Hosted Trip F ly f i s h i n g i n I r e l a n d & S c ot l a n d
A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure June 23 - July 5, 2020 Ireland & Scotland
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Ireland & Scotland
Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, We are excited to be returning to Ireland and Scotland again in 2020. This trip will mainly focus on the trout fishing resources in Ireland before we head over to Scotland to fish two of the iconic salmon rivers, the River Tay and the River Spey. The fishing program in Ireland is quite different from some of our mainline fishing programs. We will be staying in a Glasha Farmhouse hosted by the welcoming host Olive Gorman. We will be delivered by private coach to Andrew Ryan’s fly shop each morning to meet our guides. In the evening, we are delivered back to the Farmhouse for delicious home-cooked meals. It’s a wonderful four days of fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the highly saturated green rolling hills and valleys of eastern Ireland. The small to medium size chalk streams are fairly easy to wade and navigate. There is something truly special about the “Emerald Isle.” The country is incredibly beautiful, complemented with warm Irish hospitality, great fisheries, a group of ghillies who are genuine characters, and wonderful meals and accommodations waiting for us each evening. We will then fly to Scotland, famous for its magnificent scenery, festivals, historical architectural sites, Gaelic music and culture, the birthplace of golf, and over 100 Scotch whiskey distilleries throughout the country. We will be splitting our time between two rivers. In Perthshire, we will be staying at Meikleour Arms while fishing the River Spey, internationally renowned for its Atlantic Salmon fishing. In Morayshire, we will spend three nights at Muckrach Country House Hotel to fish a beautiful stretch of the Lower Tay.
What to Expect
• Private access fisheries for wild brown trout with dries and light fly rods in south-central Ireland, followed by Atlantic salmon in Scotland. • The accommodations range from private farmhouse stays to country hotels. • This trip is excellent for non-anglers with daily sightseeing tours with a private driver and coach.
About the Accomodations
Ireland: The group will have exclusive use of Glasha Farmhouse for five nights in the Nire Valley of Ireland. Scotland: In Scotland, spend three nights in Meikleour Arms, followed by three nights at Muckrach Country House Hotel.
This is an excellent departure for non-anglers as well, with a guide and vehicle available for sightseeing each day. We look forward to sharing Ireland and Scotland with you on our trip. Sincerely,
Barry & Cathy Beck
About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise. Their most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; and Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs.
Proposed Itinerary for Ireland and Scotland June 23 - July 5, 2020
Tuesday, June 23
Evening departure from the United States for overnight flight service to Dublin, Ireland. We will investigate the very best schedules and fares.
Wednesday, June 24
Morning arrival in Dublin, Ireland. After collecting your luggage and clearing customs, your driver will meet you in the Arrivals Hall. He will escort the group to a private coach and will be with you for the duration of the itinerary in Ireland. Proceed to Clonmel with sightseeing en route. The group will check-in at Glasha Farmhouse for five nights on exclusive use basis. Glasha was recently awarded 2020 B&B of the Year by Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards. Glasha Farmhouse is a 5-Star country house in the picturesque Nire Valley with a spacious lounge with a cozy fireplace, conservatory, and dining room. Each of the eight en suite bedrooms provides beautiful views of the gardens, mountains, or landscape. There are beautiful scenic walks around the house, and it is also possible to fish on site. Clonmel is a 20-minute drive from Glasha, and there is plenty to see and do in the area.
Thursday, June 25 - Sunday, June 28
Four full days of guided trout fishing through Clonanav Fly-Fishing, owned and operated by Andrew Ryan. Frontiers has represented Andrew for a number of years. He has been guiding the River Suir and tributaries since he was a teenager. Clonanavâ€™s guides are talented professionals, excellent and enthusiastic teachers, passionate fishermen, and genuinely fun people to spend time with streamside. Clonanav also has a fully stocked fly shop. Guests have access to almost twenty miles of private fishingâ€”almost all of which is within ten miles of your hotel. In addition to the River Suir, you will have the opportunity to fish the River Nire and the River Tar. For any non-anglers in the group, Clonmel is centrally located with convenient access to the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage, and Lismore. Plus, there is great hiking in the region. The driver/guide escorting the group will be available to take non-anglers on sightseeing trips daily while anglers are on the water. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the Glasha Farmhouse. Anglers will enjoy streamside lunches.
