Sunday, 31 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water level today.

Jock Monteith

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Water Gauge Today

Here's how the gauge was looking earlier today.

Jock Monteith

Friday, 29 August 2008

River Tay View Today

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Here's how the Tay was looking at 5 pm today. For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Water Gauge Today

Here's the gauge today.

Jock Monteith

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water level today.

Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Salmon Action Today On The Newtyle Beat

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A long hard fight on the fly rod was the order of the day with this big Autumn salmon.

Jock Monteith

17 lbs Salmon Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's French angler Phillipe Merlin with a big specimen Tay hen fish which took a 'Jock's Shrimp' tube fly in 'The Trap' today. This was Phillipe's first ever salmon and what a great way to get off the starting block !!!!!! For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Salmon Released On Newtyle Today

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Here's Phillipe's cracking big hen fish re-gaining it's freedom in 'The Trap' at lunchtime today. Well done Phillipe for following the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board's catch & release policy which hopefully is working effectively on all Tay beats just now.

Jock Monteith

Sub-Surface Release Today

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And here's the underwater view.

Jock Monteith

Grilse Action Today On Newtyle

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Here's a lively fish below the Dean's Burn croy.

Jock Monteith

Grilse Beached

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Here's this wee powerhouse finally ready to be drawn to the riverbank.

Jock Monteith

6 lbs Grilse Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's a wee sea-liced grilse of 6lbs which took the 'Jock's Shrimp' fly within 4 casts below the croy at the Dean's Burn pool this afternoon.

Jock Monteith

Sea-Liced Grilse Today

This wee grilse was plastered in long tailed sea-lice.

Jock Monteith

Grilse Released On Newtyle Today

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Here's this fine wee sea-licer regaining it's freedom at the Dean's Burn pool.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water today on the Tay. The river is perfect just now and plenty fish about too. For more information and to check availability on the Newtyle Beat. Click here.

Jock Monteith

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's our gauge today. Robert Hardy landed a lovely 8 pounder on the fly in the tail of the Cottar pool and several other fish were touched but not hooked today. There are salmon moving through the beat all the time at the moment and prospects are very good for the next few days at least.

Jock Monteith

The Deans Burn Pool Today

Here's the 'Deansie' today in perfect order.

Jock Monteith

Monday, 25 August 2008

Grilse Action Today On Newtyle

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Here's a lively wee fish being played in 'The Boil' this morning.

Jock Monteith

5 lbs Grilse Landed Today On Newtyle

Here's Robert Hardy with his first ever fly caught salmon which took him less than 15 minutes to hook in 'The Boil' this morning. Robert hooked his fish on a cascade and released his fish immediately after this shot was taken. Full marks Robert. To find out more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Grilse No 1 Released Today On Newtyle

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Here's Robert returning his lovely wee fish back to the river.

6 lbs Grilse Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's Clive Mason with his salmon at the Alder's Pool this morning. Clive caught this fine fish with a small black & orange fly just off Willie's Croy which is half way down this lovely fly pool. Very well done Clive.

Grilse No 2 Released On Newtyle Today

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Here's Clive's grilse regaining it's freedom back to the Tay.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the gauge today. Rising water all day today but still a couple of grilse and a sea trout caught. Tomorrow and the rest of the week is looking good and there are rods still available. For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

The Alders Pool Today

Here's an upstream shot (click to enlarge) of the Alders Pool taken from the wake of Willie's Croy earlier today.

Jock Monteith

The Ash Tree Pool today

Here's how this pool (click to enlarge) was looking today.

Jock Monteith

Sunday, 24 August 2008

River Tay View This Morning

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Here's the scene from earlier this morning

Jock Monteith

The Cottar Pool Today

What a lovely height this morning for the Cottar Pool. Prospects are looking good for the coming week and there are still a few rods available. Click here for more information.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the gauge at 7am today.

Jock Monteith

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today.

Jock Monteith

Friday, 22 August 2008

Salmon Action Today On The Newtyle Beat

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Here's a wee powerhouse of a fish making a dash down the Tay today after being hooked in 'The Boil' pool this afternoon. To book a rod for more of the same on Newtyle Click here.

Jock Monteith

More Salmon Action !!

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Here's some more action.

