Fishing Bolfracks Estate
The Bolfracks Estate – Fishing on the River Tay in Perthshire Scotland offer some of the most reasonable and accessible water in the county. At the top of the salmon fishing beat is the junction of the River Lyon with the River Tay and as anglers know a confluence is always a top spot and this is no exception. In spite of being an upper beat, here, the angler has a good chance of a fish as many well know.
Fishing Loch Tay
Salmon fishing in the loch has been practiced for many years, at the end of the nineteenth century it wasn’t uncommon for 300/400 large salmon to be caught on rod and line during the first four months of the season. Today this is unheard of but the loch still produces a few monsters between 20/30lb each year. In addition to salmon there are substantial numbers of trout, charr, pike and roach. The low shores at Killin are renowned for Pike and Roach.
The trout session runs from 15 March – 6th October and the salmon session runs from 15th January – 15th October (excluding Sundays).
West/Central Beat: Killin & Breadalbane Angling Club operates the trout and coarse fishing from mouth of the Lawers Burn to Killin on the North side and Lochay/Dochart to Allt Mherin Burn on the South side. Permits are charged at £5.00 per day, available from News First, Killin, telephone 01567 820362
Central/East Beat: East Loch Tay Angling Club operates the trout and coarse fishing from Fearnan to Kenmore on the North side and Achianich Burn to Kenmore on the South side, including challenging fly fishing along the wooded shoreline. Permits are charged at £5.00 per day, available from Kenmore Post Office & Shop, telephone 01887 830200
Fishing Atholl Estates
Atholl Estates provides some of the most scenic fishing in Scotland. The estate has three salmon fishing beats on the rivers Tummel, Garry and Tilt, plus a hill loch for wild brown trout.
The Lower Tummel cuts through some of Scotland’s most impressive scenery, the Tummel beat extends from the village of Moulinearn to the Logierait bridge (approx 2500 yards), just before the Tummel meets the Tay at Ballinluig. The Garry Pol Dornie is one of the most beautiful stretches of river in Scotland, the Pol Dornie beat of the River Garry flows past Blair Atholl and towards the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie, offering some immensely satisfying fishing for discerning anglers. The Tilt runs through the famous Glen Tilt, this stretch of water offers unparalleled scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The river is split into four beats but only the middle two are let.
There can be few better remedies for stress than a day’s fishing for wild brown trout on a quiet Scottish hill loch. The only sound to disturb the peace is the gentle lapping of water against the sides of your boat. Atholl Estates offers wild brown trout fishing on Loch Broom and stocked rainbow and blue trout fishing on Rotmell and Dowally.