Sunday, October 9, 2011

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 8th October 2011.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 8th October 2011.

River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 8th October 2011.
The first week of October on the Tay was reasonable but still with a maximum of effort to gain results. Hopefully the river will remain settled for the current week and give us good prospects for the coming days with a much more improved weather forecast.

The river temperature settled around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius giving the river favourable conditions.

Catching autumn salmon on the lower Tay.
270 salmon were reported last week.

On the lower river 238 fresh salmon were caught. The lower river is consistently producing however with difficult conditions last week the catches were again hard earned. Quite a number of old salmon have been dropping back down the river over the last couple of weeks giving the lower beats resident fish which is a good foundation for the autumn fishing but extremely hard to catch. Hopefully now there will be a start to an increase in the autumn run to give a good end of the season and give all the beats some good sport. Several good quality salmon continue to be caught throughout the river weighing in the 20 pounds plus range. Salmon in the mid twenties continues to be caught which has been a major plus this season. Ballathie recorded a 26 pounds salmon.
Hopefully the river will remain settled and continue to drop for this coming week, which should make for excellent prospects and improved catches.
Peter Foster with a 12 pounds autumn salmon form the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley.

The middle river reported 21. The current conditions of higher river levels should push more fish up into the middle river. Most beats had some fish during the week with hopefully more to come. More information from this area would be welcome to expand on this report in the future.

On the upper river 9 were reported, which was disappointing from recent weeks after the current spates and fresh water would have helped salmon filter up to the upper beats.
The count at the ladder in Pitlochry is now over 6500, which is superb news for future years.

The Isla reported 0.

The Earn reported 2 from Lower Aberuthven.

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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