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Job Role: Ghillie


Deveronside Fishings & Lodges is seeking an enthusiastic and conscientious Ghillie to join our team full-time, though seasonal employment may be considered. 


The role will include accompanying angling guests, river and bank maintenance, coordinating these jobs with others in the team and general estate maintenance.

The successful applicant will report to the owner and will work alongside a second ghillie and part-time members of the team.


Essential skills and experience

  • Hardworking and positive attitude

  • Passion for the river, fishing and the environment

  • Previous ghillying experience

  • Good communication skills

  • Motivated individual who will use initiative and can work alone as well as part of a team

  • Someone who takes pride in their work

  • Can work well as part of the existing team

  • Full driving licence

  • Good level of physical fitness for maintenance work and tasks on varying terrain

  • Competent with machinery and river maintenance equipment


Non-essential but desirable skills and experience

  • Fishing tutor qualification

  • PA6 certificate for spraying

  • Shotgun/firearms licence

  • Basic computer skills


Notes of interest

  • 6 day week during fishing season

  • Tied accommodation and work vehicle provided

  • Starting February 2023

  • Competitive salary in line with experience


Examples of roles within the job

  • Accompanying angling guests – providing advice and assistance on all fishing activity

  • Providing fishing tuition, to individuals and as part of fishing event days

  • Strimming

  • Mowing

  • Hogweed spraying

  • Fishing hut maintenance

  • Bank maintenance

  • Bird counts

  • General DIY, as necessary


The lists above are not exhaustive and where necessary training will be provided.


How to Apply

For further information, or to apply please send your CV with 2 references to

Deadline for applications is 21st October 2022

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