Sunday, April 15, 2012

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the Week ending 14th April 2012.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Report for the Week ending 14th April 2012.

The catches improved last week despite unsettled water levels in the middle of the week and the quality of spring salmon remained high with salmon caught up to 20 pounds in weight.

Reasonable conditions prevailed for the week despite fluctuating river levels and more typical weather for the time of year. By the end of the week the water levels had dropped back to summer level again. Success was reasonable as expected in early April with catches throughout the week and the quality was again exceptional with more multi sea winter salmon landed. The river temperature was around 46/48F or 8/9C due to the colder weather but this did not stop salmon running and spreading the catches especially for the Upper areas. Salmon continue to be caught from top to bottom in the river with others caught and not registered meaning fish are running through rapidly and progressing upstream which encourages everyone.

There were 71 salmon reported with the largest salmon of 20 pounds caught on the Islamouth beat. Spring salmon were landed throughout the system from the Lower River to the Upper River.

On the Lower River 36 were landed. Almondmouth started the week off with a cracking 17 pounds salmon but fish from the lower part of the Tay were hard to come by with the higher river temperatures. The areas above Stanley remain the most productive part as the salmon race through and have their first rest just above the Linn Pool. Taymount and Cargill had another good week landing several salmon up to 18 pounds. Islamouth continues to be the most productive area on the Tay as water levels remain low and salmon hesitate and remain at the mouth of the Isla. 17 spring salmon were landed on the beat this week up to 20 pounds and were all caught on fly. On Tuesday the Gifford party landed 4 fish for a memorable spring day. At the end of the week the Morritt party had good sport with Paul Dolman, Nigel Ryley and Jamie Bennett enjoying success.

The Middle River registered 17. The Murthly area continues to produce quality salmon with the Upper beat and Stenton proving successful for Tony Black on Murthly 2.
Last week Ron Dadswell had a good first trip to the Tay landing 2 spring salmon within 30 minutes fly fishing at Stenton up to 21 pounds in weight. Meikleour, Kercock, Newtyle, Dunkeld and Dalmarnock all have had fish as well but a little more water would improve sport. At Newtyle Stephen Roberts,
Peter Dobson and Nik Hope had good sport landing springers up to 17 pounds.

The Upper River produced 16 fish this week and continues to enjoy good sport with the higher water temperatures allowing salmon to run freely. More water would improve this further. Edradynate and Farleyer again had success this week.
Kinnaird enjoyed sport on both beats this week. The low water has not helped sport at Portnacraig on the Pitlochry Angling Club stretch however there have still been notable catches.
Brian Joseph was again successful at the Dam along with Robert McKenzie who landed a 16 pounds fresh salmon on a self-tied tube. Salmon have also been landed on the lower Tummel with Alistair Stephen catching an estimated 18 pounds salmon. Salmon are now running the dam at Pitlochry with over 100 through the counter.

The Isla registered 2 all from Coupar Grange.

The Earn registered 0.

Celebrate a Tay spring salmon with a Dalmore Tay Dram and contribute to the future of this mighty river. Dalmore distillery have created a unique expression of their single malt whisky and a generous donation from each bottle sold will be gifted to the Tay Foundation to support their work to protect and improve the river.

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

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