Father & Son Fishing in Scotland – Trout, Salmon, Pike, Saltwater
This article focuses on father and son and father and daughter experiences.
Over the last 16 years, we have delivered hundreds of Father and Son fishing trips in Scotland and the UK, for all species of fish. In fact, we are not far behind in delivering Father and Daughter fishing days as well!
My son is only 5 years old, and I dream of the day we can fish together. I’ve slowly been introducing him to fishing and he can now identify every freshwater fish in Scotland.
Fishing is a pursuit that draws on our survival skills and hunter-gatherer instincts. Sharing such a primal bonding experience with your son is a deep-rooted, and rewarding experience.
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. 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
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.
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.
John 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”
Get the kids to disconnect from screens
One of the philosophies that underpin the fishing experiences we deliver, is the understanding of how important it is to disconnect from technology. Nowadays there seems to be a communication overload. We teach kids to relax in the outdoors. To appreciate nature and learn the benefits of switching off the devices.
We often find that children enjoy getting back to basics. They have such a memorable and enjoyable day fishing and connecting with nature. 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.
It’s sometimes the simple things! Being with your Dad. Being with your son. Being with your daughter. Sharing nature together. Believe me, it’s not only spiritual and uplifting but creates lifelong memories.
If you would like to share time in the outdoors fishing with your son(s) or daughter(s) Please get in touch to create a fishing holiday or trip in Scotland.