Meet our team of professional fishing guides. It’s taken 16 years to assemble this fantastic team, and they will be proud to welcome you to the places they have fished all their lives, and keen to share their expertise and stories. Beginner and expert alike, you’ll find a kind word and a helping hand.
More than anything they all remain focused on delivering enjoyable and memorable days. Please see what our guests had to say… Tripadvisor reviews.
Founder and Managing Director
I’m not ashamed to admit I’m completely obsessed with fishing. I spent my boyhood fly fishing on the River Tweed system in Scotland, fishing for salmon, trout and grayling. This fuelled an interest to explore every corner of Scotland and seek out the best fishing spots.
In 45 years of angling I’ve fished for every species of fish we have in Scotland, and my passion today is still as strong today as when I was a young lad.
Guide, Inverness and Highlands
Roger is highly skilled, guiding on various rivers and lochs throughout the Scottish Highlands.
Roger is the founder of Troutquest, who work in a trusted partnership with Alba Game Fishing, and we work closely together on various guiding days on the River Alness, Conon, Oykel, Beauly, Shin and some of the majestic trout lochs in the Ross & Cromarty and Caithness & Sutherland regions..
Fishing Guide/ Casting Instructor
John is a senior member of our team, having worked with Alba for over 10 years now. He is both a guide and casting instructor and holds the SGAIC single and double hand qualification.
John is disclosure Scotland checked (safe to work with minors) and a trained first aider. John is patient, kind and holds great angling wisdom.He is also a highly accomplished fly tier, and his trout and salmon patterns are truly unique.
Fishing Guide/ Casting Instructor/ Rod designer for Scott Mackenzie
Iain is not only an SGAIC casting instructor but also helps other candidates get through the assessment. He is a superb guide and has experience as a Head Ghillie on the Tay and running fishing camps in Russia. Iain has assisted with Alba Game Fishing fishing days for over 7 years, and is a superb casting instructor, and knowledgable guide. He can help, If you are a beginner or advanced caster looking to tune up techniques.
Fishing Guide/ Business manager
Bill joined Alba after retiring from running a fishing guiding business in Scotland for 14 years. He began his fishing in rural Aberdeenshire and the rivers of the North. For more than 30 years he has fished the iconic river Tweed. As a fly fishing guide for the last 20 years, guiding more than 2000 clients. Bill’s initial interest was gleaned from his Dad and in turn, he has passed on his passion for fly fishing to his children and grandchildren and happy clients from every corner of the globe.
Fishing Guide/ Chef
Stewart is a highly experienced fisherman with a lifetime of experience fishing for trout and salmon. He is also a fantastic fly tier and has many unique patterns, which are highly effective for trout and salmon. Stewart is is available to guide on River Tay & Spey as well as the trout lochs around Scotland.
He is also a real foodie and occasionally prepares tasty and imaginative Scottish lunches for our guests.
Fishing Guide/ Fly tier
Cuillin is one of the newest members of our team and a highly accomplished angler with many species.
It’s probably river fishing where Cuillin excels, and he has represented Scotland at International level in river angling. Cuillin is also a superb fly tier and his patterns are lethal on the rivers and lochs of Scotland.
Fishing Guide River Spey
Dani has been salmon fishing on the Spey for 25 years, and lives and breathes the River Spey. She has superb knowledge of many of the prime beats, like Macallan, Lower Pitchroy, Knockando and Delfur. Dani organises charity fishing days & works hard to introduce ladies to the sport.
Dani is also a talented writer and contributor to many fishing magazines Like Fly Culture and Trout & Salmon. Dani is a valuable member of the Alba Team and helped on many River Spey fishing days.
Hugh manages one of the private fishing venues we have access too and is also one of our most trusted guides. You can call him “Shug” “Shuggie” for those overseas guests, this is what anyone called Hugh gets called in Scotland! Hugh is highly experienced pike and trout fisherman and also guides on the Tweed and Tay for salmon fishing trips. Hugh has a calming relaxed nature and is good fun to be with, he is extremely patient and steady, as well as reliable and good fun to be with.
