Fish the Mighty River Tay this Spring

The River Tay, situated right in the geographic centre of Scotland, is the largest river in Britain. Two of its branches, the Dochart and the Tummel rise only miles from the the heads of lochs Fyne and Etive on Scotland’s west coast and travel over 100 miles to empty into the North Sea at Dundee on Scotland’s east coast. The river and its many large tributaries drain an area of 3,000 square miles giving an average flow of about 200 cubic metres per second, the greatest flow of any river in the country.

Upper Tay: There is a lot of excellent fishable water from the Tummel junction up to where the Tay emerges from Loch Tay at the picturesque village of Kenmore. Each year some fish are always caught in the upper Tay in the early spring but the best fishing now tends to be around May and June.  The Edradynate Beat and Upper Grandtully water is one of the best known beats on the Upper Tay. The beat consists of 1 mile single (left) bank fishing plus one mile double bank fishing. Prices start from £35.00 for more information about the Edradynate Beat please click

Middle Tay: The character of the river is different. The country tends to be more open, giving views of wood studded farmland and distant wooded hills. The river is gravelly rather than rocky and provides a mixture of long pools and swift glides and runs. The prestigious successful Newtyle beat, comprising of two miles of  double bank fishing with 16 named pools in a picturesque Middle Tay has uploaded more rods for boat and bank fishing, with evening tickets available from May onwards. For more information about Newtyle Beat please click

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