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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ~
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
really have some first class fishing on offer for 2016
are now taking enquiries and bookings for the 2016 season for the
Rivers Findhorn, Spey and Avon, which opened on February 11th and
also for the River Dee, which opened on February 1st, 2016.
Current Availabilities ~
have some first class Spring fishing opportunities on the River
Findhorn with fishing for two to four rods on Altyre Estate and
the Meads of St. John's Beat on Darnaway Estate in April, 2016.
We also still have some availability on Altyre Estate from May through
June for two to four rods.
have some excellent summer fishing opportunities on Altyre Estate,
Darnaway Estate and Glenferness Estate, River Findhorn for the grilse
and salmon run from July through September, 2016.
can also offer odd days on River Dee, Spey and Avon throughout the
season for two to four rods.
you be interested in booking up some excellent guided fishing on
the River Dee (Aberdeenshire), River Findhorn, or River Spey for
the 2016 season, please contact email@example.com
for further information and dates.
take a look at our video, "A
Taste of Spring". (For
improved video quality change the settings on the youtube screen)
~ Fishing Gift
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 begins on February 11th and ends September 30th.
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.
discuss individual guiding, speycasting instruction or joining one
of our Lodge parties please contact Ian.
During the 2015 season, late availability will also be announced
on our Fishing
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