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Speycaster.net offers tuition, guiding and salmon fishing holidays on the River Dee, River Findhorn, River Spey, and River Avon. Additionally, we can arrange corporate functions, lodge parties and holidays along with everything from recreation and accommodation to fly fishing tackle and flies. We are sure you will find something of interest to everyone within the website, including our fishing news updates.

Ian Neale with a large Spring salmon on Altyre Estate, River Findhorn Ian Neale is an expert salmon fisher, casting tutor, writer, photographer, and fishing guide. Ian is a passionate angler, who cares for his quarry and its fragile environment.

Ian has been working professionally as a guide and casting instructor since 1980 when he owned his own fishing lodge on the West coast of Scotland on the Isle Of Mull. Ian has extensive knowledge of all aspects of salmon, sea trout and trout fishing, from the smaller spate rivers and lochs of the West Coast to the larger flowing rivers of the East of Scotland where he has organised annual fishing parties on the River Dee, River Findhorn, and River Spey.

Ian was head guide on the Ponoi River on the Kola peninsula in Russia for five years. The Ponoi River is arguably the best Atlantic Salmon fishing river in the world. Ian was also head guide on the Rio Grande, in Tierra Del Fuego, which is home to some of the finest Sea Trout fishing in the world.

Ian has written extensively on game fishing in a variety of UK magazines for many years and published his first book, Shadows in the Stream, in 2000. Ian's largest salmon was 28½ pounds from the River Helmsdale, Sutherland in February 1982, whilst fishing with his good friend, Bill Currie.

Ian has made several T.V. appearances with various fishing personalities, including Paul Young's "Hooked on Fishing" programme filmed on the Rio Grande River in Tierra del Fuego. He also featured on Sky TV "Tightlines" programme where he was filmed demonstrating the art and technique of single and double Speycasting on the River Dee on Park Estate in Aberdeenshire. Ian appeared on Norway's TV 2 channel on the Good Morning programme, featuring the salmon fishing at Park Estate on the River Dee on Royal Deeside. This was part of a travel programme capturing the delights of Scottish salmon fishing, golfing, historic castles and whisky galore! Ian also appeared on the BBC Landward programme, where he was filmed on the Altyre Beat of the River Findhorn. This film featured the resurgence of the wild Atlantic salmon stocks on the east coast rivers of Scotland and highlighted the importance of this recovery to the prosperity of the local economies.

Old Bridge Pool, Church Beat, River Findhorn

Please feel free to contact us directly should you need to know more or need help or advice on any aspect of game fishing in Scotland.

~ Speycaster Photo Albums ~

>>To view images of our growing online photo library which covers the prime beats we fish on the River Findhorn, River Dee, River Spey, River Avon, and Ponoi River, please click here.

~ Current Availabilities ~

We really have some first class fishing on offer for 2014

We are now taking enquiries and bookings for the 2014 season, which will open on February 1st on the River Dee and February 11th on the River Findhorn and River Spey.

In the Spring, we have availability for 2 to 4 rods on Altyre Estate on the River Findhorn through March to May, 2014. We also have availability for 2 rods fishing on Glenferness Estate in May, 2014.

If you are looking for some exciting summer fishing, we have availability on Altyre Estate from late June through to September, 2014. We also have fishing available on Glenferness Estate, River Findhorn in early September, 2014.

Should you be interested in booking up some excellent guided fishing on the River Dee (Aberdeenshire), River Findhorn, or River Spey for the 2014 season, please contact ian@speycaster.net for further information and dates.

Accommodation can be arranged with Ian and Barbara at Bradbush House for all fishing availabilities on the River Findhorn.

Please take a look at our video, "A Season of Salmon Fishing". (For improved video quality change the settings on the youtube screen)

~ Fishing Gift Vouchers ~

Are you looking for a gift idea for that special person in your life or for the person who has everything? You may like to take advantage of purchasing a bespoke Gift Voucher!

For your special occasion shopping needs, we can provide a personalised gift voucher for a guided fishing trip with Ian Neale, which can be the perfect solution to meet your needs. It can be for one to three day's speycasting tuition, or towards a fully inclusive fly fishing holiday or break on one of those exclusive private beats on the Rivers Findhorn, Spey, Avon, or the Aberdeenshire Dee.

Gift vouchers can be just the perfect gift for a Husband, Wife, Father, Mother, Son, Daughter, or other relative, friend or business associate.
Gift vouchers are suitable for a wide range of occasions, including:

  • Christmas
  • Birthdays
  • Valentine's Surprise Gift
  • Mother's Day
  • Father's Day
  • Retirement
  • Anniversaries
  • A surprise present for any other gift giving occasion

A fly fishing gift voucher makes the perfect surprise present and is flexible for a date to be mutually arranged and being valid for anytime throughout the fishing season. When you buy your gift voucher, you can call to book the date yourself or the recipient may call to schedule their own arrangements. Please contact ian@speycaster.net for further information on dates and prices.

Please note: Fishing season on the River Dee begins on February 1st and ends October 15th; and the fishing season on the Rivers Findhorn, Spey, and Avon begins on February 11th and ends September 30th.

Speycasting instruction, whether it be for one, two, or three or more days may offer a refreshing break for yourself. As a unique way of presenting your loved one or special friend with a surprise, or as a token of appreciation to your top business performer you can purchase a bespoke gift voucher for any occasion. Please contact Ian@speycaster.net for more information.

To discuss individual guiding, speycasting instruction or joining one of our Lodge parties please contact Ian. During the 2014 season, late availability will also be announced on our Fishing news page.

We can offer openings for many of our various fully catered Lodge Parties, based in the ever comfortable Bradbush House; with prime fishing on the exclusive Middle to Lower Beats from Glenferness down to Altyre. As usual, we have some superb spring weeks from March through to June. Then, the grilse and summer run salmon start to move into the system from early July through to September. In addition to the Lodge parties, we can also offer tailor made fishing breaks for smaller or individual groups for Speycasting instruction and guiding on many of the classic beats up and down the rivers Spey, Dee and Findhorn throughout the season.

Ian Neale at Park Estate, River Dee

See the Lodge Parties and Holidays page for fishing, holidays, guiding and tuition available for the 2014 season.

Ian Neale: Ian@speycaster.net

Bradbush, Darnaway, by Forres, Moray, IV36 2SU

Scotland

Tel 01309 641658 * Mobile 07713 030429

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