Fishing Guide River Dee and Aberdeenshire
Alan is a retired policeman having worked in Aberdeenshire and was able to turn a lifelong passion of salmon fishing on the Dee to a retirement job. Alan is calm, knowledgable and fun to be with. Alan is available for guided salmon days on the River Dee, River Don and the numerous trout lochs in the area. He is also experienced in working on the corporate fishing days we deliver for Aberdeen oil and gas companies.
Fishing Guide/ fly tier
Graeme is ex Scots Guards and a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a superb fishing guide river & loch trout specialist & Fly Tier. Graeme also works as an associate for Orvis and lives and breathes for fishing. He is meticulous with detail and enjoyable to spend time with. Graeme has also fished for Scotland at International level.
Fishing Guide – Aberdeenshire and the River Dee
Scott, is an Orvis Associate at the Orvis Banchory retail store and also a part time guide for Alba. He lives and breathes fishing and spends most of his spare time salmon fishing on the River Dee, River Don, Shetland and Orkney.
Scott also has great knowledge of the trout lochs in the Aberdeenshire area, including the excellent Loch Insch. He is currently completing his SGAIC double hand casting instructors certificate.
Fishing Guide – River Spey
Scott is another one of our guides that works in the oil industry, and when not offshore, enjoys guiding on the River Spey. Scott is highly experienced and has a relaxed, knowledgable manner.
Scott is very patient and knows the river Spey inside out. Scott has also been a Ghillie on the Gordon Castle beats of the Spey as well as working for other Spey beats. He has an excellent reputation on the river.
Fishing Guide – Trout Lochs and rivers
Bob is a superb trout guide and fly tyer. It’s often joked about with our team that Bob could catch trout in a puddle.
Bob specialises in loch fishing and fishing for rainbow trout. His local water in Coldingham and when not guiding, Bob is a permanent fixture on the loch, fine tuning his skills. His specialist fly patterns are lethal, so try and raid his fly box when he takes you out.
Fishing Guide – Trout Lochs and sea fishing
Will is an ex sea skipper, having ran a sea fishing charter in Berwickshire for many years.
Nowadays, Will specialises in trout fishing on still waters and rivers. He is highly experienced and a trained first aider. Will is also available to assist on sea fishing days around Scotland.
Fishing Guide, business advisor
George holds a director position in an accountancy firm and also works part-time as an Alba fishing guide.
He is one of the more experienced members of the team and is warm, friendly and knowledgeable on different aspects of fishing. George also advises Alba on business and accountancy matters.
Fishing Guide/ Trout and Salmon
Andrew is in every way a naturalist and outdoorsman.
He is a qualified surveyor and fishery manager and runs a private trout loch in the hills of Perthshire. He likes nothing better than exploring the rivers and lochs in the North and West coast of Scotland.
He is a keen trout angler, game shot and deer stalker and enjoys sharing experiences. Andrew also has access to some excellent shooting.
Fishing Guide/ Sea Fishing and Trout
Alec Harvey is a highly experienced guide and former World Champion Sea Angler. The Sea Fishing world still talk about him, however, nowadays, his focus is on trout fishing on Scottish Stillwaters. Winner of the 2018 Alba Game Fishing trout competition, he knows what he’s doing, beating English and Scottish internationalists to win the prize.
Alec once won two brand new cars in a World Sea Fishing competition. That’s a good days work!
Fishing Guide – River Spey
Kevin, works in the oil industry and in between stints working offshore, he is an experienced guide on the River Spey and River Deveron, with over 40 years experience. Kevin worked as a ghillie on the Gordon Castle beats. Kevin lives close to the River Spey & Deveron where he has guided for a number of years. Kevin is a very enthusiastic guide, who loves passing on his knowledge to help others.
Fishing Guide – Western Isles
Andy is a terrific salmon angler and highly knowledge of west Coast of Scotland rivers, including the River Lochy, Garry, Oich and others. He is now based on the Isle of Lewis and is available to guide on salmon and trout fishing trips in the Western Isles. Andy is working on completing his SGAIC double hand salmon casting assessment.