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Ep7: Fly Fish Islay – Trout Fishing on Lochs, Sea Trout, Fly Fishing for Salmon & Life in the Hebrides

Ep7: Fly Fish Islay – Trout Fishing on Lochs, Sea Trout, Fly Fishing for Salmon & Life in the Hebrides

In this episode of The Country Gent Podcast we speak with Glen Pointon and David Wood who run fly fishing trips to the Hebridean island of Islay.

If remote and completely wild fishing for brown trout and sea trout sounds like the ultimate escape, this is the episode for you.

The guys were actually on Islay when we did the phone interview back in April and they’d had a fantastic week fishing with their 4 guests. We discussed with them:

  • Why Islay is such a special place
  • What makes the fishing so good there
  • The strain of trout they’re fishing for
  • The Scottish wet fly method of fishing for them
  • Sea trout and how special yet illusive they are

We also discuss David’s whisky tasting business Distilled Events which is actually how this interview came about in the first place.

If you are interested in a trip, visit the Fly Fish Islay website here: https://flyfishislay.co.uk/

To whet your appetite, here are a few pictures from previous trips. This is a must on your bucket list!

Wild loch fishing at sunset.
Glen with a cracking sea trout.
Freshly caught fish and single malt Scotch – the perfect picnic!

The whisky featured in Malt of the Month is the The Black Grouse Alpha Edition. This is a lovely whisky from the range and stable of The Famous Grouse.

You can buy it here from Master of Malt.

The free resource mentioned in the podcast is the audio download of Greg telling us how to properly taste and appreciate whisky. This is a bonus not to be missed! You can get it here.

In the Monarch of the Month series, we cover 3 monarchs from Edward IV to Richard III. Was Richard responsible for the death of the two princes in the tower? We discuss…

Enjoy the show.