Salmon fishing Beat - The Point

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River Tay salmon fishing

(Beat 55d South\Right Bank)

Grid ref. NN 790 478 - NN 804 479



Salmon fishing on the Point beat is to be found at the confluence of the Rivers Lyon and Tay, The Point Beat is a fly only water, with spinning allowed in high water. Fishing is from the south bank.


salmon fishing on the Point The Point is the most productive of the Upper Tay pools for salmon. It lies on the confluence of the River Tay and the River Lyon. Whereas the Lyon is a true spate river the Tay is loch fed, so the angler (and the fish) have the best of both worlds. The Tay offers clear water and steady flows while the Lyon has good spates and freshets from the higher up.Wadding is easy and only a short cast is required to get your fly into some great lies. A fishing hut offers shelter during inclemment weather. Fishing is not permitted from the north bank. This ensures that lies close to this bank remain undisturbed.


Go to Junction Pool The Junction Pool is directly below the confluence. It is reached by wadding from the south bank and thus becomes inaccessible in high water. With two rivers joining just above it great gravel banks and runs have formed. A new feature is currently forming at the tail of the pool which may well hold fish in future.




Go to Millers Bed Millers Bed is a pool which was heavily engineered in the past. A submerged wall runs through the middle of the pool which the very brave might attempt to wade. High trees give good shelter from westely winds and in the summer the banks are full of wild orchids. It fishes well in all conditions. In high water there are good slacks at the tail.


Go to Pipers Pipers is a rugged pool. It is full of large boulders which fish love. Much can be fished from the bank and wadding is not recommended for beginners. The fly on a double hander works well in this pool. It fishes best in low and medium water.


Shepherds is a long gravelly pool with several croys on the north bank. In the tail a number of huge boulders were added in 1996 to provide extra lies.


Trout and Coarse Fishing

Taymouth AC members (only) may fish Point, Junction and Millers pools.



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Day tickets and week lets are now managed by the owners - The Bolfracks Estate. Permits can be obtained from the Bolfracks estate office. The Point beat operates in rotation with the Lower Bolfracks beat with rods spending three days on each. Day rods fish the Point beat on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and Lower Bolfracks on Mondays, Wenesdays and Fridays. Prices are to be confirmed but it it thought that they will be as follows:


Beat Price
(4 rods/3days)

Day Tickets

January 15th - April



May - Jun



July - August



September - October




Salmon Permits from


Bolfracks Estate Office
01887 820 344
Fax 01887 829 522

See also the Bolfracks Website

Robert McIntyre is the resident ghille


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