Meet our team of professional fishing guides. Firstly, it’s taken 19 years to assemble this fantastic team. In addition, we are proud to welcome you to the places we have fished all our lives. All of us are keen to share our knowledge and make your day as memorable as possible. Beginner and expert alike, you’ll find a kind word and a helping hand.
I’ve been an Orvis Endorsed guide in Scotland for 18 years. I carry PVG clearance (safe to work with minors), RYA power boat qualification and First Aid certification. I’m a professional photographer and qualified CAA drone pilot. I spent my boyhood fly fishing on the River Tweed system in Scotland, fishing for salmon, trout and grayling. This fuelled an interest to fish explore every corner of Scotland, for all species.
Guide, Inverness and Highlands
Roger is highly skilled, guiding on various rivers and lochs throughout the Scottish Highlands.
Roger is the founder of Troutquest, and Salmonquest 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 a huge variety of majestic trout lochs in the Ross & Cromarty and Caithness & Sutherland regions in the Highlands of Scotland.
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 PVG 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
Firstly, Iain is an SGAIC casting instructor and one one the main assessors..
Secondly, Iain is a superb guide and has experience as a Head Ghillie on the Tay and running fishing camps in Russia. Iain has worked with Alba for 8 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 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 fisherman with a lifetime of experience fishing for trout and salmon. He is also a fantastic fly tyer and has many unique patterns, which are highly effective for trout and salmon. Stewart is is available to guide on River Tay 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 tyer
Cuillin is a full time guide for Alba a member of Team Scotland. He competed in the 2022 World Fly Fishing Championship. Cuillin is also a superb fly tier and his patterns are lethal on the rivers and lochs of Scotland. Cuillin completed Workplace First Aid training in 2021 and is currently working towards a professional casting qualification.
Fishing Guide River Tay, Earn, Tweed, North Esk and trout lochs
Moray is a former ghillie with 14 years experience managing beats on the North and South Esks and middle River Tay.
First photographed holding a fishing rod at the age of three, he has a lifetime’s worth of fishing knowledge covering salmon, sea trout, wild trout and pike. With the passionate belief that there is always more to learn about the art of fishing, he takes great satisfaction in using that education to ensure guests have a memorable experience..
Fishing Guide River Tay, Ericht and trout lochs
Bob is a former gamekeeper and highly skilled trout, pike, and salmon angler, specialising in wilderness fishing.
Based in Blairgowrie, he guides on the Tay, and tributaries and is a highly skilled at tying effective fly patterns for Scottish waters. Bob is also available for deer stalking and other shooting trips.
Fishing Guide- Edinburgh/ Lothians
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 a 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, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Alan is available for guided salmon days on the River Dee, Don and Deveron, and the numerous trout lochs in the area.
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.
Alec once won two brand new cars in a World Sea Fishing competition. His fly tying skills are available on YouTube.
Fishing Guide/ Fly tyer
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 Tyer. 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 Tweed and Tay
To begin with, Mark is from South Africa and has lived and worked in Scotland for years.
Also Mark is an extremely enthusiastic and competent trout and grayling angler, with a brilliant personality and enjoyable to spend a day with. Mark also makes his own fly rods and ties flies.
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
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 is Coldingham Loch, 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.
Chauffeur/ Tour Guide
Darren is a retired police officer and now experienced tour guide. He is reliable, friendly and knowledgable on the geography and history of Scotland.
Also, Darren has a long wheel base Mercedes people carrier, with ample space for 7 guests and a huge boot for luggage.
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, 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 – Western Isles
Andy is a terrific salmon angler and highly knowledgeable 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.
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.