Thursday, March 2, 2017

Salmon Fishing Scotland Spring Fishing at Catholes, Stanley, Perthshire.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Spring Fishing at Catholes, Stanley, Perthshire.

The Catholes beat is situated about six miles from the top reaches of tidal water on the mighty Tay. In the spring with water temperatures being low the salmon tend to have their first stop in these waters because of the Weir at the top of the Catholes thus making it a prime early spring beat.
Catholes offers good spinning and fly fishing from bank and boat in mostly small easily covered pools. Although known as an excellent Spring beat it can offer good Summer and Autumn sport as well.
The famous Slap at the top of Catholes.
The fish of the week fell to Danny Fulton on the Catholes on Saturday weighing an estimated conservative 25 pounds.
Danny was fishing the fly on the famous Slap pool just under the Catholes weir on his own when he hooked a true Tay springer on the now much talked about Blue Angel tube fly invented by legionary ghillie Jimmy Last. He had an incredible fight to land the powerful fish but all his experience saw the fish beached momentarily prior to release. He measured the fish at 40.5 inches long and typically it was an incredibly deep Tay specimen. Danny is a regular Stanley angler and a fish of this magnitude is well deserved.
The Back Dam.
Jonathan Dent had a day to remember on Catholes on this week with 2 fish weighing up to 11 pounds.
Firstly he caught on the fly casting from the boat in the Back Dam and then later in the morning he caught a 10 pounds beauty on a Toby in the Little Head.
Well done Jonathan, great day.
Boat and bank fishing on the bottom of the Catholes.

Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

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