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Ballathie

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Overview

Ballathie is one of the best known and one of the most productive beats on the Tay. It is subdivided into two double-bank beats, Upper and Lower which Ballathie anglers fish on alternate days. Ballathie alternates with Cargill.

Head ghille Garry, is an expert angler and will help you to understand the beat, help you with your fishing skills, and hopefully help you catch a fish. There are two boats and a fishing hut on each beat.

In terms of character at the top end Ballathie starts with the Bridge Stream, a long stream which is ideal for flyfishing which can be fished in almost all heights of water. As there is deep water close in this stretch is easy to fish. Thereafter the water flattens out and it flows over what might best be described as a shelf of sandstone rock which carries on for nearly half a mile. This is highly deceptive water though because under the apparently placid surface strong tongues of flow have worn deep holes into the ledges of rock producing some of the most attractive lies for salmon on the Tay. Especially in lower water conditions salmon pack into this water and can be quite easily fished for by spinner or fly. Pools with such evocative names as the Pot Shot, Rumbling Stone, Clocksden and the Cradle have produced some of the greatest catches on the Tay.

The best catches are normally made in the autumn but if the water is low good catches can be made at all times of the year.

In 2024 Ballathie anglers will fish the Upper Beat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the Lower Beat on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIRD PARTY GUIDES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT BALLATHIE.


Max rods/permits
6
Ghillies
2
5 year average
149.8

Catches

Atlantic salmon

Last 7 days: 11 (Largest: 15lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 0
Feb 2 0 0 0 1 0.6 3
Mar 3 2 2 1 4 2.4 2
Apr 10 0 8 4 2 4.8 1
May 5 0 6 4 1 3.2 4
Jun 8 0 14 18 14 10.8 14
Jul 14 17 15 22 28 19.2 34
Aug 22 31 34 28 36 30.2 0
Sep 19 30 49 44 51 38.6 0
Oct 14 24 64 73 24 39.8 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 98 104 192 194 161 149.8 58

Sea trout

Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 0 0 1 5 1 1.4 0
Jun 0 0 0 4 0 0.8 2
Jul 0 0 1 4 2 1.4 3
Aug 0 0 0 2 1 0.6 0
Sep 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
Oct 0 0 0 3 2 1 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 2 18 11 6.2 5

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Facilities & information

Facilities

Bank fishing

Boat fishing available

Hut

Refreshments

W.C.

Rod sharing allowed

Fish

Atlantic salmon

Sea trout

Food

Gas hob

Microwave

Recreations

Pub (a short drive)

Arrival information & directions

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