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The renowned Lower Kinnaird beat is arguably the most prolific fly fishing beat on the entire middle Tay. The beat is part of the stunning Kinnaird Estate which also offers some of the very finest riverside accommodation in Perthshire.
The beat was adored by the late John Ashley-Cooper, the famous fishing author and exceptional angler. Many other famous salmon fishers have also enjoyed fishing Kinnaird over the years.
Lower Kinnaird commences at the River Tummel road bridge (A827) incorporating the last three salmon pools of the River Tummel and down into the renowned Junction Pool where the Tummel greets the Tay. The beat extends a further 2 miles downstream and incorporates some of the best 'holding' fly water on the Tay including famous pools such as Ferry Stream, Plantation, Swimming Pool, Island Stream, Green Bank, Ash Trees, New Pool, Fir Trees, Kindallachan & the Guay Pool.
Fresh run fish are present in the Kinnaird beat from January onwards due to the early run of Loch Tay salmon and the early arriving River Tummel salmon which 'back up' in this throughout the Spring months. The fishing increases in potency from March onwards with more and more salmon seeking refuge in the unique pool formations Kinnaird is fortunate to benefit from.
Predominantly Kinnaird is a fly fishing beat however other fishing methods are permitted at the discretion of the head ghillie. Martin Edgar has worked on the Kinnaird water for 10 years and has recently taken over the role as head ghillie. His understanding of the beat is second to none which compliments his enthusiasm and drive in delivering the perfect 'client experience'.
A boat & ghillie service is available for harling (or fishing from) at the cost of £150 per day in addition to the daily permit costs (maximum 2 fishers per boat). This additional service must be booked in advance through the estate office (subject to availability). The boat operating hours are from 10am to 1pm & 2.30pm to 5pm daily.
The fishing hut on Lower Kinnaird has been upgraded to a very high standard and is one of the best on the Tay system. It has full cooking facilities, hot and cold water, WC, fridge and freezer. Kinnaird can supply guests with lunch in the hut if they wish. The beat also holds a good stock of high quality fishing equipment should a client wish to hire fishing tackle.
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Lower Kinnaird Salmon Fishing Beat Rules
All anglers are to report to the Head Ghillie at the fishing hut at 8.45am.
Fishing is not permitted before 8.45am daily.
All anglers are to cease fishing at 1pm and return to the fishing hut. Fishing is not permitted through the lunch hour and will not recommence until 2pm.
Spinning or worm fishing will be restricted to certain areas of the beat during suitable fly fishing conditions and is solely at the discretion of the Head Ghillie.
Spinning or worm fishing is not permitted on the beat prior to 2pm (unless pre-authorised by the Head Ghillie due to high water conditions.)
The use of natural prawn or shrimp baits are prohibited.
Fishing ceases at 5pm daily (unless pre-authorised by the Head Ghillie).
Life jackets are to be worn by anglers at all times while fishing (life jackets are available in the fishing hut).
Suitable eye protection is to be worn by all anglers at all times while fly fishing (protective glasses are available in the fishing hut).
All closed gates on the estate must be re-closed after passing through.
Anglers are requested to take photographs of any fish landed and forward them via MMS or email to the Head Ghillie on the same day.
All anglers are to contact our Head Ghillie Martin Edgar by telephone (07748 773999) a minimum of 24 hours prior to their fishing date to confirm participation.
All anglers who do not carry weigh net landing nets are requested to accurately measure the length of any fish landed against their fishing rod for approximate weight identification purposes. A tape measure and length to weigh conversion chart is located in the fishing hut.
No litter or nylon (including cigarette butts) are to be left on the estate and should be brought back to the fishing hut for disposal.
The Head Ghillie's word is final and must be adhered to at all times.
Where appropriate all salmon fishers will be required to comply with instructions to clean tackle which has been used on a fishery where there is a risk of contamination by the Gyrodactylus Salaris parasite and sign a declaration supplied by Kinnaird Estate.
The Tay District Salmon Fishery Board Rules & Recommendations must be adhered to at all times and a copy is displayed in the fishing hut.
Failure by fishing clients to fully comply with any of the above beat rules may result in an immediate termination of their fishing let without refund or compensation.
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