Farleyer Fishing Beat

River Tay

(Beat 56 Mostly left hand bank Grid ref. NN 798 478 – NN 818 482
fishing for sale
Photograph courtesy CKD Galbraith

The Pools

Junction (North Bank)Pot (North Bank)Pipers (North Bank)
Shepherds (North Bank)Millers Bed (North Bank)Upper Carse (Both Banks)
Lower Carse (Both Banks)Neils (North Bank)


Neils Pool


Millers Pool

Farleyer Hut

Farleyer Hut


Farleyer lies in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside to be found in Scotland. This area of the Upper Tay is renowned for its peaceful scenery, its wooded farmland and breathtaking views to the distant hills. The beat is highly accessible and easily reached from the A9. There is excellent accommodation locally at the Ailean Chraggan Hotel and Kenmore with golf courses nearby.

Luncheon Hut
There is an excellent lunching hut of stone construction with a rusticated veranda. The hut is fully equipped with tables chairs and rod racks. Spring, summer and autumn salmon all lie in these pools opposite and they are a joy to observe whilst seated on the veranda. There is also a small wooden hut at the Junction Pool
The River Tay
The River Tay is Scotland’s longest and perhaps best known salmon river and includes some of the finest fishing in the country. The season runs from 15th January to 15th October and includes both spring, summer and autumn runs of fish.
The Farleyer Beat includes over 1 ¼ miles of fishing which extends from the confluence of the Lyon to the tail of Neil’s Pool. The fishing is mainly left bank, but includes 700 yards of double bank. The beat includes a number of pools including Junction, Millers Bed, Pipers, Shepherds, Upper and Lower Carse and Neils. There is a good variety of water and the beat is fishable in most conditions. The beat is traditionally fished with 4 rods. Most fish are caught on the fly with some spinning.

The beat has some of the loveliest fly water you can imagine, whilst spinning is often favoured in high water, and shrimp and prawn have not been allowed for many years.

The best fish of the 90’s was a 32 ½lb April fish from the Upper Carse, whilst the late Donald Renwick caught the best in the 80’s at 35lb and this fish is cased and hanging in Farleyer House Hotel.
The confluence of the Rivers Tay and Lyon forms the “Junction” Pool which fishes well in high to medium water. It is a pool that often produces a big springer with fish of 28lbs and 29 ½lbs caught in recent years. The “Pot” is a productive cast in low water. “Millers Bed” fishes in medium water and salmon give a very good account of themselves here due to the shallow nature of the pool. “Pipers” is an excellent pool in low water. “Shepherds” has been improved with croys and boulders and fishes in medium to high water. The “Flats” are wonderful habitat for juvenile production and salmon are found around the rock lies. “Upper and Lower Carse” are the two most productive pools. They fish at all heights and from either bank. “Neils Pool” is a big solid pool with deep but safe wading and best in early spring or autumn.

Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing permits for this beat are administered by the Ailean Chraggan Hotel

Ailean Chraggan Hotel
PH15 2LD
Tel: 01887 820346

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Bookings also available through FishPal

farleyer beat map

Farleyer Beat Map

Trout & Coarse and Grayling Fishing

Four rods are available on this beat. £5/day £15/week.
Fly only with bait by arrangement.
No bag limit, all trout under 10″ tobe returned.
Fishing one hour before dawn to one hour after sunset.
No coarse fishing Nov/Dec.
No parking or vehicular access is available so be prepared for a walk!
Trout and coarse fishing permits are issued by:
Michael Smith
The Bothy
Burnmouth Ferry
by Perth

Tel 01738 828005
Fax 01738 828010

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