River Tay

(Approximately 750 yards, both banks)

The Pools

The SlapBack Dam
The PotBlack Stones
Gean TreeLucknow
Catholes streamEric’s
WoodsideLittle Head
Little CastGeoff’s

Salmon Fishing


Offers some of the best spring fishing on the Tay with a weir crossing the river at the top of the Beat which acts as a temperature barrier.
The fishing is spinning and fly fishing from bank and boat in mostly small easily covered pools.
It fishes 6 rods per day and has 2 boats and an excellent hut at the side of the river.

A wide variety of Day tickets, spring season tickets and weekly tickets are available some fished on alternate days.

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.

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For Spring Fishing Contact

Bob White  (The local ghillie and local expert!)
Benchil View
Perth road
PH1 4PWTel. 01738 827550 Stanley fishings

Mobile 07979528134

For other bookings Contact

Charlotte M. Gifford
Stanley House

Tel: 01738 828 238
Mob: 07789 861711

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Or Book online for a small extra charge

Catholes (right bank)  and the Benchil beat operate as one for trout and coarse fishing.
Trout and coarse fishing on this beat is administered 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 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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