Monday, August 30, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing on the Tay at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing on the Tay at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.

Chris Marshall with a small summer salmon caught in the Corner Pool on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland. The salmon was caught on a Toby Salmo and returned back to the river.


Northern Irish Ghillie John Bennett with a lovely fresh grilse from the Corner pool on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley.

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Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Quality Summer Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland in August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Quality Summer Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland in August 2010.

Tim Greenfield about to land a salmon on the fly from the Woodside at Stanley.


Tim Greenfield with a lovely fresh 11 pound summer salmon caught fly fishing in the Woodside stream of the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the last week in August 2010 and Prospects for the coming week.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the last week in August 2010 and Prospects for the coming week.

River Tay Salmon fishing report for the last week in August 2010.
After 326 salmon being reported last week, this week was more encouraging with 385 salmon, which was the best week for the river of the season. A good few other salmon and sea trout were caught as well this week but not registered.

The river was running at a good height at the start of the week. However there was rain during the week unsettling the river on a couple of days and the pressure dropped making life difficult otherwise the catch could have been much better. By the end of the week the pressure started to rise and the river was settled making it a good day on Saturday.

This week the lower river dominated the catches yet again. The grilse run continues but a heartening sign this past week was the start of a few larger salmon. It is absolutely imperative we continue to adhere to our catch and release policy to return as many salmon as possible to preserve what we have for the future. Thank you all for making this possible so far.

The lower river produced 309 out of the 385 salmon caught. All the lower beats caught as the salmon ran up the river with favourable river levels. The salmon seem to be continuing to run hard through the lower stretches with more showing now as they start to slow down and catches are improving. There are at last odd resident salmon appearing in most pools and this should improve prospects of good sport in the future weeks. All the lower beats had good returns for the past week with Almondmouth topping the list with 81 and including 19 in one day on Wednesday. Waulkmill and Lower Redgorton also had good weeks. The largest salmon fell to Lower Redgorton with a 26 pounder caught by Charles Stuart-Menteith on the fly.

"This was the 26 pounds fish Charles Stuart-Menteth caught fly fishing from the boat with Scottish Ghillie Stuart Lean on Lower Redgorton. The fish was a cock and covered with sea lice which was carefully returned. He played the fish for 35 minutes and caught on a size 8 cascade on a floating line with a sink tip and by the way his handle fell off his reel while playing a 14lb fish just before he hooked this one, he managed to reel in using the handle counter balance knob plus he landed the 14lb fish too making it a very memorable day for him. The 14 pound fish was his biggest fish ever until he got this beauty." Thank you Stuart for this report.

There were quite a few other good salmon landed from all the beats in the 20 pounds region, which is great news.

This was an 11 pound beauty landed by Dougie Owen from Plymouth on Saturday on ther Benchil beat below Stanley. For good measure it was Dougies 90th birthday as well and what a way to celebrate.

Congratulations from all on the Tay.
The middle Tay caught 48 salmon for the week but this is missing catches from the Murthly area, which would add at least another 20 or so. All the beats in this area of the river have been catching. Kercock did well accounting for 21 which included 2 caught by 16 year old Charles Gifford on Saturday.

The Isla caught 11 for the week all reported from Coupar Grange. Quite a few others are being caught on the Isla and not reported.

The Upper River and Loch reported 17. There are now over 3700 salmon through the Pitlochry fish ladder which is on a par with the 5 year average and 9000 through the Ericht which is ahead of the average.


Many thanks for all the pictures and information everyone sent me in the past (ghillies and anglers) and also to all who have sent me their individual fishing experiences. I would be most grateful if you continue to send me information by emailing me at stanley.fishing@ukonline.co.uk to be included in this report.

Prospects for the coming week.
As of Monday the river will be settled and back down to summer level, a run of summer salmon and grilse is in progress. The forecast for this week is good with high pressure giving us settled conditions, which should give the river a good week and hopefully more good sport.

The water temperature remains just below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 degrees Celsius. There is good availability throughout the river so why not have a go.

