Thursday, May 28, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Late Spring Salmon Fly fishing on Tay, Perthshire 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Late Spring Salmon Fly fishing on Tay, Perthshire 2015.

The Tay in Perthshire is continuing to see a healthy late run of spring salmon in May. We are deep into the last week of the month and we are close to registering 100 spring salmon for the week making it a very memorable month on our mighty river.
Islamouth on the very upper part of the lower Tay is having a successful season so far with over 150 salmon landed and in particular fly fishing on the beat is the main attraction. The beat has superb fly pools and so far in May over 60 fish have been caught by fly in the main.
Lee Philpott with a lovely 12 pounds fish from the Sandyford pool on a Snelda tube fly.
John Horlock with a 10 pounds fish from the Castle pool on a Snelda tube fly.
The light starts to fade on another great day on the Long Head pool of Islamouth on the mighty Tay in Perthshire.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire Salmon Fishing Report for W/E 23rd May 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire Salmon Fishing Report for W/E 23rd May 2015.

The salmon fishing on the Tay in Perthshire has improved in recent weeks with good conditions for fishing and reasonably settled water levels have prevailed to give the river an excellent April and even better results in May. Traditionally in this period we see good late spring runs and steady conditions as fish spread throughout the system, this may be the catalyst for even better catches which hopefully will continue over the next few weeks. Expectation remains high on the river for 2015 after consistent catches recently and hopefully favourable conditions may trigger off improving runs as we go deeper into May to give everyone a chance of landing a spring “Bar of Silver”.
Spring salmon were landed last week in continued better numbers after conditions settled from big water earlier in the week. We recorded another superb weekly catch in the current prolific May period. Good numbers were landed daily signaling another superb late spring week from all over as the river level receded and the quality of the salmon caught remained outstanding with fish caught in the late teens and early twenties. Sea trout are making an appearance as well with some top quality fish caught. On the nature front the Sand Martins, Swifts and Swallows are all over the skies, Ospreys are being seen, Ducks have their first broods of young and Sand Pipers are on the riverbank. It is a magical time of year with the wild flowers coming out as well with Blue Bells, Primroses and Lupines appearing as well as many others. It is true what they say, “ a salmon is a bonus!”

Beat catches reported (week ending 23rd May)
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 1, Upper Redgorton 2, Fishponds 1, Benchil 1, Stobhall 2, Taymount 7, Ballathie 5, Cargill 7, Islamouth 22, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 8, Kercock 3, Murthly 1 12, Glendelvine 2, Murthly 2 14, Newtyle 10, Dunkeld House 15, Dalmarnock 6, Dalguise 3, Lower Kinnaird 2, Upper Kinnaird 1, Findynate 2, Farleyer Upper 3, Farleyer Lower 1, Lochlane and Laggan 2, Coupar Grange 8, Ericht Fishing 3, Portnacraig Pitlochry 13, Loch Faskally 9, Ruan Ruarie 2.
Total: 167 Largest: Cargill 20lbs
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 6, Lower Redgorton 7, Luncarty 1, Upper Redgorton 2, Stobhall 1, Taymount 1, Murthly 2 1, Lower Aberuthven 1, Lochlane and Laggan 2, Coupar Grange 3.
Total: 25 Largest: Waulkmill 5lbs

Salmon have been caught throughout the system this past week in reasonable numbers, which is understandable with the superb conditions making it ideal as fish are running harder due to the warmer water temperatures and fish are spreading throughout the river. Rain at the start of this week may have encouraged more to run. The mandatory government catch and release restrictions have ended however the river would ask everyone to still release all spring fish to preserve what we have for future years. Return rates are at an all time low and spring salmon are a precious resource to the Tay and all rivers in Scotland. If an area of the river starts to kill salmon to excess the mandatory policy will ultimately increase beyond the spring and maybe for the whole season that would not be a popular concept for our fragile rural economy. Thank you for all who preserve the recommendations and shame on the few who cannot, their shortsighted outlook will bring everyone down and cost jobs throughout Scotland’s river systems.

