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“Great experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Edinburgh Falconry & Fishing

Edinburgh Falconry & Fishing
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Bonnyrigg
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Owner description: Falconry, fishing, hunting experience, Edinburgh. Falconry available October-March, Fishing all year. Pick up service, no experience needed. All welcome. We have hills, valleys, woods, moorland and rivers all around us. Excellent ground for our hawks and also some great fishing spots. Join our experts on a falconry or fishing trip and bring a camera to catch all the action. Both our activities can be tailored to suit your needs. We can go hiking up the hills or a gentle woodland walk. For an excellent Christmas/birthday present we have gift vouchers and dvds available.
Wingene, Belgium
1 review
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We had a wonderfull day travelling around with Mik and his mini-van.
The fishingtrip has been the best day of our whole journey to Schotland.
If we tell other people about our journey to Schotland then the first thing we talk about
is our fishexperience. It was back to basics, being one with nature, a peacefull environment,
not a typical touristtrip and well-organised!
Something we could really recommend!
Jade and Martin from Belgium

Visited July 2013
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Mik53, Owner at Edinburgh Falconry & Fishing, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Thank you for your review. I had a good time fishing with you on the Whiteadder Reservoir. It's a pity we never got a big trout, but the small ones were good on our barbecue. Hope you keep up with the fly fishing.

All the best

Mik
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“AWESOME EXPERIENCE AND NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Went out hunting for a couple of days with just the bird and one day the complete experience with the bird and the ferrets. Great to see nature as intended. Managed to have the falcon fly to me and obtained some awesome pictures a great day out that you will never forget.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Arthur M
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Mik53, Owner at Edinburgh Falconry & Fishing, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Thank you for your review about falconry trip. The last rabbit Kass caught should have escaped but she held on well with one foot. I am looking forward to your next trip with us and this time you can carry the ferrets if you wish.

All the best

Mik
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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Excellent Once in a life time experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

My daughter and I went on a falconry hunting experience with Wild Days. Mik, the owner, gave us an excellent day out. It was like being welcomed into the hidden world of stalkers and poachers. Its all legal of course. I felt like a child walking through the woods again with anticipation, being aware of the world around you in a new way, working in partnership with a bird of prey and ferrets to catch a Rabbit. Mik was great, we were part of everything straight away, holding the bird, releasing the ferrets, etc. I don't think there are many people like Mik around, who have been hunting like this since they were a child and let you come and join them. This is the real deal. Professional, humane and real. Do it. Its worth twice the price.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Darius N
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Mik53, Owner at Edinburgh Falconry & Fishing, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Thank you for your review on your Falconry experience. I had a great day out hunting with yourself and Megan. Scar and Kass behaved very well and it was good that you both got to fly them to your fist. I knew by your enthusiasm that you were having a great day, and we were all part of a successful team when Kass caught the rabbit at the end.

All the best

Mik
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Knowledgeable hunting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

I'd highly recommend a trip hunting with Kik and his lovely hawks doing what comes naturally.
The knowledge he has and love and care for the birds are first class.

Visited March 2013
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Mik53, Owner at Edinburgh Falconry & Fishing, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Thanks for your review. We had an excellent day with plenty of chases and also two rabbits caught. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

All the best

Mik
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Incredible experience and a rare opportunity!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Mik picked us up from our hotel in Edinburgh and took us a few miles away to a beautiful setting in a Scottish national park.
We learned about the hawks and best of all got to watch Kass hunt a rabbit. He also brought along his newest hawk, Sky. She is just learning to hunt and so we had an opportunity to watch how young hawks are trained.
It was exhilarating to handle the hawks and walk with them perched on our arms.
Mik and Ross are great teachers and clearly have a keen knowledge about hawks and are happy to share this with others.
Thank you Mik and Ross for one of the best experiences we've ever had.

Visited October 2013
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Mik53, Owner at Edinburgh Falconry & Fishing, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Thank you for your review about your falconry experience. We had a great day out with you both, considering our typical Scottish weather. Thank you for setting me up on Tripadvisor, photos and also for your business ideas. I appreciate them.

All the best

Mik
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