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Pitlochry Angling Club

Enjoy salmon, trout and grayling fishing around Pitlochry, Perthshire. The "Heart of the Highlands".

Fishing includes superb salmon and trout beats on the River Tummel and River Garry, as well as bank and boat fishing on Loch Kinardochy and Loch Bhac for brown and rainbow trout respectively. Pitlochry Angling Club’s policy is to provide good fishing at reasonable cost.

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Enjoy salmon, trout and grayling fishing around Pitlochry, Perthshire. The "Heart of the Highlands".

Fishing includes superb salmon and trout beats on the River Tummel and River Garry, as well as bank and boat fishing on Loch Kinardochy and Loch Bhac for brown and rainbow trout respectively. Pitlochry Angling Club’s policy is to provide good fishing at reasonable cost.
Dr David Summers TDSFBdAs usual our open night is open to anyone with an interest in fish or fishing and new faces are always very welcome. This year's guest speaker is Dr David Summers, Fisheries Director, Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board. David has nearly 30 years experience in the field of...

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A few fresh fish have been seen on our beats over the last couple of weeks but so far the fishing effort has been very light – even though our first fish of the season usually comes about this time in the month. Steve Watt ventured out today, though, and was rewarded...

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The new SSE Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre opened on Monday. It is immediately downstream of the Dam on the Pitlochry bank. Entry is free of charge and there are good displays about Pitlochry Dam, its history and hydro more widely, and a shop, café and good views of the Dam. The intention is that it will be open...

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Club member Bob Crowther giving the toby a try on opening dayAlthough several club members fished in good conditions on opening day with both fly and spinner, no salmon were caught. ...
Jim Smith of SSE, with Claire Mercer Nairne and Calum McRoberts, the ghillie,heading out in the boat to make the first cast at the opening ceremony at MeikleourThe guest of honour at yesterday's opening ceremony at Meikleour was SSE’s Managing Director of Generation Jim Smith.  Mr Smith made the very welcome...

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Green BankSteve Watt was the first person to fish our Portnacraig beat this season. Best wishes and tight lines to all our anglers!...
Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat, yesterday, 14/1/17Conditions are excellent on Portnacraig Pitlochry beat for the start of the salmon season tomorrow (Monday 16th January), with the snow on the hills slowly thawing and the river at a very nice height. The opening day is just for paid-up members who take turns if necessary with the...
Visitor permits for Pitlochry Dam beat salmon fishing are available for booking online (17 January to 15 October). No Sundays.3 rods per day on each bank (Portnacraig and Pitlochry) rotate beats at 12:00 noon.Jan/Feb £20 - 17/01 to 28/02March £25 - 1/03 to 14/03March £35 - 15/03 to 21/03March £45 -...

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Following very heavy rain, Christmas Day produced the first high water pulse of the winter on the Tummel. This flushed out lots of debris in the way of fallen timber and the like from further upstream and peaked at lunch time at about 7 feet above summer height.The new Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre (not...
Tummel ShrimpOur friendly and sociable fortnightly fly tying evenings start shortly. These evenings are open to all anglers/fly tiers, not just Club members. Evenings are informal and members are happy to teach anyone who wants to learn how to tie flies, join in for a blether or as many do try to refill...
One of Pitlochry Angling Club's committee members Dr Andy Walker is speaking at the Buckland Lecture evening in the Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling on Thursday 27th October18:30 Professor Felicity Huntingford “How smart are fish and why does this matter?”19:20 Dr Andy Walker “Are domesticated trout less smart than wild ones? A fisherman's...

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Good numbers of fish have been showing on our Ruan Ruarie beat recently and Nick Berridge Sharp was in the right place today catching a 6lber on the fly. With plenty of fish heading through the Dam over the last couple of weeks there should be more opportunities on our Garry...

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Good numbers of fish have been seen on all our beats over the last few days - and with the counter at the fish ladder already at 6319 the fish just seem to keep on coming. Martin Wilson took advantage with a nice fish of 13lbs caught on the fly on...

