Clubs and associations
There are many different clubs and associations on Tay system administering fishing for brown trout and where appropriate grayling and coarse fish. Each has its own stretch of water (river and/or loch) and is run by their own committee of knowledgeable anglers. Permit policies differ from club to club, but generally they offer daily, weekly and season tickets, with various discounts available for senior citizens, local residents and the young.
You can see a list of many of these clubs and associations, with links that show each club's waters and contact details by clicking here
The legal season for brown trout starts on 15th March and finishes on 6th October, but in practice some clubs restrict the season from 1st April to 30th September. Unlike salmon and sea trout which cannot be fished for on Sunday, it is legal to fish on Sundays for brown trout, but while some clubs do not allow Sunday fishing, many do. Many waters are fly only.
Spring fishing for trout is mostly with wet flies such as Greenwell's Glory, Snipe & Purple and March Brown, with hook sizes 12-14. As summer approaches, the dry fly starts to be used, with patterns like Blue Hen & Yellow, Dark Partridge & Yellow and again the Greenwell's Glory. As summer moves on, smaller flies are better with olives, iron blues and sedges coming into their own. Tackle should be light, especially the leader.