Saturday, March 31, 2007

Salmon fishing Scotland Springer landed.


Salmon fishing Scotland Springer landed.
Simon Smedley with his first ever Salmon caught on a devon on the Kirkie pool of the Tay at Stanley Perthshire Scotland. The 8lbs sea liced springer was safely returned to the river.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Salmon fishing Scotland Video Springer being played on the Fly.


Salmon fishing Scotland Video Springer being played on the Fly.
Juha Salmi from Finland playing a springer fly fishing on the Catholes beat of the Tay at Stanley Perthshire Scotland. Unfortunately this one fell off.

Salmon fishing Scotland Springer landed.


Salmon fishing Scotland Springer landed on the Catholes beat of the Tay at Stanley Perthshire Scotland.
Alistair McColl and Hugh Russell with a fresh run 11lbs Springer from the Catholes.

Salmon fishing Scotland First ever Springer.


Salmon fishing Scotland First ever Springer from the Catholes beat of the Tay at Stanley Perthshire Scotland.
Hugh Russell with his first ever springer before it was released back to the river.

Salmon fishing Scotland Video Springer being released.


Salmon fishing Scotland Video Springer being released on the Catholes beat of the lower Tay at Stanley Perthshire Scotland.
Hugh Russell's salmon being released.

Salmon fishing Scotland Video Springer landed on the Catholes.


Salmon fishing Scotland Video Springer landed on the Catholes at Stanley Perthshire Scotland.
Hugh Russell landing his first ever Salmon on the Erics Pool of the Catholes Beat.
The 13lbs sea liced salmon took a devon and was carefully released back to the river. Incidentally this was also Hugh's first ever day's salmon fishing.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Salmon fishing Scotland Kelt


This is a picture of a Kelt recently caught on the Catholes. Some anglers may think this is a fresh run salmon but they would be mistaken. Notice the large head in proportion to the rest of its body which is thin. Also the fins are ragged and the eye is down facing. If you catch a Salmon and you are in any doubt then return it safely.

Salmon fishing Scotland Video Dogs enjoying a day on the river Tay

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Salmon fishing Scotland Video Winter returns


Spinning the Back Dam on the Catholes beat in a snow storm.

Salmon fishing Scotland Video Springer landed at Stanley Mill on the fly


Jim Brown landing a 12lbs springer on the Fly at Stanley Mills on the Pitlochrie Beat of the Tay.

Salmon fishing in ScotlandGreat day at Stanley


A delighted David Black with a lovely 7lbs springer from the Wash House Pool on a devon. This was his first Salmon for several years.Jim Brown also in the picture had a 12lbs fish as well on the fly which was safely returned. A good day was had by the whole party as we finised with 3 fresh sea liced salmon for the day (20/03/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Salmon fishing in Scotland Another Springer


20lbs Sea liced springer from the Catholes beat of the Tay caught by "Sarny" Wedge in the Little Head pool on a Devon. Sarny then lost a bigger one which broke him in the Woodside.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Salmon fishing Scotland Dogs enjoying a day on the river Tay


Dogs day out at the river.

Salmon fishing Scotland Video fly fishing on the Catholes beat of the Tay.


Salmon fishing Scotland Video fly fishing on the Catholes beat of the Tay at Stanley Perthshire Scotland.

Salmon fishing in Scotland Another Springer


Jed Dempsey with a Sea liced springer from the Catholes on the Tay caught in Geoffs pool last thing on Friday (16/03/07)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Salmon fishing on the Tay at Stanley on the Pitlochrie Beat


The spring fish are starting to run now with more springers being caught throughout the system. To-day (14/02/07) we were not lucky but there was a 16lbs Salmon caught on the Catholes on the fly and others caught above Stanley. Yesterday we had an 8lbs fish from the Slap on the Catholes and Upper Scone had a 14lbs fish in Horsey on the Pitlochrie beat which was returned.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Salmon fishing in Scotland Another Springer


Geordie catches another springer to-day from the Slap pool on the Catholes (14/03/07).
He has now accounted for our 3 springers this year so far and I still have to get off the mark! You can't hide experience! I thought another picture of the wee man would get your comments like the last picture with Mary from Dublin.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Salmon fishing in Scotland Video-Catholes Beat at Stanley Weir


The top of the Catholes beat on the Tay at the Weir.

Salmon Fly Double-Goldie


The Goldie fly has been very successful on the Tay last season and is not available anywhere else.The Goldie is a modern version of a Willie Gunn and will fish well at any time during the season. A must for your fly box.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Salmon fishing in Scotland-Springers at last!


The Thomas party with an 8lbs springer caught on the Catholes beat at Stanley (09-03-2007). Others were seen going through and also an 11lbs Springer was caught in Pitlochrie pool the same day-it was carefully returned.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Salmon fishing in Scotland-Playing a Kelt at Stanley Mills


Playing a Kelt at the 5 trees pool near stanley mill,maybe it will be a springer to-day!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Salmon fishing in Scotland Video-Horsey Pool from the Stanley Bank


The Stanley bank of Horsey pool on the Pitlochrie beat. A good cast in high water with a spinner.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Salmon fishing in Scotland-Life Cycle of Atlantic Salmon


For more details on the Life cycle of the Atlantic Salmon click here.

Salmon fishing in Scotland Video-Catholes Beat


The fishing hut on the Catholes beat with the river coming down the corner Pool at 8 foot plus.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Salmon fishing at Stanley-Spate again!


This is a 12 foot spate running off-maybe to-morrow or maybe the next day!

Salmon fishing in Scotland-Fishing Humour


This is what we all feel at times!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Salmon fishing at Stanley-Spate


View of Horsey up to Stanley Mill.

Salmon fishing at Stanley-History


This is a picture that hangs in the Catholes Hut and depicts an angler catching a salmon out of the corner pool in 1908 along with 2 Ghillies.

Salmon Fly Treble-Crewsader


The Crewsader fly has been very successful on the Tay and is not available anywhere else. It is a good fly in clear water conditions and incorporates the Jungle cock on the top and bottom of the fly which makes it different from the norm. A good choice for your fly box.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Salmon fishing at Stanley-Pitlochrie Pool


Pitlochrie pool at 8 feet. Has the spring run started?

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Salmon fishing at Stanley-History


Read interesting details of the fishing at Stanley in the 1800's by clicking on this link. The details on the fishing is on page 188.

Salmon fishing at Stanley-Pitlochrie Pool


Pitlochrie pool to-day at a starting off height of 8 feet and dropping. The water was clearing all day and hopefully signal the start of a spring run of Salmon.

Bargain Fishing Books and DVDs