Thursday, November 22, 2012

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Review April 2012.

Salmon Fishing Scotland River Tay Salmon Fishing Review April 2012.

April saw temperatures come back to normal after the extremely warm end to March and the river dropped to summer levels until the last 10 days of the month. The very lower part of the river below Stanley found it hard going after the water temperature increased dramatically in March but salmon continued to be caught from Stanley upwards and Islamouth started to come into their own continually being the best beat week on week. April finished up with 310 for the month.

On the Lower River the first week saw 33 fish reported. Peter Gifford landed a lovely fresh 12 pounds springer fly fishing on the Catholes in the Black Stones casting from the boat. Stobhall and Taymount produced excellent spring sport on fly and spinner landing salmon up to 20 pounds. Cargill had success with Claire Wylie landing a lovely 11 pounds salmon.

Islamouth started the month with locals Jim Ferrie, Simon Furniss and Sandra Robins landing good fish fly fishing from boat and bank. The second week produced 36. 17 spring salmon were landed on Islamouth up to 20 pounds and were all caught on fly. 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 third week saw more unsettled weather and a bit more water. 23 were caught in the third week with Stobhall and Taymount continuing their good spring catching salmon up to 18 pounds.
Jamie Bennett with a 16 pounds springer from the Long Head on Islamouth.

Islamouth again proved the place to be with consistent catches throughout the week. Patrick Gordon's party did well at the end of the week under very difficult conditions and landed 6 salmon fly fishing. Amongst the successful anglers Chris Hume landed an 11 pounds salmon from the Castle pool and John Rich caught 2 salmon weighing 8 and 14 pounds. The last week saw 26 fish landed and again Islamouth proved the place to be with consistent catches. 19 salmon were landed on the beat with John McElroys party catching 11 in the last 3 days with several being lost as well.

The Middle River caught 17 in the first week with Murthly 2 landing a 21 pounds salmon. At Kercock David Bryce landed a 7 pounds springer. Adam Joseph had a lovely springer from the Gauge pool on a Salmo at Dunkeld House fishing’s and Newtyle and Dalmarnock also had success. The second week saw 17 with the Murthly area doing well. At Newtyle Stephen Roberts, Peter Dobson and Nik Hope had good sport landing springers up to 17 pounds. The third week produced 17. At Kercock David Makin caught a 7 pounds salmon and Kenny Milne had a lovely 16 pounds salmon.
Berwyn Morris landed his first spring salmon from Newtyle weighing 15 pounds from the Steps pool. Further up river at Dunkeld Iain Howie caught a 13 pounds spring salmon on a fly out of the Cutty. The last week produced 26.
Ron Dadswell had his first ever trip to the Tay and landed this beauty on the fly at Stenton with Tony Black.

Murthly 2 had a good week catching 10 from Stenton and the Upper beat just below Newtyle. At Kercock Steve Banks had an 8 pounds salmon and Bob Burns had a nice 15 pounds fish on a copper Toby. It was a very frustrating week for Kercock as 8 other salmon were hooked and lost mostly on the fly. Most of the beats were encountering similar statistics due to unsettled conditions. Newtyle had a better week with James Bowman, Neill Scrimgeour, Allen Rennie, Jess Miller, David and Andy Morris all landing good salmon by various means. The biggest fish was landed by Newtyle regular Allen Rennie fly fishing St Marys stream weighing 17 pounds. Further upstream at Dunkeld House salmon were landed throughout the week with Willie Cummins catching a 16 pounds springer on a Rapala in the Lady pool.

The Upper River landed 10 on the first week from Dalguise, Kinnaird, Farleyer, Edradynate and Portnacraig on the Tummel. John Cameron caught a lovely 20 pounds Salmon in The Guay Pool on Dalguise fly fishing with a Cascade tube fly. At Kinnaird Greg Stephens landed his first ever salmon from the Guay pool weighing 14 pounds and Hugh Coulson landed an impressive 18 pounds beauty in the Junction pool. Portnacraig continued to be productive with Billy Davidson catching 3 spring salmon on the fly. Other successful anglers included Gordon Hyslop with a lovely 16 pounds springer on a Monkey and Clint Doig with an estimated 19 pounds beauty on a Posh Tosh. The second week accounted for 16 salmon as fish ran through the system. 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 were now running the dam at Pitlochry with over 100 through the counter. Only 10 were registered on week 3 with the Tummel is producing consistently. Fish up to 20 pounds were landed at the Portnacraig beat below Pitlochry Dam. Successful anglers included Roy Maddox, Rab Brown and David Bryce. On Lower Kinnaird a delighted Alex Ramsay caught his first ever River Tay salmon weighing 11 pounds in the Guay pool. The last week saw 21 registered as Salmon continued to bolt up the Tay to the upper areas with over 200 salmon now through the Salmon ladder at Pitlochry and the first salmon caught on Loch Faskally. The Pitlochry Angling Club Portnacraig beat continued to produce salmon but could do with a bit more water. The locals were showing their experience with Andy Walker, Davy Stewart and Gordon Hanslip all catching good salmon. John Richmond also caught a cracking 18 pounds salmon. There will be several other salmon coming from the Tummel but not reported. Back on the Tay Farleyer, Findynate and the Kinnaird beats continued to feature.
A beauty form Lower Kinnaird.

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