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Meet the Gamefish Team

Nick Armstead - Founder & Owner

Previously a manager of Farlows of Pall Mall, Farlows City Branch and Hardy's on Pall Mall, Nick has 40 years of experience providing fly fishing tackle to meet the most exacting fishing conditions around the world.

He has travelled and fished all over the globe - destinations include Russia, Alaska, Argentina, British Columbia, America, Cuba, Bahamas, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and South Africa.

Nick's favourite species is the Atlantic salmon and when not in the shop will be found casting a line on a river in Scotland.

Favourite destinations...Sandy River. Alaska chasing King Salmon, Damdochax River, British Columbia. Steelhead fishing on the most beautiful river and NO mobile phone reception and on the Årøy river in Norway chasing huge Atlantic Salmon (see photo !)

Nick also appeared on the fishing series 'The Take' which has been shown on Sky a few years ago.

One of the programmes can be seen below.

  

Roland Skinner

Roland has fished since he could walk. Up until his move to Scotland in 2014 he spent his time coarse fishing in East Anglia.

With the coarse fishing behind him he now enjoys casting a fly for Trout and Salmon in some of Scotland's best waters. Roland also has links in the south of Norway and when possible takes trips to fish for cod, pollock and mackerel.

Jose Figueroa

Jose has recently found the delights of fly fishing for Trout and everyday asks when are we going fishing.

When not talking about going fishing Jose looks after our website orders

Alec McLatchie

Alec learned to fish as a young boy on the water of leith and continues to venture after wild brown trout and sea trout. A passionate 'nymphmaniac' of such, he sleeps on a pile of hundreds of pheasant tail nymphs at night when not down on the local River Almond chasing silver in the dark. Curious by nature, you will also find him studying chemistry or exploring the Bristol Docks for monster Perch and Sea Bass.

Rowan

Meet the latest staff member of our team. Rowan our Black Labrador has adopted the role of greeting customers as they enter our store. Possible the friendliest member of our team. Unfortunately her retrieving skills have so far not developed but her eating everything skills are second to none !

Tully

Tully, our 8 year old labrador has adopted the role of sales prevention officer in the shop! She likes to growl at everyone that comes into the shop, whilst at the same time wagging her tail & wanting fuss. Her deepest growls are reserved for the postman who she demands fuss from every day.

Tully is a badly trained gundog and can be seen most Saturdays in the field or by a river. 

 

Finlay Wilson

Finlay Wilson Gamefish

Finlay is an experienced Greys Pro Team Guide and GAIA instructor with an extensive knowledge of fly fishing throughout Scotland for Trout, Grayling, Sea Trout and Salmon.

He is passionate about indigenous wild Brown Trout and regularly appears in Trout & Salmon magazine, usually writing about fishing in the country's more remote, wilder places. 

He has fished since the age of six but really became obsessed chasing Sea Trout at night on the River Annan.

Fin runs a professional guiding and instruction business "Fish Wild" as well as three miles of the Upper Tweed, just an hour's drive from Gamefish HQ.

Finlay joined the Gamefish team at the start of 2012.

 

Callum Conner

Callum Conner Gamefish

Loop Pro Team and Loop Academy member Callum Conner. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience of the fishing tackle trade and in all areas of fishing.

Callum deals with our website, social media, online marketing and Ebay store in between running his professional guiding and instruction business "Scotia Fishing".

He's also a fully qualified SGAIC, SANA licensed, single hand and double hand fly fishing instructor.

Cal started fishing at the age of 10 for wild Brown Trout on the River Almond before progressing into the local & national stillwater competition circuit successfully in his late teens.

Nowadays his main passions are Salmon fishing, targeting specimen predatory species such as Pike, Perch, Pollock, Wrasse and Bass using the latest fly and modern lure fishing techniques and angling photography.

When he's not working you will find Callum with a fishing rod, some bright coloured clothing and his camera!

 

Holly

Sadly Holly our Black Labrador passed away a few years ago. We all miss her terribly. Gone but never forgotten.

The best working dog and friend we ever had