at local pubs or restaurants in nearby Grantown on Spey.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTSThe fishing trips to Spey, Castle Grant are always hosted trips. Anglers fly to Aberdeen, at the airport they will meet our host Jouni Rauha and continue to Spey by car, it is an 1,5 hours drive. During the week host Jouni will organise any car transporation and after the fishing week he will take the guests back to Aberdeen.
Trip dates: 1st-8th May 2016 Price: 1790 EUR/person - 5 Rods available Trip length: 6 fishing days/7 nights Group size: 1 host + 5 persons, total 6 anglers Fishing trip includes: Fishing licences, guiding, accomodation, rental car Fishing trip does not include: Flights to Aberdeen, meals, drinks and gratuities for ghillie (80-100 £/person) Species: Salmon, Sea trout, Brown trout Season: 11.2 – 30.9