The Macnab Challenge

Take on a MacNab challenge

The MacNab Challenge is an invigorating and rewarding sporting challenge. Whether you are ticking a MacNab off your bucket list or this is a regular event for you, we offer the chance to enjoy this unique experience in the wonderful Perthshire countryside.

What is a MacNab Challenge?

The MacNab derived from the famous "John MacNab" novel by John Buchan, published in 1925. The novel sees three successful but bored friends in their mid-forties decide to turn to poaching. They set up at a Scottish estate one summer and warn the neighbours they intend to poach a salmon or a stag from their land and return it to them undetected.

"Sir, I have the honour to inform you that I propose to kill a stag, or a salmon as the case may be, on your ground between midnight on…and midnight"

The challenge was born.

To the victor belong the spoils!

If you are successful bagging a MacNab, you will receive an engraved whiskey decanter or hip flask together with a bottle of single malt whiskey. We will also publish your accomplishment on our website.

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Please note that we will do our outmost to help you complete the MacNab Challenge but this cannot be guaranteed. Please also be aware that a MacNab is a difficult task at the best of times and weather conditions, time pressure, your own ability to shoot and fly fish might be a contributing factors for not succeeding with the challenge. We only have limited availability so please plan and book your MacNab well in advance.

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