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Thankfully September proved to be more suitable for fishing than kite flying and checking out if your waterproofs still were.It also showed considerably more anglers on the lochs than previous month which was good to see.Some very good catches were reported on both waters with once again traditional wets on Kinardochy...

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Liam Mullen followed up on his success earlier in the season with a grilse of 4lbs caught on the spinner from our Ruan Ruarie beat yesterday - nicely done. It was almost two - with another fish was lost at the bank. Seems to be good numbers of fish in the...

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Our Ruan Ruarie beat is looking good at the moment and Sean Dugan was able to take advantage yesterday with a fish of 9lb on the spinner from Bridge Pool. From now to the end of the season is prime time on this beat - well worth a go....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Once again 'sods law' prevailed and after getting away with the worst of heavy rain and blustery winds in July  we certainly did not get away with it during August.This was reflected by reduced numbers of anglers fishing our lochs throughout the month.Both lochs continued to fish well and some good...

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There seems to be a few grilse about at the moment and Sean Dugan was lucky enough to intercept one today - a fish of 3lbs caught on the spinner in Sawmill this afternoon. The river should drop back further this week - could be more to come this week....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The river is sitting at a good height at the moment and it seems to have encouraged a few fish into the beat. Massimo Castelvecchi was in the right place to take advantage with a fish of 12lbs caught on the fly yesterday evening on Pitlochry bank. Could be more this...

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Not a bad end to the week with a fresh fish of 12lbs caught on the fly by Paul Carter this evening on Port-na-Craig bank. The river should settle back further over the weekend and next week looks promising.Just about there - Paul Carter with a 12lber on Port-na-Craig bank this evening...

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The river has dropped back to a good height after the rise earlier this week and conditions looked good this morning. Alex Johns was able to take advantage with a nice grilse of 5lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Not many anglers out at the moment but...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Some excellent sport was once more reported from our hill lochs by club members and visitors who fished throughout the month.The fishing Gods certainly seemed to be on our side and we were spared the thunderstorms and torrential rain that many places not too far from the lochs endured.At Bhac nymphs,buzzers...

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Not too many anglers out at the moment but Sean Dugan showed it's still worth a go with a nice grilse of 4lbs caught on the spinner last night on Sawmill - it can be done. With good numbers going through the ladder at the moment it's definitely worth a cast....

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Anglers and others on Scottish rivers are being asked to watch out for and report Pacific pink salmon which are now turning up in our rivers the summers of odd numbered years – a lot were reported in Scottish rivers 2017, including a dead one picked up just below Pitlochry Dam...
Many anglers who fished Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat in the 1970s through to the early 1990s period have very fond memories of Joe Russo, Forfar’s highly sociable and entertaining Scots Italian ice cream man, who was a regular. Joe fished all methods with great success and many will remember the plugs he...

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Not many anglers out at the moment but Jim Lapsley showed it's still worth a go with a 7lb fish on the spinner from Pitlochry bank last night. Still good numbers of fish showing on the beat - worth a go.A 7lber at the Dam for Jim Lapsley last night...

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It's been quiet on PAC waters for the last couple of weeks but this may reflect a lack of anglers as much as a lack of salmon. Sean Dugan wasn't put off and was rewarded with a nice fish of 12lbs on the spinner on Sawmill last Friday - it can...

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Once more both Bhac and Kinardochy have fished really well with some good catches recorded.Anglers on Kinardochy were seeing some good evening rises with buzzers,black pennel andkate maclaren proving to be attracting interest.On Bhac some excellent sport has been reported nymphs,dries and buzzers all doing well.Long range weather forecast for this...

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Conditions looked excellent at the Dam this morning with the river sitting at a good height. One fish was caught for the day – Derek Hutchison catching a fish of 5lbs on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank in the morning. Looking good for tomorrow....

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It's been quiet at the Dam for the last few days but Ruan Ruarie is now beginning to produce a few fish:  Stephen McLaren landed his first ever salmon yesterday - a 10lber on the spinner - well done - and hopefully not too long before you get your next one! ...
Important news item taken from the Fisheries Management Scotland website http://fms.scot/reports-of-disease-in-wild-atlantic-salmon/There are reports of small numbers of fish exhibiting signs of bleeding and/or ulceration being caught in Norway, Ireland and Scotland. These symptoms have been reported as being mainly along the area on the belly of the fish between the head and...

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With the river at a good height and good numbers of fish showing prospects looked excellent at the Dam this morning. Nigel Oldroyd was able to take advantage - landing a superb fish of 12lbs on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank this morning. This was Nigel’s first salmon and it’s fair...

