Sunday, June 29, 2014

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire, Scotland Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 28th June 2014.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire, Scotland Salmon Fishing Report for week ending 28th June 2014.

The river Tay in Perthshire Scotland continued to catch salmon but in disappointing numbers as water levels dropped most of the week in warm weather. Currently there is a weak run of summer salmon on the river as we enter a quieter period before a grilse run and improving catches however there is still a good run of Sea trout for the river. The weather is to be cooler with a chance of some rain this week that may just trigger off some improvements. The catches on the lower river have eased as temperatures have risen but there were continued signs of fish spreading up river as catches were maintained in the middle and Upper River giving renewed optimism for the coming week assuming more fish enter the system.
This past week saw water levels drop away most of the week due to warm settled weather making catches suffer. The fishing can be supreme and the scenery is not bad either. Currently the Blue bells are out along the river with also numerous other wild flowers. Ospreys visit the river on a daily basis and you could see an Otter or a Kingfisher darting past while you are in mid cast! It is true what they say, “ a salmon is a bonus!”

Beat catches reported
(week ending 28th June)
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 1, Luncarty 1, Fishponds 1, Stobhall 1, Taymount 4, Ballathie 4, Cargill 3, Islamouth 7, Murthly 1 3, Glendelvine 1, Murthly 2 3, Dunkeld House 2, Dalmarnock 1, Lower Kinnaird 1, Farleyer Upper 2, Loch Faskally 1.
Total: 36 Largest: Taymount 18lbs
SEA TROUT: Benchil 3, Taymount 3, Murthly 1 5, Glendelvine 1, Murthly 2 3, Lower Kinnaird 3.
Total: 18 Largest: Murthly 1 & Glendelvine & Murthly 2 4lbs

Lower Tay.
The summer fishing is well underway on the lower river as most of the boats are now back on the river below Stanley for rest of the season with an expected summer run over the next few weeks. Sea Trout have been an added bonus with more caught this past week on the lower river yet again and a sign of them spreading into the middle river. Odd fish were caught below Stanley, which was encouraging last week, let us hope this continues as we see an improved run of summer salmon over the next month or so. Almondmouth had a fish along with Luncarty as odd fish run the lower reaches.

On Saturday Rory Lees-Millais caught a cracking summer salmon on Fishponds on the fly. Taymount and Stobhall caught odd fish during the week with

James Armstrong landing a 10 pounds fish from Findford Head on the fly from Taymount. Ballathie and Cargill had better weeks as conditions improved for them with lower water.

Graeme Ritchie was one of the successful Cargill rods landing a 10 pounds salmon from the boat. Islamouth also had more success this past week but are expecting better sport in the weeks to come.

Craig Smith fishing with the Rundle party caught a lovely fresh 14 pounds fish from Donnits casting from the boat.

Middle Tay.
The catches further upstream were again harder earned this past week, as conditions were more settled with lower river levels. Over the weeks to come this will hopefully improve as the salmon run freely up the river with improving runs. The Murthly and Glendelvine beats accounted for a few fish in the week up to 16 pounds.

The spinner was working at Dunkeld House for Andrew Hubbard, who landed his first ever salmon weighing 10 pounds and Helmut Jakubwicz was also successful with an 11 pounds fish on the same day in the Lady pool.

Up at Dalmarnock John Legg caught a lovely fresh 6 pounds fish on a Sunray. Lower Kinnaird had one fish for the week.

Upper Tay.
This area is fishing steadily and seeing fish with Farleyer beats picking up 2 fish last week.

It has been much quieter on the Tummel again this past week with odd catches but fish have been running through Pitlochry Dam with the count up to around 2500. Loch Faskally reported one fish last week. The beats below have been catching as well but they do not register their fish on fishpal unfortunately to see the true picture.

Isla & Ericht.
Salmon are now freely running the Isla with rising water temperatures and nosing up into the Ericht however nothing was reported last week that seems strange.
Salmon have been running the Ericht but more water is now needed to trigger off more sport.

The Tay Ghillies Association has launched a FISH OF THE MONTH AWARD to encourage good catch and release practice on the Tay. Each month the winner will receive 2 personalised crystal Whisky glasses engraved with details of the catch and they will automatically be entered into the fish of the year competition for a Stylish Crystal Engraved Decanter.
• Catch a good Tay Salmon
• Weigh it carefully and photograph it with as little handling as possible.
• Verify with Ghillie
• Safely return the fish with a minimum of handling
• TGA Committee decision is final
Send entries with a photo and verification details to:-
Mike Hay, Sec of Tay Ghillies Assoc.
Mobile: 07762 464407

The Spring Salmon fishing has been good so far despite the big water levels early in the season with some notable catches, let us hope this is a taste of what is to come for the Summer and Autumn as the weather remains reasonable to maintain it all.

If you have any news or pictures of catches or experiences on the Tay and you would like to share them please email me on to be included in the reports.

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