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Fishing in Perthshire

Perthshire is renowned for salmon fishing and the mighty River Tay. But there are many other rivers, lochs and burns with salmon, trout & course fishing widely available... we wish you all 'tight lines' 

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River Ericht 

The River Ericht flows through the town of Blairgowrie and on for a further five miles before it joins the River Isla at Coupar Grange. The Isla then flows on for several more miles before it joins the Tay, near the village of Meikleour at the famous Islamouth. This is the most important branch of the Tay system, because it has the highest head of salmon returning to spawn of the whole system. 

Permits for the Blairgowrie Rattray and District Angling Association for salmon, trout and grayling can be purchased from: 

Kate Fleming, 26 Allan Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AD 01250 873990 

James Crockart, 28 Allan Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AD 01250 872056 

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Ledcrieff Trout Fishery 

Ledcrieff is a crystal-clear loch full of hard fighting, fully finned Rainbow, Blue, Tiger, Brook & Brown Trout up to 15lbs. Ledcrieff is preserved as a fly-fishing only loch. Having been rescued from a history of neglect many many years ago, the owners have restored it to the great healthy condition it is in today, with anglers coming from all over the UK to visit what has been described as Scotland’s prettiest small fishery. 

Ledcrieff Trout Fishery, Tullybaccart
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH13 9LA
07720 194820

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The River Tay 

Cargill is one of the most productive and best-known beats for salmon fishing on the River Tay. The beat is divided into two double bank beats, upper and lower Cargill which are fished on alternate days with a maximum of six rods.  There are two boats and a well-appointed luncheon hut on each beat with WC, cooking facilities, hot and cold running water and wood burners to ensure a comfortable days fishing. 

Permits can be purchased from: 

Tay Salmon Fisheries, Stockgreen Lodge, Lairwell, Kinfauns Perth PH2 7JU 01738 636407 

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The River Ardle 

The River Ardle flows south-east through Strathardle to join the Blackwater at Bridge of Cally where they form the River Ericht. There is a plentiful supply of salmon and trout on the Ardle. 

Guests at Corriefodly and Blairgowrie Holiday Parks can enjoy free fly fishing for brown trout on a catch and release basis on the River Ardle when staying at the parks. Fishing must remain within the boundary of the park. Fishing for brown trout is only permitted between 15th March and 6th October between 8am and 10pm. 

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Corriefodly Holiday Park, A924,
Bridge of Cally PH10 7JG
01250 878123 

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