Saturday, October 17, 2009

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Report for last few days of 2009.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Report for last few days of 2009.

Tay Reports

Report for the last 4 days to the 15th October 2009.

The last 4 days of the 2009 season reported 208 Salmon and 5 Sea Trout which was reasonable catch for the season so far despite the tough year on the Tay. The weather was settled with a high pressure giving us perfect river conditions.

There were other fish being caught and not reported. There was a spread of Salmon throughout the district as all the beats were catching but not in the usual numbers for the time of year.

Quite a few good fish were caught this past week yet again which is quite heartening. Best salmon of the week was a magnificent 28lbs salmon off the Upper Murthly beat caught from the boat by Robin Melville and carefully returned. Robin Melville had a memorable last few days on the 2009 Tay season catching a 28, 25 and a 20lbs salmon all of which were returned. Mike Smith on the Burnmouth beat at Stanley had a 25lbs salmon as well from the boat which was returned. Despite the poorer runs this year the Tay can still produce the really big salmon.

Several beats recorded good individual catches for the last 4 days. These included 26 from Waulkmill, 27 from Stobhall, 19 from Taymount, 15 from Ballathie and 15 from Cargill.

Many thanks to all who have sent me their individual experiences over the season.

The river temperature has now dropped to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius.

There is no doubt the river has had a very hard season and a number of anglers have responded by returning the majority of the salmon they caught. The Tay would like to thank you for that which will hopefully show benefits for the future.

Sarah Bird with a perfect 20lb hen salmon which took a black flying C at 'The Boil' on Newtyle. The fish was returned.

Brian Archer from Somerset caught this 25lb salmon on a copper Toby at Meikelour. It was returned safely.

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Anonymous said...

The great character;
52 years on the tay and gone without a mention.

Anonymous said...

good comment. He makes a bad days fishing a great day out.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean? Has Geordie retired!

Anonymous said...

Did he fall or was he pushed? Thanks to GEORDIE the head ghillie for some great laughs he will be missed

Anonymous said...

another sad day for the tay, always made welcome at his house or on river.

Anonymous said...

geordie will be missed on the river,having had the pleasure of fishing with him,wish him all the best.will make a point visit him when return for a holiday.all the best, alan , qld ,austrlia

Anonymous said...

Many thanks Geordie. He was more interested in his job as a ghillie than fleecing the punters for as much money as possible. The bigger backhanders now go where the best pools are. fresh water piracy..

Anonymous said...

i could not agree more with previous comment many many anglers now think this is the case.

Anonymous said...

So the release part of Catch & Release catches up with one of the Tay's great characters.
Lets wish him well for a long and happy retirement (no doubt full of boyish mischief).

Let us also hope the some of the younger turks can match him for wit, interest and non-mercenary attitudes to the wonderful career that is ghillieing.

Bob some of your posts will be the poorer without the infamous GEORDIE.

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