Monday, July 15, 2013

Salmon Fishing Scotland river Tay, Perthshire, Scotland Report for week ending 13th July 2013.

Salmon Fishing Scotland river Tay, Perthshire, Scotland Report for week ending 13th July 2013.

The conditions last week were difficult on the Tay in Perthshire, Scotland with scorching weather and no rain; a falling steady low water and catches were hard to come by during the week. The weather is now much warmer and there is a good forecast for this week with little chance of rain but hopefully this will not deter us from maintaining sport on this marvelous river and spread it throughout the whole river.
Summer has well and truly arrived with settled conditions making salmon fishing difficult with higher than normal water temperatures but sport can be magical as has proved this season so far with some outstanding catches and numerous spring salmon registered in the Tay system above expectation, let us hope the sport can be maintained for the remainder of the season then it will certainly be one to remember in years to come.

The Tay is currently fishing slowly with low warm water, salmon run this mighty river every day of the year due to its vast volume of water and is certainly a good destination to catch a salmon however cooler temperatures and some rain to spice up the river would certainly help and encourage more salmon to run. The river offers a variety of possibilities for all standards of anglers with ghillies only too keen to teach the novices and this mighty river can produce a memorable salmon for the keen fly fisher. Levels and temperatures have now risen hopefully to encourage more salmon to run the river and spread out. Pools can be easily covered from bank and boat with modern technology. Why not have a go and sample this magical river. The fishing is supreme and the scenery is not bad either. Currently the nature along the river is tremendous with numerous wild flowers. Ospreys visit the river on a daily basis and you could see an Otter or a Kingfisher darting past while you are in mid cast! It is true what they say, “ a salmon is a bonus!”

Summer Events on the Tay.
August 5th & 6th-Ladies Days on Benchil and Newtyle. More details.
August 25th -River Tay Lunch & Auction. More details.

Beat catches reported
(week ending 13th July)
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 3, Waulkmill 4, Lower Redgorton 1, Benchil and Pitlochrie 1, Upper Scone 3, Stobhall 1, Taymount 2, Ballathie 1, Cargill 2, Islamouth 7, Lower and Upper Islamouth 3, Kercock 1, Murthly 2 8, Newtyle 4, Dunkeld House 1, Dalguise 2, Lower Kinnaird 1, Ruan Ruarie 2.
Total: 47 Largest: Ballathie 17lbs
SEA TROUT: Lower and Upper Islamouth 1, Murthly 2 1, Newtyle 1, Dunkeld House 1.
Total: 4 Largest: Lower and Upper Islamouth & Murthly 2 & Dunkeld House 2lbs

Salmon have been caught throughout the system this past week encouraging everyone despite extreme temperatures. Early mornings when the river is at its coolest or evenings are the best options. The Upper reaches are now struggling for salmon as warmer conditions dominate. The Upper River registered 0 salmon last week.

The Tummel system registered 2 salmon. The Tummel has been fishing very well however bright weather and low water has stopped that. Salmon are still running through the Dam in numbers. Currently there is now over 3900 salmon through the ladder, which is now a good increase on last year. On Wednesday despite low water conditions Robert Gardiner had two fish from the Garry at Ruan Ruarie. The fish were recorded at 6.5 pounds and 4.5 pounds both on Black flying C. Robert was also attached to a much larger fish but with a different outcome.

On the Middle River 17 salmon were caught this past week and continues to fish reasonably well despite things falling off a bit. Conditions have become a increasingly difficult however the beats are reporting seeing several salmon in the pools but bright conditions and falling river levels are not helping. A little water should spice things up again but early mornings and evenings remain productive. On Lower Kinnaird and Dalguise grilse have been seen on a regular basis and the Ghillie on Dalguise, Stan Pelc caught a couple on Monday from the Bridge pool with great skill. On Dunkeld House Martha Howard caught her first ever salmon from the Cathedral stream in the boat, a cracking little grilse. Newtyle were also encountering grilse with Calum McRoberts, Colin Wilkie, and Norman Kyle all having success on the fly with a few others lost. Murthly 2 had the best week on the river with 8 salmon caught mainly as the sun disappeared every day which was a good result considering the conditions. On Kercock Tony Griffiths caught an 8 pounds salmon fly fishing in the Dowie Burn pool and lost a bigger one, which was bad luck.

The Lower River had 28 salmon for the week. Islamouth was again successful but under the normal expectation for the time of year and conditions. At the end of the week the Wilson Philips party caught 7 fish for their 3 days. Ballathie and Cargill have started to do better as the river levels drop, which is expected but could do with cooler water to really show their full potential. Taymount and Stobhall continued to catch odd ones. At Stanley the Benchil beat is the favoured place as Upper Scone and Stanley caught fish from the beat. The Perth & District Angling Club finished their 2 week spell on Upper Scone with Ian Shaw catching a superb 12 pounds salmon from Upper Neils Head on a Flying C.

John Bennett caught a lively 13 pounds summer salmon from the Long Shot on the fly on Wednesday. The Bleechings has been the place on Lower Redgorton and Waulkmill with a few caught on fly in the week. It is an extremely productive low water pool on the Tay. The warmer water has not helped Almondmouth that would expect to do well in the current low water conditions, however Tay Chairman Bill Jack still managed a 14 pounds salmon on the fly from the Throat on Saturday.

The Isla registered 0 salmon.
It was certainly a much harder week with some trying conditions but still a few fish were caught, the river must hope for some cooler weather with lower river levels to maintain sport over the coming weeks assuming a run continues and spreads throughout the entire system. Please maintain the Catch and Release code for the river to protect our sport for the future.

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 to be included in the reports.

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