Beat Summary

  • Beat Length 1.5 miles
  • Double Bank Fishing
  • Up To 5 Fishers per day
  • Ghillie Present
  • Five Year Average 80 Salmon
  • 3 Fishing Days Per Week
  • Fishing Hut
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Wood Burner
  • WC Facility
  • Kettle
  • Gas Hob
  • Boat Share Possibility
  • Refridgerator

When We Talk About Famous Scottish Salmon Beats Then Everyone Associated With Scottish Salmon Fishing Has Certainly Heard Of Georgina Ballantine And Glendelvine Water On The River Tay.

Late afternoon on the 7th of October 1922 having already landed 3 fine Autumn Tay salmon weighing a total of 63lbs just above the Bargie Stone at the neck of the Boat Pool the 'beast' was hooked.

The rest of that story is known by many and the fish was eventually landed in the darkness away down at the tail of the Sparrowmuir Pool where there used to be an island. The giant Autumn cock salmon weighed a massive 64lbs and is still the British record rod caught Atlantic salmon.

These days one of my longest standing salmon fishing buddies Steve McIrvine heads up syndicate operations on Glendelvine and as Head Ghilie. Steve is one of the most talented River Tay boatmen I've ever had the pleasure to fish with and over the last 40 years I watched his knowledge of Glendelvine go from expert to professor status.

Being a member of the Glendelvine Water syndicate is something exceptionally special and beautiful salmon pools like the famous Boat Pool & the Ministers Pool are an absolute pleasure to swing a fly through. If you let your mind wander while fishing down through the deep trough in the riverbed directly above the Bargie Stone you'll convince yourself you can hear Georgina's Malloch's of Perth brass reel singing in amongst the noise of the fast stream that's present there.

Occasionally a syndicate place becomes available on this famous Scottish salmon beat that will allow you fishing access for one set day per week for the entire River Tay salmon fishing season. If you're interested in securing a rod on the Glendelvine syndicate then contact Steve McIrvine on 07812 899176. During 2019 there are rods available on certain Mondays & Wednesdays throughout the season where single day rods can be purchased and check the blue 'Prices & Availability' tab for exact fishing date availability.

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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

Salmon fishing on Glendelvine is way more than just a day out on Scotland's magnificent River Tay and offers a spiritual encounter with the home territory of the most famous lady salmon angler in British salmon fishing history.

The streams and pools of Glendelvine Water are perfect for salmon to hold up in. During the Summer of 2014 I was fortunate to assist in introducing Keith Arthur from Sky TV to his first ever salmon on Glendelvine's famous Boat Pool. 

Fishing with professional Glendelvine Beat Head Ghillie Steve McIrvine's expert overwatch will quickly align your thoughts on exactly where to locate taking fish on this world renowned and most famous 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

From Dunkeld Take the Old Military Road (A984) down towards Capath. When you reach Caputh take the right hand turn onto Bridge Roat (B9099) and follow until you approach the new Caputh road bridge. 50 yards before reaching the bridge take the track on your right hand side which runs behing Victoria Cottage and follow this short track to the fishing hut.

From Perth  From the Inveralmond roundabout in Perth follow the A9 Inverness motorway north for 6.4 miles and take the Bankfoot exit on your left hand side. In Bankfoot take the 1st right turn (signposted Perth which will take you under the A9 motorway) and within a few seconds you’ll see a right hand turn signposted Murthly. Take this right hand turn for Murthly until you come to a T Junction and turn left onto the B9099. Follow the road for a few minutes and you will come in to the village of Murthy. Drive through Murthly and over the Caputh River Tay road bridge. After crossing the bridge take the track on your left hand side (50 yards from the bridge) which runs behind Victoria Cottage and follow this short track to the fishing hut.