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After delayed opening of lochs due to prolonged Baltic conditions both lochs have started very well.A boat out on Kinardochy at weekend reported 3 fish caught all on the old faithful Kate MacLaren.On Bhac one of our members caught 4 on Saturday morning all on cormorants and one boat reported18 rainbows...

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It looked promising at the Dam today but the fish couldn't be tempted - despite the best efforts of the rods in action. Downstream at Sawmill, though, Ally Gowans rounded off an excellent week with a fish of 14lbs caught on the fly. Temperatures are forecast to rise next week -...

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Very nice conditions again this morning and with two exceptional fish caught it was another excellent day on our Dam beat: Ally Gowans struck early with a superb fish of 21lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank first thing this morning; and shortly before midday Steve Watt landed an outstanding fish...

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Conditions looked good this morning but we had to wait until the afternoon for the only fish of the day: Dave Stewart was the successful angler with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank. The river remains at a good height - and prospects remain good....

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It's been slow at the Dam so far this week - despite good river levels - but today things really picked up with two fish caught: Jim Fisher was first into action with a fish of 17lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; and Jimmy Robertson followed up...

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When Jimmy Ross explored access to Loch Broom yesterday this is what he found, the road is still impassible so it will take a few more days of thaw yet to get rid of the snow drifts. Consequently, members bookings have been postponed until April 21st at earliest....

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Snowmelt put the river up over the weekend but it dropped back nicely overnight and this morning sat at a good height. Ally Gowans was able to take advantage landing a nice fish this morning in Sawmill - a 9lber caught on the fly. Prospects look good for the rest of...

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It was another cold day on the river and a stiff upstream wind didn't make things any easier. Saul Mackay persevered, though, and was rewarded with a hard fighting fish of 13lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank just before midday - it can be done. The river remains at...

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Another cold day on the river and another quiet day on our Dam beat – despite the odd fish showing and the best efforts of the anglers. Further downstream at Sawmill it was a different story; Paul Carter got his season underway with a superb fish of 14lbs caught on the...
As previously mentioned Lochs Kinardochy and Bhac will be opened on April 8th due to road conditions and much of the surfaces being frozen. Club members please note that the road to Loch Broom is impassible due to snow drifts and it will remain closed until April 14th. We will keep...

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Very nice conditions on the river this morning – a hint of spring in the sun and the water at an ideal height. It was a slow morning, though, with little showing but in the afternoon Jim Fisher broke the deadlock with a 14lb bar of silver from Pitlochry bank on...

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The river dropped back and cleared overnight and was looking in good shape this morning. On our Dam beat Colin Fairgrieve was in the right place to land an excellent fish of 19 lbs on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank early on this morning and further downstream at Sawmill Steve Watt...

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Maybe not quite spring yet but it was a pleasant day for a cast and with the river at a good height conditions looked good this morning. It wasn’t long before Alan Wales hooked into a fish and after a good fight was able to land a superb fish of 19lbs...
Yesterday's visit to check access for putting the boats on by Jimmy Ross confirmed that Loch Bhac looked stunning in the sunshine but unfortunately, the access road had a deep covering of snow and most of the loch was frozen over. We have therefore delayed putting the boats on and the...

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Our Open Night last night was very well attended to hear Club Secretary Ron Harriman give an illustrated talk on the history of  Pitlochry Angling Club. Amongst the honours, David Stewart became Club Champion and Andy Walker who recently retired from the Club Committee after serving in various roles for 46...

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Fishing conditions were favourable today - the river at a good height, little wind and bearable temperatures – and with the odd fish showing there was room for optimism. Charlie Grosvenor was able to take advantage with a nice fish of 7lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The river was at a great height yesterday but with a bitterly cold wind it wasn't a day for the faint hearted. Billy McLauchlan persevered, though, and was rewarded with a hard fighting springer of 14lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon. With the settled conditions set to...

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Despite being very lightly fished some great fish are being caught on our Port-na-craig beat at the moment: Steve Watt followed up on his success earlier in the week with another superb fish today - this time it was a 17lber caught  on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon. It's...

