Monday, February 12, 2007

Benchil Fishings-Spring Only (January to April)

Benchil Fishings-Spring Only (January to April)


Lower Tay, near Stanley


Five year average: 2 salmon/grilse
1 mile double bank fishing, 10 pools
1 gillie, 1 boat, 1 hut with WC
Price range: £15 - £25 per rod day


Benchil is situated just below the village of Stanley and is one of the most picturesque beats on the river Tay. Benchil Spring Fishing is about five miles above the tidal reaches and offers many different types of pools to fish.

This beat can fish well in the spring in high water conditions as there is a large area of rapid water at the top of the beat thus making Aitken head a particular hot spot for resting springers.

Benchil offers a good opportunity for fly fishing in lower water especially in the Long Shot. The beat fishes six rods, has one boat and a fishing hut looking down the Long Shot.

Benchil Spring Fishing
has ten named pools including Skellies, Aitken Head, Plain Water, Ship linn, Long Shot, Tail of Shot, Ewelundie, White Craigs, Little Shot and Todholes.

Contact Details

Robert J White
Stanley Fishings
Benchil View
Perth Road

Telephone: 01738 827416

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