Saturday, July 30, 2022

Ruan Ruarie Fishing Well

There are good numbers of fish in our Ruan Ruarie beat right now and Sean Smith was able to find one on Thursday - a lively 8lber caught on the spinner. Number should continue to build - well worth a go up there.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Dam And Ruan Ruarie Success

We've had low water all week but with catches at the Dam and Ruan Ruarie PAC beats continue to fish well: Bret Hughes landed a nice sea trout on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank yesterday; and Barry Ward landed a fish of 6lbs on the spinner on our Ruan Ruarie beat today. The rain forecast over the weekend should freshen things up nicely for next week - definitely worth a go. 

A nice sea trout for Bret Hughes on Port-na-Craig bank yesterday


Monday, July 11, 2022

Bank Clearance

A small group of volunteers have put in some good work over the last couple of days to get our Dam and Sawmill beats back into shape for the later part of the season. With soaring temperatures it was hot work out there. Well done to all those who turned out.

Getting there - Pitlochry bank starting to take shape

Final touches - lower path on Pitlochry bank looking good


Friday, July 8, 2022

Dam Fishing Well

The fishing at the Dam has picked up again with a nice grilse of 5lbs on the fly for Massimo Castelvecchi yesterday (7th Jul) evening on Pitlochry bank – nicely done – and today Dylan Miller caught a sea trout of 3lbs on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Still good sport to be had on our Dam beat – well worth a go.

A nice grilse of 5 lbs for Massimo Castelvecchi last night 


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Ruan Ruarie Succes

Gianluca Bevilacqua had a good day on Ruan Ruarie on Thursday (30 June) landing fish at 13lbs and 10lbs on the spinner. There are good numbers of fish in the beat at the moment and Gianluca hit it right with favourable conditions. Well worth a go up there - best suited to the fitter / more adventurous angler.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Grilse At The Dam

Excellent conditions again at the Dam today - a favourable river height and plenty of fish moving through the beat. Gordon Nichol was the successful angler with a lively grilse of 4lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. Hopefully more tomorrow.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Dam Success

There are good numbers of fish moving through our Port-na-Craig beat at the moment and Gordon Nichol was in the right place to intercept one this morning - a nice grilse of 5lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Should be more to come this week.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Dam Fishing Well

Good water levels, good cloud cover and with two fish caught another excellent day on our Dam beat: Brian Bowie was the successful angler with fish at 10 and 13 lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this morning. Plenty of fish about and definitely worth a cast.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Dam Salmon

Conditions looked good again at the Dam this morning and with good numbers of fish showing prospects looked good. We had to wait until the afternoon, though, for the only fish of the day - a 15lber on the fly for Gavin Thompson on Port-na-Craig bank. Should be more to come this week.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Steady Start To The Week

The river was at a good height to start the week but the bright sunshine this morning maybe wasn’t ideal. Alistair Hamilton persevered, though, and was rewarded with a fresh fish of 10lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank just after the midday change-over – nicely done. There’s no shortage of fish at the moment – should be more to come this week.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Dam Fishing Well

Good numbers of salmon in the beat right now and Neill Sproull was in the right place to intercept one this morning - an 8lber on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Could be more tomorrow.

An 8lber for Neill Sproul on Pitlochry bank this morning


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Fish At The Dam

Nice conditions again at the Dam today and Steve Watt was able to capitalise on the situation with a superb fish of 14lbs on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank this morning. Good numbers of fish about at the moment - they're there to be caught!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Dam Success

Excellent fishing conditions today - river at a good height, overcast - but we had to wait until the afternoon to get a fish. It was worth the wait, though, with Alexandre Gaillon catching a fresh 20lber on the spinner on Pitlochry bank. Prospects look good for the rest of the week.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Dam Salmon

Nothing reported for the day rods but in the evening Jim Fisher ventured out and was rewarded with a fish of 13lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank - nicely done. With good numbers of fish moving through the beat it's definitely worth a cast. 

Safely in the net - a 13lber for Jim Fisher on Pitlochry bank this evening


Monday, May 30, 2022

Steady Start To The Week

Some heavy showers at the Dam today but generally fishing conditions were fairly favourable and with one fish caught it was a good start to the week: John Simpson was the successful angler with a fish of 6lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the morning. The settled conditions look set to continue - looking promising.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Ruan Ruarie Salmon

All quiet at the Dam today but up on our Ruan Ruarie beat we had our first fish of the season. Paul Carter was the successful angler with a fish of 7lbs on the fly. Quite a few fish in the beat now and not too surprising to get the first one in the book.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Fish At The Dam

Today felt like a repeat of yesterday - similar conditions and one fish caught. David Thomson was the successful angler with a fresh fish of 7lbs caught on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank this morning - nicely done. No reason why there shouldn't be another one (or maybe more) tomorrow.

