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Last week

(Last updated: Tuesday 10th October)

Salmon fishing on the Tay in Perthshire has seen out September with changeable autumnal conditions for fishing in now slightly colder weather and reasonable water levels from rain at times plus catches are steady with autumn arriving. The temperatures have started to drop making the resident salmon more aggressive, a few more fresh fish are being seen, expectation and optimism are still high on the river with summer fast disappearing and autumn arriving to give everyone a chance of landing a good Tay salmon before the season ends.
On the nature front as autumn arrives the Sand Martins, Swifts and Swallows have departed quickly, the Ospreys have already gone for warmer climes, Ducks have their broods of young growing up steadily and Kingfishers dart past on the river banks. Recent days have seen the first Geese arriving. Odd wild flowers are still in bloom, the autumn colours are now showing, it is truly magical to be salmon fishing in Perthshire on the banks of the silvery Tay where a salmon is now a bonus.
July was the rivers best month so far for fresh fish running and August was steady with more salmon landed in warmer weather and river conditions have improved as the weeks have gone with plenty of fresh water. Settling river levels after rain recently and water temperatures dropping should hopefully continue to improve catches with autumn now well underway and a few more fresh fish being seen as the last week of the season gets underway. Recent rain has helped to spice things up. It was another reasonable week despite fairly unsettled conditions with around 140 fish landed and the biggest one recorded was 25 pounds from Murthly 2. Spring is now a distant memory for 2017 and Summer has disappeared as we move deep into Autumn. Some of the fish that have been caught are memorable as typical Tay specimens due to their size and depth with only a few grilse caught so far. Hopefully there will be a good last week of the season.
This past week again saw more fish from the lower river scattered throughout the beats with a spread in catches mainly due to water temperatures dropping and resident fish becoming more aggressive. The beats at Stanley and below are seeing sport and the rise in water levels in recent times may just have spiced things up by encouraging salmon into the river. The very lower part of the river is producing consistent catches with Almondmouth, Waulkmill and Lower Redgorton all catching in the week but in disappointing numbers for the time of year. The beats further up are not fairing any better but improved slightly last week as everyone hopes for some form of autumn run. Upper Redgorton produced 5 fish last week for a Swiss party of keen fishers. At Stanley the Upper Scone rods finished with 5 meanwhile the Foster party had fish from Benchil and Pitlochrie which included a first ever fish for Louise Foster from the Long Shot at Benchil. Mick Beham caught 3 in the week and Peter Varney landed the largest fish weighing in at 16 pounds. Stobhall and Taymount had 19 between them and Ballathie had 4. Cargill ended up with 14 salmon up to 21 pounds in weight. Jim Connel, Neil French, David Sands, Mike Howells and Kevin Gibson all featured in the catches. Islamouth had 7 as did Upper Islamouth and Meikleour where the Taylor party had a good day landing 4 fish on Friday, Nick Bell and Colin Watts both landed their first ever fish and Tony Taylor and Simon Graydon weighed in with fish up to 9 pounds as well.
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Beat catches reported
(week ending 14th October)
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 10, Waulkmill 1, Lower Redgorton 2, Luncarty 1, Upper Redgorton 1, Fishponds 6, Benchil 2, Catholes 1, Upper Scone 3, Pitlochrie 1, Stobhall 12, Taymount 22, Ballathie 11, Cargill 11, Islamouth 8, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 5, Kercock 4, Delvine Burnbane 1, Murthly 2 1, Newtyle 1, Dunkeld House 1, Dalmarnock 1, Lower Kinnaird 7, Edradynate AA 4, Findynate 1, Keithick Mains 9, Strathfillan AA 3.
Total: 130 Largest: Stobhall 20lbs
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 2, Lower Redgorton 3, Upper Redgorton 1, Fishponds 2, Catholes 1, Upper Scone 2, Stobhall 2, Taymount 3, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 1, Lochlane and Laggan 1, Keithick Mains 1.
Total: 19 Largest: Catholes 4lbs
TROUT: None reported

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Season so far

The middle river continues to be extremely disappointing despite dropping river temperatures and more water not producing good sport however there have been odd exceptions. Fish came from Kercock, Murthly, Glendelvine, Newtyle, Dalmarnock and the Kinnaird beats but in small numbers for the time of year. There was a lovely fresh fish caught by Jenny Alton on Kercock. The Scruton party fished hard on Murthly 1 but had only 1 fish to show for their efforts meanwhile Murthly 2 produced a 25 pounds fish in the week.
The upper river was seeing steady sport with fish recently caught and reported last week at Edradynate. Further fish were reported from the Dochart at Strathfillan.
The Tummel has been quiet from the Port-na-Craig beat administered by Pitlochry Angling Club but there are now well over 4000 fish through the Dam resulting in fish being recorded in Loch Faskally and a fish caught further up the system at Ruan Ruarie
The Isla are seeing salmon run up the river and progressing to the Ericht. 2 came off Keithick Mains.
The Earn has seen a run of salmon and sea trout progress up the river with a good few fish caught in the system over recent weeks and reported fish from Lochlane and Laggan.
The current week has got off to a quiet start but hopefully that will pick up as the week goes on.
The Salmon fishing season is in its last week now with Autumn here. It had been a difficult season but there have still been quite a few memorable fish caught. Let us hope the last few days go out with a bang. Tight lines!

