Stenton House stands in a magnificent position overlooking its own stretch of salmon fishing on the River Tay. The house is surrounded by private gardens and grounds which have been carefully designed and meticulously maintained to create the perfect environment and enhance the superb backdrop of the river and rolling countryside beyond.
The house offers extremely comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests and is a perfect venue for fishing parties, shooting parties or for a special family gathering. Stenton house has been subject to a comprehensive programme of renovations and improvements and offers extremely comfortable accommodation in seven bedrooms together with six bathrooms. The dining room table seats 12 comfortably – read more.
The river Tay and its fishing is just a short walk from the gardens or alternatively via a vehicular track leading from the public road to the river bank.
Stenton beat extends to half a mile of single (left) bank fishings and is fished by wading and from the boat. An arrangement exists with the proprietors of the opposite bank whereby anglers fish double bank on alternate days. There is one ghillie on the beat and one boat, but much of the river can easily and safely be fished by wading, especially in low water.
The beat fishes well in all heights of water, from late spring and summer into the autumn. Until three years ago the fishing had been previously unlet hence lack of catch records. The last 3 years it has had an average of 80 salmon/grilse per annum. Please check Murthly 2 as a guide to catches.
Named pools are: Hilda’s Hole, The Meetings, Willie’s Hole, Stenton Pool, Steps, Rock Pool, Fir Tree and Neck of Willie’s.
Stenton house is located two miles from Dunkeld. The salmon fishing marches with the Glendelvine water where Miss Ballantine caught the British record salmon of 64 lbs. A total of 12 casts of the original fish were produced and one of these is on display in Stenton House.
For more information and availability of Stenton house please contact George Goldsmith on 0131 476 6500
For salmon fishing permits on Stenton Beat please contact FishPal on 01573 470612 or view the beats latest availability online.