At 120 miles long, the River Tay is the longest, and one of the
best known rivers in Scotland – immortalised for Tay salmon
fishing. It is truly Scotland's largest and best known Salmon river,
famous for its salmon, brown trout and grayling fishing. It flows
northeast through Loch Tay, then east and southeast past Perth to
the Firth of Tay, crossed at Dundee by the Tay Bridge, before joining
the North Sea. The Tay has numerous salmon fisheries; its main tributaries
are the Tummel, Isla, and Earn, Braan, and Almond. The drainage
basin of the Tay and its tributaries forms one the most fully integrated
hydroelectric developments in the north of Scotland.
Most fishing experts and enthusiasts break it into 3 sections,
the Lower, Middle and Upper Tay. While we can help you arrange fishing
almost anywhere on the River Tay, we concentrate mainly on the Upper
Tay and the main tributary feeding it the Tummel - from its source
on Loch Tay at Kenmore, to the confluence with the River Tummel
at Ballinluig. It is at this point a medium sized river with excellent
salmon and trout fishing. Salmon fishing is easily available at
most times throughout the season. Good grayling too.
Many of our rivers here, particularly the smaller ones, are often
overlooked by the visitor - a serious mistake. The Ericht and Isla
for example produce vast numbers of salmon, but are usually only
fished by locals. Such rivers are therefore a golden opportunity
for the rod prepared to explore a little.
Notable subsystems we concentrate on, mainly tributaries of the
Tummel, include the superb little River Garry, and the Gaur. We
have access to many interesting beats and some quite superb secluded
fishing amidst breathtaking scenery and a host of wildlife.
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