Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences

Islay Fishing Trip

Glen and I arrange and host Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences throughout the season. When you join us on Islay you will enjoy a week of top quality 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 Wychwood Game’s Glen Pointon and myself, David Wood, former Caol Ila  Distillery Manager, 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. David and Glen 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.

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 each of the guides 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, I used to be distillery manager at the largest of them all so I make 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 with Glen for one of the very remote hill lochs to search out a wee monster fish or two.

Islay Fishing

Fly Fish 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

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 masterclasses with Glen Pointon, catch on the fly you tie
  • Whisky tasting masterclass with David Wood, former Caol Ila Distillery Manager
  • Distillery visits if desired

Costs – Scheduled Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences

The cost per head for our scheduled trips in 2017 / 2018 is £1200. 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, www.distilledevents.co.uk, for more information.

Listen to Glen and David on The Yorkshire Gent Podcast

During our Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience in April 2017, we were interviewed by Rob Marsden from The Yorkshire Gent Website. The interview was conducted over the phone which adds to the remote feel. The photos on this blog post were all taken during that trip.

Listen to The Yorkshire Gent podcast with Glen and David here.

 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 flyfishislay@gmail.com

Slainte and tight lines all!

David

Islay Fly Fishing