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With conditions looking good yesterday Steve Watt ventured out for a cast and was rewarded with two superb fish on the fly: the first at 21lbs was caught on Pitlochry bank in the morning and a second at 12lbs was landed on Port-na-Craig bank in the afternoon. As the first fish...

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Our Port-na-Craig beat has been very lightly fished since opening day but with rods out today and the river sitting at a good height there was room for optimism this morning. Sure enough Jordon Grant was successful with a superb fish of 14lbs caught on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this...

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It's almost time for our annual Open Night to which everyone is invited (members or otherwise). This year the evening will feature a very interesting illustrated talk by our Club Secretary Ron Harriman who has held this post for the best part of 50 years and has done a fantastic job researching...

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Club President Jimmy Ross on opening dayA few club members were out on Portnacraig Pitlochry yesterday for the opening day, although there were no fish caught. The river had come up a bit, but it was still at a good height. Three fish had appeared on the counter at Pitlochry Dam just upstream of...
The river conditions look great for the opening of the salmon season tomorrow. The opening day itself on Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat is kept for Club members, but we have plenty of availability on other days. Our last opening day fish was in 2013 when Gordon Nichol gave himself and the beat...
Visitor permits for 2018 at Pitlochry Dam are now available for booking via the website. Tight lines!...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The website has been updated for 2018 season and you can now renew membership and purchase fishing permits. The draft Minute of the 2016 AGM has also been added and is accessible via the Members section....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
All our permit prices for 2018 remain the same as last year, details can be found and downloaded here.All beats can now be booked online apart from Pitlochry Dam beats which will be made available for public booking prior to the season opening in mid-January. Best wishes to all our anglers for the festive...
When the arrangements were agreed in 1945 for incorporating this stretch of river into the Tummel-Garry Hydro-Electric Scheme, there was no provision for any hands off flow to be maintained and a weir was put in place to prevent salmon gaining access. In recent years, the implementation of the Water Framework...

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Our 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...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
After a long wait to get his first salmon from Ruan Ruarie (see entry below) Paul Carter followed up today with another at 15lbs – good going. The fish was caught on the fly and put up a superb fight by all accounts. Still time for a few more from this...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Ruan Ruarie was at a good height yesterday and Paul Carter did well with a fish of 8lbs on the fly from the Grilse Pool. Paul has been persevering up at Ruan Ruarie for some time - good to see the effort paying off ... and still time for a few...

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With the river at an ideal height there was room for optimism this morning and sure enough Stephen Dunstan was rewarded with a good fish of 11lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. With the settled conditions set to continue there could be more this week....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
With good numbers of fish about Ruan Ruarie continues to fish well - Dave Wilson continued his good run with a grilse of 4lbs yesterday. The beat should really start to fill up from now to the end of the season - some good opportunities to be had. ...

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Good numbers of fish have been seen in the beat over the last few weeks and Dave Wilson was able to take advantage with a 2lb grilse caught on the spinner last Monday . With fish moving through steadily at this time of year it’s definitely worth a go....
Whoops, somehow lost a photo of the pink salmon tail in the last post. Sorry - here it is now....
This evening a Club member fishing the Pitlochry bank reported that there was a dead sea trout in the water close to the top of the beat on that bank. Committee member Ross Gardiner looked in the late evening and did indeed find a dead fish in the water, but it...

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The Dam has been quiet over the last week but the Sawmill can still produce a fish or two: Martin Timmins had a week to remember with a fish of 24lbs on Wednesday night and another today at 3lbs – both were caught on the fly - good going. There’s still...

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Saul Mackay showed that it’s still worth a cast on our Dam beat – a quick run through Pitlochry bank this morning producing a sea-liced fish of 10lbs on the fly – it can be done.  With good numbers of fish continuing to move through the beat and a few rods...

