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River Tay Upper River Tay

From the source on Loch Tay at Kenmore to the confluence with the Tummel at Ballinluig. A medium sized river with excellent salmon and trout fishing. Salmon fishing is easily available at most times. Good grayling.

Middle tay Middle River Tay

From Ballinluig to the confluence with the Isla. A large river with excellent salmon and trout fishing. Salmon day tickets are often available.

Lower Tay Lower River Tay

From the Isla to Perth. Superb salmon fishing as well as good trout. Salmon fishing is often booked well in advance, so keep an eye on late availability and special offers or book well ahead.

Lochay River Lochay

A small river subject to hydro dams flowing into the west end of Loch Tay. Around 300 salmon a year run the river, but offers great trout fishing.

Dochart River Dochart

A small river flowing into the west end of Loch Tay. Offers reasonable runs of salmon and good trout fishing.

River Fillan River Fillan

A tiny river at the very headwaters of the system close to Crianlarich. Best for trout fishing,

Braan River Braan

A medium sized river flowing into the main Tay at Dunkeld. The river has a set of impassible falls close to the mouth so salmon are not present, but the trout fishing is superb.

River Almond

A small to medium sized river known for its salmon sea trout and brown trout. The river joins the main Tay just above Perth.

River Earn

Vastly underestimated water. Fishes best late season, but also has great runs of sea trout which can make it interesting in summer.

Shee Water Shee Water

The Shee Water, which is the head waters of the river Ericht and a tributary of the Tay provides exciting, salmon fishing, where sport can be expected to come thick and fast. Fishing on the Finegand Estate.Finegand offers fishing/self catering packages on the River Shee. The fishing begins in June improving as the grisle arrive through the season . The fishing can be prolific and rarely disapoints.Self catering accommodation is comfortable with the estate having four cottages of varying sizes. Aces to the river is easy from the cottages. The river at Finegand is particularly suitable for the elderly or disabled.

North Esk


South Esk


River Tilt River Tilt




Ardle River Ardle

A tributary of the Ericht/Isla/Shee system offering salmon and trout fishing.



River Lyon

Longest glen in Scotland? Certainly one of the prettiest and of vast importance to spring salmon. Great trout fishing for the advanced.

Tummel River Tummel


River Garry River Garry

Sadly now subject to heavy hydrofication with much of the waters redirected. However the lower reaches can be well worth a cast at the back end.



Allanwater Allan Water

A river of central Scotland, the Allan Water rises in the Ochil Hills to the south of Blackford in Perth and Kinross...after its descent from the hills into flows south westwards and southwards into Stirling council area...where it joins the river forth immediately south of Bridge of Allan...its total length is 22 miles(35km). Visit the website of the Allan Water Angling Improvement Association.


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