Catches reported to us were:

January
SALMON & GRILSE: Upper Scone 2, Stobhall 1, Ballathie 2, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 3, Murthly 1 1, Glendelvine 3, Dunkeld House 3, Lower Kinnaird 1, Upper Kinnaird 1, Farleyer Lower 1, Loch Tay Fish n' Trips 2. Total: 20
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 5, Lower Redgorton 11, Luncarty 2, Upper Redgorton 4, Upper Scone 7, Taymount 1, Ballathie 1, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 2, Delvine Burnbane 1, Glendelvine 1, Dunkeld House 2, Lower Kinnaird 1. Total: 38

February
SALMON & GRILSE: Lower Redgorton 1, Upper Redgorton 1, Catholes 2, Upper Scone 1, Pitlochrie 3, Burnmouth 2, Stobhall 8, Taymount 7, Ballathie 4, Cargill 2, Islamouth 7, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 3, Kercock 1, Murthly 1 3, Glendelvine 1, Murthly 2 1, Newtyle 1, Dunkeld House 3, Dalguise 4, Lower Kinnaird 1, Loch Tay Fish n' Trips 5, Lochlane and Laggan 1, Portnacraig Pitlochry 3. Total: 65
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 1, Lower Redgorton 2, Upper Redgorton 1, Catholes 1, Upper Scone 1, Stobhall 1, Cargill 1, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 1, Delvine Burnbane 2, Newtyle 1, Lochlane and Laggan 1. Total: 13

March
SALMON & GRILSE: Lower Redgorton 2, Catholes 7, Upper Scone 9, Pitlochrie 5, Burnmouth 5, Stobhall 17, Taymount 28, Ballathie 10, Cargill 23, Islamouth 42, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 9, Kercock 4, Delvine Burnbane 4, Murthly 1 11, Glendelvine 6, Murthly 2 15, Newtyle 4, Dunkeld House 10, Dalmarnock 2, Dalguise 8, Lower Kinnaird 4, Upper Kinnaird 3, Edradynate AA 2, Findynate 7, Farleyer Upper 3, Farleyer Lower 1, Loch Tay Fish n' Trips 5, Keithick Mains 2, Coupar Grange 28, Portnacraig Pitlochry 3. Total: 279
SEA TROUT: Lower Redgorton 4, Stobhall 2, Taymount 1, Ballathie 1, Keithick Mains 2. Total: 10

April
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 1, Lower Redgorton 1, Upper Redgorton 1, Fishponds 1, Benchil 1, Catholes 2, Upper Scone 2, Pitlochrie 2, Stobhall 14, Taymount 14, Ballathie 22, Cargill 27, Islamouth 85, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 15, Kercock 7, Delvine Burnbane 3, Murthly 1 10, Glendelvine 11, Murthly 2 37, Newtyle 23, Dunkeld House 9, Dalmarnock 11, Dalguise 2, Lower Kinnaird 25, Upper Kinnaird 4, Findynate 5, Farleyer Upper 8, Farleyer Lower 3, Loch Tay Fish n' Trips 9, Keithick Mains 7, Coupar Grange 19, Portnacraig Pitlochry 27, Loch Faskally 4. Total: 412
SEA TROUT: Lower Redgorton 1, Upper Redgorton 3, Upper Scone 1, Stobhall 2, Taymount 1, Delvine Burnbane 1, Lochlane and Laggan 1. Total: 10

May
SALMON & GRILSE: Waulkmill 4, Lower Redgorton 4, Upper Redgorton 1, Fishponds 1, Benchil 4, Stobhall 18, Taymount 9, Ballathie 30, Cargill 22, Islamouth 100, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 4, Kercock 5, Delvine Burnbane 3, Murthly 1 10, Glendelvine 15, Murthly 2 28, Newtyle 22, Dunkeld House 15, Dalmarnock 9, Dalguise 5, Lower Kinnaird 18, Upper Kinnaird 4, Farleyer Upper 5, Loch Tay Fish n' Trips 3, Keithick Mains 3, Coupar Grange 12, Portnacraig Pitlochry 20, Loch Faskally 3, Ruan Ruarie 1. Total: 378
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 1, Lower Redgorton 6, Fishponds 1, Stobhall 4, Taymount 3, Ballathie 1, Cargill 2, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 2, Glendelvine 1, Newtyle 2, Keithick Mains 1, Coupar Grange 3. Total: 27

