(Last updated: Monday 10th September)
The Salmon fishing season now in September at the start of autumn on the mighty Tay in Perthshire, Scotland with far more autumnal weather conditions. We have had rain and cooler temperatures recently helping
the fishing improve. The coming week is looking similar with cooler temperatures and some rain. Catches have improved in recent weeks due to cooler weather and a summer run seems to be happening however in
lesser numbers giving far more optimism following disappointing catch figures. The Tay has the largest flow of any river in the country and although low, still has enough water to attract fish in. Hopefully the
current run will improve following the rain and trigger off some more good weeks.
On the nature front the Sand Martins, Swifts and Swallows are in the skies with their young, Ospreys are being seen in numbers but are all about to start migrating away in the weeks to come, Ducks, Dippers and Sand Martins have broods of young on the river banks and you could see the flash of a Kingfisher if you are lucky, it is truly always magical to be salmon fishing in Perthshire on the banks of the silvery Tay and a salmon would be a bonus.
Currently the river is settled and much lower. It is at Caputh (4") and similarly on the lower river (6") on the Ballathie gauge.
The Weather is looking a bit more autumnal for the coming week with cooler temperatures and some more rain. The warmer temperatures are disappearing fast to more typical weather patterns for September. The river has cooled helping matters with a current river temperature of around 58 degrees Fahrenheit or 14.5 degrees Celsius for the start of the week. These are now typical temperatures for this time of year but hopefully rain will cool it further and improve sport. Hopefully there might be a chance of a fresh fish anywhere in the river.