Sunday, October 16, 2011

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 15th October 2011.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 15th October 2011.

River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 15th October 2011.
The second week of October on the Tay was much improved 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 reasonable weather forecast. We are now going into the experimental season extension until the end of the month.

The river temperature remains settled around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius giving the river favourable conditions but may drop with colder weather coming.

336 salmon were reported last week.

On the lower river 288 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 few 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 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. Almondmouth and Dalmarnock recorded salmon at 26 pounds this past week.
Hopefully the river will remain settled and continue to drop for this coming week, which should make for excellent prospects and improved catches.
Sandip Datta with an autumn salmon on the fly at Stanley.
James McKay with a fly caught salmon from Horsey on the Pitlochrie beat.

The middle river reported 36. 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 3 from Lower and Upper 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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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although there has been a limited extension to the season, I thought I would take this opportunity to thank you for your tireless work with the Blog.

I for one do appreciate reading the almost daily updates,

Please keep up the good work in the off-season and I look forward to an even better season next year, also once again many thanks.

Stumpy Boater

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