Sunday, February 8, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire Salmon Fishing Report for W/E 7th February 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire Salmon Fishing Report for W/E 7th February 2015.

The salmon fishing on the Tay in Perthshire has continued with good conditions for fishing in very cold weather and settled water levels however the catches have been a bit disappointing so far but it is early yet. Expectation is high on the river for 2015 after successful springs in 2014 and 2013 and hopefully settled weather will continue with an improving run in February to give everyone a chance of landing a spring “Bar of Silver” as the last 2 years have proved.
Spring salmon were landed last week despite the cold weather and fortune favoured those who braved the elements in some cases. The week was an improvement with a few more fish landed. It is early yet with only small runs coming into the river and very cold weather is not making fishing easy. The spring fish that have been caught so far have been superb quality and of a good size. There seems to be a lack of kelts as well which maybe reflects the poor autumn run and early big spates.
The majority of the salmon have been caught in the lower river, which is understandable with the cold conditions and only odd fish running. The beats around Stanley traditionally lead the way in these conditions in early spring and should be a barometer for the runs and that has proved the case so far. The beats just above Stanley are leading the way as expected. Catholes, Burnmouth Taymount and Stobhall have continued their excellent start with a more fish last week. Now we have entered February the expectation is to kick on as the last couple of years. A couple of superb spring salmon were landed on Catholes this past week.
Firstly Davie Cameron caught a 17 pounds beauty on Monday in the Little Head then Danny Fulton caught a cracking 18 pounds fish on Saturday on the fly in the Catholes stream.
Further upstream Burnmouth accounted for a few during the week including an 8 pounds fish for Roy Thompson. Stobhall and Taymount continued their good start with Doug MacLachlan landing a good 12.5 pounds fish on Taymount. Islamouth got their season off to a good start with a couple of fish during the week. Much further up river Dunkled House continued their good start with 4 salmon during the week. Howard Lane was a successful rod with a 6 pounds fish spinning the bank in the Grotto. Some spring salmon have run up river with the Kinnaird beats and Farleyer reporting salmon. A couple of good fish have been reported from the Loch with Fish n’Trips recording a couple up to 18 pounds.
The Spring Salmon fishing season has now entered February and expectation is very high after previous seasons and poor overall catches last year. Last weeks catches have improved with fish caught in the system up to 20 pounds in better numbers. Let us hope this is a sign of an upturn in catches as last February proved. Tight lines!

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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