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Scottish Game Fair demonstrations, competitions and talks announced

Preparations are well under way for the Scottish Game Fair, which opens at Scone, near Perth, in a week’s time. With the accent placed on fishing this year, the whole fishing area has been re-modelled.

The fishing area will house all the stalls as usual, but this year includes the FF&FT Fly Fishing Mall, which features over a dozen fly-fishing specialists, along with a number of other fishing stands, including a Conservation Marquee hosted by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Atlantic Salmon Trust and Tay District Salmon Fishery Board.

In addition a number of demonstrations, tuition events, a range of competitions, and a full range of talks at the angler’s Bothy have been scheduled.

Casting tuition on the river from GAIA instructors with Daiwa gear and an offer for the variety of kit used. Ladies and gents instruction on all three days.

Italian style casting: Massimo Magiliocco along with four other FFM UK experts will be demonstrating and assisting with tuition.

Prize casting competitions
Competitions for non-professionals : Trout accuracy, Trout distance and Spey distance (Saturday and Sunday only), culminating in the Scottish Game Fair Challenge Trophy, a cumulative prize of the best of the three disciplines.
Through the weekend daily casting competitions (Ladies and Youth categories).

Scottish Open Spey Casting Competition (Sunday).

Species Hunt for kids around Fisherman’s Row, plus a daily competition for the best fly tied (Novice, Adult and Junior).

Andrew Toft, Hywel Morgan, Massimo Maggliocco, Ally Bremner and Blaine Lyon.
with Main Ring demonstrations  from Andrew Toft and Hywel Morgan on Friday and Saturday.

The Bothy
A rest and chat pace for all things fishing - marquee adjoining the Anglers Bar where you can have a well earned seat and listen to chat and information from fishing advocates or just have your refreshments watching Salmon fishing video.

Bothy schedule


Allister Wallace: An Atlantic Salmon House

Dr David Summers: Current issues facing Tay Salmon Conservation.

Douglas Aitken: Safety in Fishing

Hywel Morgan: Tips and tricks of fly fishing

Fiona Armstrong and Claire Mercer Nairne: Ladies into Angling, supported by the Scottish Ladies FF Team

Claire Mercer Nairne and Blaine Lyon: Angling for Youth Development (AFYD)


Mike Brown: Smolt tagging project

Ally Hutchens: Fly Fishing for Baltic Salmon in the Arctic, adventure film

Massimo Magliocco: The Italian Fly Fishing Style

Hywell Morgan: Tips and tricks of fly fishing

David Brown: Join our club, promoting the Perth & District Angling Association (PDAA)

David Summers:  Current issues facing Tay Salmon Conservation.



Allister Wallace:  An Atlantic Salmon House for Scotland

Dr David Summers: Current issues facing Tay Salmon Conservation.

Sandy McIntosh: Tales of the river bank.

Ali Hutchens and Mark Paterson: Fly fishing for Baltic Salmon in the Arctic

Hywel Morgan: Tips and tricks on Fly Fishing

Massimo Magliocco: Italian style casting

Bobby White et al: Meet the gillies

David Ritchie: Atlantic Salmon Conservation Schools Network

The fair opens next Friday, June 30, and runs through to Sunday, July 2.

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