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Murthly Beat 2
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Stenton - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Top Water - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Murthly Beat 2 is one of the best beats on the Tay. For flyfishing it has few equals. There are two separate beats the Upper Beat and Stenton which are fished on alternate days.
One pool, the Island Pool, is fished on all six days. Both the Upper Beat and Stenton mainly consist of swiftly flowing runs and pools which all have a good draw on them, making them ideal for the fly. Fly fishing is the preferred method of fishing unless the water is high.
These beats fish well throughout the season. Many spring salmon seem to make their first stop in the Murthly area and so a fresh springer can always be expected. Then in the summer the grilse fishing can be first rate. There is usually a good head of fresh grilse and conditions are perfect for the fly. In low water conditions the Island Pool especially fishes wonderfully and is easily one of the best grilse pools on the Tay. Then given a lift in the water big catches of back end fish can then be made in the autumn.
The beat is set among stunning woodland scenery with impressive stands of mature Douglas Fir and other species giving the whole beat a very grand feel. There is one ghillie on the beat and one boat but much of the river can easily and safely be fished by wading, especially in low water. There is also a comfortable hut on each beat with full facilities. You will be looked after by your ghillie Tony Black.
Any booking less than 2 days prior should be made directly with Bidwells.
|Review Type||Score by %||Star rating|
|Banks & Paths||86%||★★★★★|
|Value for money||77%||★★★★|
|Overall (based on 11 reviews)||88%||★★★★★|
Salmon & GrilseLast Week: - Largest: lbs
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Wild TroutLast Week:
Another unsettled week last week with the river going up and down and some pretty horrendous weather to test the best of waterproofs but we still caught some nice fish. Tuesday was the day that nine-year old William L. won’t forget as he caught his first ever salmon: a 4lb grilse on his first day's salmon fishing... This was followed up by his second salmon - a lovely 11 pounder!