Saturday, February 20, 2021

Salmon Fishing Scotland From one extreme to another February 2021.

Salmon Fishing Scotland From one extreme to another February 2021.




Snow and severe temperatures on 11th February then less than 10 days later a monumental flood. 




Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Salmon Fishing Scotland Promotional film for Benchil, Tay, Perthshire.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Promotional film for Benchil, Tay, Perthshire.

This is a short film Stanley Fishings Head Ghillie, Robert White, takes a look at the picturesque Benchil beat and its many lovely pools and fish-holding lies. 



Benchil is a 4 rod beat with a comfortable fishing hut, and offers ghillied bank and boat fishing. Located just downstream of Stanley, Benchil provides classic fly water and the chance of a salmon at any point during the season. Filmed by Jonny Muir from Farlows Travel. Music: Limitless Sounds / Vlad Gluschenko

Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

Friday, December 11, 2020

Salmon Fishing Scotland Stanley Beats, Tay Information.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Stanley Beats, Tay Information.


Stanley Beats information

 

Catholes


Situated at Stanley on lower Tay

Contact- Bob White

               Tel 01738827416/07979528134

               Email Robert.salmonfishing@@googlemail.com

Booking-Contact direct as above or book on Fishpal under beat name 

Availability and pricing: https://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tay/Catholes/?dom=Pal

Web site: https://salmon-fishing-scotland.blogspot.com

 


Pitlochrie

Situated at Stanley on lower Tay

Contact- Bob White

               Tel 01738827416/07979528134

               Email Robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com

Booking-Contact direct as above or book on Fishpal under beat name 

Availability and pricing: https://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tay/Pitlochrie/?dom=Pal

Web site: https://salmon-fishing-scotland.blogspot.com



                                                        

                                                    Benchil



Situated at Stanley on lower Tay

Contact- Bob White

               Tel 01738827416/07979528134

               Email Robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com

Booking-Contact direct as above or book on Fishpal under beat name 

Availability and pricing: https://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tay/Benchil/?dom=Pal

Web site: https://salmon-fishing-scotland.blogspot.com

 



Luncarty



Situated at Luncarty on lower Tay

Contact- Bob White

               Tel 01738827416/07979528134

               Email Robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com

Booking-Contact direct as above or book on Fishpal under beat name

Availability and pricing:

https://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tay/Luncarty/?dom=Pal

Web site: https://salmon-fishing-scotland.blogspot.com









Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Salmon Fishing Scotland Final Stanley Beat Report 2020.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Final Stanley Beat Report 2020.

It was a reasonably quiet end to the season with only a few fish landed over the last week. The river was surrounded with Autumn gold but there was little evidence of silver in the river confirming that there was no late back end run. 
In the last few days Gerry Martin landed a nice fish in Luncarty pool from the boat. 
David Brand landed a smaller salmon on the fly from Luncarty.
David and Ray Gardiner enjoyed a good day in the boat finally capturing this fish. 

And lastly Ranald Allan caught 3 salmon on a floating Devon again in Luncarty on the second last day. 
It has been a good season overall with improvements in catches especially over the summer period. There is certainly renewed optimism for next season. Our availability for 2021 is all ready on Fishpal but you can contact me directly at robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com as well. 

We amassed some 130 salmon off our beats this year with just under 70% being caught on fly and achieved 92% Catch and Release. 

Looking forward to seeing you next season.  




Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Salmon Fishing Scotland Large Autumn Salmon on the Stanley Beats on the Tay, Perthshire.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Large Autumn Salmon on the Stanley Beats on the Tay, Perthshire.

The Stanley beats on Pitlochrie, Benchil and Luncarty have been witnessing some large late salmon over the last few days. 
Becci Roberts hooks a good fish in Aitken Head on the Benchil Beat just below Stanley.
After a monumental struggle Becci landed a 20 pounds salmon.
Well done Becci as she has not been fishing for a few years but these ladies just can't stop catching. 
She was at it again today on the Horsey Pool of the Pitlochrie beat with a grilse. 
Meanwhile at Luncarty Andrew Crisp hooks a big salmon.
Andrew has never caught an Atlantic salmon but wow he didn't know what was on the end of the line!
An absolute monster and not that old a fish. It weighed 32 pounds and is one of the biggest fish off the mighty Tay this season. It does not get any better than this and your first ever salmon. 
Simply unbelievable! Well done Andrew. 
 


Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Salmon Fishing Scotland Stanley beats, Tay, Perthshire Report and Prospects for W/C 5th October 2020.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Stanley beats, Tay, Perthshire Report and Prospects for W/C 5th October 2020.

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. 
Some video and still clips from the last month on our beats. 


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.  

 

Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

Friday, October 2, 2020

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing memories of September 2020 on the Tay at Stanley, Perthshire.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing memories of September 2020 on the Tay at Stanley, Perthshire.

These are some September memories of the salmon fishing at Stanley on the Tay in Perthshire. 



Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

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