As to methods, spinning and fly fishing from the bank should enable you to catch the elusive Tay summer salmon and grilse. I would suggest using sink tips on the Tay for fly fishing, as it is a fast flowing river and this would stop the fly skating on the surface. When spinning at this time of year a Toby or Flying C spun quickly can do the trick. Cast slightly upstream then wind like mad. Harling is also a favoured method at this time of year if there is enough water.


Finally all anglers are reminded that the Tay's policy for Catch and Release in 2010 is that we now recommend every angler should release all hen salmon, male salmon over 10 pounds and all sea trout to conserve stocks for the future . i.e. the Tay has adopted a policy of 100% catch and release for hen salmon and sea trout. Please help preserve both them and the long-term future of your sport by following the recommendations.

To help you follow our guidelines I have included these helpful pointers.

How to SAFELY Release a Salmon
“The best method of releasing a salmon is to leave it in the water
and touch nothing but the hook with fingers or pliers.
“Whatever the method, care combined with speed, will give the fish the best chance of survival.”
Lee Wulff, Atlantic Salmon Journal Winter 1964/65

• Use barbless or pinched hooks
• Retrieve your fish quickly; release it immediately
• Keep the fish in the water
• Use rubber or knotless cotton net, if one must be used
• Cut the leader if necessary
• Remove the hook carefully
• Hold the fish gently in natural swimming position, facing upstream until it revives
• Don’t pump the fish. That is, don’t move the fish back and forth in the water.

How should hooks be removed?
Very Carefully
In quiet water, bring the wild salmon quickly within reach. Leaving the salmon in water and without squeezing it, remove the hook carefully with pliers or thumb and forefinger. If a net must be used, it should be rubber or knotless cotton. If necessary, cut the leader near the fly and spare the fish.

The Science of Live Release
“Peer-reviewed science supports live release as a proven and effective conservation tool.”
Dr. Fred Whoriskey,
ASF Vice-President, Research & Environment

Studies in North America and Europe have shown live release works, and in some instances Atlantic salmon have been angled 2 and 3 times.
Science has shown that virtually all Atlantic salmon will survive when released, as long as the angler uses the proper techniques, refrains from angling in overly warm water, and does not overplay the Atlantic salmon.
Like athletes sprinting on a track, Atlantic salmon build up lactic acid in their muscle tissues when they are being played.
The Key is Oxygen – The fish need oxygen in order to recover and continue their journey.
To recover, Atlantic salmon need:
• careful handling by the angler to reduce stress
• to remain in the water where they can breathe and reduce the oxygen deficit in their tissues
• to be held in an upstream position for water to flow more easily across their gills

Photographing Your Spectacular Live Release Salmon.

Use a photo partner:

* Digital camera: make settings on the camera before you begin fishing or use a point and shoot film camera. Give it to your partner before the angling session.

* Whether a digital camera or a film camera, tell your partner to fill the frame, and take several images.

* If it is a film camera, be sure there is film in the camera. This may seem to be a simple matter, but mistakes do happen...

Let your Partner get into Position:

* Tell him/her what you are going to do. Alert your partner before you take the fish out of the water.

Support the Atlantic salmon:

* Carefully take the barbless hook out of the fish’s mouth. With rod tucked under your arm, move one hand to the base of the tail. With your other hand, support the fish under the forward part of its body. Keep it in the water, with the fish pointed upstream to help its recovery.

* If a third person is present, give him or her the rod to hold, so you can concentrate on the wild salmon.

Take the Picture Quickly:

* With your photo partner warned, raise the wild Atlantic salmon partially out of the water for less than five seconds - or consider leaving it semi-submerged for the photo instead!

Return the Fish to Continue its Spawning Run:

* Support the salmon underwater in a natural position facing the current, handling it as little as possible. Give it time to recover. The goal is for the wild salmon to swim away on its own.



* Digital cameras offer the opportunity to adjust the film speed to suit conditions. In low light, such as evening, morning, heavy cloud, or deep shadow, consider setting the speed to 400, to take care of both movement and the low light. Experiment beforehand on speeds above 400, as many digital images become heavily pixilated at greater sensitivity.

* Remember to adjust the white balance for deep shadow, to warm the image.

