Benchill and Pitlochrie

River Tay

Benchill Beat no. 99a (West/Right Bank)
Pitlochrie Beat No. 100 (Previously called Upper Scone) NO 125 330 – NO 105 312 (East/ Left Bank)

Both beats are under the same ownership and are largely fished on alternate days.

The Pools

Pitlochrie poolDyke sideKirkie Stream
The Wash HouseCawnporeMinister
WoodsideHorseyTar Tank
SkelliesLong ShotWhite Craigs
Aitken HeadTail of ShotLittle Shot
Plain WaterEwelundieTodholes
Ship linn

Salmon Fishing

2 miles of double bank fishing. Prices range from £20 – £200 per day


Offers some of the best fly fishing on the Tay in the summer and autumn in low water conditions.
The spring fishing can be good especially in high water.
Good Sea Trout fishing in May and June.

Excellent fly fishing for Salmon and Grilse from July to the end of the season in low water conditions.
This picturesque beat fishes 6 rods, has 2 boats and a fishing looking down the long shot.


Has 9 named pools including the world famous Pitlochrie pool and others including, Dyke side, Kirkie Stream, The Wash House, Cawnpore, Minister, Woodside, Horsey and the Tar Tank.

This beat offers good bank fishing in all heights of water for fly fishing and spinning. It is also excellent for harling from the 2 boats provided.
It fishes 6 Rods and has a hut situated overlooking the Wash house.

Stanley Fishings – General

The beats are situated about 4 to 6 miles from the top reaches of tidal water. The beats especially Catholes, Pitlochrie and Benchil are amongst the most famous Spring fishing beats on the Tay plus they offer excellent autumn fishing in medium to low water conditions.
Luncarty offers good high water Fishing.
The Stanley fishings consist of 4 beats Luncarty, Benchil, Pitlochrie and Catholes.

Bob White

Bob White is an exceptional ghillie with over 30 years experience and offers spey casting tuition. Tackle can be supplied.


Send Email Enquiry

Bob White
Benchil View
Perth road

Tel. 01738 827550 Stanley fishings


Benchil and Pitlochrie (also known as Upper Scone) are timeshared for much of the year. Occaisionally timeshare owners are unable to fish.It can therefore be worth registering your interest with the agents:

IV30 8TU

Tel: 01343 850535

Send Email Enquiry

Trout & Coarse Fishing

Trout fishing on the Pitlochrie beat (left bank) is administered by Perth & District AA.
Eight day tickets are available at very reasonable cost.
Fly only with a maximum hook size 10 except during spate conditions when bait fishing using a conventional fly rod reel and line is permitted.
No bag limit. All trout under 9″ to be returned.
Fishing from1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.
Sunday fishing is allowed.
Large parties by prior arrangement with the association.
Coarse and grayling permits available only during trout season.
Permits from:

PD Malloch – Perth
The Benchill Beat (right bank) and the Stanley beat
operate as one for trout and coarse fishing. Trout and coarse fishing on this beat is run by Stanley AC.
20 rods evenly spaced are allowed on these beats and the Luncarty beat.
Fishing is only available from January 15th to October 15th.
Fishing is available 24 hours so night fishing is permissible as is Sunday fishing.
Fishing is by fly or bait using a conventional fly rod reel and line.
No spinning. All trout under 10″ to be returned.
Day tickets available at very reasonable cost
Large parties by prior arrangement with the club only.

Permits from:

Stanley Post Office (7days)
Tayside Hotel (Sundays only)

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