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Pitlochry Dam 13/9/16More news in connection with Pitlochry Dam. For Doors Open Day on Saturday 24 September, SSE is running hour long guided tours, including inside the power station itself and into SSE’s corporate historical archive and letting people know about salmon and the fish ladder. The tours take place at 10:00, 11:00,...
The outer wrapping shielding SSE's new Visitor Centre at Pitlochry Dam during construction has now been partly removed, allowing us a first look. The Centre is planned to open in October and it will be open all year. ...

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Just a plot of the salmon counts at Pitlochry Dam fish ladder and water temperature this year using information from our Pitlochry counter Twitter site https://twitter.com/pitlochryac. Do please check this link any time you would like information on the count. Alternatively please join the many people who "follow" the site and get an email alert each time we...

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The river is currently at a good height and there are still good numbers of salmon showing at the Dam - though they've proved hard to catch recently. Martin Wilson did well this evening, though, with a fish of 6lbs from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly - it can be done....

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With over 600 fish through the ladder in the last couple of weeks there's no shortage of fish on our Dam beat at the moment. Geoff Byron took advantage yesterday afternoon with a fish of 7lb caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank. With a few more rods out there would...

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Good numbers of fish are being seen on our Dam beat at the moment. Most are heading quickly towards the fish ladder but with good water levels many are lingering long enough to provide good sport. Gordon MacDermid was in the right place this afternoon landing a fresh grilse at 5lbs...

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The river was at a good height yesterday and Martin Wilson was able to take advantage - and continue his good run - with a fish of 8lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank in the evening. The river looks set to remain at a good height - well worth a...

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Conditions were good again today at the Dam and Gary Waugh was able to take advantage with a grilse of 4lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning. The fish keep coming - and the Dam continues to fish well....

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The water dropped and cleared nicely overnight and with lots of fish showing this morning prospects looked excellent. Martin Wilson was able to take advantage catching fish at 6 and 4lbs (and losing another two) - all on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning. Further downstream Gordon Nichol lost a...

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The good fishing continues at our Sawmill beat - Andrew Khakoo followed up from yesterday with a fish of 13lbs on the fly this morning. Lots of fish showing were showing on the beat by all accounts - worth a cast....

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Andrew Khakoo continued his good run with a 3lb grilse on the fly from Sawmill this morning - it can be done. With the river remaining at a great height and fish on the move it's definitely worth heading out for a cast....

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Alan Booker took advantage of the good conditions yesterday landing a fish of about 11lbs - fairly fresh by all accounts. With a bit more rain today the Dam should continue to fish well - and with plenty of summer salmon about it's definitely worth a cast....

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With the river at a great height at the moment and good numbers of fish showing prospects looked good today. Andrew Khakoo was first to take advantage with a fish of 16lbs early this afternoon from Sawmill on the fly and in the evening Gordon Nichol landed a sea-liced fish of...

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Only one angler out today but with the river at a good height and plenty of fish about it was perhaps not surprising that a fish was caught - Tony Brown was the successful angler landing a fish of 10lbs this morning on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Hopefully more to...

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The river remains at a good height and there's still lots of fish showing at the dam - but not many rods out to take advantage. Despite being very lightly fished a couple of fish have been lost so far this week and tonight Martin Wilson managed to hang on to...

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The Soldiers Leap pool at Ruan Ruarie is an important resting place for salmon as they ascend the River Garry towards their spawning grounds. In order to protect these fish, prevent disturbance to them and keep anglers out of danger at the leap fishing in the vicinity of the leap is not allowed. Anyone found...

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Good numbers of fresh fish have been seen on the beat over the last couple of days and Dean Pepper was successful yesterday morning with a fish of 6lbs from Pitlochry bank - caught on the spinner. The river remains at a good height - prospects looking good for tomorrow....

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The salmon count at the Pitlochry Fish Ladder reached over 4000 this evening. This is a good count for this time of year and compares with 1892 in 2015, 2322 in 2014, about 2900 in 2013, 2160 in 2012, and about 3100 in 2011 on the same date. Regular Pitlochry count...

