is an expert salmon fisher, spey casting tutor, writer, photographer,
and fishing guide. Ian is a passionate angler, who cares for his
quarry and its fragile environment.
has been working professionally as a guide and spey 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.
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 salmon and sea trout fishing in a
variety of UK game fishing magazines for many years and published
his first book, Shadows in the Stream, in 2000. Ian's largest salmon
to date is 28½ pounds from the River Helmsdale, Sutherland
in February 1982, whilst fishing with his good friend, Bill Currie.
on Fishing - Sky TV
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!
also appeared on the BBC Landward programme, where he was filmed
on the Altyre Beat of the River Findhorn in Scotland. 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.
Speycaster Photo Albums ~
view images of our growing online photo library, please
here. This link will take you
to a selection of photo albums showing the many prime
salmon fishing beats we fish
on the River Findhorn, River Dee, River Spey, and River Avon (A'an)
have some first class salmon fishing
on offer for 2017
are now taking enquiries and bookings for the 2017 season for the
Rivers Findhorn, Dee, Spey and Avon (A'an)
Current Availabilities ~
have some really exciting Spring and Summer salmon fishing opportunities.
Please see our availability page.
take a look at our video, "A Taste of Spring - Salmon Fishing
with Ian Neale".
Gift Vouchers ~
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!
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.
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:
surprise present for any other gift giving occasion
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 email@example.com for
further information on dates and prices.
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 (A'an) begins on February 11th and ends September
can offer openings for any of our various fully catered Lodge Parties,
based in Bradbush
House; with salmon fishing on prime Middle to Lower
Beats from Drynachan and Glenferness right down to Altyre and Darnaway
on the River Findhorn. We have some superb Spring weeks from March
through to June. The grilse and summer run salmon start to move
into the system from early July through September.
In addition to Lodge parties, we
also offer tailor made fishing breaks for individuals or smaller
groups for Speycasting instruction and guiding on many of the classic
beats up and down the rivers Spey, Dee and Findhorn in Scotlalnd
throughout the salmon fishing season.
discuss individual guiding, spey casting instruction or joining
one of our Lodge parties please contact Ian.
During the 2017 season, late availability will also be announced
on our Fishing