Fish for salmon on the River Tay

Suitable for


Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

Mid-January to mid-October (excluding Sundays)


From £260pp

This adventure takes place on the River Tay, famous for being the King of Scottish salmon rivers. This is the perfect activity for those seeking to develop their fly-fishing technique, with one-to-one tuition in the beautiful surroundings of Perthshire. All kit is provided, so all you need is a sense of adventure.

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at 9.30am at the salmon fishing beat location. You'll be instructed on use of the kit and then it's straight into the fishing.

You'll receive hands on tuition on all aspects of fly-fishing, including Spey casting with a double handed salmon fly rod, hooking a salmon on the fly and how to read a salmon pool. The guide can also include tuition on spin fishing for salmon should water conditions dictate an advantage with a spinning rod or if this is a method of salmon fishing the client wishes to learn or fine tune.

A typical day sees you break at lunch for an hour before resuming until 5.30pm. You'll hopefully have some tales of great battles fought to tell in the bar that night! There is nothing quite like being immersed in the flow of the river and the focus of hooking your salmon, a truly meditative experience.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize. All the fishing permits and technical kit are sorted for you, so you just have to turn up with a minimum of kit and a sense of adventure.

To book this adventure you need to pay upfront as this is in high demand. The guide will then be in touch to confirm the date, beat location and suggest local accommodation. To guarantee your chosen date please try and book 90 days or more in advance.

Your guide

Jock Monteith

Jock Monteith is a highly experienced Scottish salmon fishing provider, with a lifetime spent delivering guided Scottish salmon fishing trips for clients. If he's not guiding himself, Jock engages the very best ‘time served’ professional salmon guides and, combined with careful selection of the best fishing beats in Scotland, this guarantees an exceptional day out. Jock is well known in the industry as a fantastic provider, a salmon fishing TV celebrity, a River Tay salmon habitat improvement pioneer and salmon fishing equipment designer.

Additional info

Optional extras include booking additional days (ask the guide).

This River Tay guided salmon fishing package is available for fishing dates between the 15th of January and the 15th of October 2017 (Sundays excluded).

The guide will provide the salmon fishing permits and supply all the required salmon fishing equipment, including the rod & reel, salmon flies, chest waders and life jacket.

All you need to bring is a waterproof jacket, warm clothing, a packed lunch and sunglasses.

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Jock Monteith.


  • Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
  • Kit for borrowing
  • Technical kit
  • Fishing permit for the day

Not Included

  • Meals/ drinks

How to get there

Travel details

Precise travel details will be given for your River Tay salmon fishing venue (including a postcode for your Satnav) once booking is confirmed.

Where to stay

Accommodation advice for your River Tay salmon fishing venue will be given once booking is confirmed.

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