Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dam Salmon


With low water and bright sunshine conditions were less than ideal today. With good numbers of fish about, though, you’ve always got a chance and Andy Gillespie was in the right place to land a fresh fish of 15lbs- caught on the spinner in the morning on Pitlochry bank. With the current weather set to continue perseverance could be the key over the next couple of days.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CLOSURE OF ACCESS TO FISH PASS OBSERVATION CHAMBER 28/5/18 - 29/9/18

There will be no access to the Pitlochry fish pass observation chamber and the usual counter display from 28 May to 29 September because of work being carried out at the power station. There will be a real time count display and real time images at the Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on the opposite bank and it is understood that the count display will be able to be seen from the outside of the building at all times. The footway over the dam will still be accessible by a path on the away from the power station side of the fish ladder and Some additional details are on


Monday, May 21, 2018

Good Start To The Week


We’re now into low water at the Dam but the beat remains lively with good numbers of fish showing - especially early morning. Today we had one caught and at least another two fish lost: James Lapsley was the successful angler - and continued his good run - with a sea-liced fish of 9lbs caught on the spinner first thing this morning on Pitlochry bank – an encouraging start to the week.

James Lapsley lands a sea-liced fish of 9lbs on Pitlochry bank this morning


Sunday, May 20, 2018

HILL LOCHS FISHING WELL

After the very cold start April gave us to the season,things have certainly improved at the lochs.Since  the beginning of May the air and water temperatures have risen significantly and the fish have responded readily.
Some excellent catches being reported on Bhac with nymphs and cormorant flies doing well whilst
the browns in Kinardochy being tempted by black wet flies,dries and emergers.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Steady At The Dam


Water levels continue to drop but our Dam beat can still produce a fish: Kenny Horne was the successful angler today with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly early morning on Pitlochry bank. The forecast for tomorrow looks favourable – should be more to come this week.

Perseverance pays off for Kenny Horne today - an 8lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning


Thursday, May 17, 2018

PAC Beats Fishing Well


The river continues to drop back but with no shortage of fish about prospects looked good this morning. Curtis Brunker was able to capitalise catching a superb sea-liced fish of 21lbs on the spinner first thing this morning on Port-na-Craig bank. This was Curtis’s first +20lb fish and rounded off what has been an excellent few days. Further downstream at Sawmill Andrew Khakoo caught a fresh fish of 7lbs on the fly this morning. Looking positive for the weekend.

Curtis Brunker with 21lb sea-liced fish on Port-na-Craig bank this morning


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dam Salmon


Warm and sunny on the river today – not ideal fishing conditions – but with good numbers of fish about at the moment there was room for optimism and the day ended with one fish caught: Iain McLaren was the successful angler with a fish of 15lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. Should be more to come this week.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Excellent Start To The Week

The river continues to settle back but remains at a good height and with three fish caught so far it's been an excellent start to the week: James Lapsley was the successful angler yesterday with a fish of 16lbs caught on the spinner from Pitlochry bank in the morning; and today Curtis Brunker caught two fish - one on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this morning at 10lbs and another on the fly in the afternoon on Pitlochry bank at 8lbs. Curtis also lost another two fish - not a bad day! The forecast remains settled for the rest of the week - room for optimism.

James Lapsley with 16lber on Pitlochry bank yesterday


Second fish of the day for Curtis Brunker

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Dam Fishing Well


It was quiet at the Dam this morning but things really picked up in the afternoon and with two fish caught it was another good day of fishing: Malcolm Fyfe got things going with a sea-liced fish of 9lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank; and Steve Watt followed up not long after with a fish of 8lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. Great to see good numbers of 2SW fish now in the beat and looking good for the rest of the week.

Steve Watt lands an 8lber on Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon


Monday, May 7, 2018

Fishing Well


Very nice conditions this morning and with three fish caught it was an excellent start to the week: James Lapsley was quickly into the action with fish at 14 and 23lbs caught on the spinner first thing on Pitlochry bank; and Neill Sproull’s good run continues with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning. Looking promising for the rest of the week.

Neill Sproull with 8lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Good End To The Week

With the river at a nice height and good numbers of fish showing it was frustrating for the day rods that none were willing to take. In the evening, though, Martin Wilson managed to tempt one, landing a good fish of 13lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank. Temperatures look set to rise next week - hopefully it will also liven up the fishing - looks promising.

