This year we had the pleasure of fishing for sea trout, trout and Salmon in callander in Scotland on the river Teith.
The water quality and clarity is excellent, the area beside the car park in callander town centre provides excellent wading. The wading is easy going, with a smooth sandy bottom to the river.
Brown Trout Fishing
All though most angles visit this river for it’s runs of salmon and sea trout the growing brown trout population is often overlooked. We had a number of small brown trout on the dry fly and one or two on small nympths.
Equipment: 9ft 6-7 Fly Rod on Dry fly Line
This perhaps my favourite type of fishing, in the dark, up to your waste in water. We found that on this water you need a decent downpour of rain to get any kind of run of sea trout.
The pools, at the meetings and just at the bridge is where we found most of our action, casting our fly just below the tree’s on the far bank. We lost (I know terrible but it happens to us all) two or three decent fish and landed one 4lb fresh run sea trout.
Equipment: We were using 10ft 8wt single hander Airflow sls fly rods, these provided excellent casting and bite detection
We had little luck on the fly with the salmon but did not anglers with two handed fly rods and heavy brass tube flies seamed to have more luck. In desperation we switched to spinning tactics using Flying C’s we landed two 10lb salmon that were rather coloured.
Upon speaking to the Balif we discovered that this is the norm for this venue. However it was good sport.
Equipment 10ft Spinning rod, Braid Line and Flying C’s
The venue is relatively cheap for salmon fishing, everyone is happy to help the more novice angler. Wading is easy and safe. Good choice of sport from trout fishing to salmon fishing. We would give this venue 4/5.
By: Tony Smith