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We had another first fish this week – this time it was Liam Mullen, one of junior members, who landed a salmon of 9lb on the spinner from our Ruan Ruarie beat yesterday (Friday). It was also our first fish of the season from our Ruan Ruarie beat. Well done Liam...

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One late return from Wednesday - Kevin McIndoe landed a fish of 11lbs on the spinner in the afternoon from Pitlochry bank. Today conditions looked excellent with good numbers of fish showing - at least two were hooked but none successfully landed, unfortunately. Looking good for tomorrow....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Following on from last month both lochs fished excellently according to feedback from anglers.The Bhac rainbows have been much admired for their superb condition and fighting qualities with buzzers,nymphs and damsels seeming to prove effective.At Kinardochy some good rises of brownies have been reported when conditions are right.Best results have been...

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The water has dropped away quickly after the rise at the weekend but was still at a good height this morning – prospects looked excellent. As it turned out only one fish was caught but it was a red letter day for Ann Hunter who managed to catch her first ever...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
With a rise of water over the weekend there was room for optimism this morning. Jim Lapsley was able to take advantage with a fish of 10lbs caught on the spinner first thing this morning from Pitlochry bank. Despite good numbers of fish showing throughout the beat this turned out to...
The Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Pitlochry has organised a family Open Day on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry. Doors open at 10am and there will be lots to see and do - full details and the programme for the day are on the web at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/science/FaskallySome pictures taken...

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With good cloud cover it looked a bit more promising today but the only fish of the day came early - Jim Lapsley landed a fresh fish of 12 lbs on the spinner from Pitlochry bank first thing this morning. Quite a few fresh fish were showing throughout the day so...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Another warm day with unbroken sunshine – not the best conditions for fishing. The fish are there, though, and Jim Fisher was able tempt one – an 8lber caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Great to see the Dam continuing to produce in these conditions. Let’s see what...

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It was another hot and sunny day at the Dam – not the most promising conditions. Kevin Williams managed to find a fish first thing this morning, though, - a 9lber caught on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank. Even with difficult conditions it’s worth persevering. ...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Still good numbers of fish showing at the Dam but only one caught today: Steve Watt was the successful angler with a fish of 8lbs caught on Pitlochry bank his morning. Looks like the temperature is on the way up over the next few days – perseverance could be the key...

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The temperature was up today but with continuing low water it was another challenging day for fishers at the Dam. Stuart Humphreys persevered, though, and was rewarded with a nice fish of 14lbs on the spinner from Pitlochry bank this morning and in the evening Les Dargie had a fish of...

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Pleasant fishing conditions at the Dam today and with three fish caught the fishing wasn’t too bad either: Steve Watt landed two fish in quick succession - both 12lbs – on the spinner on Pitlochry bank this morning; and Iain McLaren then caught a fish of 9lbs on the fly –...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The low water doesn't make things easy at Sawmill but Paul Carter was able to fond a fish this evening - a fresh fish of 10lbs caught on the fly - still worth a go down there.Paul Carter landed this fish of 10lbs in Sawmill this evening...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Conditions remained favourable today – albeit at a temperature a few degrees lower – and with two fish caught it was another excellent day at the Dam: Peter Fitzpatrick was the successful angler rounding off a productive visit with another two fish – this time a 12lber caught on the spinner...

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With nothing caught at lunchtime and the beat generally quiet it wasn’t looking too promising for the afternoon. Jim Fisher managed to find a fish, though, - a 12lber caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank – it’s worth persevering!Jim Fisher was successful today - a 12lber from Port-na-Craig bank this...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
After the very cold easterly winds which persisted in the hills for the first week or so of the new season the fishing certainly picked up for the second half of April.Some excellent catches have been reported from Bhac with anglers finding small black lures doing well.At Kinardochy the brown trout...

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It was quieter at the Dam today but Alun Williams still managed to find a fish – an 8lber caught this morning on Pitlochry bank. Perseverance seems to be the key at the moment – the fish are there!...

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Pleasant fishing conditions again at the Dam today – and two fish caught: Gary Waugh had a fish of 7lbs on the fly first thing on Port-na-Craig bank; and Gordon Phillips landed a superb fish of 20lbs on the spinner on Pitlochry bank not long after. Despite the low water there...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Despite the low water the Dam continues to fish well and with one fish caught it was a steady start to the week: Peter Fitzpatrick was the successful angler with a fish of 12lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this afternoon. With settled weather forecast prospects look good for...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
With good cloud cover and occasional showers conditions were generally favourable today and with two fish caught it was an excellent end to the week: Jesus Ugarte Fernandez landed a good fish of 9lbs on Port-na-Craig bank mid-morning on the fly; and Carlos Garza Fernandez caught a fish of 12lbs on...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The low water levels continue at the Dam ... but with fish about and two caught it continues to fish well: Iain McLaren was first into action with a 9lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning; and Richard Davidson followed with an 8lber on the spinner just before changeover...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Low water continues at the Dam but with fresh fish coming into the beat there’s always a chance. Alun Williams was in the right place this morning landing a sea-liced fish of 7lbs on the spinner from Pitlochry bank. Hopefully there will be a few more to come this week. Alun...