On the Lower Tay below Stanley there have only been odd fish recorded but Sea Trout are starting to appear in numbers however on the beats just above the Stanley area catches remained reasonable despite rising water temperatures. The time of year has arrived when all the boats come off the beats at Stanley and below until July for summer fishing. Bank fishing is available with reasonably priced daily permits and summer permits covering the whole period. Upper Redgorton produced 2 salmon on Tuesday for members of Perth and District Angling Club. Danny Fulton continued his luck with a 10 pounds fish on the fly from the Long Shot at Benchil. Fish were also recorded on Almondmouth and Fishponds. Taymount had a good week with 5 and Stobhall had a couple. Ballathie and Cargill had better weeks with fish up to 20 pounds as water levels started to suit the beats.
Cargill landed 7 Springers and lost a few others.
Successful anglers included Stewart Scott with a personal best of 20 pounds, Keith Schofield and party did well with everyone catching fish up to 14 pounds. Islamouth had a superb week with 22 fish landed on the fly. Amongst the successful anglers Jonathan Fenwick caught his first Tay fish from the Ash Tree pool on a Willie Gunn tube, James Aird,
Robin Valentine and
Andrew Templeton alao caught fish up to 10 pounds from all over the beat as it came into a great height for fly fishing. Upper Islamouth and Meikleour had another good week with 8 fish. Iain Jardine, Mr Tansley and the Collett party did well with fly and spinner on Wednesday with fish up to 12 pounds mostly liced and on Thursday Neil Hudders and Raymond Edmondson had a good day with fish up to 8 pounds.

The Middle river is fishing very well with more fish and continuing good results this past week again and this should continue over the coming weeks in rising temperatures. Kercock had a better week and were seeing fish running through the beat.
Amongst the successful anglers was Brian Taylor with a 10 pounds beauty. Murthly and Glendelvine had another superb week with 27 fish between them off the three beats up to around 20 pounds. Newtyle caught on most days with another successful week of 10 fish. Their week started off with David Gardiner catching a 10 pounds fish in the Ferry pool,
Steve Higgins also caught in the same pool with a couple of fish up to 12 pounds. Craig Carter and Brian Campbell caught fish later in the week up to 12 pounds. Dunkeld House had another outstanding week with 15 fish including another red letter day with 6 caught on Wednesday up to 15 pounds.
The successful anglers included Ian Shuttleworth, Jim Fleming and Jim McDonald with 2 and
Brian Joseph catching 3 fish up to 11 pounds. There seems to be a good run into the middle areas of the river with a lot of the fish caught being sea liced.
Dalmarnock continue to do well with good catches week on week. Successful rods included Ben Marshall on fly and David Smart on spinner. Dalguise have been working away quietly with some quality fish landed this past week including a 10 pounds fish for Adam Walters and a 17 pounds landed by Richard Witt on a Koster from the Bridge pool. The Kinnaird beats reported 3 fish in the week.

The Tummel is continuing to produce fish on a regular basis as fish make their way up to Pitlochry dam and through it as the counter is now showing in excess of 410 with more fish being caught in Loch Faskally in the last week. All the beats below the dam including East and West Haugh have been producing fish over the last week, which has been good news. At Pitlochry Dam 13 salmon were caught and fish were landed most days during the week on the Angling club stretch. Early in the week Colin Hislop, Steve Watt and Jimmy Ross caught fish up to 10 pounds with lots of fish seen as they gather below the dam to run as the water temperature rises. Visiting angler Nick Webster celebrated his birthday in style with 2 fish up to 10 pounds on spinners on Wednesday. On Thursday Tom Monaghan caught a 12 pounds fish on the spinner, George Renwick caught an 11 pounder on the fly, Jimmy Ross followed up his success of Monday with an 8 pounder on the fly and Andy Huthwaite caught a very fresh fish on the fly. Further downstream in the Clubs Sawmill stream Les Dargie, Iain Mclaren and Alley Gowans caught fish up to 15 pounds on the fly during the week. Brain Lindsay at Ruan Ruarie on flying C caught 2 fish on the Garry up to 12 pounds.
Later in the week Roger Collins, Gordon Hanslip and Stuart Humphreys caught fish on the fly up to 14 pounds. Loch Faskally reported 9 salmon including an 11 pounds fish for Kevin Maybury on a Zebra Toby. Down at East Haugh lady angler Sue Brazendale had a good fish on a spinner and Rab Jamieson caught a fresh fish on the fly.

