Friday, May 19, 2017

Dam Fishing Well

When Tony Brown lost a good fish early this morning on Port-na-Craig bank it looked as if it could be one of those days. More was to come, though, and with three fish caught it turned out to be an excellent day at the Dam: Graham Fyfe was first on the scoreboard with a fish of 8lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank; Tony Brown put the morning's disappointment behind him with a fish of 8lbs on the fly - again from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon; and in the evening Saul Mackay continued his good run with a fish of 7lbs on Pitlochry bank. Plenty of fish about - and they can be caught - despite the low water. Room for optimism.

Tony Brown lands an 8lber on Pitlochry bank this afternoon

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fishing Well

Two fish were caught at the Dam today – not too bad given the conditions. Saul Mackay was the angler on form - continuing his good run with fish at 18 and 8lbs both caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning – it can be done. Fresh fish can be seen throughout the beat and prospects remain good.

Mixed Fortunes!

More frustration for the day rods on the river yesterday (Tuesday) - lots of fish about but none willing to take - a now familiar pattern. Late in the evening, though, Jim Fisher ventured out to try a new rod / line combo. Starting on the top pool on Pitlochry bank he fished about half way down when Saul Mackay appeared. Jim invited Saul to try out the new rod ..... and six casts later Saul is into a 14lber! Unlucky Jim ... well done Saul. Maybe a bit of luck is the key at the moment. Should be more this week.

Saul  Mckay with 14lber on Pitlochry bank

Monday, May 15, 2017

Good Start To The Week

Heavy rain was forecast for today but it didn’t come to much – the river remains low and clear. It was a pleasant fishing day, though, and with one fish caught it wasn’t a bad start to the week: Jim Fisher was the successful angler with a fish of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. Plenty of fish about so every reason to be optimistic for the rest of the week.

Jim Fisher returns a nice fish of 10lbs on Pitlochry bank this morning

Friday, May 12, 2017

Good Catches

It's been a frustrating week on the Dam - no lack of fish but they haven't been in the mood - despite the best efforts of the rods. This evening, though, the deadlock was broken: Martin Wilson landed a fish of 9lbs and not long after Saul Mackay had a fish of 8lbs - both were caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank on the fly. Some encouragement for the weekend - hopefully more to come.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Dam And Sawmill Produce

Lots of fish moving at the Dam - especially first thing - but with wall to wall sunshine it was hard going and the day rods had no luck. In the evening, though, Martin Wilson landed a superb fish of 21lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank - it can be done - while down at Sawmill Gordon Nichol landed a nice fish of 10lbs on the fly. They're not giving themselves up easily at the moment but the quality of the fish is superb. Prospects looking good for next week.




Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sawmill Return

It was a frustrating day at the Dam - no shortage of fish but none willing to take - the bright sunshine didn't make things easy. Sawmill continues to fish well, though, - Gordon Nichol landed a nice fish of about 12lbs on the fly this evening. The counter at the fish ladder was sitting at 601 this evening - a few fish on the move. Should be more to come this week.

Gordon Nichol lands a 12lber in Sawmill today





Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Steady Catches

Bright sunshine today but with plenty of fish on the move and two caught it was another good day at the Dam: Roy Longair caught a sea-liced fish of 11lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning; and in the afternoon Alun Williams landed a 12lber on Pitlochry bank - again on the fly. Perseverance is the key at the moment.

Roy Longair lands a sea-liced fish of 11lbs on Pitlochry bank this morning

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dam Picks Up


Settled weather made for more pleasant fishing conditions and with two quality fish caught it was an excellent day at the Dam: Peter Fitzpatrick got things going with a fish of 12lbs on the spinner early this morning on Port-na-Craig bank; and Alistair Hamilton followed up with a fish of 13lbs on the fly Pitlochry bank in the afternoon. There’s lots of fish in the beat at the moment and despite the low water they are there to be caught. Should be more this week.

Peter Fitzpatrick lands a 12lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning


Alistair Hamilton enjoys success on Pitlochry bank this afternoon

REPLACEMENT OF OUTFALL PIPE AT BALLINLUIG WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS - SAFETY NOTICE

Work will be taking place from 2 May to approximately 16 May to replace a broken outfall pipe at Ballinluig Wastewater Treatment Works on the east blank of the River Tummel just above the bridge at Ballinluig. 
Although the contractors are making every effort to keep the work area safe, anglers also need to take care, particularly if in the vicinity at night, and comply with any guidance or restrictions.

Sawmill And Ruan Ruarie Returns

Last week the wind blew downstream and yesterday (Monday) it blew upstream – other than that not much changed at the Dam – fish showing but none willing to take – despite the best efforts of the rods. The Sawmill can still produce a fish, though - Ally Gowans landed a nice fish of 10lbs on the fly this morning - and up at Ruan Ruarie Dave Wilson managed to intercept an early runner catching a fish of 7lb on the spinner. Room for optimism.

