Salmon Fishing with Golf

Flies, Rods and Screaming Reels - Rivers Tay, Tweed, Dee or Spey

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It's notable looking through golfer's social media profile just how many of you list 'fishing' as a secondary interest. Well we're genuinely in luck. Scotland has some of the world's most famous salmon rivers allowing you to combine salmon fishing with golf, choosing from the 'big four' of the Tay, Tweed, Dee and Spey

Image with thanks to Jock Montifeth CLICK

Salmon Fishing with Golf

Now you might ask what a golf tour operators knows about salmon fishing? You’d be right. Fear not, we don’t deliver this, but partner instead with some of the very best in the business. Their aim is to make sure all of our valued fishing guests receive not only the optimal chance of salmon fishing success but also a fantastic insight into the essential salmon fishing tactics that are vital for success in this amazing natural pursuit. This objective is only made possible by working with Scotland’s very best professional salmon fishing guides on the best available seasonally appropriate salmon fishing venues.

What's Involved

The highly experienced professional salmon fishing team will provide all of the appropriate tuition and tactical fine tuning plus the correct levels of equipment including chest waders, life preservers, waterproof jackets, salmon rods, reels, lines appropriate salmon fly patterns for your salmon fishing trip and boat where appropriate. They’ll cater for all ability levels and experience

Image with thanks to Jock Montifeth CLICK

Image with thanks to Jock Montifeth CLICK

River Tay

Combines with golf at Carnoustie, Panmure, and Gleneagles

The ‘mighty’ Tay is Scotland’s longest river at 117 miles and drains a massive 2000 square miles. The Tay starts its course high up on the slopes of Ben Lui in the far West, before eventually reaching the north sea at Dundee. Several of it’s main tributary rivers such as the rivers are indeed as big in size as many other independent Scottish rivers. The Tay is without doubt the King of Scottish salmon rivers. The fishing season officially opens on the 15th of January each year and closes on October the 15th. In 1922 the British rod caught record salmon of 64lbs was landed on the famous Glendelvine Beat by lady fisher Miss Georgina Ballantine.

River Tweed

Combines with golf at Muirfield, Gullane, North Berwick or Edinburgh

The River Tweed measures 97 miles, and is a name synonymous with salmon the world over, flowing down to the English border. It’s narrower than the Tay but represents very high quality Scottish salmon fishing and has a reputation for reliability. The River Tweed salmon fishing season commences on the 1st of February and finishes on the 30th of November making it one of the latest opening salmon fishing rivers in Scotland. The Tweed is predominantly a fly fishing river and offers a more traditional lowland river terrain with perfect & long fly fishing pools in abundance as it meanders down through the rich border arable land of South East Scotland.

Image with thanks to Jock Montifeth CLICK

Image with thanks to Jock Montifeth CLICK

River Dee

Combines with golf at Royal Aberdeen, Murcar and Cruden Bay

The River Dee is a beautiful salmon fly fishing river, measuring 87 miles with a catchment of 800 square miles. It starts its majestic journey 4000ft up in the Cairngorm mountains, flowing through some beautiful towns positioned along its course to Aberdeen. The stretch between Ballater & Braemar is commonly known as Royal Deeside. The season commences on the 1st of February and finishes on the 15th of October each year. The Dee is very much a fly fishing river with beautiful boulder strewn attractive clear water pools that ebb & flow down through various glides and fast water rapids throughout it’s entire length

River Spey

Combines with golf at Nairn, Castle Stuart, Boat of Garten or Moray Old Course

We perhaps associate the River Spey with whisky but it’s probably the most famous salmon & sea trout fishing river in the entire world, and the home of the much used traditional Speycast. It measures 107 miles in length from its source 1000ft up at Loch Spey in the Corrieyairack Forest which is located 10 miles South of Fort Augustus on Loch Ness.

The season opens on the 11th of February and runs through to the 30th of September each year. The Spey is fly fishing only and the fastest flowing river in Scotland making it a delight to fish a salmon fly through its perfect fly fishing pools and its mainly gravel riverbanks and riverbed which are constantly on the move during high water levels.

Image with thanks to Jock Montifeth CLICK

Sample Itinerary

The river Tay combines with Carnoustie and the river Tweed with North Berwick. See how two of the 'big 4' salmon rivers can be made to work for the angling golfer

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Connecticut

Alun's focus on the details was extraordinary from the choice of courses and the timing of the tee times, the amazingly beautiful accommodations along with some excellent meal selections, and the transportation options he provided to get us from place to place. It was truly a wonderful experience and even though I initially viewed the trip as a bucket list “once in a lifetime” experience”

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South Carolina

Alun Davies is a master travel caddie. His attention to detail, and ability to give wise counsel is exceptional. Every step of my trip was expertly planned. The circumstances of my trip required at least a dozen major changes prior to departure. Alun not only stuck with me, he negotiated every request and concern professionally and enthusiastically.

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California

They were thousands of dollars below other quotes that I received, in fact the prices were very similar to what I would have paid if I would have booked everything on my own. Using Faraway Fairways ended up being the best decision I made regarding the trip.

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Arizona

Alun was able to get us booked at every course we requested and he scheduled our tee times and caddies for times that allowed us the freedom to do some sightseeing on the side. In addition, he stayed in touch with the tide tables and was successful in altering a time to ensure the best views for us while we played!

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California

You cannot go wrong with the support Faraway Fairways offered. I did this trip solo and all last minute but I have already begun to plan the next trip which will include my best golfing buddies. Thanks Alun

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Northern Ireland & UAE

The trip had to be postponed Three times, Alun came repeatedly to the rescue. An absolute credit to his business! The four of us are eternally grateful for the most brilliant trip. We honestly couldn't have done it without Faraway Fairways. Will 100 percent use again.

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