Fly Fishing Holiday, 2023 Touring and Fishing in Scotland
This vacation mixes fishing and touring and provides the best fishing accommodation in various locations throughout Scotland. This vacation focuses on the Borders region, south of Edinburgh. If you are looking at touring the Highlands, please take a look at this Hidden Gems Vacation.
All these fishing and touring holidays are bespoke and we shape together with an itinerary based on personal preferences and our recommendations. We are fully insured as a tour operator and carry Hire and Reward Insurance for transportation of guests on tours as well as transport to the fishing days.
The best fish to target in Scotland in the Spring
Trout fishing on the Scottish rivers, like the Tweed and Annan, peak in Spring. Wild brown trout are packing on weight after the winter and feeding heavily on the hatches of Olives and other ephemerid flies that hatch daily. Big trout can be caught in the Spring in Scotland. There’s also the opportunity to fish in our private pike loch for huge predatory pike, either by spin casting or fly fishing.
Spring is a wonderful time to be in Scotland. The climate is temperate and mild, the fishing has hit a peak and everything is lush, green and swathed in beauty. Your accommodation is a historic home close to the river. The hospitality is warm and friendly and the public rooms boast magnificent period features. This is also an ideal fishing and touring holiday for anglers and non-angling partners.
The fishing lodge does not offer evening meals, however, this gives you the opportunity to sample the many local inns and hotel restaurants within easy reach of the accommodation.
For non-anglers, there is an abundance of sightseeing and touring opportunities in the area. The Borders region of Scotland is steeped in folklore and history, and also a haven for wildlife and birding.
40 minutes from the Lodge is one of Scotland finest Spa’s, Stobo Castle.
Edinburgh is a short scenic drive to the North. The Old Town of Edinburgh is a World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s finest cities. We can arrange for a Scottish Tour Guide to enjoy a customized tour of the city and lunch in a typical old Edinburgh pub.
Included in a Luxury fishing vacation with Alba
- All fishing permits for a unique portfolio of fishing locations
- Premium fishing tackle, Orvis breathable chest waders, boots, jackets. All sizes
- All (hand tied) flies and lures
- Dedicated and experienced professional guides/ casting instructors
- Accommodation in luxury/ unique properties throughout Scotland
- Delicious cooked river side lunches with paired wines and a welcome dram.
- Whisky tasting, family ancestry, and other tour options
- All transport including transfers to/from Edinburgh Airport
What time of year is best for this vacation?
Vacations in May, June, July, August, September, October and November
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Atlantic salmon in various rivers throughout the Scottish Borders, brown trout, sea trout, grayling and pike. We will be fishing the best locations we have in our portfolio. We have access to exciting pike fishing in a private loch, 30 minutes north of your accommodation. A stunning loch which nestles in a basin shrouded by hills and abundant wildlife.
You will fish from either a drifting boat or the shore, depending on conditions or your preference. Both methods are highly productive. Fish average 8lbs in weight and 20lb fish are not uncommon. There is a fishing lodge to lunch in, overlooking the water, with a wood burning stove, stags heads, and whisky!
Salmon fishing near your fishing lodge
The river Tweed is one of the world’s most famous salmon rivers and the big runs of fish come in to the system in the Autumn. We offer various stretches (beats) of the Tweed, within easy travel distance from your lodge. Fishing here in September, October and November present you with a very realistic chance of catching a Scottish Atlantic Salmon. Remember your guide will photograph everything! In addition, when the season and conditions are right, we offer fishing on the River Teviot and Whiteadder.
Grayling fishing near your fishing lodge
The beautiful Grayling, the fourth game fish and the lady of the stream. Throughout the Scottish Borders, we have various secret spots offering world class grayling fishing. Which one we take you to, depends on river levels and time of season. We primarily fish using nymphing ,methods for these beautiful fish and use Sage ESN rods and reels. October and November offer the best opportunities for these fish and if your curious to fine tune your nymhing techniques, we have the team, gear and locations to deliver.