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Not many anglers out at the moment but Martin Cavanagh showed that it's still worth a try with a fish of 8lbs yesterday afternoon on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank. Further upstream at Ruan Ruarie Dave Wilson did well today with a grilse of 4lbs and a fish of 8lbs -...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
It's been a quiet week on our Dam beat - still good numbers of fish about but not many anglers. Saul Mackay ventured out this evening, though, and was rewarded with a fish of 9lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank - it can be done. With a few more...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
This summer, from July on, a large number of salmon will be caught at Armadale on the Scottish north coast, tagged with acoustic tags of about 18 mm (¾”) in length by Marine Scotland Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, and released. It is thought that the salmon will include ones destined for rivers...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Good numbers of fish continue to enter our beats and Andrew Khakoo was in the right place this morning to land a fresh fish of 10lbs on the fly on our Sawmill beat. Definitely worth a cast and hopefully a few more this week....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The river remains at a good height and our Dam beat continues to fish well: John Love persevered this week and was rewarded on his final day with a fish of 12 lbs from Pitlochry bank this morning; and Hugh Robertson was successful last night landing a fish of 16lbs on...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
It was a quiet day at the Dam but the recent lift in water levels has brought our Sawmill beat back to life and Andrew Khakoo was able to take advantage with a fish of 9lbs on the fly this morning. The river remains at a good height – room for...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Conditions looked good today but the fish remained stubbornly uncooperative for the day rods - despite their best efforts. In the evening, though, new club member Bertie Warren got his first Tummel fish – a 3lber on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank – well done! Bertie has put in the effort...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The river was at a good height this morning - prospects looked good - and with two fish caught it was an excellent start to the week: William Smith landed a fresh fish of 18lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning; and in the evening Brian Joseph caught a...

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The river was settled and at a great height this morning – very promising. A couple of fish were lost on Port-na-Craig bank early on but Gavin Hutchison, on his first visit to the beat, managed to hang on to one – landing a superb fish of 14lbs on the spinner...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Heavy rain overnight put water levels up again but with the river running clear this morning prospects looked good. It didn’t take long for Laurent Memeteau to take advantage, catching a fish of 9lbs on the spinner with his second cast on Port-na-Craig bank this morning! More rain followed, though, and...

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With heavy rain overnight the river was on the rise this morning. The fish were very active early on by all accounts and Martin Wilson was able to capitalise with a fish of 7lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning with another lost not long after. By mid-morning the...

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While the rush of salmon through the ladder seems to have slowed down a bit over the last few days there's still good numbers showing at the Dam and Tony Brown did well this morning to intercept one on Port-na-Craig bank - a nice fish of 8lbs caught on the fly....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Good numbers of fish were showing at the Dam today – and some of them hung about long enough to get caught: Jim Fisher was the successful angler, landing a fish of 9lbs on Pitlochry bank on the fly this morning – it can be done. Should be a few more...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Perseverance was the key yesterday (Saturday) and it paid off for Jamie McCulloch who landed a fresh fish of 7lb on Pitlochry bank in the morning. With five fish caught it wasn’t too bad a week given the difficult conditions – and room for optimism for next week....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Lots of fish moving ….. but not easy to catch: it was more of the same at the Dam today. Ewan Maclachlan was up to the task, though, landing a nice fish of 16lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning – it can be done! Looks like more of...

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The river rose by 6 inches overnight and this brought lots of fish into out Dam beat this morning - conditions looked excellent. These fish were moving fast, though, - over 200 have ascended the ladder in the last 24 hours – but with three fish caught it was still an...

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When Tony Brown lost a good fish early this morning on Port-na-Craig bank it looked as if it could be one of those days. More was to come, though, and with three fish caught it turned out to be an excellent day at the Dam: Graham Fyfe was first on the...

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Two fish were caught at the Dam today – not too bad given the conditions. Saul Mackay was the angler on form - continuing his good run with fish at 18 and 8lbs both caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning – it can be done. Fresh fish can...

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More frustration for the day rods on the river yesterday (Tuesday) - lots of fish about but none willing to take - a now familiar pattern. Late in the evening, though, Jim Fisher ventured out to try a new rod / line combo. Starting on the top pool on Pitlochry bank...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Heavy rain was forecast for today but it didn’t come to much – the river remains low and clear. It was a pleasant fishing day, though, and with one fish caught it wasn’t a bad start to the week: Jim Fisher was the successful angler with a fish of 10lbs on...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
It's been a frustrating week on the Dam - no lack of fish but they haven't been in the mood - despite the best efforts of the rods. This evening, though, the deadlock was broken: Martin Wilson landed a fish of 9lbs and not long after Saul Mackay had a fish...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Lots of fish moving at the Dam - especially first thing - but with wall to wall sunshine it was hard going and the day rods had no luck. In the evening, though, Martin Wilson landed a superb fish of 21lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank - it can be...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
It was a frustrating day at the Dam - no shortage of fish but none willing to take - the bright sunshine didn't make things easy. Sawmill continues to fish well, though, - Gordon Nichol landed a nice fish of about 12lbs on the fly this evening. The counter at the...

