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River Tay

The Ballathie Fishings

Ballathie is situated at the heart of Perthshire in charming, unspoilt countryside between the Grampian and Sidlaw Hills. Ballathie is a traditional Scottish Estate encompassing farming, forestry and sporting enterprises. The former mansion is now a leading 4 star country house hotel which provides superb dining and accommodation for anglers if required. The Ballathie beat is divided into the Upper and Lower Beats and can be fished from the banks, by wading and from a boat. The beat extends to about 1.25 miles in length and include 17 named pools. There is a reciprocal arrangement with the proprietors of the opposite bank (Cargill) whereby each proprietor can fish both banks on alternate days. There are 2 good lunch huts and a ghillie is allocated to each beat.

 

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Murthly Fishings

The Murthly Fishings

The Murthly Estate is situated 4 miles to the south of Dunkeld which is known as 'The Gateway to the Highlands'. Murthly is a traditional Scottish Estate encompassing farming, foresty and sporting enterprises, which has remained in the ownership of the same family for several centuries. The Murthly beats can be fished from the banks, by wading and from a boat. They offer marvellous fly fishing and while spinning is permitted, the use of fly only is encouraged from 1st June to 31st August other than in exceptionally high water. The formation of the Murthly Syndicate in 1996 has allowed fishermen to secure prime fishing on the River Tay for specific weeks for a period of up to 60 years. Syndicate members have the exclusive right to fish for Salmon and sea trout during their chosen week until 2055. These certificates may be sold or otherwise transferred during the period of the lease, although the proprietors reserve a right of pre-emption entitling them to acquire the certificate from the seller at market value. The syndicate is managed by a Management Committee which meets twice a year.

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23 20th June 3 £1008.00

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Lower Redgorton Beat

 

Consists of 1.35 miles of some of the finest water on the Tay, all of which is excellent fly water. There are twenty named pools over two beats which are fished on an alternate day basis, six rods during the spring and four or five rods during the autumn.There is a full time Ghillie, boats and first class facilities on this famous and accessible beat, 3 miles north of Perth.

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5 16th Feb 6 £3000 per week for the whole Selling Agent
8 9th March 1 £500 David Green 0207 182 2302
22 15th June 1 £750 ono

Ed Baxter 07932 918205 or

 01848 330005

(to be sold with Upper Scone rod)

 

24 29th June 1 £500 Mr Stennett  or 07836 353150
25 6th July 2 £1800 per rod Mr Kinch  01823461269/ 07775765507
Weeks 1 to 23 limited to six rods; Weeks 24 to 35 limited to four rods; Weeks 36 to 38 limited to five rods.

Read the CATCH RECORDS for this beat.

Taymount Fishing 

 

 

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Upper Scone Beat

This famous and spectacular lower Tay beat, about six miles north of Perth, consisting of 23 named pools over two miles is divided into upper and lower beats, Pitlochrie being the upstream beat and Benchil the downstream beat, fished on an alternate day basis by no more than six rods per beat. Famous for its big fish and regarded as amongst the best of the spring beats on the river, there are two full time gillies, boats, excellent facilities and easy access.

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2 26th Jan 2 £750 John Tuckwell
3 2nd Feb 1 £750 ono

Ed Baxter 07932 918205 or

 01848 330005

(to be sold with Lower Redgorton rod)

6 23rd Feb 6

£4,500 guide

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Martyn John

01873 840648

6 23rd Feb 1 £500

Mrs Richards

02920 593566

23 22nd June 1 £1000

David Lee 01224 587733

33 31st August 2 £20,000 for both rods (not available separately) Selling Agent
Limited to six rods at any one time.

Read the CATCH RECORDS for this beat.

 

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