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

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!