(Last updated: Monday 15th October)
The Salmon fishing season is now in the last full week finishing next Monday and the autumn is well underway on the mighty Tay in Perthshire, Scotland with far more typical weather conditions for the time of
year. We have had rain and cooler temperatures recently helping the fishing improve. The coming week is looking far more unsettled with ranges of temperatures. Catches have improved in recent weeks due to
cooler weather plus much more rain and a summer run has brought more fish into the river with just a hint of some autumn fish running however in lesser numbers giving far more optimism following disappointing
catch figures. The drop in temperature has also triggered off resident fish to become more active and make up a large proportion of the catch. Hopefully the current run will improve following the rain and give a
good last few days.
Currently the stunning autumn colours are now clearly evident and 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.
The river is a bit unsettled following rain over the weekend. It is at Caputh (3' 3) and similarly on the lower river (4'11) on the Ballathie gauge.
The Weather is looking a lot more autumnal for the coming week with varying temperatures and fairly unsettled at times. The warmer temperatures have disappeared fast to more typical weather patterns for October. The river has cooled helping matters with a current river temperature of just around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius for the start of the week. These are now typical temperatures for this time of year and will improve sport as it triggers off the resident fish to become more active and aggressive. Hopefully there might be a chance of a fish anywhere in the river.