The Kinkell Beat is a lovely middle beat on the
River Earn, by Auchterarder in Perthshire Scotland.
It offers fishing for salmon, sea trout, brown
trout and grayling.
The water is particularly well managed by Sandy
McIntosh who has taken what was already a feature
packed stretch of over 2 miles of double bank
fishing and continues to improve it. Banks
are well tended and easy access is
provided with footpaths to over 30 pools. Wading
The water is super for fly fishing and spinning
is also allowed. Bait fishing is at the discretion
of the Ghillie. As with most rivers the best
months are September and October, but with water
summer months can be good. In June 2007 over
160 sea trout were caught in 2 weeks. The beat
over 150 salmon per year and 240 sea trout with
the later on the increase. A distinct improvement
in the quality/condition of the sea trout has
also been noticed, with the average being 3
lb. The beat record for salmon stands at over
50lb! Best flies include all the usual patterns
with a special mention for Stoats Tail and Teal
Blue and Silver.
Casting lessons and fishing instruction can be
There is a cracking, comfortable fishing hut
with good facilities and a nice view, where you
can pass far too much time in good company. There
is a resident ghillie in attendance at all times.
Only eight rods are allowed at any one time.
The beat is easily accessible being only a few
miles from Auchterarder and is close to the A9
taking the Kinkell Bridge turnoff and following
the old straight Roman Road for 6 miles.
Telephone 01738 730 271
Catches 2007 salmon 265, Seatrout 602.