Guided Fly Fishing Experience September 2017

Fly Fish Islay

We are just back from another fantastic Guided Fly Fishing Experience on the beautiful and remote  Isle of Islay. Four guests enjoyed fantastic fishing for wild brown trout and sea trout in the hill and sea lochs of Islay. Our guests caught plenty of fish and to top it all the weather was good for the time of year, proving the miserable weather man totally wrong!

Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience

Our guests enjoyed a full week of extremely varied, guided fly fishing. Our guide for the week was Wychwood’s Glen Pointon who put our guests through their paces on the lochs, matched the hatch and found the fish.

We fished quite a few favourite locations including sea trout marks and hill lochs on various estates. Among our guests was Kenneth Halley who has a great fishing website and blog called The Unfamous Fly. Click here to visit his site and read his write up about our trip.

Islay Fly Fishing Brown Trout

Remote Hill Loch Fishing

Among the venues for our fishing during the week was a favourite hill loch. Glen took two of our guests on the long walk up the hill, enjoying fantastic views along the way. There was some fantastic fishing on both dry and wet fly and they connected with a fair few large brown trout, bringing a couple of lovely specimens to the net.

Islay Trout Fishing

Islay Fly Fishing

Join us or Fly Fishing on Islay in 2018

We are now taking bookings for our Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience commencing 12th May 2018, we have 2 places left. Join us on for a fishing trip of a lifetime on the beautiful Scottish island of Islay famed for top quality fishing and 8 iconic malt whisky distilleries.

Please email David at to book your place or for more info.

This is an exclusive opportunity to join us for a week of fly fishing in spectacular scenery, searching out the wildest of Hebridean hill lochs for brown trout and the saltwater for the elusive sea trout.

During this week long trip, as our guest you will be part of a small group of only four anglers. We like to keep the groups small so that everyone spends plenty of time with our of guide to ensure that each guests gets the best possible experience.

For those anglers who enjoy a dram or two, there are no less than 8 iconic malt whisky distilleries on Islay, David used to be distillery manager at the largest of them all so is the perfect host for the whisky enthusiast!

Islay Brown Trout Fishing

There are dozens of hill lochs to choose from on Islay, some more remote than others, all in breathtaking surroundings. It is not uncommon to see osprey fishing whilst on the loch and Islay has fast become the eagle island with regular sightings of golden and white tailed sea eagle.

We fish the lochs from boat and from bank. During the week there is the opportunity to head out for one of the very remote hill lochs to search out a wee monster fish or two.

Brown Trout Islay

Islay Sea Trout Fishing

Islay is an incredible place to fish for sea trout. The fishing is very much tide dependent but we are usually able to give guests a chance to target and maybe even catch a beautiful Islay sea trout.


What is Included in Our Guided Fly Fishing Experience

As a guest on our Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience you will enjoy the following:

  • Accommodation in a large traditional Scottish sporting estate house fully equipped with drying room and racks, with roaring wood fires to relax in front of with a dram after the day’s fishing
  • Accommodation fully stocked with food and a few drams. We all help out during the week with cooking and clearing up.
  • All fishing permits for both bank and boat fishing
  • Two guides for the whole week
  • Maximum 4 guests (on our scheduled trips) to ensure each guests spends plenty of time with a guide on a one to one basis
  • Loan of rods and reels if required
  • All flys included
  • Fly tying
  • Whisky tasting masterclass with David Wood, former Caol Ila Distillery Manager
  • Distillery visits if desired


Join Us For a Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience in May 2018

If you would like to join us in May 2018, or if you would like us to host a Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience for you and your group of friends, please drop me an email at

Slainte and tight lines all!

Islay Stags



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