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Not many rods out on the Dam at the moment but there are still fish to be caught: Martin Wilson ventured out for a cast this evening and was rewarded with a fish of 6lbs - caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank. With e few more rods over the next...

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It's been hard going on the Sawmill recently but with a good run of fish today chances improved significantly. Andrew Khakoo was in the right place to take advantage this morning and was rewarded with a fresh fish of 7lbs on the fly - it can be done. With conditions looking...

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Conditions didn't look great yesterday - the water was still at a good height but the bright overhead sunshine didn't help. Phillippe Hehn persevered, though, and was rewarded with a fish of 4lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon - a nice way to round off the week....

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It's been hard going at the Dam over the last couple of weeks - low water and the fish moving fast. But with a bit of rain this week and the river at a good height there was room for optimism today and sure enough Saul Mackay took advantage with two...

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It was a warm and muggy day at the Dam with thunder and lightning and a downpour that freshened things up. The fish seemed to like it ... and with three fish caught it was an excellent day: Jim Fisher got things going with a fish of 9lbs from Pitlochry bank...

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Fishing conditions have been difficult this week with the low water and bright overhead conditions. After the success of Monday it has been hard going with a few fish hooked and lost but nothing landed. Munro Reid broke the deadlock on Saturday morning, however, with a nice fish of 7lbs from...

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Low water again today but fishing conditions were generally good. Neil Tong took advantage with a nice fish of 8lbs from Pitlochry bank this morning caught on a Vision 110. Still plenty of fish about - and hopefully a few more to come this week.Neil Tong enjoys success on Pitlochry bank...

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Conditions looked good at the Dam today - good cloud cover, no wind and plenty of fish showing. As it turned out two fish were caught: Graham Fyfe did well, following on from yesterday's success, with a fish of 6lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank; and Jim Fisher struck...

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It's been a frustrating week on our Dam beat - lots of fresh fish showing.....but proving hard to catch. Things took a turn for the better today - the fish seemed to be in the mood - at last - and with three caught it was a welcome return to form:...

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Salmon have been difficult to tempt during the past week, plenty of them showing and good numbers to be seen going through the ladder and into our Ruan Ruarie beat on the R Garry where today's fishers said that lots had shown in the morning. Rain however soon brought a change to...

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Generally good conditions today at the Dam and with three fish caught it was an excellent start to the week: Alun Williams was first into action with a fish of 13lbs; Steve Watt was next with a 7lb sea liced fish: and Dave Stewart landed a fish of 9lbs - all...

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The count at the fish ladder stood at 1044 this morning - the fish are on the move.  Lots could still be seen on our Dam beat, though, and it was another good day with two fish caught: Dave Stewart was first into action - three casts after losing a fish...

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Over 1000 salmon have now made their way past the Pitlochry counter this year, with this figure reached this afternoon. This is the highest number on today's date since 2011 (approximate count on 13 May - 1000 (2016); 321 (2015); 445 (2014); 125 (2013); 521 (2012); and 1425 (2011)). The approximate dates a count of...

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With light winds, good cloud cover and plenty of fish showing conditions looked good at the Dam today The fish weren't giving themselves up easily, though, and we ended up with one caught and another two lost: Gordon Nichol was the successful angler with a fish of 16lbs on the fly...

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It was another challenging day at the Dam but Iain McLaren was up to the task landing a fish of 9lb on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning - nicely done. Overcast and cooler weather is forecast for the weekend - hopefully things will liven up....

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There was a slight rise in water overnight but not enough to make much of a difference to fishing conditions - it was to be another day where perseverance was the top tactic. As it turned out one fish was caught - Ally Gowans did well to land a fish of...

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More bright sunshine and gusty winds at the Dam today but with a good run of fish there was room for optimism. Neil McLellan was on form again landing two fish on Pitlochry bank this morning - at 12 and 7lbs - both on the fly. Hopefully more to come tomorrow....