June
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 9, Waulkmill 7, Lower Redgorton 12, Luncarty 1, Upper Redgorton 3, Fishponds 5, Benchil 3, Upper Scone 2, Stobhall 26, Taymount 38, Ballathie 31, Cargill 22, Islamouth 76, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 21, Kercock 17, Delvine Burnbane 4, Murthly 1 12, Glendelvine 16, Murthly 2 20, Newtyle 8, Dunkeld House 6, Dalmarnock 13, Dalguise 7, Lower Kinnaird 17, Upper Kinnaird 3, Edradynate AA 2, Findynate 2, Farleyer Upper 3, Farleyer Lower 2, Lochlane and Laggan 2, Portnacraig Pitlochry 11, Loch Faskally 5, Ruan Ruarie 2, Strathfillan AA 2. Total: 410
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 14, Lower Redgorton 24, Luncarty 1, Upper Redgorton 1, Fishponds 2, Benchil 8, Upper Scone 3, Stobhall 6, Taymount 9, Ballathie 1, Cargill 8, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 9, Delvine Burnbane 2, Glendelvine 1, Murthly 2 3, Newtyle 2, Dunkeld House 2, Dalmarnock 2, Lower Kinnaird 5, Upper Kinnaird 2, Farleyer Upper 6, Lochlane and Laggan 10. Total: 121

July
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 39, Waulkmill 23, Lower Redgorton 33, Luncarty 1, Upper Redgorton 14, Fishponds 15, Benchil 26, Upper Scone 6, Pitlochrie 2, Stobhall 34, Taymount 36, Ballathie 25, Cargill 34, Islamouth 62, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 12, Kercock 15, Delvine Burnbane 3, Murthly 1 4, Glendelvine 7, Murthly 2 24, Newtyle 6, Dunkeld House 6, Dalmarnock 22, Dalguise 8, Lower Kinnaird 17, Upper Kinnaird 2, Edradynate AA 2, Findynate 1, Farleyer Upper 3, Farleyer Lower 5, Loch Tay Fish n' Trips 1, Keithick Mains 1, Portnacraig Pitlochry 1, Ruan Ruarie 2, Strathfillan AA 2. Total: 494
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 1, Lower Redgorton 8, Upper Redgorton 2, Fishponds 1, Upper Scone 5, Stobhall 6, Taymount 1, Cargill 4, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 2, Delvine Burnbane 5, Murthly 2 3, Newtyle 1, Dunkeld House 1, Dalmarnock 1, Edradynate AA 1, Farleyer Lower 1, Upper Aberuthven 1, Lochlane and Laggan 4. Total: 48

August
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 62, Waulkmill 31, Lower Redgorton 30, Luncarty 12, Upper Redgorton 11, Fishponds 22, Benchil 18, Upper Scone 22, Pitlochrie 3, Stobhall 46, Taymount 53, Ballathie 34, Cargill 52, Islamouth 44, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 23, Kercock 24, Delvine Burnbane 3, Murthly 1 3, Glendelvine 9, Murthly 2 13, Newtyle 7, Dunkeld House 6, Dalmarnock 4, Dalguise 7, Lower Kinnaird 11, Upper Kinnaird 1, Edradynate AA 2, Farleyer Upper 2, Farleyer Lower 4, Lochlane and Laggan 2, Ruan Ruarie 1, Strathfillan AA 4. Total: 566
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 7, Lower Redgorton 7, Upper Redgorton 1, Benchil 1, Upper Scone 5, Stobhall 2, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 4, Delvine Burnbane 4, Murthly 2 1, Dunkeld House 1, Lower Kinnaird 5, Upper Kinnaird 1, Upper Aberuthven 2, Lochlane and Laggan 4. Total: 45

September
SALMON & GRILSE: Almondmouth 46, Waulkmill 36, Lower Redgorton 35, Luncarty 3, Upper Redgorton 16, Fishponds 19, Benchil 12, Upper Scone 26, Pitlochrie 4, Stobhall 41, Taymount 68, Ballathie 33, Cargill 63, Islamouth 39, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 21, Kercock 11, Delvine Burnbane 3, Murthly 1 3, Glendelvine 3, Murthly 2 6, Newtyle 7, Dunkeld House 6, Dalmarnock 10, Dalguise 12, Lower Kinnaird 7, Edradynate AA 1, Findynate 1, Farleyer Upper 1, Farleyer Lower 4, Upper Aberuthven 4, Lochlane and Laggan 6, Keithick Mains 7, Portnacraig Pitlochry 1, Ruan Ruarie 2, Strathfillan AA 3. Total: 560
SEA TROUT: Waulkmill 5, Lower Redgorton 6, Fishponds 1, Upper Scone 3, Stobhall 3, Taymount 9, Meikleour and Upper Islamouth 2, Delvine Burnbane 1, Newtyle 2, Lower Kinnaird 4, Lochlane and Laggan 9, Keithick Mains 1. Total: 46