Yesterday's Catches - Today's River Levels - Tomorrow's Availability

Newsletter - July 2016

With only 12 weeks remaining for this season. Don't leave it too late before booking your back end fishing - find fishing.

So far this season the counter at the Pitlochry dam has recorded 5,026 fish. Anglers fishing the river have caught over 2000 fish so far this season up to 34lbs.

If you need any help with arranging your fishing trip to the River Tay, including Where to Stay and Guide recommendations please give Tom a ring in the office on 01573 470612.

Tight lines
Anne Woodcock
anne@fishpal.com

Meikleour Fishing


First salmon at 8lbs for Gaelle Courtois from France.

Calum McRoberts reports "Plenty of grilse seen moving through the beat which is very encouraging.

Mr Speare lost a fish on the spinner first cast in the House Pool and went on to land his first fish on the fly from the same pool just before lunch. He caught a second fish weighing 10lbs in the afternoon on the Rapala with another three fish hooked and lost, so clearly a few about today!"


Fiona Guest playing her fish at the March Pool.

Meikleour 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 they are most famous. The beat has 14 named pools offers the visiting angler fly fishing and spinning from the bank and boat - read more.

The estate can also arrange for accommodation and food at the renowned inn The Meikleour Arms. If you like the intimacy of home, but the convenience of an hotel, then the Walled Garden Cottages are perfect. If you are looking for even greater comfort and something more intimate, the East Wing of Meikleour House is available as a short term let - read more.

August Fishing Course

Only two places are now left on the very popular course with Gary Scott. The two day course includes fishing on Dunkeld beat with tuition and accommodation on a DBB basis.

The summer course starts on Thursday 25th August. Please contact Gary for more information on 07734 387775

Aberfeldy Show And Games

In August each year the lovely little Highland Perthshire town of Aberfeldy comes alive with The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering - read more.

Scone Palace Fishing


21 lber. Two fish at 11 pound and one at 5 lbs, should have been more.

Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland's most important stately homes. It has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace and grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions - read more.

Stay at the Palace and enjoy a unique and memorable experience. Located in the North West aspect of the Palace, the beautifully appointed Balvaird apartment provides 5 star, luxury accommodation for up to 6 guests - read more.

Fish for salmon on the estates water which offers a wide variety of fishing under the expert guidance of Iain Kirk - read more.

Fortingall Art Exhibition

This exhibition runs until Sunday 7th August and features over 30 local artists, exhibiting painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and furniture - read more.

Tay Salmon Flies Special Offer

Tay Beats To Try

Coupar Grange beat enjoys 2 miles of double bank fishing across 12 pools and produces some of the best catches on the whole Tay system with 75% of fish caught on the fly. Spinning works well in higher water - read more.

The renowned Lower Kinnaird beat is arguably the most prolific fly fishing beat on the entire middle Tay. The beat extends 2 miles downstream and incorporates some of the best 'holding' fly water on the Tay - read more.


Chris from Australia with a 7 lb grilse, Dunkeld Fishing.

The lightly fished Delvine & Burnbane beat is consistently producing fish. There is some classic streamy fly water for fly fishing from the bank or wading - read more.

During the summer months thrilling sport is provided by grilse running the Isla, with considerable numbers recorded on Kethick Mains. But if bigger fish are sought, then September and October can provide both numbers and size with the arrival of the main later run of fish that will spawn in the Isla itself - read more.

If you need any help with arranging your fishing trip to the River Tay please give Tom a ring in the office on 01573 470612.

Benchil Catches


Second fish for Malcolm Anderson last weekend.

Malcolm Anderson wrote "Benchil beat on the Tay gave me a second fish two Saturday's in a row. He who is ready just sometimes gets the fish.

Many thanks to Bob for looking after us again, great company and loads of laughs. Some bigger fish about and looking very positive to get out there and have a cast. Also if these fish keep on coming in it could be a very good Autumn" - find fishing.


Summer salmon can't resist a Park Feeler fly

Benchil offers an excellent opportunity for fly fishing in lower water especially in the attractive pools of the Long Shot, Little Shot and Lundie - read more.

Royal Dunkeld

The Royal Dunkeld beer garden is the place to be after a day on the river. You will be spoilt for choice in the restaurant, bar, bistro and beer garden all serving food and drink. They boast probably the best meal in town - read more.

Events during August at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel. Listen to the magical sound of the accordion on Monday 8th & 28th August at 8.30pm. Test your knowledge on their quiz night Sunday 24th August - for more information visit the Facebook page.

House of Bruar Vacancy

Are you a keen Angler with a background in retail or just passionate about fishing? House of Bruar are currently recruiting for either a permanent full time or part time Sales Assistant for their Fishing Department.

With customer service at the heart of the business; you will take pride in delivering great service and ensuring that the ever growing customer base has their fishing tackle needs meet from the single fly to the most exclusive tackle brands - read more.

Fishing Report



Farquhar Murray caught his biggest fly caught salmon on Newtyle Beat yesterday.

Salmon and the odd grilse were landed throughout last week. Another steady productive week with around 100 fish landed and the biggest recorded at just under 20 pounds - read more.

Whatever the height of the river, beats on the Tay system have something to offer every angler regardless of age and ability. Whether you are looking for fly water thats tests your casting ability to water which will reward those with stealth, perseverance and patience, the Tay and its tributaries has it all - find Tay fishing.

You can now receive daily updates from the river for latest catches and river levels during the day by email - read more.

Don't forget to add your Tay fish to the new Your Photos page - read more.