A fair proportion of the beat is streamy water with a number of good holding pools. In low to medium heights this beat has excellent fly water. Some would argue this is the best fly beat on the Upper Tay. The full width of the river can comfortably be fished from the bank or wading. However, especially in higher water, the spinner might also be needed to get the best out of all the water.
This beat benefits from being at the junction of the Lyon, as especially when the Lyon is low, fish accumulate in the beat before running the Lyon. Fish can be caught on this beat all season through. Fish can be caught from opening day but chances increase as the spring progresses with the best catches of sparkling fresh fish often being made int he late spring. In the summer grilse can provide exciting sport and then autumn spates usually see an influx of more fish on their final run to the Lyon from the lower Tay.
The beat is very accessible with good parking and a very comfortable and characterful fishing hut. It is set in splendid surroundings with secluded wooded banks with Ben Lawers and the hills of Glen Lyon as a backdrop.
The Ailean Chraggan Hotel is conveniently situated close to the beat and is ideally placed to provide accommodation, food and drink.
Why you need to fish here
The Upper Farleyer beat is one of the best beats on the Upper Tay. It comprises of single (left) bank fishing commencing at the junction of the Tay and the Lyon and extending 1.25 miles downstream, opposite the Bolfracks beat.