*Itinerary subject to change
Monday, June 29
Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh, Scotland. The group will check in Meikleour Arms for the following three nights. The Meikleour Arms is a boutique country hotel in Perthshire conveniently close to the lower and Middle Tay beats, recognized as some of the best salmon fishing water in Scotland. Meikleour Arms has 11 stylish bedrooms renovated in 2017 to accommodate super king beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. Nearby towns in the area include Perth, Scone, Blairgowrie, and Dunkeld.
Tuesday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 1
Two days of Salmon fishing in the River Spey. We have two adjacent beats on one of the Spey, some of the best salmon beats at Gordon Castle showcasing the essence of Scotlandâ€”stunning scenery, fishing heritage, and one of the worldâ€™s most iconic rivers. The River Spey is internationally renowned for its Atlantic salmon fishing. It is one of the best salmon rivers in the world, offering superb fly fishing water and unparalleled sport. The fast moving fly water and wonderful highland scenery in the Speyside region is steeped in fishing folklore and heritage. Anglers come to Scotland from all over the world to fish. The Spey is the birth place of the iconic Spey casting techniques.
Thursday, July 2
Transfer and sightseeing day with tour of the Cairngorms and Perthshire. In Morayshire, the group will check into Muckrach Country House Hotel for three nights. This 16-bedroom country house hotel is set in Cairngorms National Park near Grantown on the River Spey and Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland. Muckrach Country House Hotel was built in 1860 as a Shooting Lodge for the grouse moor. The property was lovingly restored in by the Cowap family, transforming it into a vibrant and luxurious hotel in the Scottish Highlands that includes its very own coffee shop and restaurant.
Friday, July 3 - Saturday, July 4 Salmon fishing on the River Tay.
The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland, internationally renowned for its Atlantic salmon fishing, and one of the best salmon rivers in the United Kingdom. You will fish a beautiful stretch of the lower River Tay, offering superb fly fishing and the best fishing hut on the Tay that has a dining area and toilets. Your days include a professional fishing guide offering advice on river craft, spey casting tuition, fishing techniques, premium salmon fishing tackle, and transport. Riverside lunches can be provided. The River Tay regularly produces very big fish, including the current United Kingdom record rod-caught salmon weighing 64 pounds, caught by Miss Georgina Ballantine in 1922.
Sunday, July 5
Transfer to Edinburgh for return flight to the United States.
Fishing Package: $7,950* per person based on double occupancy and shared guide $9,240* per person based on single occupancy and private guide $4,650* per person based on double occupancy and non-angler Ireland Inclusions: Meet and greet service at the Dublin Airport, private coach and driver for all transfers and sightseeing, five nights of accommodation at Glasha Farmhouse, four days of guided fly fishing with Clonanav Fly fishing with permits and licenses, all meals for anglers, and applicable taxes.
Scotland Inclusions: Meet and greet service at the Edinburgh Airport; private coach and driver for all transfers and sightseeing; three nights’ accommodation at Meikleour Arms Hotel; three nights’ accommodation at Muckrach Country House Hotel; eight Salmon fishing permits for the River Spey; four dedicated professional guides/Spey casting instructors (four rods each beat and two guides to four rods); Salmon fishing permits on the River Tay for eight rods; four professional dedicated fishing guides; gourmet cooked lunch each fishing day with wine and whisky and refreshments (all locally sourced and organic ingredients); gear rental; and all applicable taxes. Exclusions: Airline transportation; beverages (except where noted); gratuities for guides, hotel staff, restaurant staff, and the driver/guide; any items of a personal nature, such as tackle purchases, laundry, gift shopping, etc.; sightseeing entrance fees; package does not include lunch for non-anglers.
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*Rates based on current rate of exchange and are subject to change.
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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2019. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.