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Low water, bright and sunny - not the best conditions for salmon fishing. Steve Watt managed to find a fish, though, - a 7lber on the spinner from Pitlochry bank early this morning. Challenging conditions for the weekend.Steve Watt landed a 7lber on Pitlochry bank this morning...

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Low water and a cold upstream wind again today but with good numbers of fish about it was another excellent day at the Dam: Martin Wilson had an early fish of 11lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank; not long after Andy Tuten landed a fish of 11lbs on the spinner...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The river dropped back further over the weekend and with a cold upstream wind it was a challenging day for our anglers. With three fish caught, though, it was an excellent start to the week: Steve Watt got things going with a fish of 9lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank...

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The river dropped a few inches overnight and anglers had to contend with a cold upstream wind ... but it didn’t seem to put the fish off and with three caught in was an excellent end to the week: Roger Collins was first into action with a fish of 8lbs caught...

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Not too many fish showing at the Dam today but they are there: Jim Lapsley caught a fish of 16lber on the spinner on Pitlochry bank first thing this morning; and Ally Gowans was successful later in the morning with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank....

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The settled condition continue on the Tummel and the good fishing continues also: Kenny Horne has been the man on form with a fish yesterday evening on Sawmill of 18 lbs and a fish today of 9lbs on Pitlochry bank at the Dam- both were fresh and both were caught on...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
It was a bit cooler out today but with the river settled and two fish caught it was another good day on our Dam beat. Billy Reid was the successful angler with fish of 18 and 10lbs, both fresh and both caught on the spinner on Pitlochry bank this morning. It...

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The river dropped back quite a bit over the weekend but conditions were still good this morning and with a fish caught it was a good start to the week. Michael Mason, a first time visitor to the Tummel, was the successful angler landing a fish of 11lbs on the fly...

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Ally Gowans and Neil Tong were our succesful anglers yesterday below the Dam (Portnacraig Pitlochry beat), with three salmon caught, all from Port na Craig bank - two (8 lb and 12 lb) on fly in the morning by Ally Gowans, and one (7 lb) on floating Devon in the early...
Our great run on Portnacraig Pitlochry beat continued yesterday with two salmon today, both on fly. The first was a nice salmon of about 16lb caught in the morning on the Pitlochry bank by club member Saul Mackay. It had been in some time and marks in its mouth showed that...
Martin Timmins 30-3-19Yesterday (Saturday) morning club member Martin Timmins caught a nice salmon of 7lb off the Port na Craig bank of Portnacraig Pitlochry beat on spinner and lost another on fly. This made 7 salmon for the week on the beat, with salmon caught every day. Our total for the...
Quiet yesterday (Friday) morning but Jim Fisher caught an 8 pounder on Pitlochry Bank in afternoon and hooked and lost another shortly after. This was Jim’s first day out on the Tummel this season and he was delighted to be up and running.Jim Fisher and 8-lber...

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The river continues to drop back slowly and once again conditions looked excellent this morning. As it turned out only one fish was caught: following on from yesterday it was another outstanding fish - this time Jim Lapsley was the successful angler with a 20lber caught on the spinner on Pitlochry...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The settled fishing conditions continue - and it was another good day on PAC beats: Martin Wilson got things going with an outstanding fish of 23lbs caught on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning; while downstream at Sawmill Paul Carter got his season going with a fish of 8lbs –...

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Overnight the river dropped back further and again prospects looked good this morning. Desmond Dugan was the angler on form today - landing a superb fish of 15lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning – not bad for a first visit to the Tummel – and hopefully there will...

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Very nice fishing conditions today and with two fish caught at the Dam and two – including our first of the season – caught on our Sawmill beat it was an excellent start to the week. Martin Wilson was first into action on our Dam beat with a fish of 14lbs...

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After a week of high water it was good to see the river dropping back by about 12 inches overnight – definitely room for optimism this morning. Plenty of fish were showing throughout the beat and it wasn’t too long before Martin Timmins was able to take advantage: in the morning...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
The river settled back overnight and fishing conditions were generally favourable this morning with light winds and occasional sunshine. There weren’t many fish showing in the high(ish) water but visiting angler Chris Ducker managed to find one – a very nice fish of 12lbs landed on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank...
Over 50 members and visitors attended our Open Night last Wednesday (13 March). Thanks to the generosity of many parties there were a superb auction of fishing tackle (our first for several years) and a superb raffle, which together raised the fantastic total of £2200 to be split evenly between our...

