River Tay

(Beat 66a & 66c Both Banks) NN 893 524 – NN 905 529

Findynate Estate

Findynate lies in the rural seclusion of Strathtay amid the beautiful scenery of Highland Perthshire. It is minutes drive from the tourist centres of Pitlochry and Aberfeldy.

Salmon Fishing

Findynate is noted as being one of the most attractive stretches of fly water on the Upper Tay.The fishing comprises two beats: Findynate and Cloichfoldich. 

Each beat offers a variety of waterthat can be fished at any height and will produce fish throughout the season. Each beat is half a mile in length, providing double bank and boat fishing for 3 or 4 rods.
Bait fishing is not permitted on either beat.

Spinning is allowed in certain conditions. The beats are fished on alternate days.


21lb Salmon

Cloichfoldich Pool Feb 2001

Findynate Beat

The beat is made up of three main pools: Findynate,
Big Stone and The Fiddle,all offering excellent
fly water and will produce fish throughout the

Findynate Pool is 350m long with numerous
lies fishable from both banks or boat in any water
level. It is suitable for harling in high water.

Big Stone is 150m long with lies fishable
from the bank in medium and low heights. However
it does produce fish in high water.

The Fiddle is a faster run of water with
lies at its head and tail. It is best fished in
medium and low water.

Findynate Pool 

Biog Stone

Cloichfoldich Beat

Again the beat is made up of 3 main pools: Cloichfoldich,
The Pot and The Craggan all providing attractive
fly fishing throughout the season. 

Cloichfoldich is 250m long with lies that
cab be fished from both banks or boat in any conditions.
It is also suitable for harling in higher water.

The Pot, although a small pool can be
fished from the bank at most heights.

The Craggan is an excellent run of fly
water best suited to medium and low levels. However
one part will hold fish in high water. In low
water the run extends to form the Lower Craggan,
a lovely low water pool.


General Information

Daily or weekly lets are welcome for single Rods or Parties. Half
day lets may be arranged subject to availability.
Wild brown trout fishing is also available. Ghillie
service is available with prior notice. Tackle
sales, hire and tuition can also be arranged.
Current catch and release recommendations and
Tay District Angling Code apply. Both beats are
accessible by car. 

Findynate enjoyed its best spring for 5 years
in 2001 following on from an excellent grilse
run the previous year. The future for Tay stocks
looks bright with nets being bought out, stocking
programs in place and a high natural spawning
over the past winters.

Fishing Hut

Terms and Conditions

January – 31st March
April – 30th June
July – 15th October
comment: This represents excellent value
for such attractive water.
The Fiddle

Contact information

David Stirling 

Findynate Lodge

Tel. 01887 840216

Mob. 0775 9303725

Send Email Enquiry

Editors Comments

Having driven down the valley many many times
I had often wondered what lay behind the trees,
and what a find awaited me. 

This is a beautifully secluded beat set beneath
the steep wooded banks. It is thus well sheltered
from the wind and furthermore many of the pools
will have that all important shade at different
times of day. Inspite of its seclusion there is
excellent access by car to the two fishing huts.
After the disasterous season inflicted on us through
foot and mouth it was a delight to find such a
well managed beat which is being given further
investment (a brand new fishing hut went in this
year and its an excellent one).

The banks are well maintained and a pleasure
to fish. The beats are absolutely stuffed with
features with both croys and an abundance natural
rock formations. The whole lot looks fishy. It
lies just upstream of the falls of Grandtully,
making it a highly likely place to catch a fish.

As for the prices… this must be some of the
best value salmon fishing on the whole of the
Tay.. You must give it a try.

The Hut

Trout & Coarse Fishing

Trout and coarse fishing (including grayling) on this beat is administered by Aberfeldy AC.
Two rods are available on each bank. Fishing is by fly only from dawn to dusk.
Adults £5/day or £15/week. Sunday fishing is allowed.
4 fish bag limit. All trout under 10″ to be returned.
Permits are available from: 

Wade News Agents 

31 Bank Street

Tel. 01887 820 397

Open 7 Days/week

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