Ladies Fishing Days River Tay

The Tay Rivers Trust, Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board and FishPal are organising a series of ladies days across the river during 2022 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Miss Georgina Ballantine and her 64lb Tay salmon. The fish remains the biggest salmon ever caught in British waters with rod and line.

To celebrate this remarkable achievement, the first ladies day will be held on the prestigious FishPonds Beat, Saturday 19th March. The day will include salmon fishing from the boat and bank, tuition with a AAPGAI casting instructor, and a hot lunch in the comfortable fishing hut .

FishPonds enjoys two and a half miles of double bank water suitable for fly fishing and spinning in all water heights. The attraction of this stretch is you never know if it’s going to be a 9lb fish or a 35lber that grabs hold, there’s always a chance of a really big fish!

There will be guided fishing and tuition from the knowledgable and experienced Fishpond ghillies. Paul Little from AAPGAI will be teaching ladies fishing from the bank. We hope the days will encourage women of all ages and abilities, including those who would like to try salmon fishing.

All monies raised from the day has been generously donated by Simon Furniss to the Tay Rivers Trust. Thank you Simon.

If you would like to join FishPal’s Anne Woodcock and River Tay Reporter Samantha Datta on Saturday 19th March please contact Anne by email:

The price for the day is £50 and includes your fishing permit, tuition and a hot lunch. Places are limited.

“The Tay Rivers Trust is delighted by the support of proprietors and others to deliver a wealth of exciting opportunities to experience the river. We would encourage individuals to support these initiatives and help the trust in its research activities. We have a world class river on our doorstep and would applaud all to dip a toe in the water!” Calum Innes, Chairman Tay Rivers Trust

FishPonds Fishing has one of the best fishing lodges on the river, which includes toilet facilities, Wifi and parking. The beat is located just north of Perth, near Scone Palace.

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