A nice fish for David Thomson this morning - a 7lber on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank



Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ticking Over

The river remains at a favourable height and good numbers of fish can be seen throughout the beat. Success came early today with a fish of 10lbs on the fly for Kyle Gardner first thing this morning on Port-na-Craig bank. Frustratingly this was the only fish of the day - hopefully things will pick up for the weekend.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Steady At The Dam

Good conditions again at the Dam today and things started well with a 13lber caught by Robert Thain on the fly first thing this morning on Pitlochry bank. That turned out to be the only fish of the day, though, with the wind picking up in the afternoon to make things difficult. Once again there were plenty of fish showing in the beat throughout the day - should be more to come this week.

The perfect start to the day - a 13lber for Robert Thain first thing this morning on PItlochry bank


Monday, May 23, 2022

Dam Fishing Well

The river was at a good height this morning and as always hopes were high at the start of a new week. We had to wait until late morning, though, before a fish eventually came to the net: Iain McLaren was the successful angler with a lively fish of 13lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank. Still good numbers of fish showing in the beat - and hopefully a few more to come this week.

A 13lber for Iain McLaren on Pitlochry bank this morning


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Dam Salmon

Quite a few fish have been lost over the last few days so it was good to eventually get one in the net today: Dave Beaton was the successful angler with a fresh fish of 10lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank. A great way to end the week - and hopefully there will be more of the same next week.

A superb fish of 10lbs for David Beaton on Port-na-Craig bank this morning


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Steady At The Dam

With the river clear and at a good height conditions were reasonably favourable today. Gordon Hanslip was the successful angler with a good fish of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning. That was to be the only fish of the day but with settled conditions set to continue prospects for the rest of the week look good.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Dam Success

Some rain overnight brought the river up to a good height this morning and with good numbers of fish showing prospects for the day looked good. Ally Gowans took advantage of the situation with a nice fish of 9lbs landed first thing on Pitlochry bank. This turned out to be the only fish of the day, however - the river coloured up from mid-morning and this seemed to put the fish off unfortunately. Hopefully this will clear overnight and with a bit of luck tomorrow should see some good sport.

A 9lber for Ally Gowans this morning on Pitlochry bank



Monday, May 9, 2022

Steady Start To The Week

After a quiet few days it was good to get one on the score sheet today - Steve Watt was the successful angler with a fish of 12lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Water levels look set to remain low but hopefully there'll be a few more this week.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sawmill Success

It was quiet at the Dam yesterday but downstream at Sawmill Martin Timmins landed a nice fish of 9lbs on the fly - there's still a few to be had. Hopefully the fishing will liven up next week.

A 9lber for Martin Timmins in Sawmill yesterday


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Dam Salmon

Nice conditions this morning and it wasn't too long before our first - and only as it turned out - salmon came to the net: Gary Westhead hooked into a 10lber on his third cast on Port-na-Craig bank this morning and safely landed it not long after. Still good numbers of fish about, though, and looking good for the rest of the week.

Third cast on Port-na-Craig this morning - a 10lber for Gary Westhead


Monday, May 2, 2022

Great Start To The Week

Quite a few fish moving through PAC beats today and with three caught it was a great start to the week: Jim Fisher was the successful angler at the Dam with fish of 10 and 11lbs (one sea-liced) on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning; and downstream at Sawmill Ally Gowans landed a fish of 8lbs on the fly. Hopefully more of the same for the rest of the week.

One of two fish for Jim Fisher on Pitlochry bank this morning

An 8lber for Ally Gowans on Sawmill today


Saturday, April 30, 2022

Excellent End To The Week

A small rise in the river level seemed to liven things up today and with two fish caught it was an excellent end to the week: John Muir was first into action with a sea-liced fish of 11lbs caught on Pitlochry bank this morning; and Neill Sproull followed up in the afternoon with a fish of 9lbs again on Pitlochry bank - both were caught on the fly. That took us to a total of 27 for the month - pretty good - and hopefully May will see more of the same.

A sea-liced fish of 11lbs for John Muir on Pitlochry bank this morning

A 9lber for Neill Sproull on Pitlochry bank this afternoon


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Dam And Sawmill Success

Low water at the moment but with fish caught on both our Dam and Sawmill beats PAC waters continue to fish well: Peter Fitzpatrick enjoyed success on Pitlochry bank this afternoon landing a superb fish of 15lbs on the fly; and downsteam at Sawmill Gordon Nichol caught a lively fish of 14lbs on the fly. Should be more to come this week.

Success! - a superb fish of 15lbs for Peter Fitzpatrick on Pitlochry bank this afternoon


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sawmill Success

It was all quiet at the Dam today but downstream on our Sawmill beat Dave Stewart managed to find a fish - a superb 9lber caught on the fly this morning. Still good numbers of fish moving through our beats at the moment - lets see what the rest of the week brings.

A 9lber for Dave Stewart in Sawmill this morning


Monday, April 25, 2022

Dam And Sawmill Salmon

The river dropped back further over the weekend but with two fish caught PAC beats continue to fish well: Steve Watt was the successful angler at the Dam with a sea-liced fish of 14lbs landed on Pitlochry bank in the morning: and downstream at Sawmill Graeme Stewart caught a superb fish of 16lbs - both were caught on the fly. Room for optimism for the rest of the week.

A superb fish of 16lbs - caught on the fly by Graeme Stewart in Sawmill today