Sunday, May 15, 2011

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Spring Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 14th May 2011.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Spring Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 14th May 2011.

River Tay Spring Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 14th May 2011.

The first second week of May on the Tay was disappointing due to unsettled water and heavy rain showers but by the end of the week we got some reasonable sport and the first signs of sea trout appeared in the river. Hopefully the river will settle from the recent rain and give us good prospects for this coming week.

The river was unsettled for the entire week but settled on the Saturday, and the river temperature remained around 54 degrees Fahrenheit or 12 degrees Celsius.

45 spring salmon were reported last week.

On the lower river 16 fresh spring salmon were caught. The river temperature is coming up now encouraging the salmon to run hard. The lower part of the Tay is certainly witnessing this with limited catches however above Stanley catches continue to improve however sea trout are now running which should encourage the lower river. Islamouth continued to have success all be it limited due to the unsettled river.
Islamouth on the Tay.
Hopefully the river will remain settled this coming week, which should make for excellent prospects.

The middle river reported 4.
More information from this area would be welcome to expand on this report in the future.

On the upper river 13 were reported, this was far more encouraging and shows the spring salmon are reaching the top of the system. Lower Kinnaird had success. At Dalguise Stewart Dingwall caught a 12 pounds salmon fly fishing in the Guay pool on a size 6 Ghillie fly and Kenny Tragham caught his first Salmon at Dalguise on a red and gold Floating Devon in the Bridge pool.
On the Tummel the Pitlochry Angling stretch continued to produce especially at the Dam. There are now over 1000 through the Dam as of Sunday and the first salmon was reported from Ruan Ruarie near Killiecrankie. There were 2 firsts for anglers Stuart Norris and Stuart McArthur. Stuart Norris fishing Ruan Ruarie caught his first ever springer of 13 pounds and later in the day another of 8 pounds. Both fish were caught on a yellow flying c, one in the station pool and the other just below the viaduct. At the dam fishings on the Pitlochry bank Stuart McArthur caught his first ever fish on fly, which was about 8 pounds. Fish are running hard through the system, hence the fresh fish at Ruan Ruarie. Ross Gardiner also caught an 8 pounds salmon at Ruan Ruarie on the fly. At the Dam on Tuesday a fish was caught on Pitlochry bank in the morning, and one in the afternoon on Portnacraig bank. This was only half a story as four fish were also lost during the day. Successful angler that day was Jim Fisher with two about 10 and 12 pounds.

The Isla reported 10 from Coupar Grange.

Many thanks for all the pictures everyone sent me of spring salmon and all who have sent me their individual fishing experiences this and last season on the river.
I would be most grateful if you to do the same this season by emailing me at to be included in this report.

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