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Conditions weren't the best today - cold, persistent wintry showers and the river running high. Graeme Lightbody persevered, though, and was rewarded with a superb fish of 9lbs caught on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon - a great result and following on from the two he caught a couple...

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It was a cold start this morning but with the river at an ideal height conditions were favourable and prospects looked good. It turned out to be something of a red letter day for visiting angler Brian Lindsay who caught his first ever salmon on the fly – a superb fish...

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Cold, windy and occasional wintry showers - challenging conditions for the anglers today - but with fish showing and the river at a good height it was worth persevering - and it wasn't too long before Alan Greene was rewarded with a fresh fish of 9lbs caught on the fly on...

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It's a bit colder this week but conditions remain favourable with the river at a good height. We had to wait until late afternoon for a fish yesterday, though, - Ronnie MacDonald persevered and was rewarded with a nice fish of 9lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank. With a bit...

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Some safety information for club members and visitorsWhilst doing some bankside tidying up on the bottom end of the Sawmill bank yesterday, one of our Club members, Innes Smith, stepped into a new beaver tunnel and went head over heals into the river, saw and all. Thankfully he managed to get...

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With the river at a good height and a few fish showing throughout the beat there was room for optimism this morning. Graeme Lightbody took advantage and had an excellent day with two fish caught – one of 8lbs in the morning from Pitlochry bank then another of 15lbs in the...

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The river remains settled at a good height and with a few fish about there was room for optimism this morning. Tummel regular Laurent Memeteau had to wait until the afternoon, though, before catching the only fish of the day - a superb fish of 16lbs caught on the spinner from...

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The river dropped back over the weekend but was still at a good height first thing today and prospects looked good. After a quiet morning Steve Watt then hit form early in the afternoon on Pitlochry bank with a fish of 8lbs on the fly and followed up with another of...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
Conditions looked good again this morning with the river settled at a good height. We had a quiet morning but a fish eventually came early in the afternoon: Steve Dora was the successful angler landing a nice fish of 8lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. With settled weather forecast to...

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Prospects looked good this morning with the river again sitting at an ideal height. We had to wait until the afternoon, though, for Martin Wilson to land the only fish of the day - a superb fish of 15lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. Great to see the beat...

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Conditions were close to ideal at the Dam today and it was perhaps no surprise that we had an excellent end to the week with two fish caught: Neill Sproull opened his account for the year with a fish of 15lbs on Pitlochry bank: and Steve Watt continued his good run...

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Conditions have looked good this week and this has encouraged a few club members to head out for a cast but with no success. Today, though, Steve Watt landed a superb fish of 13lbs, caught on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning. Catches usually pick up from about now and...
This year's Open Night features what is sure to be a very interesting and enlightening talk by fish genetics expert Prof Eric Verspoor entitled "Arctic charr and brown trout diversity in the R Tay system - two species, many ecological forms". This fascinating subject looks at the different lifestyles adopted by genetically...
Today was the opening of the Tay salmon season. River conditions were excellent and several members were out on Portnacraig Pitlochry and the Sawmilll to either fish or chat with those who were. At lunch time, Steve Watt was rewarded with a powerful 16lb springer on a Willie Gunn tube fly on...
Permits went on sale this morning. Good luck with booking! Tight lines on the river!...
Trout and grayling annual permits 15 March 2019 to 14 March 2020 are now available online. The perfect Christmas gift for that fisherman in your life!...

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Our friendly 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 these...

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John Dargie caught our last fish of the season on Thursday - a 10lber on the fly from our Sawmill beat on the fly - a nice way to round off what has been a challenging year. John Dargie with the last fish of the season - a 10lber from Sawmill...

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Not many anglers out at the moment but Jock Stewart showed it's still worth a go landing a 6lb salmon on the fly on Pitlochry bank this afternoon.The river remains at a good height and with good numbers of fish showing in the beat it's definitely worth a cast....
Two SNFFL competitions took place recently on our Pitlochry to Ballinluig stretch of the River Tummel – full details are on http://www.sana.org.uk/snffl.html. The competition on 2 September was their Premier League’s final 2018 event and the 18 anglers competing caught (and released) 53 brown trout and 20 grayling. Club Member Jason...

