Ballathie

Location

Lower Tay, 3 miles upstream of Stanley



Summary

Two double-bank beats, 1.25 miles total
Fished on alternate days by 6 rods
2 ghillies, 2 boats, 1 hut per beat
Price: £35 per day to end March.

2017 Ballathie anglers will fish the Lower Beat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the Upper Beat on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Description

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. Ballathie alternates with Cargill.

There are two ghillies, George and Garry, who are themselves expert anglers, to help you understand the beat, help you with your fishing skills, and hopefully help you catch a fish. There are two boats and a fishing hut on each beat.

In terms of character at the top end Ballathie starts with the Bridge Stream, a long stream which is ideal for flyfishing which can be fished in almost all heights of water. As there is deep water close in this stretch is easy to fish. Thereafter the water flattens out and it flows over what might best be described as a shelf of sandstone rock which carries on for nearly half a mile. This is highly deceptive water though because under the apparently placid surface strong tongues of flow have worn deep holes into the ledges of rock producing some of the most attractive lies for salmon on the Tay. Especially in lower water conditions salmon pack into this water and can be quite easily fished for by spinner or fly. Pools with such evocative names as the Pot Shot, Rumbling Stone, Clocksden and the Cradle have produced some of the greatest catches on the Tay.

The best catches are normally made in the autumn but if the water is low good catches can be made at all times of the year.

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Scotland/Tay Beat


Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
January010100.42
February340222.24
March1225106912.410
April62317121013.622
May21149141514.630
June163210122118.231
July343818172426.225
August417454123443.034
September7012244394664.233
October11713453362272.415
Total320467215151183267.2206

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
January000000.01
February000000.00
March000000.01
April000100.20
May002000.41
June200031.01
July101200.80
August004201.20
September010020.60
October000000.00
Total317554.24

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More information

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Contact Details

Iain Wood
Atholl Sporting
Mob 07835 444717

Ballathie House Hotel
Gail Schofield
Kinclaven
Stanley
Perthshire
PH1 4QN

Tel: 01250 883268
Fax: 01250 883396
Email: email@ballathiehousehotel.com