The early bird catches … the first fish for August!

 A bright and early start paid off for Trevor Nicholson, returning to rediscover the beat this morning for the first time in a few years.  A beautiful 10lb fish landed and returned, and the first catch for August carefully registered – and all before half past nine in the morning!  We’re seeing a lot of fish lingering in the beat, particularly since the freshening up of the water after the recent showers, and we’re breaking out all the old favourite lures along with a couple of wildcards – let’s see what happens!

On the up, Down Under

We had a great time lately hosting Charis Perkins of the Australian Financial Review on her foray into the world of huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ as a guest of Visit Scotland – read her article here!


Crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s

Keeping up with the paperwork – a delighted Carol Scott gets the records up to date to include her lovely 9lb salmon (her first ever)  caught yesterday, despite the filthy weather!


Back shift belter


A cast or two in the evening paid off for Ross Haynes yesterday with this lovely ten pound salmon out of Bridge Pool on the fly – salmon don’t work 9 to 5 !!  June continues to be a month of mixed weather and water levels, but the recent rains certainly seem to have made a difference, and the fish coming through are in fine condition.

Rise and shine!

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With three fish in three days, June is hotting up at Dalguise Fishings. Recent rainfall seems to have done the trick and stirred the blood of our underwater opponents – strike while the iron is hot and book rods for Friday and Saturday!  This 10lb beauty gave quite a fight, of which more later!

A for effort …..



There are some parts of fishing, it seems, that are universal.. meet one of our local ospreys, making a valiant effort to get one on the bank, failing – and then being heckled by his onlookers!!

FishPal Sea Trout Festival – Friday 16th June 2017

Come join us on the evening of Friday 16th June to take part in the Fishpal Sea Trout Festival.

We want to share the experience of seatrout fishing, and have five spots available, free of charge.

When the bats take flight, and your eye can no longer distinguish the colour green – that’s the time to lift the fly rod and venture into the tail of the pool.

With the right light tackle, it can be a magical spine-tingling experience – nothing equals the heart stopping intensity of a take in the dark, as all your other senses sharpen, and you become alert to noises, touches, smells, and age old hunter-gatherer instincts rise involunarily to the surface.

If you’ve never tried it, we can’t recommend it enough – let your imagination ratchet up a gear, and join the small but passionate clan of fisherman connecting with the river and the landscape in a totally different way – you’ll see the river in a whole new light….or lack of….

Call us on 07801 226 497 or email to secure a spot.

Newsletter time….

Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest newsletter, with news,  details of our giveaway winner, and another competition in the offing!


The picture of happiness.


If a picture is worth a thousand words, most of them were on the lines of ‘You Beauty!’ by the look on Scott Connelly’s face as he displays his 14lb catch out of Bridge pool on Monday.  Caught in very deep water on a flying C, Scott’s becoming an expert on this pool – another happy guest on the holiday long weekend, and another photo for this year’s gallery!

Hey, look – free stuff!!

It’s time for our April Giveaway.  Followers of our Facebook page and subscribers to our monthly email newsletter along with regular readers of Dalguise News are invited to enter for a chance at this fantastic prize.

This month we’re giving away a selection of 6 hand-crafted lures from Robert Wilson. Expertly and individually crafted on 110-style blanks, we’ve personally tested these styles on the beat and they’ve proven highly effective in their swimming action – they really pop in peaty water and make for a realistic lure.

The lucky winner will really enjoy testing these out – Robert advises they’re also lethal when tackling ferox trout or pike. To enter, all we want is to know your favourite lure or fly, and why it’s your go-to weapon of choice.

Tell us your story, we can’t wait to hear. Anyone posting an image or comment to our Facebook page or emailing us at with an image or comment for us to upload will qualify for entry into this month’s competition. Alternatively, come down and tell us in person at the beat and we’ll make you a coffee and dig out the biscuits…!

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