Trout Fishing Breaks
Spring/Summer Trout Fishing Short Breaks
From April through September we can arrange trout fishing breaks based around our own waters, but also including day trips to other areas detailed in our Excursions section. In this way we can provide a plenty of variety and fishing to suit all degrees of ability.
For those who have visited before, or gained some experience elsewhere of fly fishing on stocked rainbow waters, we can introduce you to the new tactics involved in fishing for wild brown trout, on river or on lochs.
We would be pleased to put together a custom fishing package for you to meet your needs either as a single angler or a group.
'Learn to Fly Fish' Short BreaksFor custom short breaks to learn to fly fish for trout, we usually recommend at least 2 days, and ideally 3, to provide a good grounding in the basic skills. Learning to cast is very much about 'muscle memory' which improves daily, and with each session. Over the years we have also found that spending too much time on casting alone can become counter productive, so we like to mix-up casting tuition sessions with other instructional practical sessions as much as possible - this also makes it more fun!
The overall aims of these breaks are to provide an enjoyable experience, a good overall appreciation of fly fishing, and significant progress towards learning to fly fish for trout. In practical terms, we focus on developing your proficiency in fly casting (roll cast, overhead cast, shooting line, false casting etc.), but also cover safety, tackle and entomology and spend as much time as is available fly fishing for trout using various tactics.
The itinerary that we will propose will be dependent on the number of anglers in your group (4 is generally a maximum), previous experience (if any), number of days and dates available, and fishing available to us for those dates. These factors will also dictate the pricing, though we will always try to work within your available budget. As these are custom breaks, the options and pricing are extremely variable, so please contact us for a specific proposal.
Learn to Fly Fish Short Break Videos
Example 1: Two day, 'Learn to Fly Fish' break for 2 anglers.
Itinerary: 2 x half day sessions at Dalgheal lochan, 1 x half day session at a local trout fishery, 1 half day excursion to the River Alness.
Total Price*: £540 (£270 per person)
*pricing variable dependant on venues, and includes: GAIC-qualified instruction, all fishing permits, local transportation between venues, and any tackle hire required. Accommodation and meals are not included.
Example 2: Three day, 'Learn to Fly Fish' break for 4 anglers.
Itinerary: 2 x half day sessions at Dalgheal lochan, 1 x half day session at a local trout fishery, 1 x half day excursion on the River Alness, 1 full day excursion loch fishing by boat.
Total Price*: £1300-1400 (£325-350 per person)
*pricing variable dependant on venues, and includes: GAIC-qualified instruction, additional ghillie at fishing venues, all fishing permits and boat hire, local transportation between venues, and any tackle hire required. Accommodation and meals are not included.