Jock Monteith

10 lbs Salmon Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's Mark Crampton-Smith with his lively salmon which took a willie gunn tube fly in 'The Boil'. The fish was released seconds after this photo was taken. Well done Mark who arrived on Newtyle late afternoon yesterday after being washed off the Tweed. Another 6 1/2 lbs fish was landed by Doug Maithers this morning which was hooked in the 'Steps Pool' on a black flying C. For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Paul Young & Jock Monteith

Here's one of the all time greats of the salmon fishing game Paul Young who was up fishing with one of his guests on Newtyle today. What a hoot he is and great fun to be around with his global experiences in salmon fishing of 50 years plus.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the lovely falling water level on Newtyle today.

Jock Monteith

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Sandy Stevenson Blogger

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Here's Europe's king blog guru & great friend of mine Sandy Stevenson. Sandy has set up over 600 successful blogs for people & business's in Scotland in recent years and commands an absolutely huge internet presence through his 1000 plus websites & blogs. Last November Sandy kindly (and free of charge) gave me superb information which has enabled myself and others to present their business in a fresh new (& free) way on the internet. This guy is worth his weight in diamonds but prefers to either help small guys like me for nothing or send any fee's he collects from bigger organisations to the Red Cross . To contact Sandy Click here for his email address. There's seriously much more to the potential power of a blog than meets the eye !!!!

Jock Monteith

Salmon Action Today On The Newtyle Beat

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Here's a lively salmon being played in 'The Steps' pool later on this afternoon. Colin had just sprinted 200 yards from the hut to capture a bit of this fight action !!!! Well done guys.

Jock Monteith

11 lbs Salmon Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's Jonathan Armitt with his lovely salmon which he landed in 'The Steps' pool of the Newtyle Beat today. Jonathan was using a silver bladed black flying C. For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Salmon Returned On Newtyle Today

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Here's Johnathon returning his fish to the Tay this afternoon. Very well done.

Jock Monteith

Water Gauge Today

Here's the gauge at 6pm today. The water had slowly risen from 1ft 4" throughout the afternoon.

Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today. Colin caught a very small grilse of under 2 pounds in 'The Boil' this afternoon other than that a few fish showing in 'The Steps' at lunchtime.

Jock Monteith

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

This was the falling water level at 5pm today.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Fishing Hut

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Here's a moving picture of the fishing hut today.

Jock Monteith

Monday, 18 August 2008

Tay View Today

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Here's today's panoramic video of the Tay. To book a rod on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Water Gauge Today

Here's the gauge today. Heavy rain all day and a few brief encounters with running fish but nothing else to report other than a huge fish (25lbs+) which showed in the Boil late afternoon along with some smaller fish. Prospects are good.

Jock Monteith

Sunday, 17 August 2008

River Tay View Today

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Here's today's panoramic video of the Tay from the Newtyle Fishing Hut.

Jock Monteith

Water Gauge Today

Here's our gauge today.

Jock Monteith

Speycasting 'The Boil' On The Newtyle Beat

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Here's Newtyle regular David Brown Speycasting his way down through 'The Boil' pool yesterday. For more information or to book a days salmon fishing with Jock Monteith on the River Tay's Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Tay Western Catchments Project Beat Pictures

Here's the Newtyle beat print (click to enlarge) which is 1 of 5 beats that have been painted by top UK landscape artist Alistair Makinson to raise funds for the Tay Western Catchment Project (1017 mile Tay habitat enhancement project). Scottish Native Woods are taking orders just now for these limited edition numbered prints. All 5 prints can be viewed on the SNW website Click here. A set of 5 of the same number can be supplied. SNW have also set up a superb blog which shows everything that the TWCP surveyors are mapping in the Tay headwater rivers Lyon, Lochay & Dochart. Please support this initiative by purchasing one or more of these excellent prints. Evaluating & enhancing the Tay headwater habitats in such a large & professional scale is a huge & important box to tick for the future of our most precious Spring Tay salmon stocks which are so vital to all the outlying Perthshire rural economies.

Jock Monteith

The Monteith Multi System Speyline

This is the world's most versatile salmon speyline system which I developed a few years back. This unique speyline offers complete versatility to the angler and is superb to cast & fish with. For more information on this speyline system Click here.

