Father and Son Fishing in Scotland – Trout, Salmon, Pike, Saltwater
Firstly, father and son (and Father and Daughter) fishing experiences are available on our wide portfolio of trips. In fact this includes a wide variety of experiences to enjoy together.
Over the last 20 years, we have delivered hundreds of Father and Son fishing trips throughout Scotland and the UK. This gives us an understanding of how to maximise that special time together. Additionally, trips are safe and chosen according to the age and ability of the child.
Finally you can rest assured our guides have PVG clearance to work safely with children.
Despite my son being only 8 years old, we’ve managed some memorable a fishing trips together. As a result, it’s been my most cherished times with him, enjoying nature, and away from distractions.
Because, fishing is a pursuit that draws on our survival skills and hunter-gatherer instincts. Sharing such a primal bonding experience with your son becomes a deep-rooted, almost primal, and rewarding experience.
Surely a Father and Son fishing trip can only be bettered by a father and two sons? This lovely family enjoyed catching a dozen big trout. It was an escape for them, away from the bustle of London to enjoy a fly fishing trip for trout near Glasgow. The venue is a private trout fishery located 30 minutes west of Glasgow and close to Loch Lomond. Ideal for private fishing parties as it sits within a private estate.
Father and Son fishing for Pike – Bass fishing pros
Doug Topken from New York, enjoyed a pike fishing trip with Alba last year and brought his son Trevor. Trevor was no ordinary angler. He was a pro competition Bass fisherman. A lad who had the ability to adapt to our tackle instantly and cast with unnerving accuracy. In fact, Doug was a great angler too. Trevor was a chip off the old block. Similarly, the skills required to catch Bass are not dissimilar to techniques for lure fishing for pike. Trevor’s accurate casting was very impressive indeed. Watch Trevor Catching a pike in Scotland
Father and daughter Fishing trips Scotland are also extremely popular. We have delivered these on many occasions. Danny Levaq and his daughter Melissa came fishing in Scotland for pike with a film crew for a Belgian TV show. You can see Danny living his dream, and catching a Big Pike in Scotland here
Working with kids to get them on a better path
It’s often the case that kids take instruction from guides, better than from their own Dads. I know this.
Our guide John pictured below is disclosure checked and a professional casting instructor. He is a calm patient guide and is excellent at instructing children on the art of fishing, whatever the species of fish.
He introduced children to fishing from underprivileged backgrounds. The aim to steer them from a life of crime and bad choices. This was a government initiative that was a huge success, however, sadly ran out of funding.
John said “many of the kids changed completely once they connected with nature and focussed on fishing”
Encouraging the kids to disconnect from screens
Firstly, in todays busy technological times, it’s great to encourage kids to spend time disconnected from devices. Our days are engaging and enjoyable, and we teach kids to relax and enjoy the outdoors. To appreciate nature and learn the benefits of switching off the devices.
Kids enjoy exploring, learning and discovering. One kid that spent a day with us, spent hours getting my labrador to retrieve a stick from the River Tay. His father offered to buy my dog, but that’s another story.
Sharing nature together. Believe me, it’s not only spiritual and uplifting but creates lifelong memories.