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The River Tummel Is A Stunning And Prolific Tributary Of The River Tay System Which Fishes Exceptionally Well For Salmon During The Spring And Early Summer Months. The Lower Tummel Beat Offers The Finest Fly Fishing Water On This Renowned River Tay Headwater.

Of all the Tay tributaries that have a good run of Spring salmon the Tummel is one of the very finest with 4000 to 5000 salmon that are counted each season as they ascend the Pitlochry fish pass giving you an idea of the healthy stock levels of salmon the Tummel attracts.

The cold water of Spring usually keeps the bulk of salmon downstream of the Pitlochry dam until the water warms in May. Many of these salmon hold in the lovely salmon pools throughout the entire 6 mile lower length of the Tummel where they can be easily covered with a fly. The Lower Tummel salmon beat represents over 30% of the entire 6 miles of the lower River Tummel's fly water which gives you an idea of what this salmon fishing proposition truly represents.

This classic fly water beat is an amazing propostion with its streamy glides and deeper holding pools and not just during the popular Spring & Early Summers months when the Tummel's main salmon run is in full swing. I've seen & caught salmon on this beat through the Summer & Autumn months which are seldom fished. On one such occasion in October I watched a complete novice to the sport go on to land 2 perfect Autumn salmon at the tail of the 'Green Bank' pool after the very briefest of casting lessons.

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

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