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(Website)

Tay System

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Almondmouth  (FishTay Page)

Almondmouth
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Almondmouth is one of the most prolific beats on the Tay. It is located right on the high tide limit at Perth and every salmon entering the Tay must pass through it.

Waulkmill  (FishTay Page)

Waulkmill
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

The Waulkmill Beat forms the lower part of that stretch of river formerly known as the Lower Scone Salmon Fishings.

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Lower Redgorton Website

Lower Redgorton
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

A timeshared beat which alternates with Waulkmill. Consists of 1.35 miles of some of the finest water on the Tay. Rods do become available if timeshare owners are unable to fish their weeks.

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Luncarty (FishTay Web Page)

Luncarty
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Luncarty Pool is small beat of about half-a-mile long. It fishes well in high water but has proved a good resting place in low water as well.

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Fishponds (FishTay Web Page)

Fishponds (FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

The Fishponds beat forms the upper part of that stretch of the river formerly known as the Lower Scone Salmon Fishings.

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Benchil and Pitlochrie (FishTay Web Page)

Benchil and Pitlochrie
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Benchil and Pitlochrie are amongst the most attractive beats on the Tay. Famous for great spring catches in the past but now most productive in the autumn.

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Upper Scone Website

Upper Scone
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

This famous and spectacular lower Tay beat, about six miles north of Perth, consisting of 23 named pools over two miles is divided into upper and lower beats.

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Catholes and Luncarty (FishTay Page)

Catholes
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Catholes is situated about 7 miles from the tidal reaches at the upper part of the village of Stanley. The beat extends downstream from Stanley Weir and was once one of the most famous spring beats on the river.

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Burnmouth (Fish Tay)

Burnmouth
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

The Burnmouth & Catholes fishings extend for approximately one mile of double bank fishing with 19 pools and are situated immediately below the Campsie Linn, the main temperature barrier of the river.

Stobhall (FishTay Web Page)

Stobhall
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Stobhall is one of the finest beats on the River Tay. It is subdivided into two beats, Upper and Lower Stobhall which Stobhall anglers fish on alternate days.

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Taymount (FishTay Web Page)

Taymount
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Taymount is one of the most legendary beats on the River Tay. It is subdivided into two beats, Upper and Lower, which Taymount anglers fish on alternate days, alternating with Stobhall.

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Ballathie (FishTay Web Page)

Ballathie
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Ballathie is one of the best known and one of the most productive beats on the Tay. It is subdivided into two double-bank beats, Upper and Lower which Ballathie anglers fish on alternate days.

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Carghill Website

Cargill
(FishTay Page)

Lower River Tay

Cargill is one of the most productive and best known beats on the Tay. The beat is divided into two double bank beats, upper and lower Cargill which are fished on alternate days.

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Islamouth Website

Islamouth
/Meikleour
(Website)

Lower River Tay

This is a mile and a quarter double bank beat which often produces the best catches of the whole river. There is a roomy and secure boathouse with full facilities where lunch can be taken.

Meikleour House Website

Meikleour House
(Website)

Middle River Tay

The Meikleour House Beat runs for a mile and a half both upstream and down from the house, on both banks of the river. Although offering some excellent fly fishing, spinning is acceptable and indeed encouraged in high water.

Kercock Website

Kercock
(FishTay Page)

Middle River Tay

The Kercock Fishings lie immediately upstream of Meikleour House fishings and Islamouth, and now provide two and a quarter miles of double bank fishing with 14 named pools, including the famed GeanTree, Dungeon, Garden and Cottage Stream Pools.

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Baldarroch (FishTay Web Page)

Baldarroch
(FishTay Page)

Middle River Tay

As the Tay leaves Dunkeld, it broadens out into quieter water, and as it reaches Baldarroch, it is at one of its widest points before becoming tidal.

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Murthly 1 (FishTay Web Page)

Murthly 1
(FishTay Page)

Middle River Tay

Murthly Beat 1 is one of the best fly fishing waters on the Tay. There are two separate beats the Upper Beat and the Lower Beat.

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Stenton (FishTay Web Page)

Stenton
(FishTay Page)

Middle River Tay

This is one of the most picturesque beats on the River Tay with seven superbpools offering the fly fisherman sport the whole length of the beat. The beat fishes well in all heights of water, from late spring and summer into the autumn.

Murthly 2 (FishTay Web Page)

Murthly 2
(FishTay Page)

Middle River Tay

Murthly Beat 2 is one of the best beats on the Tay. For flyfishing it has few equals. There are two separate beats the Upper Beat and Stenton which are fished on alternate days.

