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Macnab challenge in Scotland

Macnab challenge in Scotland

Are you ready for the ultimate sporting challenge in Scotland? Starting at dawn and focused on the target of a stag, salmon and brace of grouse in one day. To complete a Sporting Macnab is the ultimate acheivement in Scotland. Time of year Sept – Oct, dedicated guide/ gamekeeper and pro-photography. Assistance with gun permit application.

Orvis Endorsed Guides

Macnab challenge in Scotland

This is your chance to complete the Macnab challenge in Scotland. You will aim to stalk and shoot a deer, catch a salmon and bag a brace of Grouse all within daylight hours of a single day.

Your setting for this sporting feat, will be the beautiful Tay valley in Perthshire close to Edinburgh, accompanied by a gamekeeper and fishing guides amidst the most stunning scenery in Scotland.

We can also host this event in the Scottish Borders.

If you achieve this task, you will be presented with a “MacNab” certificate and a bottle single malt whisky. Your name will be added to our website and all Macnab’s will be part of a formal club.

Price for the day

£varies POA for a single gun/ rod per day

Included in this package

  • Fishing and hunting permits
  • Transport to /from your hotel in a land rover Defender 110
  • Professional Orvis Endorsed guidance/ and a gamekeeper to accompany the shooting
  • High end premium tackle an home tied salmon flies. If spinning is permitted we use Daiwa rods and Shimano reels with vision 110 lures – everything to maximise your chances of catching
  • Pro photographs of the day taken on Nikon FX format camera’s
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  • Gourmet packed lunch there will be no time for our usual elaborate lunch offering
  • A McNab certificate and a bottle of Single Malt for anyone who achieves the McNab
  • Clothing, footwear/ waders and sunglasses
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The history and origin of the Macnab

The Macnab Challenge is becoming the ultimate sporting challenge in Scotland. Inspired by the 1925 book “John Macnab” by John Buchan, who also famously wrote the spy thriller the 39 Steps. The story follows three protagonists, bored and seeking excitement. They decide to turn to poaching. The trio (Lawyer Sir Edward Leithen, Tory MP John Palliser-Yeates and the Earl of Lamancha) They turn up at a Scottish estate one summer and warn the owners they intend to poach a salmon or a stag from their land and return it to them undetected. The book follows their exploits to do so. A fantastic book and a must read if you haven’t already done so.