Fisherman’s Row welcomes thousands of anglers to the banks of the Tay every year. As well as the favourite attractions, there is a Fly Fishing Village dedicated to the sport. The layout on Fisherman’s Row has been developed to include the fishing village, offering a more open outlook to the river where you can enjoy refreshments by the river, the Fly Casting competitions and demonstration podiums.

Fly Fishing Village

Promoted by Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine who have gathered top fishing traders under the one roof to provide an interesting array of products, services and promotions. Glenda Powell, will be in attendance, offering advice and assistance on the river and at the nearby dry casting area.

Casting Clinic

GAIA fly casting instructors and guides will be on hand to teach you how to cast the fly or will help you iron out any existing casting problems. The Casting Clinic is located on the river, away from the crowds, and you can choose a male or female instructor using top quality Mackenzie equipment, designed for fishermen by fishermen.

Fly Tying Demonstrations

The increasingly popular Fly Tying Tent sees the continuation of demonstrations and opportunities for all to test their skills or to receive instruction. Tuition and encouragement will be given by fly tying experts with prizes for the best fly tied by and amateur adult and novice each day.

Fly Casting Demonstrations

Daily fly casting demonstrations on the river will be run featuring a wide range of single and double handed casting techniques. A team of well-known experts will also be on hand to demonstrate on the river and in the main arena and are happy to answer your questions.

Fishing Competitions

Fly-fishing competitions will run on the Saturday and Sunday for amateur ladies, gents and youths with prizes in each category for the best casts of the day.

For full details see below.

Fishing Conservation Marquee

The Fishing Conservation marquee features the combined work of The Atlantic Salmon Trust, Fishing Science of the GWCT, Marine Scotland and the Tay District Salmon Fishery Board. There will be a tank of salmon and trout, and a bug table for the youngsters, as well as plenty of information for everyone.

Fishing Competitions

Fly-fishing competitions will run on the Saturday and Sunday for amateur ladies, gents and youths with prizes in each category for the best casts of the day.

On Sunday competitors will vie for the popular Scottish Game Fair Challenge Trophy (amateurs) and also the top prize casting event, the Ballathie House Hotel Scottish Open Spey Casting Championship, for both amateurs and professionals alike.

Saturday & Sunday: The Salmon Fly Distance, Trout Fly Distance and Trout Fly Accuracy sponsored by Somers of Aberdeen

The winner of each event, each day in each category will be presented with a prize. Entry fees payable at the Fishing Control Tent.

Sunday: Orvis Scottish Game Fair Challenge Trophy

A combination of salmon fly distance; trout fly distance and trout fly accuracy. Prize for the top scoring gentleman, lady and junior is a set of Orvis convertible waders.

Sunday: Scottish Open Spey Casting Championship

Top Prize: A day’s salmon fishing for two, including dinner, bed and breakfast at the Ballathie House Hotel.

Saturday & Sunday: 17.00 Prize Giving at the Fishing Control tent.

Previous Fishing Competition Results

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is a trading name of Stable Events Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales (registered no 13236715). Registered Office: Invision House, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, England, SG4 0TY. Organised under license from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
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