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Newtyle Website

Newtyle
(Website)

Middle River Tay

This beats offers quality Middle Tay salmon fishing with excellent high- and low-water fly fishing. Spinning is permitted under the guidance of the Head Ghillie. Our Victorian-style fishing hut is probably the one with most character of all the Tay huts, with a welcoming coal fire for the cooler months.

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Dunkeld House (Bank) (FishTay Web Page)

Dunkeld House
(FishTay Page)

 

Dunkeld House Fishings is one of the most scenic beats on the Middle Tay. Situated immediately above Dunkeld's Old Tay Bridge, the beat boasts 14 named pools, with fishing available on both banks.

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Dalguise  Website

Dalguise
(Website)

Middle River Tay

The Dalguise beat is situated about 2 miles downstream of the confluence of the Tay and the Tummel and extends to over 1¼ miles of double bank fishing on the MiddleTay. Dalguise provides excellent salmon fishing for a maximum of six rods with one boat and a ghillie. There are 9 main pools on this remarkably consistent beat, and access along the river bank is good. There is also an excellent fishing hut overlooking the middle of the beat.

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Lower Kinnaird Website

Lower Kinnaird
(FishTay Page)

Middle River Tay

The Lower Kinnaird beat is 2 miles double bank fishing, and starts with the junction of the Tay and Tummel rivers. Junction Pool, Ferry Stream, Swimming Pool, Island Stream, Green Bank, Ash Trees, New Pool, Fir Trees, Kindallachan and Guay Pool are the best pools on the beat. It ranks as one of the best fly beats on the entire Tay system and Lower Kinnaird fishing has had the pleasure of accommodating members of the royal family in years past.

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Upper Kinnaird  Website

Upper Kinnaird
(FishTay Page)

Middle River Tay

It is approximately 2 miles long and consists of some very slow deep water. The best pool is the Newton pool which is 55ft at it's deepest. A boat can always be worked trolling at all heights on this beat. From the bank the most productive methods are spinning and worming. The lower section is fished 6 days a week and consists of approximately half a mile of Tay water and half a mile of Tummel water.

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Edradynate Website

Edradynate (FishTay Page)

Upper River Tay

The beat consists of 1 mile single (left) bank fishing plus one mile double bank fishing. The beat contains the legendary Church Pool, a long deep holding pool, perhaps the best on the Upper Tay and long famed for producing monsters. The beat contains a mixture of strong flowing pools like the Church Pool and some faster streams. Both fly and spinner are probably required to get the best out of the beat, especially with higher water, but there are some excellent runs for the fly.

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Findynate (FishTay Page)

Findynate
(FishTay Page)

Upper River Tay

The Findynate Fishing's are noted as being one of the most attractive stretches of fly water on the upper Tay set in the beautiful scenery of highland Perthshire.

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Upper Farleyer Website

Upper Farleyer
(FishTay Page)

Upper River Tay

The Upper Farleyer beat is one of the best beats on the Upper Tay. It comprises of single (left) bank fishing commencing at the junction of the Tay and the Lyon and extending 1.25 miles downstream, opposite the Bolfracks beat.

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Bolfracks

Bolfracks
(FishTay Page)

Upper River Tay

Bolfracks is one of the most productive beats on the Upper Tay and is an absolutely charming place to fish. It is subdivided into two single-bank beats, the Upper and Lower Beats which are fished on alternate days by the Bolfracks Syndicate and Day Ticket anglers.

Taymouth (Kenmore) (Fishingnet Page)

Taymouth (Kenmore)
(Fishingnet Page)

Upper River Tay

Fishing on the Kenmore Beat starts at the Kenmore Bridge and offers double bank fishing on four named pools to the Chinese Bridge. Salmon fishings are let by the Kenmore Hotel.

Loch Tay Fish 'N' Trips Website

Loch Tay Fish 'N' Trips
(Website)

Loch Tay

Loch Tay Fish n' Trips offers guided salmon fishing on Loch Tay with ghillie, Grant Tigwell. The boat operates from Killin and trolls for salmon on the west end of the loch, which is by far the best part of the loch.

Falls of Dochart

Falls of Dochart (FishTay Page)

Loch Tay The Falls of Dochart Inn at Killin offers guided salmon fishing on the western end of Loch Tay. The ghillie, Bill Hill, is always among the top catches, if not the top catcher on the loch.
Highland Lodges Website

Highland Lodges
(Website)

Loch Tay

The Location of Loch Tay Highland Lodges at Milton Morenish makes it ideal for fishing on both the middle and western beats of the loch. Salmon taken from the loch over recent years have been increasing in both quality and numbers, the largest being slightly in excess of 40lbs.

