Sunday, March 1, 2009

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing Reports for the river Tay March 2009.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing Reports for the river Tay March 2009.

Tay Reports

Weekly Report.
Last week ended on a bit of a positive note with eight salmon reported on Saturday however earlier in the week the catches were disappointing. There were 24 salmon reported for the weeks but others were caught as well and not reported. The temperature of the water continues to rise with the mild weather and fish have now been caught up the Ericht where it was reported the water temperature was as high as 44 degrees. The rise in the temperature has enabled salmon to run throughout the entire system as 3 fresh salmon were caught at Pitlochry Dam on Saturday. There is colder weather forecast for this coming week which should help the lower Tay beats and with us now going into March the run should strengthen.

Prospects for the week.
As of Monday morning the prospects on the Tay look good with the river continuing to drop and running at a good height. The forecast for this coming week is much colder with some snow showers and the chance of frosts at night. These conditions should help the lower river and with us now going into March the spring run should strengthen.

The water temperature has risen to about 42 to 44 degrees Fahrenheit or 6 to 7 degrees Celsius enabling salmon to run. Colder weather should bring the water temperature back a bit but there could still be catches throughout the whole system again this coming week. Fresh salmon are certainly entering the river and running hard as the catches proved last week with salmon caught on the Tummel and the Ericht.
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, 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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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now with prospects that exciting -- wait til' I get my rod!

Stumpy Boater

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