Friday, January 30, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland 2015 January Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire.

Salmon Fishing Scotland 2015 January Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire.

It has been a lean week so far on the Tay in Perthshire as we see the end of January 2015. The river has seen good cold conditions which has been good for the time of year and expectation is very high. Hopefully the last day of the month will yield a few early spring fish.
This was Neil Glencross with a couple of lovely fresh run spring salmon caught earlier in the week.

Neil caught his fish on the Linn pool on a Toby Salmo with the Stobhall fishery.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Early Spring Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Early Spring Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire 2015.

The salmon fishing week has got off to a slow start after milder weather has made the river unsettled but cold weather is on the way which should settle things down again and give better conditions.
The milder weather over the last few days has risen the water temperature to 39F/4C from a low of 36F/2C last week and allowed fish to run into the Isla system. This was the first fish of the season for the Coupar Grange beat caught by a Polish angler braving the elements.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Fishing Report for first full week of January on Tay, Perthshire 2015 season.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Fishing Report for first full week of January on Tay, Perthshire 2015 season.

The river Tay opened on the 15th January undeterred by the very cold conditions, scores of anglers flocked to the banks of the river Tay to mark the opening of the salmon season with great publicity in the press and on television. The various issues and activities appeared on Television, Radio and Press giving the river extremely high exposure that is invaluable. Around 30 spring salmon have been landed on the river since then making a reasonable start to the 2015 season with hopefully a lot more to come.

Footage of an early spring salmon caught by Derek Wangert and images of the Tay, Perthshire in January 2015.
A week later the very cold conditions have continued with settled water levels and good conditions for fishing. Expectation is high on the river for 2015 after successful springs in 2014 and 2013 and hopefully settled weather will continue in to give everyone a chance of landing a spring “Bar of Silver”.

Spring salmon were landed last week despite the cold weather and fortune favoured those who braved the elements in some cases. The week got off to a flying start with 8 spring fish landed on Monday but the rest of the week proved hard work with only odd fish landed. It is early yet with only small runs coming into the river and very cold weather is not making fishing easy. 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. The beats around Stanley traditionally lead the way in these conditions in early spring and that is proving the case again this year. Taymount and Stobhall have been the most successful so far with a day each of 3 fresh salmon coming mostly from the Linn pool.
Alan Chapman caught a 13 pounds fish from the Bellymore on a Toby Salmo and later in the week
Stewart Guthrie caught a superb 16.5 pounds fish from the boat at the Washing Green. Down on the Catholes Tina Fleming caught her first ever salmon weighing 8 pounds also on a Toby.
Derek Wangert caught a cracking 14 pounds springer on Saturday in the Wash House on a devon spinning from the boat on the Pitlochrie beat. Upper Scone also had success with a fish from Pitlochrie pool and Arnot McWhinnie landed a 16 pounds beauty from Aitken Head on Benchil. Meikleour have had a few kelts and reported that their week “got off to a great start when on Monday morning, we hooked a springer in Islamouth. At the side of the boat though, the hook popped out and 18lbs of Tay springer was gone! For the rest of the week, very cold temperatures made the fishing hard work and it was only on Saturday - with much warmer conditions - that the fishing improved. The water is at a great height for us now, so with warmer conditions we're hopeful for a good week coming up.”

Spring salmon have run up the river with big water prior to the start and fish have been caught in the Dunkeld area.
Newtyle landed their first salmon on Monday, a 17 pounds cracker for Bill Thomson caught from the boat in the Ferry pool. Dunkeld House continued their good start with an 18 pounds beauty after landing the
Redford Trophy on the opening day for Willie Cummings. Dalmarnock landed a 9 pounds fish also and Upper Kinnaird reported a fish on Monday.

The Spring Salmon fishing was well and truly underway after all the excitement of opening day’s celebrations. It has been a reasonable start so let us hope the season lives up to every ones expectations over the coming weeks and months. Tight lines!


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Salmon Fishing Scotland Prospects for the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland week commencing 26th January 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Prospects for the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland week commencing 26th January 2015.

The Salmon fishing season is well and truly underway with the first week completed now on the mighty Tay in Perthshire, Scotland and we have been encountering very cold winter weather but still several anglers braved the elements in pursuit of that magical spring salmon. The weather has eased on Sunday but will remain very cold over the coming week, which should help continue give the river settled conditions and a chance of producing some sport and some early "Bars of Silver" if you are prepared to brave the elements.
Currently the river has been falling away slowly due to harder weather (5’ on the Ballathie gauge).
The weather is to continue cold over the next week. Colder conditions certainly benefit the river at this time of year slowing the spring salmon run down and giving everyone a chance to catch as they run up the river slowly. The milder weather prior to the start of the season gave us more water and would have encouraged salmon to run the river. Colder weather will settle the river back to a good level and make ideal spring fishing conditions. The water temperature is just below 38 degrees Fahrenheit or 3.5 degrees Celsius and may fall below that level in the coming days. These are typical temperatures for this time of year. The temperature may come back further with the colder forecast for the week ahead but there have been salmon running throughout the system after milder conditions prior to the opening day and resulted in fish being caught well up the system. This weeks colder weather will benefit the lower beats but hopefully there might be a chance of a fresh fish anywhere in the river. There will no doubt be a few kelts about on many beats and possibly some later run fish, which have yet to spawn. Should you require guidance on salmon identification at this time of year please see this link for some help.
As to methods, in settled conditions fishing by any method will have to be slow and deep with large lures to catch the elusive Tay Springer. Harling is also a favoured method at this time of year but be warned wrap up well or it will not be a pleasant experience.
Finally you are reminded that the Tay's policy for January – 1st April 2015 is that all spring salmon must be released, i.e. the Tay has a policy of 100% mandatory release of all salmon caught under the new Scottish Government Statutory Conservation Regulation. Spring salmon are a scarce and precious resource. Please preserve both them and the long term future of your sport by following the release of salmon as it is a now legal requirement during this period even if a fish has died. The Board's bailiff team will be enforcing this new legislation.
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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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland Spring Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire January 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Spring Salmon Fishing on the Tay, Perthshire January 2015.

Spring Salmon fishing in January can be hard going especially if it is very cold as this past week but the rewards can be there for those who brave the elements. This week got off to a promising start on Monday but since then it has been fairly lean pickings.
The winter sun starting to rise on the Wash House pool at Stanley on another very cold January morning.

Derek Wangert plays a good spring salmon from the Wash House having hooked it in the boat further out in the river.

The reward, a superb early run Tay spring salmon of 14 pounds caught spinning a devon.

A cracking 16 pounds springer being returned by Upper Scone ghillie Dave Barwick from the Aitken Head pool on Benchil. Arnot McWhinnie caught this fish from the boat earlier in the week.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Salmon Fishing Scotland January Spring Fishing on the Tay 2015.

Salmon Fishing Scotland January Spring Fishing on the Tay 2015.

The salmon fishing week got underway today in typical winter January weather. It was very cold but the sky was blue and it was dry. This is the view from the Catholes Weir.

Tina Fleming was enjoying her first ever days salmon fishing and she came to the Tay not realising how special spring salmon fishing is to many.

Beginners luck enabled Tina to land a superb fresh run 8 pounds salmon from the Back Dam pool of the Catholes. Well done Tina a unique achievement.

Willie Cummings and Simon Furniss with the Redford Trophy after their superb 19 pounds opening day spring salmon.

This was a cracking 18 pounds salmon caught on Dunkeld House today. The catches have been heartening so far this season with a few others caught today as well. Last year at this time we had massive water from very heavy rain so it will be interesting to see what is caught this year in much better conditions.


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