Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Sawmill Pool River Tummel




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Here's the productive Sawmill Pool on the River Tummel in Pitlochry. This pool will have Spring salmon holding up in it just now.

Location:Dunkeld,United Kingdom

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The New Pool Kinnaird Beat




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Another classic fly stream on the Kinnaird Beat of the River Tay.

Location:Pitlochry,United Kingdom

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Australian Salmon Release Video !!!


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Here's what Rex Hunt see's when he's releasing fish down under !!!!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Salmon Action On The Fly Lower Kinnaird River Tay


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Here's a lively wee fish giving a great fight at the Ash Trees pool of Lower Kinnaird an hour ago.

8 lbs Salmon From The Ash Trees Pool Today

Here's the lovely wee sea liced salmon from the Ash Trees Pool seconds before her safe release.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Kindallachan Pool Kinnaird Beat River Tay




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Here's another great fly pool on the Lower Kinnaird beat of the River Tay.

Location:Dunkeld,United Kingdom

Friday, 25 March 2011

New Pool Kinnaird Beat River Tay




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Here's Jamie Woodhall fishing the New Pool on Lower Kinnaird today.

Location:Pitlochry,United Kingdom

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Speycasting Dunkeld




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Here's another successful master of the traditional single Spey cast in Dunkeld this afternoon.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Ash Trees Pool Lower Kinnaird River Tay

A perfect day at the Ash Trees Pool.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

High Water On The Tay




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Good water levels today on the Tay. Spring is in the air !!!

Location:Balmacneil,United Kingdom

Monday, 21 March 2011

Beautiful Day on the River Tay





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This is God's country for sure.

Location:Dunkeld,United Kingdom

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Kinnaird Beat River Tay

Here's the view today from the Ash Trees Pool downstream.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Salmon Kelt

A very well mended salmon kelt like this one caught today can sometimes be mistaken for a clean run Spring salmon by the inexperienced. These fish although out of condition have my utmost respect as they have ran the gauntlet and evaded capture from many different predators to successfully reproduce on their spawning grounds. Hats off to these fellows.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Ash Trees Pool River Tay




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Another beauty of a day up here on the Tay and news of a huge run of Spring salmon moving through the Lower Tay beats should see salmon stopping here in the next few days.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Costa del Tay !!!

Absolutely the most perfect Spring day today in the Tay Valley.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Island Pool Lower Kinnaird

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Here a pool that rarely get fished at all on the Lower Kinnaird beat. Another gem of a pool and salmon sanctuary for most of the season. What a glorious day it was today and Spring is truly here.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

River Tay Salmon Fishing


Quite a dull and driech day today up on the Tay. This is the time of the year when Spring salmon start to move in numbers up the river so between now and the middle of June marks a great time of the season.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Ash Trees Pool Lower Kinnaird River Tay


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Here's a look at the Ash Trees Pool on Lower Kinnaird this morning. Good to see the oyster catchers are back in town.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

River Tay This Evening

Here's high water up at the Junction Pool on Lower Kinnaird this evening where the Tummel greets the Tay.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

River Ness Inverness




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Here's Inverness Castle over looking the River Ness on the Inverness Town Water.

Friday, 11 March 2011

The Monteith Multi System Spey Line

This is an outstanding salmon fishing product and more information is available on the new salmon fishing scotland website.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Gordon Pollock Tay Ghillie




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Here's my main salmon fishing guide and loyal friend Gordon Pollock. Gordon has worked with me for 10 years now and is a big part of my business plans for the future.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bridge Pool Dalguise Beat River Tay


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Here's the famous Bridge Pool on the Dalguise Beat of the Tay which is a superb holding pool for salmon in medium to low water levels. Stan Pelc the head ghillie on Dalguise is one of the Tay's real characters and great friend of mine.

Location:Dunkeld,United Kingdom

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Boat Pool West Haugh Beat River Tummel


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Here's a beautiful pool for swinging a fly through on the River Tummel. Stormy skies are overhead this morning as you can see.

Location:Pitlochry,United Kingdom

Monday, 7 March 2011

Port-na-Craig Beat River Tummel Pitlochry


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Here's a great holding beat from Spring salmon on the River Tummel at Pitlochry. This water will be hold many fish within the next few weeks through to the end of April when salmon ascend through the Pitlochry fish ladder.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Ash Trees Pool Lower Kinnaird

Here's one my favourite pools on the River Tay.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Upper Kinnaird Beat River Tay


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Here's the downstream view of the Tay from Logierait Bridge. This is slow and deep Upper Kinnaird beat holding water which is a law unto itself when it comes to salmon fishing tactics. The sheer size and diversity of water in my opinion makes the Kinnaird beats the most versatile on the Tay with the 3 pools on the River Tummel and approx 5 miles of the Tay with a junction pool to stop salmon thrown in it is no wonder why.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Friendly Pheasant

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Here's my multi colored feathered friend who is a daily visitor to Ferry Cottage.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Spring Sunshine On The Tay

What a glorious day it was today and this is a truly exciting time of the year with warmth slowing starting to come into the equation. Great to be giving the sunglasses a polish !!Things always start to happen after mid March on the Tay each season and days like this will only encourage fish to start moving into the river.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Burnbane Beat River Tay

Here's a lovely shot of the Sparrowmuir Pool on the Burnbane Beat late this afternoon. This is the pool Georgina Ballantyne landed her 64lbs British record salmon back in 1922.