Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences

I arrange and host Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences throughout the season. When you join me on Islay you will enjoy a week of top quality guided angling in the most breathtaking scenery Scotland has to offer.

 Why Join us for a Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience?

This is an exclusive opportunity to join myself, David Wood, former Caol Ila Distillery Manager, and one of a number of experienced local guides 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 ellusive sea trout. I have spent years getting to know the wild lochs of Islay, discovering the haunts of sea trout, and learning how to match the hatch on these beautiful seldom visited waters.

boat hire islay

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 a 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 9 iconic malt whisky distilleries on Islay, I used to be distillery manager at the largest of them all so I make the perfect host for the whisky enthusiast!

Enquire About Guided Islay Fly Fishing

Theres plenty more info about our services below but if you would like to contact us to make an enquiry, please complete the form below and we’ll be back to you very quickly!

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 with a guide for one of the very remote hill lochs to search out a wee monster fish or two.

Islay Fishing

Sea 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.

Fly Fish Islay Sea Trout

Islay Salmon Fishing

We can arrange salmon fishing on Islay on some of the finest river beats on the island. When you join us on Islay during the salmon season, a day or two salmon fishing can be included in your itinerary to fit around the brown trout and sea trout fishing.

River Laggan Islay Fishing

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
  • Experienced local guides
  • Maximum 4/5 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, catch on the fly you tie
  • Whisky tasting masterclass with David Wood, former Caol Ila Distillery Manager
  • Distillery visits if desired

River Laggan Islay

Costs – Scheduled Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences

The cost per head for our scheduled trips in 2019 is £1350. This is based on all the above benefits. Extra activities such as stalking, fast RIB sea safaris, shooting and distillery masterclasses may be added for an extra cost. Guests are asked to make their own travel arrangements to get to Islay. We can offer advice on this if required. We also strongly suggest that guests take out their own travel insurance to cover any ferry / plane cancellations or travel disruption which may prevent them from reaching Islay.

Costs – Bespoke Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences

We arrange bespoke experiences for groups of friends or for work colleagues. Prices depend on the size of the group and which activities they would like to enjoy. Please contact us if you would like more information about us arranging and hosting a bespoke trip for you. We also arrange bespoke Guided Islay Distillery Experiences. Please click here to visit our sister site,, for more information.

Slainte and tight lines all!


Islay Fly Fishing