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Bright sunshine today but with plenty of fish on the move and two caught it was another good day at the Dam: Roy Longair caught a sea-liced fish of 11lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning; and in the afternoon Alun Williams landed a 12lber on Pitlochry bank -...

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Settled weather made for more pleasant fishing conditions and with two quality fish caught it was an excellent day at the Dam: Peter Fitzpatrick got things going with a fish of 12lbs on the spinner early this morning on Port-na-Craig bank; and Alistair Hamilton followed up with a fish of 13lbs...
Work will be taking place from 2 May to approximately 16 May to replace a broken outfall pipe at Ballinluig Wastewater Treatment Works on the east blank of the River Tummel just above the bridge at Ballinluig. Although the contractors are making every effort to keep the work area safe, anglers also need...

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Last week the wind blew downstream and yesterday (Monday) it blew upstream – other than that not much changed at the Dam – fish showing but none willing to take – despite the best efforts of the rods. The Sawmill can still produce a fish, though - Ally Gowans landed a...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The river cleared nicely overnight and with good numbers of fish showing early on it was looking promising this morning. The fish weren’t really in the mood, though, and as it turned out the only catch of the day was on our Sawmill beat where Gordon Nichol landed a fresh fish...

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With the river up about 10 inches and lots of fishing showing at our Dam beat conditions looked promising today. James Robertson was able to capitalise with a fish of  21.5lbs this afternoon on the fly from Pitlochry bank. The river is now dropping back to a good height for tomorrow...

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One landed and another lost at the net – not too bad given the conditions: Ally Gowans was the successful angler with a nice fish of 15lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. With the current weather set to continue it looks like more of the same for the...

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Another difficult day on the river – cold, very high winds and snow! The fish didn’t seem to mind, though, with Gordon Nichol landing one of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this afternoon. The forecast improves significantly from tomorrow – hopefully more pleasant fishing conditions and a few more...

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Cold, windy and occasional sleet showers – not ideal fishing conditions but with two fish caught it was a excellent start to the week: Bruce Campbell was first into action with a fish of 10lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this morning; and Richard Hamilton followed up in the afternoon...

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Another low water day at the Dam but with plenty of fish about there's still good sport to be had: Neill Sproull persevered and was rewarded with a 9lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank this afternoon. The forecast looks to be more of the same for the foreseeable future –...

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Low water is making for testing conditions at the moment but John Simpson was equal to the task landing a fish of 8lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning and Danny Docherty followed up with a fish of 9lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon –...

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The river dropped back over the weekend but there were lots of fresh fish about and with three caught it was an excellent start to the week: Ally Gowans landed two in quick succession at around 7lbs on Port-na-Craig bank this morning on the fly; and not long after Neil Tong...

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Favourable conditions again at the Dam today and another fish caught: Kenny Horne was the successful angler landing an 18lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. The quality of the fish getting caught at the moment is exceptional - and hopefully more tomorrow....

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With the wind easing conditions were more favourable today and with three fish caught it was another excellent day at the Dam: Thomas Andrew was first into action with a fish of 19lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank mid-morning; soon after Jim Fisher then landed a 17lber on the...

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With a strong westerly breeze for much of the day it was another testing day at the Dam. Perseverance was the key and Iain McLaren was rewarded with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly late in the afternoon on Pitlochry bank. The wind is forecast to ease for tomorrow...

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A stiff downstream breeze made things awkward today but with another two caught on PAC waters the fishing remains good: at the Dam Callum Imray landed a superb fish of 20lbs this morning on Pitlochry bank on the spinner; and the good fishing at Sawmill continues with Andrew Khakoo landing a...