* Today’s print films even at 400 speeds are superb. Use 400-speed film at dawn, dusk or in shadow.

* Don’t forget to smile! Your photo is a valuable memory.


If you have any news or pictures of catches or experiences on the Tay and you would like to share them please email me on stanley.fishing@ukonline.co.uk to be included in this report.


Tight lines.



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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.


Chris Marshall with his first fly caught Tay salmon from the Long Shot pool on Benchil just below Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.


Graham Maunder with a lovely summer salmon caught fly fishing from the boat in the Long shot at Benchil.

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Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Quality Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland in August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Quality Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland in August 2010.

Dougie Owen celebrated his 90th Birthday today by catching a lovely summer salmon from the Todd Holes on the lower Tay Benchil beat just below Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.

Birthday boy Dougie Owen plays a lively summer salmon from the boat on a rapala.


Dougie plays the salmon to the net.


Dougie lands the prize 11 pounds salmon after a lengthy tussle.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.

90 year old Dougie Owen has a day to remember on the Tay.

Dougie Owen holds up a grilse from the Aitkenhead pool on the Lower Tay Benchil beat just below Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland. The salmon was landed on a flying C.


Dougie plays a lively salmon from the boat on a rapala in the Long Shot.


A perfect end to the day for Dougie. A lovely fresh sea liced 13 pound summer salmon. After a quick photo the prize hen salmon was released back to the river to continue its journey upstream.

Happy birthday Dougie and thank you for a great night on Saturday.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing on the Tay August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing on the Tay August 2010.


A summer salmon is hooked at the Tail of Horsey from the boat on a spinner.


Darrel with a good grilse from the tail of Horsey on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland August Salmon Fishing on the Tay 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland August Salmon Fishing on the Tay 2010.


Graham May from Plymouth with a 14 pounds beauty caught in the Corner Pool on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland. The salmon was landed on a flying C.


Danny Fulton with a cracking summer salmon caught fly fishing on the Benchil beat of the lower Tay which was hooked in the Little shot and ran down into the Upper Redgorton Black Craigs pool to be landed.


Mike Sutton with a fresh grilse caught on a Toby from the Long Shot pool on the Benchil beat just below Stanley.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the third week in August 2010 and Prospects for the coming week.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the third week in August 2010 and Prospects for the coming week.

River Tay Salmon fishing report for the third week in August 2010.
After 245 salmon being reported last week, this week was more encouraging with 326 salmon, which was the best week for the river of the season. A good few other salmon and sea trout were caught as well this week but not registered.

The river was settled on Monday giving the river a good start to the week. However there was rain during the week unsettling the river on a couple of days and the pressure dropped making life difficult otherwise the catch could have been much better.

This week the lower river, despite the salmon running hard up the river dominated the catches yet again. There were far more grilse caught as well, which was encouraging. The grilse run has been an improvement on last year and hopefully there will be more to come, as we approach September. Also with autumn now fast approaching some larger salmon will start to appear. It is absolutely imperative we continue to adhere to our catch and release policy to return as many salmon as possible to preserve what we have for the future. Thank you all for making this possible so far.

The lower river produced 243 out of the 326 salmon caught. All the lower beats caught as the salmon ran up the river with favourable river levels. The salmon seem to be continuing to run hard through the lower stretches with more showing now as they start to slow down and catches are improving. All the lower beats had good returns for the past week with Almondmouth topping the list with 58. The largest salmon fell to Cargil with a 20 pounder but larger salmon were at a premium as the catches were dominated by good quality grilse. The Stormont Angling stretch at Perth also caught a few fish this week, which are not recorded and mostly caught fly fishing.

A lovely fresh grilse from the Skellies on the Benchil beat at Stanley.
The middle Tay caught 36 salmon for the week but this is missing catches from the Murthly area, which would add at least another 20 or so. All the beats in this area of the river have been catching.

The Isla caught 23 for the week all reported from Coupar Grange. Quite a few others are being caught on the Isla and not reported.

The Upper River and Loch reported 23; there is room for improvement with the increase in river levels, which may come this week allowing salmon and grilse to run upstream. There are now over 3600 salmon through the Pitlochry fish ladder which is on a par with the 5 year average.

