River Tay - Scotland

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1000 yard double bank, boat and bank fishing depending on the time of year with a hut and wc.
Large pool with good features at the mouth of the Shochie and Ordie system.

In 2019 Luncarty is fished on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Luncarty is approximately half-a-mile in length with five named pools: Shochie Mouth, Big Stone, Eddys, Boat Hole and the Willow Tree. The mouth of the Shochie and Ordie burns come in at the top of the beat making an attractive stopping off point for passing salmon and sea trout, especially in the Autumn.

The beat fishes four rods and has one boat and a fishing hut by the river. The beat makes for good fly and spin fishing from both bank and boat.

September and October can be very productive with sizable salmon in high teens to twenties being caught from both bank and boat.

Spring Fishing
During the period January to April, fishing is from either bank. A ghillie and boat is not available. Spring permits allow you to fish on one day per week from the 15th January to the 30th April. They cost £200 plus VAT for the whole period.

Summer Fishing
During the months of May, June and July, day lets are available without a ghillie and boat. Summer permits are available from May to the end of July (84 days). Salmon/Sea Trout summer permits cost £150 plus VAT. Sea Trout only permits are also available at a cost of £75 and only trout fly rods are allowed to be used.
During the period May to the end of June fishing on Luncarty is bank only.

Autumn Fishing
Daily lets are available with a ghillie and boat. Weekly bookings are available and the beat can be paired with Catholes Stanley for a consecutive day booking. This autumn, bank only rods (without a ghillie) will be available on an experimental basis.


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Sun 4th October

It has been a busy end to September and early October with over 20 salmon caught on the Stanley beats. The weather has played a large part in determining the catches. Initially in September we were praying for water and a drop in temperatures. We witnessed a spate mid September but that did not really trigger off great sport but by the end of the month the river temperature dropped substantially after a couple of early frosts and although the water level dropped the older fish became more aggressive and catches improved dramatically. In the last week 15 fish were caught on very small flies on our 3 main beats of Benchil, Pitlochrie and Luncarty.

This weekend has seen very heavy rain causing a massive spate which may just bring in some more fresh fish which have been sadly lacking over the autumn period so far. Once the river settles back during the coming week we hopefully will have a good few last days of this current season.

Fresh water, cooler river temperatures, all you need to do is add fish!

September started off quietly with only odd fish caught. Tim Greenfield caught one in Luncarty on a floating Devon. As the month started to draw to an end the water temperature dropped and the fish became more aggressive. Alan Robertson and Charles Martin had a good day at Luncarty with 4 fish between them up to 8 pounds on Tobies.

In the last week including a few days in October 15 were caught, all on the fly from Benchil and Luncarty in low water and all on very small flies. David Brand caught a 10 pounds fish from Luncarty on a Micro Tube then towards the end of that week Graham Reid caught 5 fish to 18 pounds from Benchil and Luncarty on a Geordie Fly. Alistair Boomer caught 2 fish up to 16 pounds from Luncarty on a Black Shrimp. Ann Emsens enjoyed more success with an 18 pounder from the Long Shot on Benchil and Jim McLanaghan caught an 8 pounds fish on the Pitlochrie beat at the top of the Woodside.

All in all it was a great week with hopefully a last flurry to come in the last 10 days of the season. 

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