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As the weather has settled down to more like what we come to expect in the hills for this time of year, rather than the roasting we all endured earlier in the season,I am pleased to report that both lochs are fishing well.Black wet flies,dries and daddies doing well on Bhac.On...

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The recent return to cooler (more normal) weather has resulted in improved fishing at Loch Bhac. Fish are free-rising and well dispersed around the loch and with a September stocking planned, prospects look good from now until the end of the season.Today, fishing from the bank, club member Colin Milne caught...

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Not many anglers out at the moment and it has been quiet since last week’s rise in water levels. Andrew Khakoo was successful this morning, though, with a sea trout of 1lb caught in Sawmill. Still worth a cast....

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The rise in river level really seems to have livened things up at the Dam: Jim Fisher caught two fish on Pitlochry bank this evening at 9 and 10lbs, both on the fly. It'll be interesting to see what the rest of the week brings - with water prospects look excellent....

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Not many anglers out at the moment but with a rise in water levels yesterday conditions looked more promising. Martin Wilson took advantage and was rewarded with a fish of 7lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank last night - it can be done! Could be more this week....

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After the prolonged dry spell the recent lift in water levels seems to be having a positive effect: Paul Carter followed up on his recent success at Ruan Ruarie with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly this evening – this time from our Sawmill beat. It’s still worth a...

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Since the unusually long heatwave and drought conditions we all endured in June and July,I am glad to report that both hill lochs are fishing well.Bhac rainbows being tempted by buzzers,nymphs and dries once again.On Kinardochy black pennel,clan chief,bibio and dark sedges are doing well with the brown trout....

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The recent rain seems to have livened things up at Ruan Ruarie and Paul Carter was in the right place to take advantage, landing a fish of 6lbs on the fly early this morning. With good numbers of fish now in the beat Ruan Ruarie offers the chance of some great...

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Following on from the very good catches reported since the beginning of May some excellent catches have continued into June.Bhac anglers have had success with nymphs,buzzers and dries.Whilst brownies in Kinardochy have been partial to soldier palmer,bibio and kate mclaren....
Over 1200 fish have passed through the ladder at Pitlochry Dam and most of these fish are now heading towards our Ruan Ruarie beat on the River Garry. Conditions were close to ideal on the beat this morning, with the river having fallen back nicely after a rise over the weekend,...

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Conditions looked favourable this morning: overcast, light winds and fish showing throughout the beat – definitely room for optimism. David Russell was able to take advantage, landing a fresh fish of 8lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Not many rods out at the moment but it’s still worth...

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Jim Fisher ventured out last night for a late cast and was rewarded with a nice sea trout of 3lbs - caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank. Still good numbers of salmon about at the moment with roughly twenty fish a day ascending the fish ladder at the Dam.Jim Fisher...
Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS) has emailed DSFBs and Fisheries Trusts to let them know about a recent capture of a pink salmon on the south coast of Norway by an angler, and that a pink salmon may have been caught in commercial nets in NE England (also reported on Tweed News http://www.rivertweed.org.uk/news/?p=6234). FMS asks that anglers and...

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We've had a quiet - and frustrating - period on the river recently with a number of fish hooked but none landed. Today, however, Pat Phelan persevered and was rewarded with a fresh fish of 9lbs late in the afternoon on the spinner from Port-na-Craig bank. Good numbers of fish are...
This morning a workparty of Club members organised by Club President Jimmy Ross carried out some bankside vegetation trimming on Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat as part of our ongoing programme of maintenance of Club waters. Part of the workparty in actionMore of the workparty in action ...

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With bright, sunny and warm conditions it was a quiet morning at the Dam but with good cloud cover in the afternoon the fishing picked up nicely: Roy Longair landed a fish of 15lb on the fly and Howard Rankin followed on with a fish of 14lbs on the spinner –...
The list of loch fishing permits available from our website continues to grow. Now visitors can book fishing on Loch Bhac, Loch Kinardochy, Loch Tummel, Loch Rannoch and now, recently added also Loch Eigheach. Eigheach is a pretty loch that sits to the south of the road between Bridge of Gaur...

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It was another warm and sunny day at the Dam – not ideal for fishing – but with fish about there’s always a chance. Marc Wrigglesworth persevered and was rewarded with a fresh fish of 10lbs – caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning – it can be done....

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With low water and bright sunshine conditions were less than ideal today. With good numbers of fish about, though, you’ve always got a chance and Andy Gillespie was in the right place to land a fresh fish of 15lbs. With the current weather set to continue perseverance could be the key...
There will be no access to the Pitlochry fish pass observation chamber and the usual counter display from 28 May to 29 September because of work being carried out at the power station. There will be a real time count display and real time images at the Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on the opposite bank...