Martin Wilson lands a 13lber on Pitlochry bank this evening

Friday, May 4, 2018

Dam Success


Peter Fitzpatrick got the day off to a great start with a fish of 12lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank first thing this morning and with the river at a good height and lots of fish showing it was looking good at this stage. The fish proved hard to tempt, though, and this turned out to be the only fish of the day. Hopefully a few more to come tomorrow.

Peter Fitzpatrick off to a great start - a 12lber from Port-na-Craig bank first thing this morning 

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

PAC Beats Fishing Well


With the river dropping back to a good height conditions looked close to ideal at the Dam this morning – hopes were high. By mid morning, with no fish caught, that initial optimism was starting to disappear – the fish didn’t seem to be in the mood. Maya Pandya saved the day, though, with a sea-liced fish of 8lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank early in the afternoon.  Maya has been trying for some time to get her first Tummel fish and having lost one yesterday it was great to see her perseverance pay off – well done. Further downstream at Sawmill Les Dargie continued his good run with a fish of 9lbs caught on the fly. The river should continue to drop back nicely – looking good for the weekend.

Success - Maya Pandya lands a sea-liced 8lber on Pitlochry bank this afternoon


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

PAC Beats Fishing Well


Cold again first thing this morning but it soon warmed up and it wasn’t long until conditions were close to ideal – light winds, broken sunshine and plenty of fish showing throughout the beat. Dave Stewart was able to take advantage landing a very nice fish of 20lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. Downstream at Sawmill Les Dargie had a fish of 14lbs on the fly this afternoon. The river remains at a good height – room for optimism.

Dave Stewart with 20lber on Pitlochry bank this morning


Monday, April 30, 2018

Steady Start To The Week

It was a cold start this morning but with the river at a good height prospects looked good. The only fish of the day was caught by James Lapsley who landed a fish of 14lbs on the spinner from Pitlochry bank mid morning. Fish look to be well spread throughout the beat at the moment - should be more to come this week.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Dam Salmon


The daytime rods persevered today but the Dam had a quite feel about it with few fish showing and none willing to take. The fish are there, though, and Steve Watt managed to winkle one out in the evening, continuing his hot streak with a fish of 8lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. Hopefully a few more to come tomorrow.

An 8lber for Steve Watt on Port-na-Craig bank this evening


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fishing Well


Steve Watt made the perfect start this morning with a 20lb fish caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank on the first run through. It was looking very promising at this stage but despite best efforts – and what looked to be ideal conditions - this turned out to be the only fish of the day – the fish just weren’t in the mood. Interesting to see what the weekend brings – room for optimism.

A 20lber for Steve Watt this morning on Pitlochry bank


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

PAC Beats Fishing Well


It was a quieter day on the river but with four fish caught it was still an excellent day on PAC beats: Neill Sproull continued his good run with a fish of 15lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon; Jimmy Ross got his season underway with a hard fighting fish of 8lbs on the fly from Sawmill this morning: Martin Timmins landed a sea-liced fish of 17lbs on Sawmill this afternoon; and Martin Wilson landed a fish at 13lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this evening . There should be more to come this week.

Neill Sproull returns a 15lber on Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon











Martin Wilson with 13lber on Pitlochry bank this evening










Monday, April 23, 2018

Great Start To The Week


Conditions were close to ideal this morning and with good numbers of fish seen first thing this morning prospects looked excellent. That early promise was realised with six fish caught in what was a superb day on our Dam beat: Steve Watt landed four fish - three at 7, 12 and 15lbs caught early this morning on the fly on Pitlochry bank with another to follow at 16lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank in the afternoon; and Bruce Campbell landed two in the afternoon at 13lbs and 23lbs on Pitlochry bank – both caught on the fly. At least another four fish were lost throughout the day. Great fishing at the moment and looking good for the rest of the week.

One of four for Steve Watt today - good going!


Bruce Campbell with superb fish of 23lbs on Pitlochry bank this afternoon




Saturday, April 21, 2018

Great End To The Week


Very nice conditions on the river today and with three fish caught it was an excellent end to the week: Dave Stewart caught fish of 18 and 15lbs, both on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning; and Neill Sproull had a fish of 9lbs – again on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning. With settled conditions set to continue prospects look good for next week.