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Conditions looked good this morning and sure enough it was a great start to the week with five fish caught: Tony Brown had a day to remember with a hat-trick – fish at 15, 13 and 8lbs – all from Pitlochry bank this morning on the fly; Allan Young was next...

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With lots of fish showing it was looking promising first thing this morning. They proved hard to tempt, though, and despite best efforts only one was caught: Neil Tong was the successful angler with a fish of about 8lbs caught this morning on a floating devon. Not a bad week with...

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The river remains steady at a good height but the fish weren't in the mood on our Dam beat today. Downstream on Sawmill, though, Paul Carter was successful, landing a superb fish of 14lbs on the fly this morning  - the quality of the fish being caught at the moment is...

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An awkward downstream breeze for much of day (Thursday) may have made casting tricky but the fish didn't seem to mind and it was another good day on PAC waters: Ian Lindsay got things going with a hard fighting fish of 15lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the...

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Hopes were high today after the success of yesterday but despite best efforts the day rods had no luck. Plenty of fish were moving but none were willing to take and an awkward westerly breeze didn't make things easy. Jim Fisher saved the day, though, with a late fish of 14lbs...

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Lots of fish were showing thoughout the beat today and with three caught it was a great start to the week: Alistair Hamilton was first into action with a very nice fish of 18lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning; on Port-na-Craig bank Alan Greene caught a fish of...
With the rise in water temperature and a drop in water height over the last few days making it easier for salmon to find the entrance to the salmon ladder and ascend it, salmon are now starting to make their way up the Pitlochry fish ladder just above our Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat....

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Steve with his salmon.Congratulations to Steve Dora from Edinburgh. He arrived at the water last, this was his first outing of 2017 and on his first run down the Green Bank he met with a nice fish conservatively estimated at 12lbs which took a size 8 Cascade. Not an easy average...

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So far this week, things have been slow on Portnacraig Pitlochry beat, although a salmon was lost on Monday following the line getting snagged around a rock. Yesterday afternoon Steve Watt landed a lovely spring salmon of about 10 pounds whilst spinning on the members' Sawmill Beat just downstream of Portnacraig Pitlochry beat....
Lower TummelDetails of fishing available direct from Atholl Estate have been added to the Home Page of our website under Tummel Garry Fishing Links to help support and promote the Tummel Garry Protection Order in association with other Liaison Committee members. The list of Atholl fishing can be downloaded here. ...
Loch Ericht - just one of the many lovely places to fish around Rannoch.Kinloch Rannoch and Tummel, Perthshire, Scotland - a haven of Scottish native wildlife and unspoilt landscape of mountains, lochs and heather covered hills where walking is pure pleasure. Lots for fishing available for trout, pike and perch.Fishing information...

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The river rose slightly overnight and with nothing caught by lunchtime and few fish showing things weren’t looking too promising at the Dam. Further down on our Sawmill beat, though, it was a different story; Ally Gowans had a quick run through and was rewarded with a superb sea-liced fish of...
The Tay Salmon Fisheries Board annual open meeting is this Thursday evening at 7pm at the Birnam Institute, Birnam. There will be detailed presentations about all the varied work the Board has been doing recently and the meeting will provide a good opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have. All are welcome and...

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The heavy rain that was forecast didn’t really come to much today and fishing conditions were just about perfect at the Dam. Saul Mackay was quick to make the most of it with a good fish of 12lbs caught on the fly on his first run down Port-na-Craig bank this morning....
The Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory are hosting a "Science Open Day" on May 13th at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry. Tickets are free and can be booked online....

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The past week has been a frustrating one – conditions looking good with fish showing but none willing to take. Today we had some success, though, with Paul Kelly landing a 9lb fish on the spinner from Pitlochry bank this morning. The river is dropping back nicely and hopefully there will...

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All of the action so far this year has been on your Dam beat but yesterday the Sawmill was the place to be: Martin Timmins was the successful angler catching an outstanding fish of 22lbs on a Vision 110 in the afternoon in the pool below the layby. Those of you...

