Salmon Fishing on the River Tay
Hello everyone, Ralph here
Here at the Hotel the gents and I in the Concierge team are happy to book a range of activities for our guests. Salmon fishing is a very popular activity, from groups of Swedish golfers on a boys getaway to rock stars looking to experience a bit of Scotland.
In just over 30 minutes from the Hotel we will transport you to the beautiful Perthshire countryside where the Tay Salmon Fisheries Company will take you out on the River Tay. The stretch of river situated in the town of Cargill is one of the most productive and best known beats for salmon fishing on the River Tay. The beat is divided into two double bank beats, upper and lower Cargill which are fished on alternate days. Your trip on the Tay will be accompanied by a Ghillie, with expert knowledge of the stretch of water the Ghillie will guide you to the best spots. If you’re new to the sport then your Ghillie will show you the ropes…or rods should I say!
Fishing may be an activity to enjoy with friends or a chance to escape but of course the real goal is to catch a salmon. In the 2010 season Cargill produced 419 Salmon with 60 over 20lbs and the largest Salmon for the year a cracking 34lb! So I’d say you’ve got a good chance!
If you are planning a trip to the Hotel and would like to enquire about adding salmon fishing to your trip then please do let me know.
Best wishes…or as the Ghillies might say…Tight Lines!
Posted: September 16th, 2011 under Local Activities.