We are now nearing the Easter period and have moved into the meteorological spring. The days are getting noticeably longer and when the sun comes out and the wind drops it is beginning to feel positively spring like. The long, dark winter nights are becoming a distant memory which will be a relief for many. Around us, the landscape is beginning to change as nature has its paint brush out once again. Green buds are beginning to appear on the trees and new born lambs are taking their first steps in the fields around us. Spring is in the air and it is one of the most exciting times of year to be out in the Scottish countryside, as life starts to thrive once again.

Spring is in the air

So far this season, decent numbers of hard fighting Scottish salmon have been caught from many of our rivers. In the Highlands, rivers like the Thurso and Helmsdale have made a better start to the 2017 season than anticipated. The River Spey has already produced some lovely spring salmon and the Dee has made an encouraging start. The quality of some the fish that have been caught from the River Tay has been second to none, including numerous fish over twenty pounds and two over the magical thirty-pound mark. Overall, there are some very encouraging signs for the season ahead.

A beautiful spring salmon

April and May are the prime spring months on many of Scotland’s rivers. With every tide, more fresh fish enter our river systems and this makes Easter an excellent time of year to experience the raw power of the Scottish spring salmon.
The options for the visiting salmon angler are endless, whether you want to fish on a smaller more intimate Highland river or explore one of the larger more illustrious waters like the Spey, Dee or Tay. These rivers offer a unique but different challenge to the angler and they all have decent runs of spring salmon at this time of year.

A beautiful river in the Scottish Highlands

Another factor that draws anglers to Scotland in the spring is the size of the salmon. Generally, at this time of year the fish are large and very hard fighting, so the fishing is not for the faint hearted! Indeed, there have already been several big salmon caught this season and there is no reason why this trend should not continue over the upcoming weeks.

A cracking 26lbs salmon caught earlier this week from the River Tay

So why not consider a salmon fishing break in Scotland this Easter? We have access to some of the most prolific rivers, an experienced guiding team, tackle hire and a plethora of transport and accommodation options to suit all budgets.

Why not enjoy a relaxing salmon fishing break this Easter?

All you have to do is to sit, back relax and look forward to your Scottish salmon fishing adventure!