The Upper areas are also to seeing odd fish. Salmon were reported from the Farleyer, and Findynate beats consistently in the week as they run up to Loch Tay.

On Loch Tay fish are continuing to be caught in reasonable numbers but nothing was reported last week.

The Isla is starting to see salmon run the river. Coupar Grange reported 8 in the middle of the week.

The Ericht is also seeing fish run up the river with 3 reported off the lower river below Blairgowrie.

The Earn are also seeing a spring salmon and Sea Trout run with fish reported from Lochlane and Laggan.

The Spring Salmon fishing season is well into May and expectation is very high after previous seasons and poor overall catches last year. April and May’s catches so far hopefully have encouraged everyone after fish were caught in the system in continuing better numbers. Let us hope with improving conditions and an upturn in catches will continue. 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 robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com to be included in the reports.

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Salmon Fishing Scotland Prospects for the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland week commencing 25th May 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Prospects for the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland week commencing 25th May 2015.

The Spring Salmon fishing season is now nearing the end of May on the mighty Tay in Perthshire, Scotland and we have had reasonable weather and a settled week with some good conditions after last weekend’s heavy rain for the pursuit of that magical spring salmon with some spring sunshine. The weather is to be over the coming week with rain at times towards the end of the week, but hopefully this will not deter the chances of producing good sport and some early "Bars of Silver" if you are prepared to brave the elements. Catches last week despite some unsettled conditions were again excellent especially in the middle river and the quality of the salmon caught remains outstanding but as we go deeper into May hopefully conditions will remain favourable and there will be a further improvement in the run to give even more success.
Currently the river is steady with excellent conditions (under 3’ and falling on the Ballathie gauge) after last week ends big water. This hopefully may encourage more spring salmon to run.
The weather is to be reasonably settled over the next few days with some rainfall at times towards the end of the week. We are at last loosing the colder temperatures this week with some sun. Spring salmon are now running hard up the river and spreading rapidly. The milder weather forecast at times and recent big spate triggered off salmon to run the river in improving numbers. Expectation remains very high. The forecast should continue to drop river levels and hopefully maintain the current excellent conditions and make ideal spring fishing conditions. The water temperature has only risen slightly with the colder weather and is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius but may rise with warmer weather during the week. These are typical temperatures for this time of year. The colder weather has benefited the lower beats early in the season but is now holding fish in the middle river as the fish spread so there might be a chance of a fresh fish anywhere in the river after slowly rising temperatures prevailed last week.
As to methods, in settled conditions fishing by any method should enable you to catch the elusive Tay Springer. The water temperature has warmed up slowly enabling floating lines to come out with the addition of a sink tip being a favoured tactic and using normal dressed flies. It is still worth a go with sinking lines as well depending on water heights and stripping a Sun Ray Shadow is always worth a go. When spinning, Tay favourites include Toby Salmos, weighted and floating devons, flying C’s and Visons or Rapalas. Harling is also a favoured method at this time of year on many beats.
Finally you are reminded that the Tay's policy for April and May is that all spring salmon should be released, i.e. the Tay has adopted a policy of 100% catch and release for spring salmon. Spring salmon are a scarce and precious resource. Please help preserve both them and the long term future of your sport by following the recommendations. It is vital the river system follows these guide lines to ensure the draconian new Scottish Government Statutory Conservation Regulation rules do not get extended in seasons to come.
The Tay Ghillies Association are continuing their popular 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. Full details of this initiative.
When releasing salmon please try to keep the fish in the water as much as possible to give them every chance to recover prior to release. Releasing fish from boats in the river is not recommended. Further information on the policy and good release practice.
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 robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com to be included in the reports.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Late Spring Salmon Fishing on Tay, Perthshire 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Late Spring Salmon Fishing on Tay, Perthshire 2015.