Ally Gowans lands a 10lber on Sawmill yesterday

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sawmill Success

The river cleared nicely overnight and with good numbers of fish showing early on it was looking promising this morning. The fish weren’t really in the mood, though, and as it turned out the only catch of the day was on our Sawmill beat where Gordon Nichol landed a fresh fish of 13lbs on the fly. Not a bad week given the challenging conditions – and hopefully things will pick up next week.

Ready to go - Gordon Nichol returns a 13lber on Sawmill this morning


Friday, April 28, 2017

Dam Success

With the river up about 10 inches and lots of fishing showing at our Dam beat conditions looked promising today. James Robertson was able to capitalise with a fish of  21.5lbs this afternoon on the fly from Pitlochry bank. The river is now dropping back to a good height for tomorrow – prospects looking good.

James Robertson with 21.5lb fish caught on Pitlochry bank this afternoon

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Consistent Catches

One landed and another lost at the net – not too bad given the conditions: Ally Gowans was the successful angler with a nice fish of 15lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. With the current weather set to continue it looks like more of the same for the weekend – should be a few more fish to come this week.

Ally Gowans returns a 15lber on Pitlochry bank this morning

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ticking Over

Another difficult day on the river – cold, very high winds and snow! The fish didn’t seem to mind, though, with Gordon Nichol landing one of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this afternoon. The forecast improves significantly from tomorrow – hopefully more pleasant fishing conditions and a few more fish this week.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fishing Well

Cold, windy and occasional sleet showers – not ideal fishing conditions but with two fish caught it was a excellent start to the week: Bruce Campbell was first into action with a fish of 10lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this morning; and Richard Hamilton followed up in the afternoon with a fish of 9lbs on the spinner from Pitlochry bank. Let’s hope the weather improves and the good fishing continues.

Bruce Campbell with 10lb fish on Port-na-Craig bank this morning

Richard Hamilton enjoys the moment - a 9lber from Pitlochry bank this afternoon




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Good End To The Week

Another low water day at the Dam but with plenty of fish about there's still good sport to be had: Neill Sproull persevered and was rewarded with a 9lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank this afternoon. The forecast looks to be more of the same for the foreseeable future – prospects remain good.

Neill Sproull enjoys success on Pitlochry bank this afternoon

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Good Fishing At Dam

Low water is making for testing conditions at the moment but John Simpson was equal to the task landing a fish of 8lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning and Danny Docherty followed up with a fish of 9lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon – it can be done. Perseverance seems to be the key at the moment but with good numbers of fish in the beat there’s always a chance – room for optimism.

Success - Danny Docherty on Pitlochry bank this afternoon

Monday, April 17, 2017

Excellent Start To The Week

The river dropped back over the weekend but there were lots of fresh fish about and with three caught it was an excellent start to the week: Ally Gowans landed two in quick succession at around 7lbs on Port-na-Craig bank this morning on the fly; and not long after Neil Tong had a fish of 16lbs on Pitlochry bank – again on the fly. With good numbers of fresh fish coming into the beat at the moment prospects look good for the rest of the week.


Almost there - Ally Gowans brings in the first of two fish on Port-na-Craig bank today

Neil Tong with 16lber on Pitlochry bank this morning








Friday, April 14, 2017

Dam Continues To Fish Well

Favourable conditions again at the Dam today and another fish caught: Kenny Horne was the successful angler landing an 18lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. The quality of the fish getting caught at the moment is exceptional - and hopefully more tomorrow.

Kenny Horne with superb fish of 18lbs on Pitlochry bank this morning

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Good Catches

With the wind easing conditions were more favourable today and with three fish caught it was another excellent day at the Dam: Thomas Andrew was first into action with a fish of 19lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank mid-morning; soon after Jim Fisher then landed a 17lber on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank; and just before changeover Dean McGowan caught a fish of 11lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Lots of quality fish about at the moment and with the settled conditions forecast to continue prospects look good for the weekend.

Jim Fisher on Port-na-Craig this morning

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ticking Over

With a strong westerly breeze for much of the day it was another testing day at the Dam. Perseverance was the key and Iain McLaren was rewarded with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly late in the afternoon on Pitlochry bank. The wind is forecast to ease for tomorrow so hopefully a better day – and a few more fish.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fishing Well

A stiff downstream breeze made things awkward today but with another two caught on PAC waters the fishing remains good: at the Dam Callum Imray landed a superb fish of 20lbs this morning on Pitlochry bank on the spinner; and the good fishing at Sawmill continues with Andrew Khakoo landing a fresh fish of 6lbs this morning on the fly. Still plenty of fish about and looking promising for tomorrow.

Callum Imray with superb 20lbs fish on Pitlochry bank today



Andrew Khakoo successful on Sawmill this morning

Monday, April 10, 2017

Great Start To The Week

Conditions looked good this morning and sure enough it was a great start to the week with five fish caught: Tony Brown had a day to remember with a hat-trick – fish at 15, 13 and 8lbs – all from Pitlochry bank this morning on the fly; Allan Young was next with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly Pitlochry bank in the afternoon; while down on Sawmill Jim Fisher landed a fish of 12lbs on the fly this morning. Plenty of fish about and with settled conditions set to continue there’s every reason to be optimistic for the rest of the week.

