like trolling uses a boat, but here it is usually
done on a river rather than a Loch. The boat is
effectively kept stationary and the flow of the
water is used to move the baits. The boat may
be moved from side to side to cover the whole
will probably be using a boat belonging to an
estate and crewed by a proffessional ghillie.
A fast flowing river is not the place to learn
to handle a boat. You must rely on a professional.
He will know the behaviour of the river. If he
claims the water is too high, he probably has
good cause, so don't press him into service.
Most estate boats are kept in very good order,
but its your life! Don't get into boats with water
slopping about in the bottom.
comfortable seat or at least something to sit
on is advisable! Carry a large net with a strong
handle. Rod holders are a real boon, they can
be fancy commercial models or your local blacksmith
can knock out something using a "G"
clamp and mild steel. Rods ... well almost anything
will do as long as ot is man enough for the job.
A long fly rod is nice beacause the fly line follows
the boat in a curve, while spinning rods and multipliers
offer strength and speed of retrieve.
will be offered a life jacket, you are strongly
advised to wear it. River water in Scotland is
COLD. The shock of falling in can stop you from
breathing for a few vital momments.