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With fish now starting to show regularly on our Dam beat - and a couple of fish lost close to the bank already this week - hopes of success were high on the river this morning.  Saul Mackay didn’t disappoint – landing a very nice fish of 12lbs on the fly...
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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February brought in mild weather, with the occasional dusting of snow. This has made our feeding station a popular spot with many of the usual birds. Loch of the Lowes © Chris Cachia Zammit Two greenfinches were spotted in the feeding station, a bird that has become rare in the area...

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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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It’s a grey, chilly day here today. Low cloud shrouding the surrounding hills darkening the sky, while rain showers fall onto soaked grass, splashing where puddles fill hollows. There’s a Scottish word to describe this kind of day: dreich. Despite the weather, the red squirrels, chaffinches, great, coal and blue tits...

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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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Today is World Wetlands DayWorld Wetlands Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the international importance of all wetlands, from peat bogs to marsh lands, and highlighting the threats that they face. Is-Simar Nature Reserve ©Nadja Tschovikov Wetlands are a magnet to a variety of wildlife, from insects to mammals....

Blogs fom Highland Perthshire

  • ENCOURAGING START AT HILL LOCHS

    After delayed opening of lochs due to prolonged Baltic conditions both lochs have started very well.A boat out on Kinardochy at weekend reported 3 fish caught all on the old faithful Kate MacLaren.On ...

    by Guest
    Tuesday, 17 April 2018
  • Sawmill Success

    It looked promising at the Dam today but the fish couldn't be tempted - despite the best efforts of the rods in action. Downstream at Sawmill, though, Ally Gowans rounded off an excellent week with a ...

    by Guest
    Saturday, 14 April 2018
  • Excellent Fishing At The Dam

    Very nice conditions again this morning and with two exceptional fish caught it was another excellent day on our Dam beat: Ally Gowans struck early with a superb fish of 21lbs on the fly from Port-na- ...

    by Guest
    Friday, 13 April 2018
  • Good Fishing Continues

    Conditions looked good this morning but we had to wait until the afternoon for the only fish of the day: Dave Stewart was the successful angler with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry ban ...

    by Guest
    Thursday, 12 April 2018
  • Dam Fishing Well

    It's been slow at the Dam so far this week - despite good river levels - but today things really picked up with two fish caught: Jim Fisher was first into action with a fish of 17lbs caught on the fly ...

    by Guest
    Wednesday, 11 April 2018
  • Loch Broom opening postponed again!

    When Jimmy Ross explored access to Loch Broom yesterday this is what he found, the road is still impassible so it will take a few more days of thaw yet to get rid of the snow drifts. Consequently, mem ...

    by Guest
    Wednesday, 11 April 2018
  • Sawmill Return

    Snowmelt put the river up over the weekend but it dropped back nicely overnight and this morning sat at a good height. Ally Gowans was able to take advantage landing a nice fish this morning in Sawmil ...

    by Guest
    Monday, 09 April 2018
  • Dam Springer

    It was another cold day on the river and a stiff upstream wind didn't make things any easier. Saul Mackay persevered, though, and was rewarded with a hard fighting fish of 13lbs caught on the fly on P ...

    by Guest
    Monday, 02 April 2018
  • Sawmill Success

    Another cold day on the river and another quiet day on our Dam beat – despite the odd fish showing and the best efforts of the anglers. Further downstream at Sawmill it was a different story; Paul Car ...

    by Guest
    Saturday, 31 March 2018
  • Opening of lochs delayed due to cold conditions.

    As previously mentioned Lochs Kinardochy and Bhac will be opened on April 8th due to road conditions and much of the surfaces being frozen. Club members please note that the road to Loch Broom is impa ...

    by Guest
    Thursday, 29 March 2018
  • Good Fishing Continues

    Very nice conditions on the river this morning – a hint of spring in the sun and the water at an ideal height. It was a slow morning, though, with little showing but in the afternoon Jim Fisher broke ...

    by Guest
    Monday, 26 March 2018
  • Good End To The Week

    The river dropped back and cleared overnight and was looking in good shape this morning. On our Dam beat Colin Fairgrieve was in the right place to land an excellent fish of 19 lbs on the spinner from ...

    by Guest
    Saturday, 24 March 2018
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