Trout fishing and fly casting school - Tackling Trout
- the easy way to learn

Spey casting and salmon fly fishing school
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A two day introduction to river trout fly fishing and casting.

Fly fishing instruction, tackle, knots, fly-casting theory and practice.

Trout fly fishing school
Trout fly fishing school

“Tackling Trout” is an all-inclusive trout fishing course that aims to teach efficient trout fly casting and fly fishing (including a fly tying evening) and is suitable for beginners or more experienced anglers. Learn how to single and double haul and make single handed Spey casts easily and efficiently and how to employ the most likely fly fishing tactics for success. The two day fly fishing school will commence on the Friday evening, at The Kenmore Hotel, Kenmore and continue through Saturday and Sunday.

Overview of the school objectives and curriculum.

 Learn the basics of fly fishing and fly casting techniques including:

  • Safety
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Essential knots
  • Casting techniques
  • Entomology and fly selection
  • Finding trout - how to read water
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

This is a rare opportunity to share experience and knowledge with Ally Gowans. Places are limited to a maximum of eight anglers and bookings will be accepted by The Kenmore Hotel on a "first come" basis. The price of £???? includes two nights stay at the hotel with full board, snack meals at lunchtimes and tea/coffee during breaks. Additional night's B&B at the hotel costs £??????.

A deposit of £100 per person payable when booking is required to secure a place on the course. (Deposits are non-refundable unless the place is subsequently filled.)

For details contact:

Alastair Gowans BSc APGAI and FFF Master Fly Fishing Instructor
Tel/Fax 01796 473718
Email: letsflyfish
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What you need to bring

The only real essentials that you will need are suitable outdoor and waterproof clothing. Rods, and reels can be provided free for use during the course sessions. Guests are however encouraged to learn with their own equipment because that instills confidence in what you are using. If you wish to purchase any equipment or clothing there are several excellent fishing tackle shops in the area including Kate Fleming’s at Blairgowrie and Malloch of Perth should you require to purchase anything

Travelling to Kenmore

Kenmore is situated on the R Tay approximately 35 miles north of Perth via the A9 and A827 route. Driving distance from Edinburgh is 80 miles or Glasgow is 80 miles. There are international airports at Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow and domestic airports at Inverness and Dundee.

Kenmore is an attractive area for non-angling partners with various activities and attractions including De war's World of Whisky at Aberfeldy, Castle Menzies, Dunkeld Cathedral and the scenic vistas from Queen's View and Ben Vrackie. Shopping in Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Perth or The House of Bruar and activities such as Land Rover Safaris, river rafting, canoeing, hill walking and of course plenty of fishing!

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