Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland is run by husband and wife team Sandy & Samantha Datta. Having salmon fished in Scotland for over 40 years, we initially founded Scotland’s first online salmon fishing magazine back in 2011and now have readers from all over the world in over 71 countries. With the magazine proving to be a great success among the salmon fishing fraternity, we felt that it would be good for other anglers to experience the same enjoyment we have had and are having from fishing for salmon in Scotland. We therefore, decided in 2013 to start designing bespoke tailor-made salmon fishing holidays in Scotland.

We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland use our knowledge and experience to design that unforgettable trip of a lifetime, so you have the best chance of making contact with the world famous Scottish Atlantic salmon. Our aim at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland is to ensure that your fishing experience is at the heart of everything that we do. Whether you are looking for a short two-day spring salmon fishing break with minimal fuss or a two-week luxury salmon fishing holiday, our personalised service will cater for all your requirements.

With our numerous fishing partners across Scotland, we can arrange salmon fishing on a multitude of rivers, from the stunning Thurso, Helmsdale and Alness in the tranquil Scottish Highlands to the famous larger rivers like the Dee, Spey, Tay and of course the prolific River Tweed. We can also arrange fishing on many of the more intimate Scottish rivers including the Shin, Oykel, Findhorn and Teith. These rivers are described as the little-hidden gems of Scotland but are big in character and experience. Often they can be just as productive as their more illustrious counterparts. We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland take into account the time of year you want to book your holiday and then arrange your salmon fishing holiday around you and your personalised requirements.

We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland have an experienced guiding team. We have been fortunate enough to have gathered a wealth of experience and diversity when it comes to our world-class guiding team.  
Our team will ensure you get the best out of your fishing holiday whatever you need, be it equipment hire, guidance on your technique, castling lessons or just a friendly chat. We are here to make your experience unforgettable and excellent customer service is at the heart of everything we do.

We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland understand the importance of good quality accommodation, as it can make or break your holiday. Whether you are looking for a bed and breakfast or a luxurious hotel, we can arrange accommodation that will match your budget. If you prefer the freedom and flexibility of self-catering accommodation, there are a huge range of cottages, chalets, lodges and luxury apartments throughout the country to choose from. Perhaps you want to be treated like Scottish royalty, so why not reside in one of Scotland’s Castles or stately homes, located on some of the country’s finest sporting estates? The choice is yours.

When it comes to transport, we can offer our unique “Arrive and no drive” service. This service is designed to take care of all your transportation needs during your holiday. Our “Arrive and no drive” service allows you to enjoy your holiday without having to worry about driving. All you need to do once you arrive in Scotland is to sit back, relax and get ready to do battle with the king of fish!

Our personalised tailor made service means that you can have the utmost confidence that all aspects of your holiday will be catered for including fishing guides, permits, equipment, accommodation, transport and catering. All you have to do is sit back, relax and let your ultimate Scottish salmon fishing experience begin.

Meet Our Team

We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland have been fortunate enough to gather a wealth of experience and diversity when it comes to our international world-class team. Our team has both local Scottish and Scandinavian guides as well as female guides. A number of our guides are part of the LTS Across team Sweden.

The Scandinavian style of salmon fishing is becoming ever more popular in Scotland and our international guides can give you instruction and tips on how to fish for Atlantic salmon, the modern Scandinavian way.

If you are new to the sport, having an experienced guide or ghillie will give you the best opportunity of hooking and landing that elusive Atlantic salmon. Our team will ensure you get the best out of your fishing holiday, whatever you need, be it equipment hire, flies or even some guidance on your technique. We are here to make your experience unforgettable and excellent customer service is at the heart of everything we do. Take some time below to meet the Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland team.

Sandip Datta

Director and co-founder of SSFS

Samantha Datta

Director and co-founder of SSFS

Geordie Doull

Highland Salmon Fishing Consultant

Tom Brown


Dave Maxwell


Kenneth Carr



Guided Salmon Fishing In Scotland

We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland have been fortunate enough to gather a wealth of experience and provide you with a world-class  guiding team. If you are an angler that is new to the sport or you just require some tips on how to fine-tune your technique, having a good salmon fishing guide can be priceless.

