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This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Monday 11th February)

The river Tay has seen out January and goes into February with a bit more optimism following a large spate from storm Eric. It has been a reasonably quiet start to the season with settled good low water heights but cold. In the past week there has also been a few more catches encouraging everyone. Hopefully settled weather over the coming weeks will give everyone a chance of landing a spring "Bar of Silver" and even possibly a fish of a lifetime with some three winter salmon arriving.

Beat catches reported
(week ending 9th February)
SALMON & GRILSE: Taymount 1, Ballathie 1, Cargill 1, Islamouth 1, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 1, Glendelvine 1, Newtyle 2, Farleyer Upper 1.
Total: 9 Largest: Farleyer Upper 18lbs

Last week saw an improvement in catches recorded with a few small runs working up the system. It is early in the season but after a good spate expectation should be far better for next week.
The week got off to a better start with 3 fish recorded on Monday giving everyone heart. Islamouth recorded another fish at 8 pounds for James Redmond in the Ash Tree after their outstanding start the previous week, a slightly smaller one was caught at Taymount and an 18 pounds fish came from Upper Farleyer.
Wednesday saw another 4 fish recorded with the largest coming from Glendelvine weighing 17 pounds. It was caught from the boat by Magnus Gloak on a Kynock. Cargill caught their first of the season, again from the boat with Dean McGeaver landing his first ever salmon. Newtyle had an early day to remember with a couple of fish landed up to 16 pounds. David Gardner landed the first one from the Ferry pool weighing 7 pounds from the bank then the second one came from the Steps again from the bank weighing 16 pounds.
Thursday saw the only other fish caught in the week landed at Ballathie from Rumbling Stone in the boat by Howard Lane weighing 13 pounds.
Friday and Saturday were washed out by Storm Eric however Upper Islamouth and Meikleour defied the odds with a 14 pounds fish from the mouth of the Isla on a Rapala. The prospects should be much better for the coming week.
The presentation of the Redford Trophy has been made to Ian Davie for his opening day fish caught at Stobhall with Robert Jamieson, George McInnes and Arnot McWhinnie in attendance.
The Spring Salmon fishing was well and truly underway after all the excitement of opening day's celebrations. It has been a quiet start but let us hope the season lives up to every one's expectations over the coming weeks and months and when you visit the Tay you catch a fish of a lifetime. Tight lines!

If you have any news or pictures of catches or experiences on the Tay and you would like to share them please email me on robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com to be included in the reports.


Beat catches reported
(week ending 9th February)
SALMON & GRILSE: Taymount 1, Ballathie 1, Cargill 1, Islamouth 1, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 1, Glendelvine 1, Newtyle 2, Farleyer Upper 1.
Total: 9 Largest: Farleyer Upper 18lbs
SEA TROUT: None reported
TROUT: None reported

Salmon fishing on the River Tay, Perthshire, Scotland

The 2016 Malloch Trophy winner Tom Bonniwell with FishPal's Mark Cockburn, Marina Gibson and the Fishpal Malloch trophy

Season so far

If you have any news or pictures of catches or experiences on the Tay and you would like to share them please email me on robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com to be included in the reports.

Catches reported to us were:

January
SALMON & GRILSE: Stobhall 1, Ballathie 1, Findynate 1, Portnacraig Pitlochry 1. Total: 4
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 1, Taymount 1. Total: 2


Recent catches

Salmon fishing on the River Tay, Perthshire, Scotland
James Armstrong with his 24lb springer off Loch Tay with Grant Tigwell of Loch Tay Fishin Trips and returned safely



















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