No salmon yesterday but a nice sea trout of 2 lbs on the fly for Massimo Castelvecchi in the evening on Pitlochry bank - not a bad way to round off the week.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Not many anglers out at the moment but Gordon Pollock showed it's still worth a cast with a nice fish of 12lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning - and another two offers earlier in the day. Still good numbers of fish showing in the beat - and still worth a go.
|A 12lber on the fly for Gordon Pollock on Pitlochry bank this morning - nicely done.|
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Not too many rods out at the moment but Paul Carter showed it's still worth a cast with a lively grilse at 4lbs caught on the fly on Sawmill today.
|Paul Carter was successful in Sawmill today with a grilse of 4lbs on the fly|
Friday, August 13, 2021
The water held up at a good level overnight and conditions were good again today. Saul Mackay ventured out in the afternoon and was rewarded with two nice sea trout at 3 and 4lbs - both on the fly from Pitlochry bank - and in the evening Massimo Castelvecchi landed a salmon of 15 lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Fishing well at the moment.
|One of two sea trout for Saul Mackay on Pitlochry bank this afternoon|
|A 15lber for Massimo Castelvecchi on Pitlochry bank this evening|
Thursday, August 12, 2021
The recent lift in water seems to have livened things up at The Dam: Krzysztof Kita caught a 2lb sea trout on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning and not long after Janos Muranyi landed a sea trout of 3lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank. There could be more to come this week.
|A nice sea trout for Janos Muranyi on Port-na-Craig bank this morning|
Saturday, August 7, 2021
The lift in water yesterday seemed to stir up the salmon on our Ruan Ruarie beat and Gavin Thompson was in the right place to take advantage, landing fish of 14 and 8lbs on the spinner. Plenty of salmon up there at this time of year - well worth a go.
|One of two fish for Gavin Thompson on our Ruan Ruarie beat yesterday|
Saturday, July 31, 2021
The recent lift in water levels seemed to liven things up with John Muir landing a 15lber on the spinner on Pitlochry bank on Thursday evening after losing another earlier. Still good numbers of fish about and well worth a go.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Hot and sunny at the moment but Darren MacDonald showed it’s still worth a go with a lively sea trout of 2lbs caught on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank yesterday. And still good numbers of salmon heading through the dam at the moment – time to dig the rod out?
Friday, July 16, 2021
Low water, bright and sunny at the moment but there’s still sport to be had on PAC waters: Dave Wilson landed a grilse of 5lbs on the spinner first thing this morning on our Ruan Ruarie beat; and Gavin Thompson caught two sea trout at 2 and 3lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank on our dam beat this morning. Well worth a go.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
There are good numbers of salmon in our beat right now and Gavin Thompson did well to intercept one today - a 9lber on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Another two were lost in morning. Not a bad way to round off the week.
Friday, July 9, 2021
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
We had a lift in water on Tuesday and it seems to have brought a few fish into our beats: John Muir landed a 12lber on the spinner last night on Pitlochry bank; and with lots of fish now in our Ruan Ruarie beat Paul Carter was able to take advantage with a 12lber on the fly this morning - see link below . Both our beats offer great value and are well worth a go.
Paul's fish on Ruan Ruarie: https://youtube.com/watch?v=CrjP-SKXM-o&feature=share
|John Muir with a 12lber on the spinner on Pitlochry bank last night|
|A 12lber for Paul Carter on Ruan Ruarie today|
Saturday, June 19, 2021
It's been quiet this week with very few fishermen venturing out for a cast. Massimo Castelvecchi showed it's still worth a go, though, landing a hard fighting fish of 10lbs on the fly last night nicely done. Still plenty of fish about.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
A fish was lost early on this morning and it looked as if it could be one of those day. William Davidson got things back on track not long after, though, with a nice fish of 8lbs on the spinner on Pitlochry bank. There's no shortage of fish at the moment but we could do with some more water to really liven things up again.
|An 8lber for William Davidson on Pitlochry bank this moring|
Friday, June 11, 2021
We've had fish hooked - and lost - most days this week but it was good to get one landed today: Gordon Ferguson was the successful angler with a fresh fish of 13lbs caught on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this morning - it can be done. Hopefully more to come tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
The river has dropped back over the last few days but there are still good numbers of fish about and fish were hooked but lost on Monday and Tuesday. Jamie Smith was more successful today, though, landing a 12lber on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon – and lost another. Later in the evening Saul Mackay followed up with a 17lber on the fly on Pitlochry bank.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
With over five hundred fish now through the fish ladder Ruan Ruarie starts to come into its own at this time of year and with at least twelve holding pools it is well worth a cast for the more adventurous angler. Dave Wilson enjoyed early season success today with a fish of 8lbs on the spinner - and quite a few fish about by all accounts.
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Saturday, May 29, 2021
The river was at a good height again this morning and with light winds and the temperature up a few degrees on recent mornings fishing conditions were pretty good. It wasn’t too long before the first fish came to the net – and it was to be the first of three for the day - and a great end to the week: Adam Brougham was first into action with a 13lber on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank first thing this morning; Ben Thompson had an 8lber not long after – again on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank; and Neil Tong followed with a 10lber on the fly on Pitlochry bank later in the morning. Neil’s fish was our 100th of the season on our Dam beat – the fishing has been excellent this year.
|A 13lber for Adam Brougham first thing on Port-na-Craig bank|
|Ben Thompson with an 8lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning|
|A 10lber for Neil Tong on Pitlochry bank this morning - our 100th fish at the Dam this season!|
Friday, May 28, 2021
It was a good start at the Dam today with a fish of 8lbs on the fly for James Holder first thing this morning on Port-na-Craig bank but that was to be the only fish of the day - despite good numbers of fresh fish showing. The river is still at a good height, though, and hopefully tomorrow will see a few more come to the net.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Lots of fish showing at the Dam today but with nothing caught by mid-afternoon it looked like we were heading for a blank. Mark Brazendale persevered, though, and saved the day with a fish of 7lbs on the spinner in the last hour of the day fishing on Port-na-Craig bank.
