The Troot Tour

2018 is the 10th Year (!!) of the Annual Troot Tour, and we will have the company of our good friend John Weatherby, who will be driving us from loch to loch.  Brilliant!

The tour is made possible by the willing and selfless support of the many people who help us out with venues, accommodation, transport and, of course, fishing.  Thank you all!

At Loch Meadie, Sutherland

The Troot Tour 2017 was great craic! Gregor, Jim and I caught quite a few trout (mostly small and all carefully returned to their watery homes), saw beautiful places and fabulous wildlife, and enjoyed jovial banter on the road between lochs and gigs.  The tour is, of course, not a competition ..... but Google "Fishbook" to find out the troot tally!

A beautiful brown trout from a Skye loch, caught during the 2017 Troot Tour.

The 2016 Troot Tour went well, with Gregor catching most troots (actually, our American pal Bart caught more, but was disqualified for using spinners!)  We played at a couple of new venues and fished a couple of new lochs.  Brilliant!  And the weather was much better than last year!  Catch total was around 118 trout - mostly very small!

Fine sunset over the Cuillin, viewed from Tarskavaig, Troot Tour 2016 (The vista wasn't quite so clear in 2017!!)

The Not Only Troot Tour!

On the beach at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

A "Troot Tour" with a difference!  My wee tour of the U.S. with Gregor Lowrey included some great fishing (of course), and not just "troots".  In addition to rainbows, we caught flounder, bluefish, speckled trout, white bass, smallmouth bass and bluegill (I say "we", but Mr Lowrey did most of the catching!)

A big thank you all who made this adventure possible!

"Troot Tour 2013 - The Movie"!

Click on the trout below to watch highlights from

The Troot Tour 2013 and The Troot Tour 2012, complete with sound track!!

Click on the above troot for Troot Tour 2013 movie!
Click on the above troot for Troot Tour 2012 movie!

See Bruce Sandison's feature ("A Man May Fish") in the March 2012 edition of the magazine Fly Fishing & Fly Tying on my "Press" page.

Sadly, Bruce left us for that great loch in the sky, November 2016.  He will be missed by all who knew him.