Guide – Dougy Morison

Dougy Morison is an experienced salmon fishing guide. He has fished for over 45 years for salmon and has extensive knowledge of the Tay system as it is on his doorstep. He is not tied to any particular beat so he can select the best beat for his clients.

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    Dougy changing a fly by the river bank

Dougy never sub-contracts so you are assured of the best attention at all times, the results of which can be seen in the testimonials below. As you are fishing, you will be learning water craft, casting skills and of course, some local anecdotes!

He is a STANIC qualified casting instructor specialising in spey casting but he can also show you how to worm fish. His priority is for you to catch a salmon!

Testimonials:

‘How I wish I had met him 40 years ago’.    Sir John Scott, The Field, 2007

‘Dougy is a super guide… he knows perfectly every stone and every hding place for salmon in the river Ericht. He is an expert casting instructor and can teach the different casts needed on the different types of river’     Translated from ‘Peche Mouche’ 2005.

‘Dougy is an extremely knowledgeable fishing guide with over 40 years experience. As both an expert fly fisher and a worming guru he could catch a fish in a puddle!’   Dr Dave Hepworth, director of ‘Sharp’s of Aberdeen’ 2008.

‘I always get a bend in the rod when I’m out with Dougy!’ Tim Montford.

‘Dougy is the best fishing guide I have ever had. He has a good sense to be at the right place at the right time.’ Princess Antonia Croy

‘Dougy Morison is the best instructor I have come across, he taught me to spey cast and was incredibly patient with my wife. He is also a very well known & respected guide on the Tay and other rivers. I fish in Dougy’s syndicate and can’t recommend him highly enough.’   David Lang

‘Fishing for the first time on the River Ericht, Perthshire is where I caught my first Salmon after many barren years on other Scottish rivers. Dougy is a very skilled teacher giving one confidence, his enthusiasm is infectious. I knew I was going to get a salmon with his encouragement. You learn so much about the waters and where to fish with Dougy. He is a brilliant very professional teacher and one I need by my side when fishing in Scotland. Dougy makes fishing fun.’   Lady Plastow

‘I was informed that you invariably get your clients to catch a salmon. This has to be true! To have succeeded in getting me to hook two and then catch one approaching 15 lbs. on a day of bright sunshine after no water for 6 weeks when nobody else even deemed it worth fishing was undoubtedly performing a miracle. The serious business duly dispatched I was also delighted to learn how to double spey cast, something I had never learnt to do despite 60 years of fishing. I am sure you will never have a disappointed client.’  Michael Preedy