Week Ending Saturday 09th September 2017
Four fish for our week which is less than we would expect at this time of year, especially when we have had such good water levels.
The highlight of the week was Tuesday when we had three fish for the Writer party with the best being an older hen fish from the March Pool at 18lbs. and the other fish were from the castle and grilse at 3lbs and 5lbs. On Wednesday it was the turn of the Writer party again with a tiny grilse from the House Pool - it might just have made 1.5lbs....So as we go into the week ahead we are hoping the water levels steady a bit as they have been a bit topsy-turvy in the last week or so which certainly doesn't help with the fishing. It's raining heavily as I write this (Sunday afternoon) so who knows what the river will be doing tomorrow?
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 with a lighter trace of 15lbs at this time of year. A good choice of lures will be Toby Salmo,Flying C's 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 a floating line with an intermediate polyleader as a minimum and ideally a slow sink polyleader as well. We dan't supply these but we have two good fishing shops nearby in Blairgowrie who will be able to help.
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 www.islamouth.co.uk
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