Fly fishing instruction and tuition in Scotland and UK
and fly fishing guided trips

Fishing instructor, fly fishing tuition and fishing trips based in Scotland. Salmon and trout fishing advice, flies and articles.
fly fishing brochure

Contact Ally Gowans for fishing and fishing tuition.

I have over forty years experience of angling for trout, salmon and other species in Scotland and abroad and I hold the highest qualifications available for instructors in the UK. My interests include every aspect of this great sport, including tuition and instruction, guided trips, conservation, fly tying, tackle making, writing, river management and consultancy work. The downloadable brochure provides information about the many services that I provide. If you think that I could help you in any way please contact me.

angling in tayside guidebook
Angling in Tayside

From the Forward to “Angling in Tayside” a highly recommended fishing guide written by Ally Gowans.

"Although known as a salmon angler and fly tyer – and few of us have not had success thanks to his fly the Ally’s Shrimp, Ally has also enjoyed sea fishing and casting flies for trout on various Tayside waters. His expertise as a fly caster is acknowledged by his contemporaries many of whom, myself included have had to stand and watch as Ally covered water we could not reach and inevitably took a fish. Ally is in the rare category of being able to do it, teach it and write about it, which made him an ideal author for this guide book."

Ken Bell, journalist and angling correspondent.

If you are interested in fishing in Scotland please visit, which is devoted to Scottish angling with lots of information about what you will need, the most used flies and fishing methods for trout, salmon and pike. Various fishing beats to let are available. It also contains details of my local area, the most beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. Pitlochry is situated 25 miles north of Perth on the A9 highway, which leads to Inverness. It has good rail communications and is approximately a one hour drive to Edinburgh Airport and about one and a half hours to Glasgow.

You may contact me by e-mail ( or by telephone or voicemail to +44 (0) 1796 473718. (Callers outwith the UK should not dial the '0' with the international code, callers within UK must use the '0'.)

My mobile telephone number in the UK is 07974 826406. No matter what your question is or the type of fly fishing instruction you wish, don't hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes and tight lines, ally gowans
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