|A 7lber for Mark Brazendale on Port-na-Craig bank|
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The river was at a good height this morning and hopes were high that the fishing would carry on where it left off yesterday. It was a slow start, though, and there were some hefty showers to contend with but the anglers persevered with PAC beats ending the day with four fish caught: Jim Fisher broke the deadlock with a nice fish of 15lbs on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning; Steve Watt had two on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank in afternoon – one at 11lbs and another at 13lbs; and downstream on Sawmill Innes Smith caught a 15lber on the fly. All looking good as we head towards the weekend.
|A 15lber on the fly for Jim Fisher on Port-na-Craig bank this morning|
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The river dropped back overnight and was at an ideal fishing height this morning. There weren’t too many fish showing but they were in the mood to take and with five salmon and a sea trout it was an excellent day at the Dam: Alun Williams landed an 8lber on the fly and a 3lb sea trout on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this morning and a 14lber on the spinner on Pitlochry bank in the afternoon; David Leishman landed an 8lber later in the morning on Port-na-Craig bank; over on Pitlochry bank Tony Brown caught an 8lber on the fly in the morning; and in the evening Steve Watt caught an 11lber on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank. At least five more fish were lost throughout the day. Great fishing and hopefully more to come this week.
|An 8lber on the fly for David Leishman on Port-na-Craig bank this morning|
Monday, May 24, 2021
With heavy rain and the river rising by over three feet conditions weren't ideal for fishing today. Despite this three fish were caught: Jim Lapsley struck early before water levels started to rise and had two fish on the spinner on Pitlochry bank this morning - an 8lber and a fresh fish of 16lbs; and over on Port-na-Craig bank Adam Thomson landed a fish of 10lbs on the fly later in the morning. A great start to the week - and will be interesting to see how things go when the river settles back.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
It was a full house on PAC beats today with fish at the Dam, Sawmill and Ruan Ruarie - a great way to end the week: Massimo Castelvecchi opened his account for this season with a 12lber on the fly on Pitlochry bank this evening - good stuff: Barry Ward got our first fish of the season on Ruan Ruarie with a 10lber on the spinner - good to see fish making their way up there now; and Paul Carter caught a lively fish of 10lbs on the fly on Sawmill this morning - see video link below. PAC beats continue to fish well.
Paul's Sawmill link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELiUcdstlc
|A 10lber on the fly for Massimo Castelvecchi on Pitlochry bank this evening|
|A 10lber for Barry Ward on the spinner - our first fish from Ruan Ruarie this year|
|A 10lber for Paul Carter on the fly from Sawmill this morning|
Friday, May 21, 2021
The river was steady at a good height this morning and it turned into a day to remember for William Muir who landed his first salmon this morning on Port-na-Craig bank – a 16lber on the spinner – one to remember! Should be more to come tomorrow.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Rain, gusty winds and a river up five inches overnight: not the best fishing conditions and for the first time in a while no fish were caught at the Dam – despite the best efforts of the anglers out. Further downstream on Sawmill, though, Mark Brazendale showed it can be done getting his first fish of the year – a 9lber on the fly – well done! Will be interesting to see how the weekend goes – could be good.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
The river was at a good height again this morning but during the day had a quieter feel and with nothing caught by 5pm it looked as if our good recent catch run was coming to an end. Martin Wilson saved the day, though, with an 8lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the evening - still fish to be had.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
River levels remained steady overnight but with nothing caught by lunchtime the river had a much quieter feel. After such a good run recently it looked as if we could be heading for a blank but things livened up in the afternoon and with two fish caught at was another good day at the Dam: Ian Liang landed an 8lber on the spinner on Pitlochry bank this afternoon; and in the evening Stuart Humphreys landed an 11lber on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Both fish were fresh and in great condition.
|An 8lber for Ian Liang on Pitlochry bank this afternoon|
|An 11lber for Stuart Humphreys in the evening|
Monday, May 17, 2021
The river dropped back over the weekend but with seven fish caught today PAC beats continue to offer great sport: Steve Watt had a day to remember with five fish caught - four at 12,10,8 and 8lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank in the morning and another at 14lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank in the afternoon – good going; Gordon Hanslip landed a fish of 8lbs on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank in the morning; and further downstream on Sawmill Dave Stewart continued where he left off on Saturday with a fish of 8lbs on the fly. A great start to the week!
|A 10lber on Pitlochry bank this morning - one of five for Steve Watt today!|
|An 8lber for Gordon Hanslip early on Port-na-Craig bank this morning|
Saturday, May 15, 2021
The river dropped a few inches overnight but was still at a good height this morning and with five fish caught on our Dam and Sawmill beats it was a great way to round off an excellent week: Bernie Gaffney landed a 6lber on the fly on Pitlochry bank this afternoon; Gordon Nichol landed an 8lber on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this evening: Dave Stewart was in the right place at Sawmill this morning with fish at 8lbs and 15lbs on the fly; and Graeme Stewart followed up with a fish of 10lbs on the fly again at Sawmill.
|A 15lber for Dave Stewart at Sawmill this morning|
Friday, May 14, 2021
The river had a quiet feel first thing this morning but things soon livened up and with five fish caught it was another excellent day at the Dam: Gordon Nichol had fish at 8lbs, 10lbs and 8lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning; Michael Kelly had a fish of 12lbs on Port-na-Craig bank on the spinner later in the morning; and in the evening Steve Watt landed a fish of 17lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Hopefully more of the same tomorrow.