Ladies Introduction to Salmon Day – River Spey 2015

10366015_805546262800545_284856656191368365_nLadies Introduction to Salmon Fishing Saturday 4th April, Knockando Estate, River Spey.

The River Spey Anglers Association (RSAA) – a voluntary body of anglers from all over the UK and beyond are hosting a ladies day on Saturday 4th April with Anne Woodcock.

billdruryCelebrity salmon angler and World Spey Casting Champion Mr Bill Drury, ghillie on the estate for many years, will also be joining us on the day. Bill taught Hollywood heart throb Ewan McGregor how to fish in preparation for the movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

The exclusive Knockando Estate enjoys 4.5 miles of double bank fishing across three beats, overlooking some of the most spectacular and beautiful scenery on the River Spey. The home beat at Knockando has six famous pools including the Long Pool, Poleek, Island Rory, Little & Big Island, Vrennon and Craigsteel.

The day will start at 8.30 and finish at 5pm and consists of the following:

Introduction to Fly Fishing.
Rod choice and how to set up a salmon rod.
Terminal tackle. Essential knots.
Fly Casting techniques and demonstration.
Casting Tuition –  group and individual.
Fly Selection and why with Malcolm Anderson Caledonia Fly Company
Salmon Life cycle and the River Spey.
Introduction to the River Spey Anglers Association.
Fishing for salmon on the exclusive Knockando Estate.

River Spey Anglers AssociationThe beat has a well equipped hut with WC and plenty of room for fishing guests.
All equipment, lunch, refreshments, instruction and membership to the River Spey Angling Association are included in the price of £40.

Uptake for this unique introduction to salmon fishing event for women is expected to be significant, we can only accommodate 11 ladies. If you would like to join us please contact Craig Mackay or email 

The RSAA have a long history of encouraging new anglers to take up the sport, especially young people and are now delighted to be able to offer such a unique experience to prospective and budding female anglers too!

13 Comments on “Ladies Introduction to Salmon Day – River Spey 2015

  1. Hi Anne,

    I would have loved to . . . But I have just had my hip done! Hope to make it before the end of the season.

    Best of luck anyway!

    Cheers Cathy x

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Cathy get well soon – I still have photos of you on my telephone – I’m going to drop box them to you – I can’t get the programme you need me to share via the phone loaded onto my old iPhone xxx

  2. Would love to do this but a 400 mile drive for a day’s fishing is too much. Very sad to see the Tweed days are already full.

    • Tweed days have not been announced yet Jane. This subsidised event by the River Spey Anglers Association is primarily aimed at women who live in Scotland.

  3. Would love to be there, but my husband is fishing in Ireland. Next time.! June Jack, Elchies, Craigellachie.

  4. Anne, I would like to go on this day. I texted Via the number on the Facebook page but got no are you? Nice picture of you and Cliff! Xx Susie

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  5. Please can I book for 4th April – and recommend somewhere good to stay closeby?

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