Tony Brown on his way to a hat-trick - 15lber from Pitlochry bank this morning

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Good End To The Week

With lots of fish showing it was looking promising first thing this morning. They proved hard to tempt, though, and despite best efforts only one was caught: Neil Tong was the successful angler with a fish of about 8lbs caught this morning on a floating devon. Not a bad week with some superb fish landed. Prospects look good for next week. 

Neil Tong was successful on Pitlochry bank this morning

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sawmill Success

The river remains steady at a good height but the fish weren't in the mood on our Dam beat today. Downstream on Sawmill, though, Paul Carter was successful, landing a superb fish of 14lbs on the fly this morning  - the quality of the fish being caught at the moment is excellent. Hopefully a few more tomorrow.
Success - Paul Carter on Sawmill this morning

Good Fishing Continues

An awkward downstream breeze for much of day (Thursday) may have made casting tricky but the fish didn't seem to mind and it was another good day on PAC waters: Ian Lindsay got things going with a hard fighting fish of 15lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the morning; and downstream on Sawmill Ally Gowans landed a sea liced fish of 16lbs on the fly. Looking good for the weekend.

Ally Gowans' fish on Sawmill today



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Late Fish

Hopes were high today after the success of yesterday but despite best efforts the day rods had no luck. Plenty of fish were moving but none were willing to take and an awkward westerly breeze didn't make things easy. Jim Fisher saved the day, though, with a late fish of 14lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank this evening. The river remains at a good height - prospects look good.

Jim Fisher in action on Pitlochry bank this evening

Monday, April 3, 2017

More Like It!

Lots of fish were showing thoughout the beat today and with three caught it was a great start to the week: Alistair Hamilton was first into action with a very nice fish of 18lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning; on Port-na-Craig bank Alan Greene caught a fish of 8lbs on the fly later in the morning; and Oliver Falk - on his first visit to the Tummel - rounded things off nicely with a fish of 17lbs from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon – again caught on the fly. Hopefully a few more to come this week.

Alistair Hamilton with 18lber on Pitlochry bank this morning


Alan Greene successful on Port-na-Craig bank

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Salmon now making their way up Pitlochry fish ladder

With the rise in water temperature and a drop in water height over the last few days making it easier for salmon to find the entrance to the salmon ladder and ascend it, salmon are now starting to make their way up the Pitlochry fish ladder just above our Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat. The counter has gone from 0 to 7 in the last 24 hours and salmon can now be glimpsed in some of the pools in the ladder to the delight of those visiting the ladder this morning. This is about the same date as last year - the first salmon counted in recent years were on 2 April 2016, 29 March 2015, 3 April 2014, 20 April 2013, 19 March 2012 and 31 March 2011. Throughout the season, we will tweet frequent updates on the count along with river temperatures on https://twitter.com/pitlochryac. There is also a link to the twitter feed on the main news blog page. Many people register as followers of the twitter feed so that all the updates are sent direct to them on their mobiles and computers.

Counter display 2/4/17 1145

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Port-na-Craig success

Steve with his salmon.
Congratulations to Steve Dora from Edinburgh. He arrived at the water last, this was his first outing of 2017 and on his first run down the Green Bank he met with a nice fish conservatively estimated at 12lbs which took a size 8 Cascade. Not an easy average to keep up!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SUCCESS ON THE SAWMILL

So far this week, things have been slow on Portnacraig Pitlochry beat, although a salmon was lost on Monday following the line getting snagged around a rock. Yesterday afternoon Steve Watt landed a lovely spring salmon of about 10 pounds whilst spinning on the members' Sawmill Beat just downstream of Portnacraig Pitlochry beat.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Atholl Estate fishing available for 2017

Lower Tummel
Details of fishing available direct from Atholl Estate have been added to the Home Page of our website under Tummel Garry Fishing Links to help support and promote the Tummel Garry Protection Order in association with other Liaison Committee members. The list of Atholl fishing can be downloaded here. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rannoch and Tummel fishing information for 2017.

Loch Ericht - just one of the many lovely places to fish around Rannoch.
Kinloch Rannoch and Tummel, Perthshire, Scotland - a haven of Scottish native wildlife and unspoilt landscape of mountains, lochs and heather covered hills where walking is pure pleasure. Lots for fishing available for trout, pike and perch.

Fishing information sheet for Rannoch and Tummel in Highland Perthshire. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sawmill Sea-Licer

The river rose slightly overnight and with nothing caught by lunchtime and few fish showing things weren’t looking too promising at the Dam. Further down on our Sawmill beat, though, it was a different story; Ally Gowans had a quick run through and was rewarded with a superb sea-liced fish of 9lbs caught on the fly at the BP burn. With the river set to drop back it’s looking good for a few more tomorrow.

Safely released - Ally Gowans returns a 9 lb fish on Sawmill