The Famous Dunkeld House Beat Of The River Tay Is Located Close To The Town Of Dunkeld Which Is 16 Miles Above The Tidal Water At Perth.


If ever there was a true ‘holding’ beat for salmon on the middle River Tay then this renowned deep pooled venue is definitely in the contention for the award such is its attraction for resting fish.

With 17 named pools that suit both fly fishing, spinning and an additional tactical boat approach it’s easy to understand why this beat is so popular with visiting River Tay salmon fishers. Add in the beautiful mature native wooded riverbanks, the mouth of the River Braan and an abundance of wild life plus the distant chimes from the bells at the downstream Dunkeld Cathedral and you’ll start to appreciate the true beauty of this wonderful salmon beat.

Salmon of over 30lbs have been consistently landed on Dunkeld House in recent years (including 2018) and in the month of May of 2014 76 Spring salmon were caught which verifies what I mentioned about this particular Tay beat’s salmon holding qualities. The alluring and majestic sight of the 200 year old Telford Bridge in Dunkeld always sets my mind racing with thoughts of how many seriously heavyweight Tay salmon have navigated under its fine arches.

In addition to the salmon fishing perfection on offer this superb River Tay salmon beat is fortunate to benefit from the excellent Dunkeld House Hotel which is located less than 100 yards from the river. General Manager John Shevlin and his professional staff team are ready and delighted to welcome all salmon fishers to their hotel's excellent accommodation, first class cuisine and top service levels.

Follow this link for detailed information on our River Tay guided salmon fishing package.