Sunday, June 28, 2020

Salmon Fishing Scotland Stanley beats, Tay, Perthshire Report and Prospects for W/C 29th June 2020.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Stanley beats, Tay, Perthshire Report and Prospects for W/C 29th June 2020. 

There were no salmon caught last week on the beats. Unfortunately there were 3 salmon lost on the fly on Tuesday and there after the river was not settled due to rain and daily hydro rises. The weekend saw heavy rain on Saturday and the river has now risen to around 4 feet which may just kick start the summer salmon run in the river.

The boats are now back on the river and with the lockdown easing we are certainly open for business. July is normally a good month on the lower river and there is certainly an air of optimism for the coming weeks. We now have a lower price bank rod only on our Pitlochrie and Benchil beats for July at £75 plus VAT with a higher price of £125 plus VAT for the use of the boat as well.

As to methods, in settled conditions fishing by any method is permitted to catch the elusive Tay Salmon but we encourage fly fishing as we have some of the nicest streams and pools to fish on any part of the river.

Fly Rods.
The Tay is a large river especially when running at a normal level and even in lower levels you are fishing another river within the mighty one so therefore a 15 foot fly rod for a 10 weight line is certainly minimum requirement for much of the season. Do not come under gunned.  In some parts of the river where it is especially wide even longer rods are used. It should be noted however that it is better to cast a shorter controlled line than try to cast out with your capabilities and have the lines end up in a mess and decrease your chances. 

Fly Lines.
We are now in Summer therefore conventional floating lines with tips would be the best choice. 
Spinning Rods.

You should have a minimum of a 10 foot rod for casting baits of 20gm to 60gms. 
A main line of 20 pounds in nylon or 30 pounds in braid. You should use a lesser poundage far a cast such as 15 pounds so if you get caught up on the bottom you do not lose a large part of your main line. 
Tobies from 18gm upwards. Toby Salmos are very popular in 30gms. Conventional weighted Devon’s are good especially in the Spring. Rapalas and Vision 110’s are very effective. 

The Stanley beats are steeped in history and this year we have reduced the available rods to 4 giving you far more opportunity and value for money. We are fly fishing friendly as well. Look forward to seeing you on the beats. Feel free to contact us direct on or 07979528134/01738827416.

Salmon Fishing Scotland - By Robert White

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