The spring salmon fishing on the Tay is drawing to a close for 2015 and I am pleased to say it has been another successful time on the Mighty River despite declining catches elsewhere. This year there was high expectation after good springs in 2013 and 2014 and a poor overall period last year but bookings were up with excitement for a new season. The river started off slowly but has gently built month on month to currently tremendous catches week on week. It looks with a bit of luck we may pass last years spring total and the 5 year average for the period.
James Aird with a cracking fish caught on the fly from the Green Bank on Islamouth.
The Long Head on Islamouth.
Lady anglers have had good days on the river as well this spring, this was Sue Brazendale with a good fish from East Haugh caught on a spinner.
Dunkeld House continue to have great success catching 6 from the beat yesterday. Conditions look ideal for the end of this week with 75 caught all ready and the river has settled nicely.
Jonathan fenwick with his first Tay fish from Ashtree pool on a Willie Gunn tube at Islamouth.
Rab Jamieson with a lovely fish from East Haugh.
The Tay is truly a mighty river with the largest flow of any river in the country and has all the features of any other river in it making it a tremendous destination for salmon fishing. It offers endless possibilities for Fly Fishing, Spinning and boat work. You could catch an 8 pounder on one cast and on your next you could hook a Tay monster in the thirty pounds class. There is never a day goes by that salmon do not run this mighty river even in the lowest levels.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Spring Salmon Fishing May 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Spring Salmon Fishing May 2015.

There was some very heavy rain showers in Tayside yesterday and the river was a bit unsettled however the spring salmon fishing week got off to a good start with several salmon landed throughout the river. Conditions should be starting to settle down and sport will pick up as we go deeper into the week. Good numbers of fish are running the river.
A boat braving the elements on Upper Islamouth and Meikleour.
A cracking fish caught from the Ferry pool on Newtyle.
Michael Turner with a good fish caught on the fly from Dalmarnock.
A delighted Paul Davies with a 17 pounds fish caught at East Haugh on the Tummel late last week.


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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire Salmon Fishing Report for W/E 16th May 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay, Perthshire Salmon Fishing Report for W/E 16th May 2015.

The salmon fishing on the Tay in Perthshire has improved in recent weeks with good conditions for fishing and reasonably settled water levels have prevailed to give the river an excellent April and even better results in May. Traditionally in this period we see good spring runs and steady conditions as fish spread throughout the system, this may be the catalyst for even better catches which hopefully will continue over the next few weeks. Expectation remains high on the river for 2015 after consistent catches recently and hopefully favourable conditions may trigger off improving runs as we go deeper into May to give everyone a chance of landing a spring “Bar of Silver”.