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With low water and bright sunshine prospects didn't look too promising this morning. Graham Nichols persevered, though, and was rewarded with a fish of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this afternoon - nicely done. With high pressure firmly in charge it looks like more of the same tomorrow. ....

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Notices reminding the public about the dangers of the RiverTummel. Anglers need to take precautions too.One of our anglers took a tumble early last week from the water's edge straight into deep, cold water at the headland beside the "Stepping Stones" on Portnacraig bank. Thankfully he was wearing a life jacket. He...

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We have had reports of anglers out recently on Portnacraig Pitlochry beat finding both a pair of spectacles and a spectacle lens. If you have lost either of these, please let us know and we'll try to point you in the correct direction to get reunited with your property. We would always suggest...

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It was a quieter end to the week - still plenty of fish showing but proving hard to catch. John McElroy provided the only fish of the day - a sea-liced fish of 9lbs from Pitlochry bank this morning - good effort. At least another two fish were lost during the...

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The action has slowed somewhat from earlier in the week but with two each at the Dam and the Sawmill our waters are still fishing well: Craig Robertson got things going with a 9lb fish on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning; Stephane Bovy followed on Port-na-Craig bank with a...

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Ideal conditions again at the Dam today and the good fishing continued: Curtis Brunker had an excellent day with three fish caught - 5 and 10lbs from Port-na-Craig bank this morning and another from Pitlochry bank at 9lbs in the afternoon - all on the spinner; Dave Stewart was on form...

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It was another superb day at the Dam with lots of fish showing and lots getting caught: Steve Watt had a great day with four - fish of 8 and 6lbs on the fly and a 24lber on a Vision this morning on Pitlochry bank and another on the Vision at...
The river was dropping back nicely this morning and running clear after the heavy rain on Sunday - i.e. conditions were looking close to ideal - and sure enough it was an outstanding day at the Dam: Iain McLaren had a red letter day with four fish - three from Port-na-Craig...
There is a single ticket available for a Portnacraig bank start on Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat this Tuesday (3 May).  This is the only ticket available for the beat in May, although we have availability in June, which can fish very well too. To see our Qs and As on checking availability and how to book,...

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Conditions looked good at the Dam today but despite best efforts nothing was caught to the day rods. Jim Fisher saved the day, though, - and continued his good run - with a nice fish of 12lbs from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly this evening. Returns have been pretty good this...
One of our members has been forced to cancel a couple of days fishing on the Pitlochry Dam beat due to personal circumstances. Single rod available each day starting on the Pitlochry bank, dates are May 4 and May 11, £60 per day. Bookable online, first come, first served!...

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Our weather has been exceptionally cold and dry for a week or two now, hard frost at night and very few insects hatching by day but it looks like things are about to change which is great news for trout fishers on our rivers and lochs.Today a few dark olives appeared sporadically and...

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It was another cold, raw day at the Dam today but the rods persevered and success came to George Renwick with an 8lb fish caught on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning. The forecast for tomorrow looks better - with plenty of fish about prospects look good....

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More wintry weather today but with fish caught on our Dam and Sawmill beats the fishing remains excellent: Jim Fisher was on form at the Dam today scoring a hat-trick - two fish of 8lbs from Port-na-Craig bank this morning and following up in the afternoon with a fish of 9lbs...

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Lots of fish could be seen in the viewing chamber at the fish ladder today - the fish are on the move. Luckily a few of them held back long enough for excellent sport at the Dam: Roy Longair was first into action this morning with a fish of 14 lbs...

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More wintry weather at the Dam today - definitely challenging conditions for the rods out today. The deadlock was broken, however, when Steve watt landed a 9lb fish this evening on Pitlochry bank on the fly - it can be done. Hopefully conditions will improve for the rest of the week....

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Conditions were less than ideal today - cold, windy, snow showers, low water - but with a bit of perseverance fish could be caught: Steve Watt showed the way with a double today at the Dam - one in the morning at 8lbs from Pitlochry bank and another in the afternoon...

