Meikleour and Upper Islamouth Latest Report

Last updated: Sunday 4th March

Week Ending Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Beast From the East!

Well what a week of weather that was! Snow, snow and more snow and freezing temperatures along with easterly winds was always going to make the fishing difficult. This wasn't helped by a very low water for the time of year and the water level finished up at 0.48m on the SEPA Caputh gauge.

All but two of our fishing parties postponed their fishing due to the weather so unsurprisingly the fishing effort was very light during the week and we only had kelts to show for our efforts. Now we are into March we hope and expect to see an increase in catches as runs traditionally increase at this time of year. It was the 15th March last year that Mr Moses had his 31lb'er in the House Pool and Calum had a 14lb'er earlier in the day and lost another. Fingers crossed then!

For the visiting angler, the River Tay can be a daunting experience but we are always on hand to help you throughout the day. You will probably want to bring both a spinning rod and a fly rod to give yourself the best chance of sport. Spinning reels should be loaded with 30lbs braid or 18lbs nylon at this time of year. A good choice of lures will be Toby Salmo and some 110 lures. If this sounds like a foreign language please don't hesitate to phone - we are here to help! For the fly angler you will want to come equipped with a variety of fly lines as well as polyleaders as well. The Triple D lines are always popular in the F/H/I or I/S2/S4 If this doesn't mean much to you please don't hesitate to phone for advice. We want to do our best to make sure you have a great days fishing and coming equipped for the conditions will give you the best possible chance of sport.

We offer boat and bank fishing at Meikleour. For the first time visitor it might be an idea to take a boat as you will be accompanied by a ghillie throughout your day who will try their hardest to give you the best chance of a fish and help to keep your spirits up during the day :-) If you prefer bank fishing, you will always be greeted personally by a ghillie on your arrival who will give you help as to the most appropriate tackle/flies/lures and they will suggest where you should fish to give you the best chance.

The stove is always on and the kettle is boiling.......

You can find more details about the beat on this site or on

In the meantime if you have any queries about fishing at Meikleour please don't hesitate to contact me on 07870 979 710.

All the very best, Calum

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