Spring salmon were landed last week in continued better numbers in varied conditions but colder spring sunshine and this recorded the rivers best weekly catch of the season so far. Good numbers were landed daily signaling another superb late spring week from all over as the river level receded and the quality of the salmon caught remained outstanding with fish caught in the late teens and early twenties. Sea trout are making an appearance as well with some top quality fish caught. On the nature front the Sand Martins, Swifts and Swallows have arrived, Ospreys are being seen, Ducks have their first broods of young and Sand Pipers are on the river banks. The wild flowers are coming out as well with Blue Bells, Primroses and Lupines appearing. It is true what they say, “ a salmon is a bonus!”
Beat catches reported(week ending 16th May)
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 1, Waulkmill 1, Upper Redgorton 2, Benchil 1, Stobhall 6, Taymount 2, Ballathie 2, Cargill 4, Islamouth 15, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 11, Kercock 1, Murthly 1 9, Glendelvine 10, Murthly 2 21, Newtyle 11, Dunkeld House 23, Dalmarnock 8, Dalguise 5, Upper Kinnaird 1, Findynate 3, Weem 1, Farleyer Upper 4, Farleyer Lower 2, Lochlane and Laggan 1, Coupar Grange 10, Ericht Fishing 8, Portnacraig Pitlochry 8, Loch Faskally 7, Ruan Ruarie 1.
Total: 179 Largest: Dunkeld House 21lbs
SEA TROUT: Lower Redgorton 5, Luncarty 6, Upper Redgorton 3, Benchil 1, Catholes Stanley 4, Catholes Campsie 2, Stobhall 5, Cargill 3, Dunkeld House 2, Lochlane and Laggan 2.
Total: 33 Largest: Dunkeld House 5lbs

Salmon have been caught throughout the system this past week in reasonable numbers, which is understandable with the superb conditions making it ideal as fish are running harder due to the warmer water temperatures and fish are spreading throughout the river. Rain at the start of this week may have encouraged more to run. The mandatory government catch and release restrictions have ended however the river would ask everyone to still release all spring fish to preserve what we have for future years. Return rates are at an all time low and spring salmon are a precious resource to the Tay and all rivers in Scotland. If an area of the river starts to kill salmon to excess the mandatory policy will ultimately increase beyond the spring and maybe for the whole season that would not be a popular concept for our fragile rural economy. Thank you for all who preserve the recommendations and shame on the few who cannot, their shortsighted outlook will bring everyone down and cost jobs throughout Scotland’s river systems.

On the Lower Tay below Stanley there have only been odd fish recorded but Sea Trout are starting to appear in numbers however on the beats just above the Stanley area catches remained reasonable despite rising water temperatures. The time of year has arrived when all the boats come off the beats at Stanley and below until July for summer fishing. Bank fishing is available with reasonably priced daily permits and summer permits covering the whole period.
On Benchil Mel Lackie caught a 9 pounds salmon on the flying C from the Long Shot and Sea Trout were also being caught from the lower beats with superb quality fish recorded up to 4 and 5 pounds. Salmon were caught on Almondmouth, Waulkmill and Upper Redgorton as well.
John Lessels and John Tait both caught fish to 9 pounds on Thursday plus a couple of Seatrout from Upper Redgorton. Taymount and Stobhall continued to catch fish on a regular basis. Cargill and Ballathie caught as well but ideally would want lower river levels at this time of year.
On Cargill 4 salmon were landed during the week with the successful anglers including Steve Curnow with a 14 pounds fish and
Mr McGunnagil with his first ever salmon. Islamouth continued their recent good spell with 15 fish during the week with John Cuthbert and
Jamie Aird being amongst the successful anglers catching on the fly from the Long Head and Green Bank respectively. Upper Islamouth and Meikleour had another great week that included 6 fish on Friday. Stephen Bolton got their week off to a flying start with 7 pounds fish from the Boxwood pool then Thursday saw Charlie Yeoman land a cracking fish while fly fishing the Castle Pool. Shortly after lunch, 88 year old Mr. Guest, landed another fly caught fish, this time a 12lb'er from Upper Islamouth. Stephen Bolton added another 7lb'er from the Boxwood Bush.
Then it was a first salmon for Emmie Hubberstey, who on her very first fishing holiday landed a beautiful wee fish of 6lbs from Birch Bank.
6 springers were landed for the Orsen and McGuire parties, with a further 3 fish lost the following day up to 17 pounds and were caught throughout the beat by both fly fishing and spinning. Father and son team, the McGuires came for a day and were both rewarded with a fish. Most of the fish were sea-liced and fish were being seen all week. Superb sport and a great week.