Virginia Fraser with her first ever salmon. It was a sea liced 5 pound grilse caught on a monkey fly on Findynate.
The Earn reported 1 salmon from the Lower Aberuthven stretch.


Many thanks for all the pictures and information everyone sent me in the past (ghillies and anglers) and also to all who have sent me their individual fishing experiences. I would be most grateful if you continue to send me information by emailing me at stanley.fishing@ukonline.co.uk to be included in this report.

Prospects for the coming week.
As of Monday the river will be settled and back down to summer level, a run of summer salmon and grilse is in progress. There is the prospect of rain this week, which should make this continue and encourage them to run up river. There is rain forecast for Monday and also for the middle of the week but hopefully this will not deter sport on the river by creating unsettled conditions. Higher pressure is expected by the end of the week giving better conditions.

The water temperature remains at 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 degrees Celsius. There is good availability throughout the river so why not have a go.

As to methods, spinning and fly fishing from the bank should enable you to catch the elusive Tay summer salmon and grilse. I would suggest using sink tips on the Tay for fly fishing, as it is a fast flowing river and this would stop the fly skating on the surface. When spinning at this time of year a Toby or Flying C spun quickly can do the trick. Cast slightly upstream then wind like mad. Harling is also a favoured method at this time of year if there is enough water.


Finally all anglers are reminded that the Tay's policy for Catch and Release in 2010 is that we now recommend every angler should release all hen salmon, male salmon over 10 pounds and all sea trout to conserve stocks for the future . i.e. the Tay has adopted a policy of 100% catch and release for hen salmon and sea trout. Please help preserve both them and the long-term future of your sport by following the recommendations.

A fly caught grilse from the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley.

If you have any news or pictures of catches or experiences on the Tay and you would like to share them please email me on stanley.fishing@ukonline.co.uk to be included in this report.


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay in August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay in August 2010.


James McKay from Perth hooks a grilse at the bottom of the Skellies on a flying C at Benchil on the lower Tay below Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.


James McKay with a lovely fresh grilse before releasing it back to the river.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Quality Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay in August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Quality Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay in August 2010.

Quality grilse running the river Tay in Perthshire, Scotland.

A grilse being released back to the river covered in sea lice.


A fresh grilse landed on the fly at Stanley.


A fresh grilse recovering in the river before being released.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay August 2010.

Salmon fly fishing on the lower Tay.

Alan McCaig plays a grilse on the fly in the Long Shot pool at Benchil on the lower Tay just below Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland from the boat.


In the net at last after a tense battle.


Alan McCaig from Bridge of Allan with a lovely fresh grilse caught on the fly.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Summer Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland in August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Summer Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland in August 2010.

Fly Fishing action on the Stanley beats of the lower Tay in Perthshire, Scotland.

Into a good grilse in the Kirkie stream on the fly.


A lovely fresh grilse landed fly fishing in the Kirkie stream on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.


Danny Fulton playing a lively summer salmon in the little shot on the lower Tay Benchil beat just below Stanley fly fishing.

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Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the Second week in August 2010 and Prospects for the coming week.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the Second week in August 2010 and Prospects for the coming week.


River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the second week of August 2010.

After 253 salmon being reported last week, this week was as encouraging with 245 salmon and 8 Sea Trout which is another good week for the river. A good few other salmon and sea trout were caught as well this week but not registered.

The river was settled and steadily dropped back throughout the week making good conditions for all but with a small rise on Saturday from rain on Friday.

This week the lower river, despite the salmon running hard up the river dominated the catches. There were far more grilse caught as well, which was encouraging. The grilse run should improve, as we get more into August. It is absolutely imperative we continue to adhere to our catch and release policy to return as many salmon as possible to preserve what we have for the future. Thank you all for making this possible so far.