Lower Aberuthven

Lower Aberuthven
(FishTay Page)

River Earn

The Lower Aberuthven beat is on the Earn half a mile east of Aberuthven village. The beat is one mile long and has seven main hlding pools depending on river height.

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Lochlane and Laggan (FishTay Page)

Lochlane and Laggan
(FishTay Page)

River Earn

Lochlane and Laggan fishings offer some of the very best fly fishing to be found on the River Earn.

  Auchterarder Angling Club

River Earn

 
Trinity Gask 

Trinity Gask
(Website)

River Earn

The Trinity Gask Fishing Syndicate controls approximately 5 miles of excellent single bank Salmon & Sea Trout fishing on the River Earn near Auchterarder.

Members Only

Kinkell Bridge

Kinkell
(Website)

River Earn

The Kinkell Beat is a lovely middle beat on the River Earn, by Auchterarder in Perthshire Scotland. It offers fishing for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling.

Crieff Angling Club

Crieff Angling Club
(Website)

River Earn

Crieff Angling Club controls three beats on the River Earn: Upper Strowan, Braidhaugh, and Drummond Castle which together cover some 5 miles of the river, mostly both banks. Permit is by Day Ticket or Club Membership.

Coupar Grange Website

Coupar Grange
(Website)

River Isla

With sixteen named pools and runs, the five year average for springers to the end of May is around 160 fish and the summer salmon and grilse take the yearly average to over 400 fish. Fly fishing accounts for 80% of the fish but spinning also does well. Certain areas are reserved for fly only fishing. A ghillie can be arranged for fishers unfamiliar with the water.

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Cray Website

Cray
(Website)

River Ericht, Lower Shee Water

There’s fishing for trout and salmon almost on the doorstep. The salmon fishing season on Shee Water and Black Water (Glenshee) is from 15 April to 15 October. Loch trout fishing is also available on a couple of local lochs.

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Finegand Website

Finegand
(Website)

River Shee

The River Shee running through Finegand "the Ericht is the jewel in the crown of the Tay system and Finegand is the jewel of the Ericht". The Shee Water, which is the head waters of the river Ericht and a tributary of the Tay provides exciting salmon fishing, where sport can be expected to come thick

East Haugh Website East Haugh
(Website)
River Tummel The East Haugh beat is an excellent fly fishing beat on the River Tummel just downstream from Pitlochry. It can fish particularly well in the middle to late spring of the year.
Pitlochry Angling Club  Website

Lower Tummel
(Website)

River Tummel

The Lower Tummel Beat extends from Moulinearn to Ballinluig, and can be fished from either bank. It can fish well for grilse in summer, by fly or spinner. Four anglers per day.

Portnacraig  Website

Portnacraig
(Website)

River Tummel

The River Tummel is a large river, noted for its spring salmon, and also with runs of summer salmon and grilse. The Portnacraig Beat extends from a marker post about 100 metres below Pitlochry Dam down to the bottom of Milton of Fonab Caravan Site, and is from the south bank only.

Ruan Ruarie  Website

Ruan Ruarie (Website)

River Garry

The River Garry is a medium sized, spate river. The Ruan Ruarie Beat is at the Pass of Killiecrankie. East bank only. Four anglers per day. Salmon have to ascend the Pitlochry Salmon Ladder at Pitlochry Dam to reach the beat. Generally sufficient have done so by late April to make fishing worthwhile. From then on to the end of the season, the beat can provide excellent fishing for the runs of summer salmon and grilse. Advance booking recommended.

 Pitlochry Boating  WebsiteStation

Pitlochry Boating Station
(Website)

Loch Faskally

Loch Faskally gets on average 5500 salmon passing through its waters each year, which makes it a fantastic loch for salmon fishing. In total we have 17 fishing boats ranging from 12ft - 15ft long all of which can be supplied with 4 Hp outboard motors and fishing rod holders. At Pitlochry Boating Station you can also hire fishing rods and tackle from our small fishing tackle counter.

South Chesthill (FishTay Page)

South Chesthill
(FishTay Page)

River Lyon

These fishings encompass the Inverinain, Chesthill and Culdaremore beats of the River Lyon amongst beautiful scenery.

Meggernie (FishTay Page)

Meggernie (FishTay Page)

River Lyon

The river running through the estate provides some exceptionally attractive scenery and it has to be admitted that many of our present fishing tenants who have been returning for many years come to enjoy the scenery and tranquility and the fishing is taken as a bonus.

Eden AA (FishTay Page)

Eden AA (FishTay Page)

River Eden

Nearly all of the publicly available fishing on the river Eden is controlled by the Eden Angling Association. Their fishings consist of approximately 15 miles of mainly double bank fishing extending from about 4 miles from the river head to the sea at St. Andrews.

 
   


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