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With three superb fish caught today it was a great end to the week: Russell Boyd continued his good season with a fish of 18lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning: Jim Fisher followed up with a 12lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank; and Steve Watt rounded...

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Salmon are heading up the ladder in numbers just now and the count this afternoon was 134. Fresh fish are also moving into our beat. Some of the fish have clearly had narrow escapes on their way to Pitlochry (see photo showing what looks like a beak mark of a dolphin or...

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Good numbers of fish have been showing at the Dam over the last few days and the good fishing continues: Charlie Grosvenor was successful yesterday afternoon with a 14lber on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank; this morning on Pitlochry bank Stuart Humphreys caught a 14lber on the fly; and in the...

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With bright overhead conditions and low water it was a testing day at the Dam. Iain McLaren did well with a 12lb fish caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Good to see there's still fish there to be caught - looking promising for the end of the week....

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Salmon are now running up the salmon ladder at Pitlochry Dam just upstream of our Portnacraig Pitlochry beat in greater numbers and the count climbed from 5 yesterday morning to 55 this evening. The clear water conditions are giving a great chance to see adult springers making their way up the ladder and...

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Another low water day at the Dam - not too promising. Les Dargie was up to the task, though, catching a 16lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning and following up in the afternoon with a 15lber on Pitlochry bank - both on the fly - good effort. It can be done...

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Conditions were less than ideal today - the river level has dropped back over the weekend and there were also strong winds to contend with. Anglers persevered, though, and success followed: Steve Watt had a fish of 11lbs from Pitlochry bank this morning on the spinner; and Jimmy Ross followed up...

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Conditions were challenging at the Dam today - cold with strong winds coming in from the north. The rods persevered, though, and Russell Boyd was rewarded with a very nice fish of 15lbs caught on the spinner just before lunchtime on Pitlochry bank. At least another two fish were lost during...

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It was a cold start this morning but as the temperature picked up so did the fishing and with three fish caught it was another excellent day at the Dam: Ally Gowans was first into action with a fish of 8 lbs from Port-na-Craig bank in the morning and followed up...

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Good numbers of fish were seen at the Dam this morning and with one fish caught and at least one other lost it was another good fishing day. The successful angler was Jussi Ramo from Finland who caught a 6lber on the fly this morning on Port-na-Craig bank. With settled weather...

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Conditions looked excellent this morning but with nothing caught during the day it looked as if we were in for a blank. That changed in the evening, though, - Steve Watt opened his account for the season with a nice fish of 7lbs and Willie Johnstone followed up with a fish...

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Superb fishing conditions at the Dam today and with four fish caught it was an excellent end to the week: Ally Gowans caught a fish of 14lbs on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning; John McElroy had fish at 7 and 10lbs an a Vision 110 from Pitlochry bank in...

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With the river at a good height it was another excellent day at the Dam with two fish caught: Gordon Hanslip was first into action with a fish of 16lbs on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; and Tony Brown had another good day with an 11lber on the fly...

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The B8019 Strathtummel road will be closed in the vicinity of the Loch Tummel Inn for 2 weeks (click here for google map) starting on May 30th, 2016. Please access the Loch from the Tummel Bridge direction or from the Allean access road which involves a longer route than usual on...

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The river has dropped back nicely after heavy rain earlier in the week and today prospects looked excellent. Dave Stewart took advantage - and continued his good run - with a 10lb sea-liced fish on the fly first thing this morning on Port-na-Craig bank. The good fishing should continue into the...
Salmon are now starting to make their way up the Pitlochry fish ladder just above our Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat and the counter now reads 1. We did not notice exactly when the fish was counted, but it was sometime between Tuesday 29 March noon and Saturday 2 April at 1730. If any of you know...

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The river was slightly coloured this morning following the heavy rain of Friday but it didn't seem to put the fish off and the week ended on a high with three fish caught at the Dam: Neil Tong got things going this morning on Pitlochry bank with a fish of 8lbs...