Stuart Ross with a small grilse from the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley.
The lower river produced 163 out of the 245 salmon caught. All the lower beats caught as the salmon ran up the river with lower river levels. The Salmon seem to be continuing to run hard through the lower stretches with more showing now as they start to slow down and catches are improving. The lower river has had more favourable conditions, which has improved catches as well. Almondmouth, Waulkmill, Stobhall, Taymount, Ballathie and Islamouth all had good returns for the past week. The Stormont Angling Stretch at Perth also caught a few fish this week, which are not recorded and mostly caught fly fishing.

A notable first was Victoria Philips catching her first salmon fly fishing on Islamouth quickly followed by her second half an hour later.

The middle Tay caught 29 salmon for the week but this is missing catches from the Murthly area, which would add at least another 20 or so. All the beats in this area of the river have been catching but best beat was Kercock with 16 last week.

The Isla caught 35 for the week all reported from Coupar Grange. Quite a few others are being caught on the Isla and not reported.

The Upper River and Loch reported 18; there is room for improvement with the increase in river levels allowing salmon and grilse to run upstream. The Dalguise beat caught 10 for the week which also included the lagest salmon off the system weighing 20 pounds. There are now over 3500 salmon through the Pitlochry fish ladder which is on a par with the 5 year average.


Many thanks for all the pictures and information everyone sent me in the past (ghillies and anglers) and also to all who have sent me their individual fishing experiences. I would be most grateful if you continue to send me information by emailing me at stanley.fishing@ukonline.co.uk to be included in this report.


Prospects for the coming week.
As of Monday the river will be settled and back down to summer level, a run of summer salmon and grilse is in progress. There is the prospect of rain this week, which should make this continue and encourage them to run up river. There is rain forecast for the middle of the week but hopefully this will not deter sport on the river by creating unsettled conditions.

Low water at Stanley.
The water temperature remains at 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 degrees Celsius. There is good availability throughout the river so why not have a go.

As to methods, spinning and fly fishing from the bank should enable you to catch the elusive Tay summer salmon and grilse. I would suggest using sink tips on the Tay for fly fishing, as it is a fast flowing river and this would stop the fly skating on the surface. When spinning at this time of year a Toby or Flying C spun quickly can do the trick. Cast slightly upstream then wind like mad. Harling is also a favoured method at this time of year if there is enough water.

Ian Kettles from Glasgow with a lovely fresh salmon caught fly fishing on the Benchil beat below Stanley. A quick photo is taken prior to release and the salmon is not handled.

Finally all anglers are reminded that the Tay's policy for Catch and Release in 2010 is that we now recommend every angler should release all hen salmon, male salmon over 10 pounds and all sea trout to conserve stocks for the future . i.e. the Tay has adopted a policy of 100% catch and release for hen salmon and sea trout. Please help preserve both them and the long-term future of your sport by following the recommendations.

To help you follow our guidelines I have included these helpful pointers.

How to SAFELY Release a Salmon
“The best method of releasing a salmon is to leave it in the water
and touch nothing but the hook with fingers or pliers.
“Whatever the method, care combined with speed, will give the fish the best chance of survival.”
Lee Wulff, Atlantic Salmon Journal Winter 1964/65

• Use barbless or pinched hooks
• Retrieve your fish quickly; release it immediately
• Keep the fish in the water
• Use rubber or knotless cotton net, if one must be used
• Cut the leader if necessary
• Remove the hook carefully
• Hold the fish gently in natural swimming position, facing upstream until it revives
• Don’t pump the fish. That is, don’t move the fish back and forth in the water.

How should hooks be removed?
Very Carefully
In quiet water, bring the wild salmon quickly within reach. Leaving the salmon in water and without squeezing it, remove the hook carefully with pliers or thumb and forefinger. If a net must be used, it should be rubber or knotless cotton. If necessary, cut the leader near the fly and spare the fish.

