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Duncan Pepper

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Edinburgh, Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Activities


  • Guiding Experience

    7 years

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish

  • Awards

    Lonely Planet - greenest provider

  • Favorite Trip

    Trophy Trout Trip

Guide Bio

Get To Know Sahara Desert Guide Amar

Amar’s goal is to let you explore the best of Morocco by traveling into the southern country, to meet locals,  experience their life and traditions, and to support you with your Morocco Sahara Desert needs.
How did you get into your field?

Born in Merzouga Desert and as local from from this area, I was in contact with foreigners and working in Hotel Merzouga and guiding in Merzouga Sahara Desert during the studies holidays season.

How did you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?

With my experience working in hotels and 4 wheel driving around the sand dunes and the Merzouga areas it was a natural transition to become a guide.

What does a typical day look like for you?

On an average day, I meet people interested in getting informed about the regions, and an easy going/ great trip and looking for a good overall experience.

Have you got a certain style of guiding, or do you just run with it on the day?

It is very important to run with it on the day  to add more for a best and unforgettable experience…

What is the best part of your job?

Getting to Sahara Desert and enjoying the silence of Sahara and giving what we have and what we know to my guests, local traditions, cultures and nature…

What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on a tour or trip?

During a day/night camel ride over the sand dunes on our walk we were surprised with a desert fox getting into a well and having a hard to get out, it was a great experience for us to give the fox freedom again.

Every job has its ups and downs. Are there any aspects of your job that you don’t like or aren’t that keen on?

We enjoy all the nature and a good sunset, clear days and the wonderful Sahara Desert nights with the stars shining,  for me I feel down when nature doesn’t cooperate during a client’s visit on Sahara Desert; cloudy, windy and no stars.

In your view, what makes a good tour guide?

Experience, educated, knowledge about all your country’s cultures and traditions, social and close to people.

As an experienced guide yourself, can you explain what the benefits of hiring a guide are?

Guests will be informed and get the real information about all the country and make the trip easier.

Without giving away your secrets, tell us the types of things about your area/activity that only a guide would know.

The roads, the best places, and the best sightseeing points.

And finally, have you got any tips for people who are interested in booking a guide like yourself, but aren’t too sure what to look for?

I am here for any information needed and to support any body with planning his/her trip while they are figuring it out.



I love what I do and this makes me strive to be the best. I set up my company Fishinguide Scotland to blend my favourite hobby of fishing with my experience and expertise in teaching. Four years on and things are going very well, with many excellent days shared with my treasured guests. We take very good care of all of our customers, with all transport, permits, tackle, lunch, instruction, and photos of your trip provided. I’m a fully insured guide and qualified casting instructor, with First Aid training and full disclosure. Whether it’s Salmon, Trout, Pike or Salt water fishing, fly or lure, your in good hands with Fishinguide Scotland.

Duncan Pepper's Reviews

  • Gary Carivau

    Duncan provided and outstanding day of fishing for my two boys (16&12) and myself. Out of five stars I would give Duncan 5 stars. He was early to pick us up and provided a nice lunch also. My 12 year old caught the first two fish that were 6-8 pounds each! This was a highlight on our trip to Scotland. My 16 year old then caught a monster 15 pound Pike to out perform us all, what a thrill! We caught more than 14 fish total. This a great experience to see other parts of Scotland and experience it. This was a day of “catching” more than just “fishing”. If you would like to add a great day of fishing to your Scottish Holiday, Duncan is your man!
    Gary Carivau, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Fishinguide

    As seen on Trip Advisor :I’m going to make this short and simple. I have hired many fishing guide around the world. Duncan was the best by far! He is professional, knowledgeable, honest, and most important he put you on fish. I had a great experience fishing with Duncan and I highly recommend him. Thanks for the great experience and memories. Sam

  • Fishinguide

    As seen on TripAdvisor: “Pure, Unadulterated FUN” 5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014 Coming from a limited fishing background, I had an amazing time with Duncan and my family (and caught my first fish)! Duncan is professional, patient, and extremely knowledgeable about the entire Scottish ecosystem. He is always on time and is flexible to alter the trip to your specific needs. I highly recommend this as a part of any and every trip to Scotland, or even if you want to get away from the big city and enjoy a bit of nature! It was an amazing experience and I would use Fishinguide again!

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