The Middle river is continuing to see more fish with far better results this past week again and this should continue over the coming weeks in rising temperatures. Kercock had a lean week but were seeing fish running through the beat and it was a frustrating time hooking plenty fish only to loose them mostly on fly.
Andy Kerr managed to land one at 15 pounds. Murthly and Glendelvine had another superb week with 40 fish between them off the three beats up to around 20 pounds. Newtyle caught on most days with another successful week.
Their week started off with John Clark, Glenn Crawford and Tim Hughes landing fish up to 17 pounds from all over the beat. Ronnie Fraser caught a couple on the fly from the Cotter and Boil pools,
Donny Brooks achieved the same feat while James Brown caught his first ever fish at 7 pounds. Alan Boddington and Phil Bissmire caught their first ever fish on fly weighing up to 14 pounds. Dunkeld House had a superb week with 23 fish that took them over 100 fish for the season and this included a red letter day of 11 fish. The week started quietly with David Adams landing a 9 pounds fish on Monday but then all hell let loose on red letter Tuesday with 11 fish landed, and 3 lost,
successful anglers included James Podmore with a 7lbs in the Rock pool which was his first salmon, Neil Turner landed 3 up to 10 pounds from the Gauge pool, Bill Silvering from USA caught 2 up to 14 pounds, Peter Jones had a 14 pounder in the Gauge Pool, Nick Jenkins caught 2 in the Gauge pool, Gordon Pollock and Simon Furniss also caught fish. What a day! Later in the week Sandra Robbins caught the beats 100th fish of the season weighing an impressive 21 pounds on the fly from the Cathedral Stream.
Nigel Pearman, Bill and Sandra Robbins, Paul Richardson and Ian Dorrian got into the act as well with fish up to 14 pounds on fly and spinner at the end of the week.
Dalmarnock continued their recent success with 8 for the week. Included in the catch was Ben Marshall with a 12 pounds fish on the fly.
Dalguise had 4 during the week including Greg Briggs with a 12 pounds fish from the Railway Bridge. Further fish were caught on fly and spinner. Upper Kinnaird had a fish during the week.

The Tummel is continuing to produce fish on a regular basis as fish make their way up to Pitlochry dam and through it as the counter is now showing in excess of 370 with more fish being caught in Loch Faskally in the last week. All the beats below the dam have been producing fish over the last week, which has been good news. At Pitlochry Dam 8 salmon were caught and fish were landed most days during the week on the Angling club stretch. Up to Thursday Steve Watt and Andrew Wright had caught on spinners but Ian Mclaren had success with the fly landing 2 fish up to 11 pounds. At the end of the week
Mike Smith, Paul Carter, Colin Pugh and
Neil Tong caught on Spinner and fly with fish up to 12 pounds meanwhile Alley Gowans and Les Dargie had success in the clubs Sawmill stream. Brian Lindsay landed the first fish on the clubs Ruan Ruarie beat further up on the Garry. Loch Faskally reported 7 fish in the week up to 12 pounds. Successful anglers included Radosian Kamola, Alan Miller and Garreth Thorne.
There was another red letter day to report on the East Haugh beat of the Tummel with at least 9 fish landed up to 22 pounds on fly and spinner. Amongst the successful anglers were
Malcolm Andreson and his pal Don.

The Upper areas are also to seeing odd fish. Salmon were reported from the Farleyer, Weem and Findynate beats consistently in the week as they run up to Loch Tay.

On Loch Tay fish are continuing to be caught in reasonable numbers but nothing was reported last week.

The Isla is starting to see salmon run the river. Coupar Grange reported 10 in the middle of the week.

The Ericht is also seeing fish run up the river with 8 reported off the lower river below Blairgowrie.

The Earn are also seeing a spring salmon run but nothing was reported.

The Spring Salmon fishing season is well into May and expectation is very high after previous seasons and poor overall catches last year. April and May’s catches so far hopefully have encouraged everyone after fish were caught in the system in continuing better numbers. Let us hope with improving conditions and an upturn in catches will continue. 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 robert.salmonfishing@googlemail.com to be included in the reports.

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