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Cargill is one of the best known and one of the most productive beats on the Tay. The beat is subdivided into two double bank beats, Upper and Lower, which anglers fish on alternate days. Cargill alternates with Ballathie.
In 2022 Cargill anglers will fish
The Upper Beat on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
The lower Beat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Week 1 to week 11 there will be one Ghillie on the beat.
Week 12 onwards you will be accompanied by two Ghillies.
There are two boats and a well appointed fishing hut on each beat with heating, hot and cold running water, cooking facilities and WC.
Fly Fishing Tuition. Salmon fishing packages are available for those wishing to try salmon fishing, to the more experienced angler wanting technical help and intensive tuition through a full programme of learning to Speycast and how to fish for salmon with double handed rods.
The character of the Cargill starts on the upper beat with the Bridge Stream, this is ideal for fly fishing, a long stream which can be fished in almost any height of water. As there is deep water close in this stretch is easy to fish. Moving down the beat the water flattens out and flows over what might be best described as a shelf of sandstone rock which runs for nearly half a mile. This is highly deceptive though because under the apparently placid surface strong tongues of flow have worn deep holes in to 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 spinning or fly. Pools with such evocative names as the Pot Shot, Rumbling Stone, Cobble Croy, Clocksden and the Cradle have produced some of the greatest catches on the Tay.
If the water is low good catches can be made at all times of the year.
Cargill adopts the Tay District Salmon Fishery Board Conservation Measures and anglers are reminded to follow these at all times.
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CONDITIONS OF LET RESERVATIONS
The proprietor lets the rights of fishing only and does not accept responsibility for the natural hazard and adverse climatic conditions out with their control affecting the catching of Salmon. The Client should take out insurance to cover for flooding or adverse weather conditions where they are not able to fish. The Proprietor will not offer any other days to cover the days lost due to weather / river conditions.
The proprietors accept no responsibility for loss or damage to tenant’s property from whatever cause arising, nor for any injury to the tenant or any member of the fishing party. In the interest of safety no alcohol should be offered or given to the Ghillie during the fishing period. The proprietors accept no liability for personal fishing accidents, they strongly recommend that all anglers, whether in the boat or on the bank, should wear lifejackets.
Any records of catches submitted to prospective tenants are as received from the proprietors and the agent, while believing them to be correct, does not accept responsibility for their accuracy.
PERMITS On the first day of let the tenant will be provided with a written permit complying with the Salmon Fishery Acts. It will indicate how many rods are authorised. This permit must be produced on demand from a police officer or duly appointed Fishery Board Bailiff. The tenant is responsible for the fishing party at all times when fishing. Should the tenant not be present at any time a person must be nominated to take charge of the party.
FISHING METHODS Fishing with prawns, shrimps or any part thereof is banned at all times. Fishing with worms is banned until 1st June Ghillies The rent includes the services of a Ghillie Where the lets are made up of more than one party, the services of the single boatmen are shared. The tenant is not permitted to hire or engage any additional boatmen or boats other than those provided by the proprietor. In the interest of safety the Ghillie decision on when it is not safe to take the boat out is final. Should any other dispute arise between the tenant and the Boatmen the agent must be informed as soon as possible and certainly before the expiry of the let.
CATCHES As per the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board Recommendations
FISHING HOURS The Ghillie will be in attendance during the normal hours of fishing from 9-00 hours to 17-00 hours. Bank fishing only is permitted outwith the normal hours and should be agreed with the Ghillie before fishing. The catch made during the evening must be reported to the Ghillie
GENERAL This let of the rights of Salmon fishing is subject to the Laws of Scotland. The proprietor reserves the right to amend the fisheries policy & conditions with out prior notice.
To book a Monday you must book before 23:00 PM on Saturday
To book a Tuesday you must book before 23:00 PM on Sunday
To book a Wednesday you must book before 23:00 PM on Monday
To book a Thursday you must book before 23:00 PM on Tuesday
To book a Friday you must book before 23:00 PM on Wednesday
To book a Sunday you must book before 23:00 PM on Friday