Salmon Fishing on the Tay

The River Tay is internationally renowned for its Atlantic salmon fishing. It is one of the best salmon rivers in the United Kingdom, indeed in the European Union. Anglers come to central Scotland from all over the world to fish here.

The Tay is the home of record fish including the largest ever rod caught salmon in Britain which was caught by Miss Georgina Ballantine in 1922, weighing 64lbs, and which remains the British Record.

The extensive river system comprises many smaller tributaries which are also excellent salmon fisheries and include the Earn, Isla, Ericht, Tummel, Garry, Dochart, Lyon and Eden.

Amid the splendid scenery of Perthshire, one of Scotland's most beautiful and enchanting counties, you'll also find huge highland lochs like Rannoch, Tay and Ericht, many smaller hill lochs and of number of reservoirs and still waters.


Fishing on the upper River Tay

Upper Farleyer, between Aberfeldy and Kenmore



Fishing on the River Tay

Spring salmon fishing on the Tay at Islamouth (Meikleour)




Cargill on the lower River Tay in Perthshire

Cargill on the lower River Tay in Perthshire



About this web site

Most of Tay's salmon beats are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.

In particular you have free, unlimited access to:
There is a host of information in the left hand menu to help you arrange your fishing on the Tay and its tributaries and organise your visit to Tayside.














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