Thanks you for a great time this morning – so enjoyed it and will be telling the family all about it and we hope to come back for another coaching session with you next year.
Now i am back home and i remember the great times we had up in the Highlands. Beautiful views, nice Walks, information about the land, fauna and flora, the perfect cafe in the morning and afternoon, and not to forget the beautiful fishing in river and lakes. I can give the advice to everybody that a guiding with you in the Assynt Area is absolutely a must. You know the areas and help us with everything. The fish spotting with you was very exciting and useful, then without that we could not catch the very big an beautiful trout. I hope i can come again to Assynt and have some beautiful fishing with you again.
We had an absolutely wonderful time fishing a gorgeous stream for “wee” brown trout in what we agree is the most beautiful place we’ve ever fished. Stewart was a great guide; he had all the equipment and know-how we needed, as well as some great local history and stories, and even delicious rhubarb biscuits and tea! We wholeheartedly recommend Assynt Fly Fishing for anyone seeking a delightful fly fishing experience while in the area.
Fantastic experience, exploring parts of Loch Veyatie that I had never seen. An in depth knowledge of the area being fished plus the geology class really gave a sense of awe and appreciation for the area. A fantastic day’s fishing where we both learned a lot, despite having fished for around 30 years each already.
I spent a fantastic day with Stewart, attempting the Assynt triple challenge – loch fishing, burn fishing and saltwater fly fishing all in the same day! Stewart is extremely knowledgeable, and I learnt a huge amount about local flora and fauna, and also about the fascinating geology of Assynt. I would not have known where to begin on vast Loch Assynt, and to have Stewart take me to the best bays and give tips, not to mention steering the boat, sorting the drogue, changing flies in record time etc was really helpful.
Saltwater fly fishing was completely new to me and to learn how to double haul a big fly out to sea while taking in the stunning view was something I won’t forget in a hurry.
The highlight of the day for me was fishing the wee burn. The most PERFECT miniature fingerling trout I have ever caught! Every pool seemed to hold a hungry trout ready to launch itself at my weighted nymph! I even hooked a much larger fish which slipped the hook. This really was the stuff fishing memories are made of.
I had a huge amount of fun, and also learnt a lot during the day. This was a real showcase day. If you are after a superb guide to let you enjoy this world class fishing and spectacular scenery to the full, then look no further than Stewart! I highly recommend the triple challenge.
Went out with Stewart on to Loch Fion, for me the most spectacular loch of the Assynt. A great day’s fishing. Stewart introduced me to dapping. What great sport! Trout hurtled out of the water to take the fly, with some great takes. Caught plenty of other beautiful trout using all the usual fly methods. Saw both golden and white tailed eagles fly overhead. Stewart was a great companion and guide. Will definitely repeat next year. Thanks Stewart!
I just wanted to tell you that we had such a special day fly fishing with you. Thank you for all your knowledge, your wife´s cakes, the green tea, the lovely collection of photos you carefully took of us and even the amazing rainbows you closed the trip with. You run an amazing very personal business and it was a real pleasure to be one of your customers.
My husband and I had a wonderful half day of hiking and fishing with Stewart. He planned the perfect destination for us based on our interests and (mixed) abilities and was also a lovely naturalist guide. We spent the afternoon on our own with suggestions and gear from Stewart, and we managed to catch a couple of wild brown trout before the end of the day. He’s a great ambassador for the Assynt region and we highly recommend his services.
Amazing! Stewart delivered far more than we expected! Not only did Stewart teach us newbies the basics of fly fishing, he also shared interesting and useful information about the surrounding area and plants, told us local legends, and cracked jokes the entire time. He even made us a hot beverage while we were out on the loch and shared some of his wife’s scrumptious baking. An additional surprise was the amazing photos Stewart took for us while we were fishing, which he promptly shared after our trip. I wouldn’t hesitate to book another tour with Stewart and Assynt Fly Fishing and I hope I can bring more of my family and friends to Assynt to share in the wonderful experience we had with Stewart.
In 2015, we planned a 2-week vacation in northwest Scotland. This was to be our second trip to our favorite destination. It’s a long story, but we arrived in Edinburgh without luggage and drove directly to Ullapool the first night, not knowing if our luggage would find us or not. It had been last seen in Newark, New Jersey. We had booked a day of trout fishing with Stewart Yates of Assynt Flyfishing just a few days after our arrival and were somewhat panicked when neither our clothing nor our flyfishing tackle had arrived on the day of our fishing adventure. To our delight, Stewart and his family provided all of our necessities (clothing, fishing tackle, rain coats, even socks!) until our possessions were delivered six days after our arrival. This continued for several days after our fishing trip. … We caught lots of nice brown trout with Stewart and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Assynt region. We even were invited for lunch one afternoon with Stewart and his family. That was a treat! It was truly a blessing in disguise to be without our luggage, because we were able to enjoy the hospitality and generosity of our new friends in Scotland. This made our trip to Scotland all the more special.