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Trout fishing is widely available in Perthshire and Scotland. The River Tay is covered by a Protection Order. This means that you must have a permit to fish, but ensures that brown trout fishing is widely accessible, indeed permits are available for over 90% of the whole river on over 100 fisheries.

The Brown Trout Salmo trutta is one of the few native fish species found in Scotland. Many of the world's rivers and lochs were stocked with brown trout from Loch Leven (Perthshire). Fishing for brownies has long been regarded as the popular sport. Fly-fishing is by far the most common method, but you will also find beats which allow bait and spinning. Today a permit rarely costs more than a fiver and what an angling experience you get in return.

The Sea Trout is simply the migratory form of the species (anadromous). As a migratory fish the sea trout is not covered by the standard trout permit. To fish for them you will need to get a migratory fish permit. This usually means a "salmon" permit. The Tay is not primarily known as a sea trout water. The nets used to take many of the fish and now that they have been removed it is hoped that the runs will improve.

 

Angling Clubs look after the great majority of brown trout waters, so for a wide choice it is best to contact them direct:

Tayside and Perthshire Clubs

Trout Fishing from Aberfeldy AC

Aberfeldy Angling Club
River Tay

Murthly & Glendelvine AC

Murthly & Glendelvine AC
River Tay

Crianlarich AC

Crianlarich Angling Club
Rivers Fillan, Connonish & Dochart

Perth & District AC

Perth & District Angling Association
River Tay

Dunkeld & Birnam AC

Dunkeld & Birnam Angling Club
Rivers Tay and Braan

Stanley District Angling Club

Stanley District Angling Club
River Tay

East Loch Tay Angling Club

East Loch Tay Angling Club
Loch Tay (east)

Stormont Angling Club

Stormont Angling Club
Rivers Tay and Almond

Blairgowrie and Rattray District Angling Association

Blairgowrie and Rattray District Angling Association
Controls part of the fishing on the River Ericht covering some 6 miles of the river, mainly on both the Blairgowrie and Rattray banks

   
Edradynate & Upper Grandtully Fishings

Edradynate and Upper Grandtully Fishings
River Tay

Strathmore Angling Improvement Assoc

Strathmore Angling Improvement Association
River Tay

Killin

Killin Angling Club
Loch Tay (west) and Rivers Lochay and Dochart

Taymouth_Angling_Club

Taymouth Angling Club
River Tay -Kenmore

Pitlochry AC

Pitlochry A.C.
The Club waters have a high reputation and include stretches of the River Tummel and River Garry, and Loch Bhac and Loch Kinardochy. The Club’s policy is to provide good fishing at reasonable cost.
Details from Mr.R.Harriman,"Sunnyknowe", Nursing Home Brae, Pitlochry. - 01796 472484

Allanwater

Allan Water Angling Improvements Association
The Association was founded in 1911...the fishings start from Greenloaning downriver to where the river flows into the river Forth...the association does not control all the fishings on the river, but it does manage a great part of them.

 

Perthshire and Tayside Trout Fisheries

Butterstone Loch

Butterstone Loch
One of Scotland's longest established put & take trout fisheries specialising in quality rainbow trout. Set in superb countryside close to Dunkeld we have 20 boats available to the visiting fly fisherman.

Dunkeld

Glenfarg Trout Fishery

Glenfarg Fishery
With so many put and take fisheries closing in Perthshire it is a pleasure to report on a new one with great potential. This put and take fishery nestles in the hills above Glenfarg.( It is not to be confused with Glenfarg Reservoir as they are quite different). Stunning location and probably the best stocked loch in the region with hard fighting rainbows to an impressive size. A Troutmaster Water with competitions every first Sunday of the month.

Glenfarg
Nr Dollar

Glensherup

Glensherup
Glensherup is a 29 acre loch set in spectacular scenery in the Perthshire hills. Brown and Rainbow Trout fly fishing from the bank or boat. Corporate & Clubs are welcome. Stocked on a weekly basis with quality fish from 1.5lbs upwards. Catch and release is permitted once limit is reached.

Glendevon

Kingennie Fishings

Kingennie Fishings
Three stocked fishing ponds and four luxury lodges nestling in mature surrounding woodland situated in the rolling countryside near Dundee. Created and Directed by Mike Forbes - former Scottish National Fly Fishing Champion. Fishing for brown and rainbow trout.

Dundee

Orchil Loch Fishery

Orchil Loch Fishery
Orchill is a very old estate water in a very quiet picturesque setting. The Loch is regarded by many as one of the best small waters in the Central Belt of Scotland , and regulars to the Loch come regularly from far and near to enjoy the good fishing and friendly atmosphere amongst that exists between the Anglers and the Owners of the Loch,The Loch is 4.1/2 acres in size.The water is stocked twice weekly with hardfighting rainbows of about 2lb to 2.1/2lb average. There are always fish rising and it is a very good water for the dry fly with an abundance of fly life. The Fishery record stands at 15lbs and it is not uncommon to catch fish in the 3lb to 8lb range.

Auchterarder

 

 

 
 

See also:

Trout fisheries in Scotland
 
Brown Trout Species Information
Tackle Tips - Trout Fly Rods
Tackle Tips - Fly Reels

 
 
 

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