Jock Monteith

'The Trap' Pool On Newtyle Today

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Here's a panoramic video of 'The Trap' today. For more information on the Newtyle salmon fishing beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Tail Of The Trap Today

Here's a shot capturing today's weather mood on the Tay.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water level today.

Jock Monteith

Water Gauge Underwater View

& here's how the salmon would see it !!!!!!!!

Jock Monteith

Friday, 15 August 2008

River Tay View Today

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Here's today's panoramic video of the mighty Tay.

Jock Monteith

Water Gauge Today

Still a lovely height for the fly. One sea-liced grilse caught today in the 'Alders Pool' by John Mitchell on a size 8 cascade. Very well done John.

Jock Monteith

Thursday, 14 August 2008

River Tay View Today

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Here's how the Tay was looking today. Newtyle regular Allan Rennie landed yet another lovely 7 lbs sea-liced grilse at 8pm this evening on his favourite 'cascade' in 'The Boil'. This is Allan's 3rd fish on Newtyle this week on the fly. Well done Allan.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Perfect fly water and a few fish showing too. Only the odd angler fishing at the moment but there are salmon & grilse in the beat to be caught. For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

The Trap Today

Here's the Tail of the Trap today.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water level today.

Jock Monteith

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today.

Jock Monteith

Monday, 11 August 2008

Grilse Action Today On Newtyle

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Here's some of today's action

Jock Monteith

More Grilse Action !!

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More action at 'The Boil'.

Jock Monteith

Grilse Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's Allan Rennie with his second sea-liced grilse today just prior to it's release. The 'Tail of the Cottar' and 'The Boil' are where they were hooked Allan caught both fish on a size 7 cascade.

Jock Monteith

Grilse Released On Newtyle Today

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Here's Allan's second grilse today being returned to the Tay. Well done Allan. We have rods available this week on Newtyle Click here for more information. Prospects are very good (hint !).

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the gauge at 5 pm today.

Jock monteith

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Colonel Bogey March

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Here's yet another classic from last Sunday.

Jock Monteith

Is This The Way To Amarillo

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Here's another classic from the Dysart Colliery Band at last Sunday's Tay Ghillies Association fun day at Ballinluig.

Jock Monteith

River Tay View Today

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Here's a look at the Tay today.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

This lovely water height should mean a good week lies ahead. For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today. The prospects look great for next week as many salmon have recently entered the Tay system. For more information or to book a rod on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

Friday, 8 August 2008

Salmon Action Today On The Newtyle Beat

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The battle is on at Willie's Croy.

Jock Monteith

More Salmon Action !!

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Here's this lively sea-licer now exploring the upstream side of Willie's Croy !!

Jock Monteith

Salmon Beached At Willie's Croy

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Finally this fish is ready to be beached.

Jock Monteith

11 lbs Salmon Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's the first fish which took the fly just out from Willie's Croy half way down the Alders Pool.

Jock Monteith

Salmon Released On Newtyle Today

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Here's this lovely 11 lbs sea-licer re-gaining it's freedom as did the other 2 fish landed on Newtyle today.

Jock Monteith

Grilse Action Today On Newtyle

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This is one of the most attractive fly streams on Newtyle at certain water levels and your always guaranteed to get a good scrap in the heavy flow from any fish hooked here. This pool requires total control of the speycast to cover it properly but can often be worthwhile.

Jock Monteith

More Grilse Action !!

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This lively little fish fought hard in the heavy water.

Jock Monteith

6 lbs Grilse Landed On Newtyle Today

Here's this lively little fish prior to it's release back to the Tay.

Jock Monteith

Newtyle Beat Water Gauge Today

Here's the gauge today. Three on the fly this afternoon. John Lavery landed a lovely clean 11 pounder in 'The Trap' on a Cascade (very well done John) & I had two (1 grilse 6 lbs & 1 fish 11 lbs). The water is perfect and sea licers are in town with rods available tomorrow too !!!!

Jock Monteith

Thursday, 7 August 2008

River Tay View Today

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Here's the Tay view today. With this lift in the water things are looking good for the next week or so. We have rods available which can be booked now through Fishtay.

Jock Monteith

Salmon Action Today On The Newtyle Beat

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Here's a lively wee salmon being played in 'The Boil' late on this afternoon.

Jock Monteith