Sunday, March 15, 2009

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Reports and Prospects March 2009.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Reports and Prospects March 2009.

Tay Reports

Weekly Report for the past weekending 14/03/2009.
Last week reported a similar catch to the previous week with 32. There were again salmon reported from all over the district which was very positive for this coming week. There were a number of other fish caught and not reported including 3 in one day for an angler on the Ericht. The river temperature at about 40 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 degrees Celsius is allowing salmon to run freely throughout the system. As I understand it quite a few are being caught in Loch Tay as well.

The river was fairly unsettled for most of the week with higher temperatures and melting snow from the hills making conditions difficult. This coming week conditions look better weather wise which should see better catches assuming the spring run strengthens as expected.

Video of Peter Callaghan playing a powerful springer at Stanley on the lower Tay.

Prospects for the week commencing 16/02/2009.
As of Monday morning the prospects on the Tay look good with the river dropping after a rise on Saturday due to melting snow and higher temperatures. The weather is to remain reasonably settled for the coming week therefore catches should get better this coming week. The spring run is due at any time and the anticipation is very high. This could be the week.

The water temperature is about 40 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 degrees Celsius which should not impede the progress of salmon up the system.
I would predict much better catches this coming week. There is good availability throughout the river so why not have a go.

As to methods assuming the river settles back to a good height, the most likely method of catching a Springer in the Tay this week will favour all methods with settled water. There will certainly be better conditions for fly fishing and spinning from boat and bank. Harling or on some beats spinning from the bank remains a favoured method on the Tay.

Finally all anglers are reminded that the Tay's policy for spring 2009 is that every angler should release the first salmon caught each day, and then no more than one Springer should be taken per day. Spring salmon are a precious resource. Please do what you can to ensure their numbers are allowed to conserve them and produce more spring salmon for the future.

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