The Science of Live Release
“Peer-reviewed science supports live release as a proven and effective conservation tool.”
Dr. Fred Whoriskey,
ASF Vice-President, Research & Environment

Studies in North America and Europe have shown live release works, and in some instances Atlantic salmon have been angled 2 and 3 times.
Science has shown that virtually all Atlantic salmon will survive when released, as long as the angler uses the proper techniques, refrains from angling in overly warm water, and does not overplay the Atlantic salmon.
Like athletes sprinting on a track, Atlantic salmon build up lactic acid in their muscle tissues when they are being played.
The Key is Oxygen – The fish need oxygen in order to recover and continue their journey.
To recover, Atlantic salmon need:
• careful handling by the angler to reduce stress
• to remain in the water where they can breathe and reduce the oxygen deficit in their tissues
• to be held in an upstream position for water to flow more easily across their gills

Photographing Your Spectacular Live Release Salmon.

Use a photo partner:

* Digital camera: make settings on the camera before you begin fishing or use a point and shoot film camera. Give it to your partner before the angling session.

* Whether a digital camera or a film camera, tell your partner to fill the frame, and take several images.

* If it is a film camera, be sure there is film in the camera. This may seem to be a simple matter, but mistakes do happen...

Let your Partner get into Position:

* Tell him/her what you are going to do. Alert your partner before you take the fish out of the water.

Support the Atlantic salmon:

* Carefully take the barbless hook out of the fish’s mouth. With rod tucked under your arm, move one hand to the base of the tail. With your other hand, support the fish under the forward part of its body. Keep it in the water, with the fish pointed upstream to help its recovery.

* If a third person is present, give him or her the rod to hold, so you can concentrate on the wild salmon.

Take the Picture Quickly:

* With your photo partner warned, raise the wild Atlantic salmon partially out of the water for less than five seconds - or consider leaving it semi-submerged for the photo instead!

Return the Fish to Continue its Spawning Run:

* Support the salmon underwater in a natural position facing the current, handling it as little as possible. Give it time to recover. The goal is for the wild salmon to swim away on its own.



* Digital cameras offer the opportunity to adjust the film speed to suit conditions. In low light, such as evening, morning, heavy cloud, or deep shadow, consider setting the speed to 400, to take care of both movement and the low light. Experiment beforehand on speeds above 400, as many digital images become heavily pixilated at greater sensitivity.

* Remember to adjust the white balance for deep shadow, to warm the image.

* Today’s print films even at 400 speeds are superb. Use 400-speed film at dawn, dusk or in shadow.

* Don’t forget to smile! Your photo is a valuable memory.



If you have any news or pictures of catches or experiences on the Tay and you would like to share them please email me on stanley.fishing@ukonline.co.uk to be included in this report.


Tight lines.



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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay at Benchil.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fly Fishing on the Tay at Benchil.

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Ian Kettles from Glasgow playing a lively Salmon fly fishing in the Long Shot pool of the Benchil beat below Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland on the Tay.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Summer Salmon Fishing on the Tay 2010.

Superb summer salmon fishing conditions on the river Tay.

Stuart Ross fly fishing in the Kirkie stream on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley.


Stuart Ross with a lovely Grilse from the Horsey pool on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Salmon Fishing Scotland First Salmon on the Tay Fly Fishing.

Salmon Fishing Scotland First Salmon on the Tay Fly Fishing.

First salmon fly fishing on the river Tay.

This was Victoria Philips first salmon from the river Tay on the Islamouth beat in Perthshire, Scotland. Victoria caught her salmon fly fishing from the boat with Scottish Ghillie Billy Campbell. Not happy with catching one fish she went on to land another before lunch.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Salmon on the Tay in Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Salmon on the Tay in Perthshire, Scotland August 2010.


Stuart Ross plays a lively salmon from the boat in the Little Shot on the Benchil beat of the lower Tay just below Stanley,Perthshire, Scotland.


Stuart Ross with a cracking fresh salmon caught on a Rapala from the boat.


Stuart releases the salmon back to the river unharmed.


A lovely 11 pounds summer salmon caught on the Benchil beat on a Rapala.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Tay Salmon August 2010.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Catching Tay Salmon August 2010.


Jason Stratton holds a lovely fresh 17 pounds summer Salmon (estimated) prior to releasing it back to the river. Jason landed his salmon just above Perth on the Stormont Angling Club water fly fishing in the Woody Hole. This was his second salmon of the evening.


Billy Matthews plays a salmon on a Rapala in the long shot pool of the benchil beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.

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