Islay Guided Fly Fishing

Fly Fish Islay

Islay is the destination for the travelling angler who wants to enjoy the best of Scottish brown trout, sea trout, and salmon fishing in beautiful surroundings. Fishing is offered on a number of estates from both bank and from boat.

Islay Guided Fishing

If you are coming to Islay for a holiday or for a short break, employing the services of a fishing guide can pay dividends where time is limited and you want to get the very best from your fishing session. Our guides on Islay have years of experience on the lochs and know how to find the fish and match the hatch. Selecting the correct fly patterns for the time of year and conditions is essential if you want to catch fish.

We arrange your fishing permits and if you prefer to fish from boat rather than bank we arrange that too. If you are travelling light and have no tackle with you, we can provide rods, reels, lines and flys.

Whether you are an experienced angler or new to fly fishing, we’ll make sure that you get the very best out of your day’s fishing on Islay and try our very best to get you in to the fish.

Enquire About Guided Fly Fishing on Islay

If you would like to enquire about our guiding trout fishing services on Islay, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Islay Fishing trip

Islay Loch Fishing For Brown Trout

Islay has dozens of lochs to choose from on different estates. Some lochs are classic upland hill lochs, open to the elements and in truly wild locations. Some anglers enjoy the challenge of a good hike to a remote hill loch to fish for trout that seldom see an artificial fly. Other lochs are tree lined on the sporting estates where the woodlands are managed habitat for woodcock and other game birds.

For those anglers who enjoy fishing from a boat, again there are many lochs to choose from and we can arrange this for you.

Trout Fishing Islay

Islay Fishing

Islay Trout Fishing

We hope that you will spend a day fly fishing with us on Islay. We also arrange short breaks and week long trips for small groups of anglers. We can provide accommodation, food, tackle and local fishing guides to ensure you have the fishing trip of a lifetime on Islay.

Please click here for more information about our Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences.

We hope to see you on Islay soon!



Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience May 2018

Islay Sea Trout Fishing

Join Us On A Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience in 2018

We are now taking bookings for our Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience commencing 12th May 2018. Join us 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!

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. As former Distillery Manager of Caol Ila Distillery on Islay, I make the perfect host for our guests who enjoy a dram or two. Coupled with our expert local guides, our team is the best available to help ensure you get the most from your fishing holiday on Islay.

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.
  • All fishing permits for both bank and boat fishing
  • A local guide for the whole week
  • Small group of anglers 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

Enquire About Our Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experiences

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

Islay Sea Trout Fishing

Islay is an incredible place to fish for sea trout. Our guides know the most likely spots to be holding fish at different tide states, at each time in the season. We always fish for sea trout with the fly rod and catches of fish of 4lb and above is not uncommon.

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.

Islay Fly Fishing

Islay Sea Trout

Islay Whisky Distilleries

There are currently 8 whisky distilleries on Islay, by 2020 there will be 10. We can arrange distillery visits on your behalf, it is great to visit the place of where your favourite dram was created and matured. Islay is home to some of the best single malt whisky brands in the world. Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg distilleries can be found on the Kildalton Coast of Islay, Bruichladdich and Kilchoman on the West side of the island and Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain to the North. Every distillery makes fantastic whisky and whether you like big peaty, smokey whisky or light fruity drams, there is something for every whisky drinker.

Enquire About A Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience

If you would like to enquire about our Guided Islay Fly Fishing Experience in May or if you would like to us to arrange bespoke trip for you and your friends, either call David on 07875 405 980, or complete the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Fly Fish Islay Sea Trout