Dunkeld House

River Tay - Scotland

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2 boats with 2 rods and 6 bank fishing rods (plus 2 retained house rods)

Price range £50 - £125 rod/day

Boat Fishing ticket: The price is per boat but you can fish two rods from a boat, one fly fishing the other spin fishing. Depending on the conditions you can enjoy fly-fishing or spinning from the anchored boat or harling if the river is high. You will be guided all day by your ghillie.

Bank Fishing ticket: bank or wading without a personal ghillie. At the start of the day a ghillie will advise you on the best suited places to fish and tackle depending on the conditions.

If ever there was a true holding beat for salmon on the middle Tay then this renowned deep pooled venue is definitely in the contention for the award.

Dunkeld House is one of the very few Tay beats that can more or less guarantee a fresh Spring salmon on the Tay's January opening day each year such is its attraction for resting fish.

Situated immediately above Dunkeld's Old Tay Bridge the beat has 17 named pools that suit both fly fishing, spinning and an additional tactical boat approach, itís easy to understand why this beat is so popular with visiting River Tay salmon fishers.

Add in the beautiful mature native wooded riverbanks, the mouth of the River Braan and an abundance of wild life plus the distant chimes from the bells at the downstream Dunkeld Cathedral and youíll start to appreciate the true beauty of this wonderful salmon beat.

Add into this natural blend of salmon beat components a renowned "exceptional" professional River Tay Head in the form of Ghillie Gordon Pollock to advise all fishing guests of the fine tuning required for their fishing approach to each of the numerous Dunkeld House salmon holding pools and you have indeed a recipe for River Tay salmon fishing success.

Salmon of 30lbs have been landed on Dunkeld House in recent years and in the month of May of 2014 76 Spring salmon were caught which verifies this particular Tay beatís salmon holding qualities.

The alluring and majestic sight of the 200 year old Telford Bridge in Dunkeld always sets minds racing with thoughts of how many seriously heavyweight Tay salmon have navigated under its arches during the last two centuries.

Water conditions permitting, two boats and 2 ghillies work the beat, offering every type of Salmon Fishing for our guests' enjoyment.

We can offer tuition for the novice and informative advice on flies/lures/lines etc for more experienced anglers.

We can accommodate up to 6 bank anglers daily on the beat, with up to a further 4 rods boat fishing, 2 in each boat.

Fishing commences for all rods at 9am, all rods fishing rested pools. For safety reasons only one person can fly fish from the boat at a time.

The use of both banks allows the angler access to uncongested water even in lower water conditions.

Boat fishing has to be booked for two people fishing in the same boat. If only one person wants to fish, they still have to pay for both rods to cover the cost of the ghillie and boat provided. For safety reasons only one person can fly fish from a boat at any given time.

Anglers are asked to arrive at the fishing hut between 08.30 and 8.45am, in order to get the best out of you days fishing and to meet the ghillie on the beat.


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