Dave Stewart with 18lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning




Friday, April 20, 2018

Fish About


The river dropped back nicely overnight and with good numbers of fish showing it was looking promising this morning. It wasn’t too long before George Renwick landed a fish of 13lbs on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank and later in the morning Ally Gowans followed with a fish of 9lbs – again on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. Looking good for tomorrow.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dam Salmon


With the river running high and slightly coloured conditions were less than ideal this morning but with the odd fish showing there was room for optimism. David Andrew persevered and was rewarded with a fish of 14lbs taken on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this afternoon– there’s always a chance. With water levels set to drop back over the next couple of days the fishing should pick up.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ENCOURAGING START AT HILL LOCHS

After delayed opening of lochs due to prolonged Baltic conditions both lochs have started very well.
A boat out on Kinardochy at weekend reported 3 fish caught all on the old faithful Kate MacLaren.
On Bhac one of our members caught 4 on Saturday morning all on cormorants and one boat reported
18 rainbows all duly returned,olive nymphs and green diawl bach seem to be the flies of the moment.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sawmill Success

It looked promising at the Dam today but the fish couldn't be tempted - despite the best efforts of the rods in action. Downstream at Sawmill, though, Ally Gowans rounded off an excellent week with a fish of 14lbs caught on the fly. Temperatures are forecast to rise next week - prospects look good.

Ally Gowans was successful in Sawmill this morning - a 14lber caught on the fly



Friday, April 13, 2018

Excellent Fishing At The Dam

Very nice conditions again this morning and with two exceptional fish caught it was another excellent day on our Dam beat: Ally Gowans struck early with a superb fish of 21lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank first thing this morning; and shortly before midday Steve Watt landed an outstanding fish of 26lbs on Pitlochry bank – again caught on the fly. So far this season we’ve had eighteen fish from PAC beats at an average weight of fifteen pounds – not bad. Looking good for tomorrow.

Ally Gowans lands a 21lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning

Steve Watt  caught a 26lber on Pitlochry bank this morning



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Good Fishing Continues

Conditions looked good this morning but we had to wait until the afternoon for the only fish of the day: Dave Stewart was the successful angler with a fish of 8lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank. The river remains at a good height - and prospects remain good.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dam Fishing Well

It's been slow at the Dam so far this week - despite good river levels - but today things really picked up with two fish caught: Jim Fisher was first into action with a fish of 17lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; and Jimmy Robertson followed up in the afternoon with a 9lber on the fly from Pitlochry bank. Good to see a few fish about - should be more this week.


Jim Fisher with 17lb fish on Port-na-Craig bank this morning

Jimmy Robertson with 9lber ready to go on Pitlochry bank this afternoon


Loch Broom opening postponed again!

When Jimmy Ross explored access to Loch Broom yesterday this is what he found, the road is still impassible so it will take a few more days of thaw yet to get rid of the snow drifts. Consequently, members bookings have been postponed until April 21st at earliest.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sawmill Return

Snowmelt put the river up over the weekend but it dropped back nicely overnight and this morning sat at a good height. Ally Gowans was able to take advantage landing a nice fish this morning in Sawmill - a 9lber caught on the fly. Prospects look good for the rest of the week - should be more to come.

Ally Gowans lands a 9lber in Sawmill this morning

Monday, April 2, 2018

Dam Springer

It was another cold day on the river and a stiff upstream wind didn't make things any easier. Saul Mackay persevered, though, and was rewarded with a hard fighting fish of 13lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank just before midday - it can be done. The river remains at a good height - room for optimism this week.

Saul Mackay returns a 13lber on Pitlochry bank this morning

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sawmill Success


Another cold day on the river and another quiet day on our Dam beat – despite the odd fish showing and the best efforts of the anglers. Further downstream at Sawmill it was a different story; Paul Carter got his season underway with a superb fish of 14lbs caught on the fly this morning. Conditions look good for next week – and hopefully the fishing will pick up.

Ready to be released - Paul Carter was successful on Sawmill this morning


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Opening of lochs delayed due to cold conditions.

As previously mentioned Lochs Kinardochy and Bhac will be opened on April 8th due to road conditions and much of the surfaces being frozen. Club members please note that the road to Loch Broom is impassible due to snow drifts and it will remain closed until April 14th. We will keep an eye on conditions and notify of any changes.