Meikleour and Upper Islamouth

Location

Kinclaven, 4 miles upstream of Stanley



Summary

Five year average: 192 salmon/grilse

1.7 miles double bank beat, with 14 pools. 2 ghillies, 2 boats and 2 huts. Max number rods: 8, 2 on each boat and 4 bank rods.
Price range: £25 - £165 ex. VAT per rod.

Boat Fishing ticket: The price is per rod but you have to buy two rods. Depending on the conditions you can enjoy fly-fishing or spinning from the anchored boat or harling if the river is high. You will be guided all day by your ghillie.

Bank Fishing ticket: bank or wading without a personal ghillie. At the start of the day a ghillie will give you a map of the pools and will advise you on the best suited places to fish and tackle depending on the conditions.


Description

Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House is a picturesque double bank beat set in the stunning grounds of Meikleour House. The beat commences at the junction of the Tay & Isla Rivers and extends for approximately 1.7 miles upstream. It is perhaps for the Islamouth and Castle Pools that we are most famous and to follow the path to these pools is to follow in the footsteps of many angling greats. We welcome the expert and novice alike and can provide tuition if required.

Our 14 named pools can offer fly fishing and spinning from both bank and boat, as well as harling when conditions allow. Bank fishing is without a personal ghillie, however a ghillie will be available at the start of the day to show you the best places. Boat fishing is for a minimum of two rods.

Pools such as the March Pool, Boxwood Bush, House Pool, Apple Haugh and Islamouth offer great sport in high water levels, while in lower water you can fish the Tunnel Stream, Tunnel Hole, Boxwood Boils, Cormorant Tree and Castle Pools.

We have fly and spinning rods available for guests to use and our head ghillie Calum McRoberts is always happy to advise in advance of your trip on the best tackle for the conditions.

Our newly renovated Ferry Cottage boathouse is spacious and extremely well appointed, with a kitchen, a large oak banquet table, stove and WC. The Meikleour House fishing hut is a little gem that can be booked at no extra cost for private parties.

We can also arrange for accommodation at our renowned inn The Meikleour Arms. Since summer 2014 the hotel offers four charming one and two bedroom cottages, conveniently located a stone's throw away from the river.




Scotland/Tay Beat


Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
January131211.63
February233343.03
March12616131612.69
April142526221620.615
May113324371423.84
June106326510.021
July2591201313.612
August213721242926.423
September424717173231.021
October498268183049.414
Total187251180182160192.0125

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
January0-0020.52
February0-0000.01
March0-0010.30
April0-0000.00
May0-1401.32
June0-0200.59
July2-0031.32
August0-2000.54
September0-1121.02
October0-1100.51
Total2-5885.823

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Meikleour Estate Office
Meikleour House
Meikleour
PERTH
PH2 6EA

Tel 01250 883424

Fax 01250 883309

Email: fishing@islamouth.co.uk