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With almost ideal conditions it was another good day on PAC waters: Tony Brown got things going on Port-na-Craig bank this morning with a fish estimated at 15lb caught on the fly; and further downstream Innes Smith followed up on his recent success with another very fresh fish - this time...

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It was another good day at the Dam: Iain McLaren caught a superb fish of 21lbs on the fly this morning on Port-na-Craig bank - the quality of the fish caught this year has been exceptional. A good number of fish were seen on the beat and with the river dropping...

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Club President Jimmy Ross handing over a cheque for £760 to the Playgroup, with staff, helpers and children. The Club Open Night on Wednesday 9 March included a raffle and mini-auction in aid of Pitlochry Pre-School Playgroup. The raffle and auction were generously supported by donations of prizes and items to auction...

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Last week was a bit frustrating at the Dam: conditions looked excellent but the fish were hard to come by - whether this was due to a lack of fish or that they just weren't in the mood to take is hard to say. Today, though, was different with four fish...

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With little wind, good cloud cover and the river at an ideal height prospects looked good at the dam this morning and it wasn't too long before Gordon Hanslip took advantage with a 10lber on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank. With settled weather forecast there is reason to be optimistic as...

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Conditions looked good at the dam today - the river having dropped back to an ideal height over the last few days - and with a few rods out there was definitely room for optimism. Success came in the afternoon on Pitlochry  bank when Alistair Hamilton landed a superb fish estimated...

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Saul Mackay continued his good run with a 12lb fish on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning. The river is settling back nicely - looking good as we head into the weekend....

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Club members were out on Portnacraig Pitlochry beat today trimming back vegetation and removing some debris that had arrived in the winter floods. This is part of this year's maintenance programme on the various Club waters which Club President Jimmy Ross organises. ...

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With the river up overnight conditions didn't look too promising today - and when I dropped by just after lunchtime it was no real surprise that nothing had been caught. Martin Wilson persevered, though, and was rewarded with a superb fish of 13 lb on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. The...
Our "Beatbooker" permit booking system will be offline for essential maintenance starting on Thursday 10th March for several hours. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. ...

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It was good to see a couple of rods out today - conditions looked good and there was a great chance of a fish. One was lost first thing but later in the morning Geroge Renwick was successful with an 11lber from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly. With the river at...

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The river dropped back to an excellent height overnight and fishing conditions looked excellent this morning. It didn't take Saul Mackay long to take advantage with a 16 lb fish caught on his third cast and this was followed later in the morning with another of 10lbs. Both fish were caught...

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The first fish of the season was caught today - a fresh 8lber from Sawmill this morning. The successful angler was Les Dargie who, not for the first time, wins the Mitchell Trophy for the first fly caught salmon of the season caught by a member on Club waters - well...
Can you name this insect?Our club Open Night at Scotland's Hotel, Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry is free and guests are very welcome to attend. Refreshments provided.This year we are delighted to have arranged a talk by Craig Macadam the Conservation Director with Buglife who has been studying freshwater invertebrates for over 20 years.  He is...

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River Tummel offers great trout fishingThe River Tummel between Pitlochry and Ballinluig is famous for its great trout and grayling  fly fishing and is much in demand for competitions. Clubs and others wishing to hold competitions on our waters please note that we would appreciate being informed in advance so that other anglers...

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With the river at a good height there was some optimism on the Tummel this morning. A few members turned out for a cast and a few more dropped by to follow proceedings. Unfortunately - despite best efforts -  the first springer of the season remained elusive. Hopefully not too long...
We look forward to meeting visiting anglers fishing our popular and prolific beats at Pitlochry Dam this season which starts on January 15th. Permits are now available online via our Beatbooker booking system. Remember the permit is not bought until its paid for, first to pay gets it!Tight lines!...

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No parking today! Dam gates spill was impressive! The River Tummel has been exceptionally high several times over past weeks and it looks like we will see the year ending with it on another high! Spirits and expectations also are high in anticipation of another great year's fishing  on the river in 2016 after...

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