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October 2019

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January 2020

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February 2020

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March 2020

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April 2020

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May 2020

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June 2020

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July 2020

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August 2020

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September 2020

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Prices & Availability

Beat Summary

  • Beat Length 2 1/2 miles
  • Double Bank Fishing
  • Up To 8 Fishers per day
  • Ghillie Present
  • Five Year Average 79 Salmon
  • 6 Fishing Days Per Week
  • Fishing Hut
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Wood Burner
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Gas Hob
  • Boat Hire Available
  • Toilet Facilities

The famous Dalmarnock Beat of the River Tay is yet another absolute hidden gem of a Scottish salmon fishery which has got way too much going for it for this brief presentation report.

 

The meandering composition of this lovely River Tay salmon beat means that running salmon stop and can be caught at any time of the fishing season. Plenty of fine salmon are caught on Dalmarnock in the Spring & Summer months including a recent 31lbs 'springer' even though this beat is not currently heavily fished during these months. When late Summer & Autumn arrives this quality middle Tay venue fills up with resident salmon throughout its varied and long pool formations.

Salmon can be caught throughout the entire River Tay salmon fishing season on Dalmarnock and there’s always salmon present in this productive beat in all of its beautiful pool locations. Head Ghillie & expert salmon fisher Colin McFadyen does an excellent job of keeping the beat and fishing hut in tip top shape and making sure his fishers are always enthused and focussed on the best fishing areas.

The Dalmarnock Beat benefits from superb fly fishing pools along with deeper spinning water too so both fishing methods are permitted and there is a vast amount of mainly single left bank fishing space even when the beat is at full rod capacity. Two 16ft clinker built River Tay salmon boats are also available for hire with either Colin of one of his highly experienced ghillie team for those who like traditional River Tay boat fishing.

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'Fish Of The Month' Prize

Fish Of The Month Prize

Throughout each month of the Scottish salmon fishing season one bottle of malt whisky will be presented to a salmon fishing client of this booking platform who provides the best quality photograph of a specimen salmon that they caught on any of this website's participating salmon beats.

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Jock's Appraisal

Dalmarnock is another absolute ‘must fish’ salmon beat of the River Tay that has vast salmon fishing pools where you'll enjoy the abundance of 'quality' fishing water.

I vividly recall very briefly teaching a Danish fishing guest how to use a Spey rod on the Fernyhaugh Pool to then assist connecting him at the neck of the pool with a prime conditioned beauty of a exceptionally hard fighting 26lbs Spring fish within the first 15 of his first ever salmon fly rod casts!

The 'Dalmarnock Bank & Fernyhaugh' pools are fantastic natural stoppers of salmon on this beat and often it's not whether you're going to catch a salmon from these beautiful pools but how quickly! If you like a good choice of undisturbed natural River Tay salmon pools with a good chance of a fish in any one of them then this Tay venue will very likely become a 'life long' friend.

Look at the high caliber of famous River Tay salmon beats that are located upstream and downstream with big Tay names like Lower Kinnaird & Dunkeld House and you'll get the message I'm trying to convey about the fishing potential of this lovely middle River Tay salmon fishing venue.

Jock Monteith Professional Scottish Salmon Fishing Guide & Provider

Professional Scottish Salmon Fishing Services Provider

Catch Statistics

Please bear in mind that annual 'catch records' in recent decades have become an industry driver however they do not take into account the actual 'rod pressure' applied in achieving these figures nor the quality of the angling effort throughout the salmon fishing season.

There's much more to Scottish salmon fishing than the inevitable 'end result' of enough fishers being present or being in the right place at the right time.

The riverbank beauty & ambiance, the hypnotic flow of the stream, the hospitality of the ghillie and just enjoying 'the escape' from normal stressful work duties has always been the primary attraction of Scottish salmon fishing where a salmon was always regarded as a bonus.

For Scottish salmon fishing skill development consider a personally guided instructional day with one of Scotland's finest professional River Tay salmon fishing guides.

Beat Directions

Travel Directions From Perth;

Follow the A9 north for approx 20 minutes until you've passed the Dunkeld Junction. Stay on the A9 until you've crossed the A9 motorway River Tay road bridge 5 minutes north of Dunkeld. After crossing the bridge the Dalmarnock Beat entrance is located approximately 500 yards on the left hand side of the motorway and is the first and only left hand exit (marked by 2 white posts).