Your Scottish fishing guide will accompany you on your day’s fishing, providing you with that unique personal one to one service. Throughout the day, he will give you expert advice on what tackle to use, pointing out the best salmon fishing lies, as well as giving any help needed with fishing technique and fly casting. When you hook that salmon of a lifetime, your guide will be at hand to advise you during the long and exciting fight, ensuring that you have the best chance of landing that unforgettable fish.
Our guided salmon fishing in Scotland service caters for anglers that are new to the sport, who have never held a fishing rod in their life, through to the more accomplished anglers, who are looking for some key local knowledge, which can often be the difference between success and failure.

Many of our guiding team are based close to the rivers that you will be fishing on and so have an intimate knowledge of the water. Their knowledge and expertise can be key in helping you get the most from your Scottish salmon fishing experience. We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland are proud to have such an experienced guiding team and when it comes to guided fishing, their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm is unrivalled.


Fishing Equipment & Tackle Hire

In addition to offering a comprehensive guiding service, we also provide tackle hire if required. We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland understand the inconvenience of having to pack all the necessary equipment for a fishing trip and then transporting it half way around the world. We can, therefore, provide a comprehensive tackle hire service, so you can travel light and hassle free. This includes all the fishing equipment necessary, including rods, reels, lines and flies as well as any fishing clothing and accessories that you may require like boots, waders and life jackets. We use premium brands like Hardy, Loop and Airflo when it comes to our equipment hire, so all you need to bring is some luck!


Speycasting Masterclass

We at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland, specialise in tailor made salmon fishing holidays. We are delighted to have the very talented and knowledgeable Tomas Lundqvist as a key member of our guiding team. Together with Tomas, we have designed the ultimate three-day salmon fishing Master class course on the banks of the mighty River Tay, in beautiful Perthshire, Scotland. During the three-day course, you cover all aspects of fly-fishing for salmon. In addition to this you will also have the unique opportunity to experience salmon fishing on one of the world’s most famous salmon rivers. The course encompasses Spey casting demonstrations, lectures on line and fly selection as well as a valuable insight into watercraft, salmon fishing tactics and safety. In addition to this, you will also have the opportunity to learn traditional Scottish salmon fishing techniques with a local ghillie. The course aims to give you a better understanding around fly fishing for salmon as well as giving you tips on how to improve your casting technique. The course caters for anyone, from individuals that are new to the sport right through too more accomplished anglers. After completing the course, you will feel that you now have all the knowledge and skills needed to do battle with the wild Atlantic salmon, anywhere in the world. This is an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience which combines expanding your all-round salmon fishing knowledge and improving your fly casting all on the back drop of the magnificent River Tay in Scotland. It is a must for any salmon angler aspiring to improve their skills and gain more knowledge and experience, so their salmon fishing ability is brought to the next level.


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Our Partners

Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland partner with some of the best hospitality providers Scotland has to offer.

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The Old Manse of Blair

A five-star exclusive-use country house in the heart of Highland Perthshire. The Old Manse of Blair built in 1828, combines traditional elegance with modern luxury.

Award Winning Scottish Hospitality

5 Star Restaurant with Rooms in the heart of rural Highland Perthshire.

Exclusive-Use Basis

You’ll only be surrounded by your guests enjoying the privacy of this beautiful listed mansion and its spectacular setting for your wedding or corporate event.

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The Scottish Deli Luxury Catering & Cuisine

Delicious gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups to eat in or take away, plus homemade cakes and scones, teas and fantastic freshly ground coffee.

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Devere Cars - Chauffeur Driven Services

We offer daily chauffeur transfers from Edinburgh to the leading Golf courses Resorts including Gleneagles Hotel Resort and the Old Course St Andrews.

Private Tours of Scotland

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Lower Dess Sporting Estates, A Perfect Scottish Retreat

The Lower Dess Estate lies in Royal Deeside on the north side of the River Dee with uninterrupted views over the valley to the Forest of Birse. The estate enjoys a very private and secluded position in an unspoilt rural setting and yet is situated close to Aberdeen.

The Perfect Scottish Retreat

Exclusive Use Venue for Small & Unique Weddings

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Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa, Scotland's Newest 5 Star Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Fonab Castle is a truly unique five star hotel. Lovingly restored, it draws inspiration from its historic past and breath-taking surroundings whilst adding the odd contemporary twist.

5 Star Woodland Spa

Rejuvenating Spa Treatments

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