Kenmore Beat

River Tay fishing

Kenmore Beat

Hotel Pool

(Beat 55 Both Banks) Grid ref. NN 772 455 – NN 782 468


Fishing on the Kenmore Beat starts at the
Kenmore Bridge and offers double bank fishing
on four named pools to the Chinese Bridge.
first pool – the “Hotel pool” is the venue
for the official
of the salmon season in Scotland
on January 15th. Being the last pool before
the loch this is often a good place to catch
a resting fish. Harling underneath the bridge
is a popular method while wading at the
head and tail of the pool is also easy.
This is a very deep pool (15 feet even in
low water). During the trout season disabled
anglers, senior citizens and juniors can
obtain a permit at very little cost for
this pool.
“Dairy” is excellent fly water, having 3
croys and some good boulders lying in the
bed where fish often lie. Set amid mature
beech trees it offers good shelter in high
winds. On the north bank it is possible
to fish the entire length of the pool without
wading. On the south bank is a large boulder
which is a favourite resting place for kelts.
Another pool of note is the “Ladies Pool”.
It was so named because it is so easy to
fish that a lady in a long dress might wander
over from the castle and expect to catch
a fish without getting dirty! An angler’s
seat is set amidst mature shrubs which give
off an intense perfume in early summer.
Kingfishers nest just above this pool.
The “Chinese Pool” is a very pretty pool
which on the south bank offers easy wading
and some good lies. It takes its name from
the Chinese concubine who lived across the
bridge, built by Lord Breadalbane so that
he might visit her by horse back rather
than have to travel all the way into the
village. This pool has plenty of space for
a back cast, is very sheltered and is often
used for teaching.

Salmon Fishing

The Kenmore Beat is let by day ticket with pools allocated to rods daily.A ghillie is available if booked in adavance.
The Kenmore HotelThe Square 


PH15 2NU

Tel 01887 830 205

Fax 01887 830 262

Visit the Kemore Hotel website.

Trout and Coarse Fishing

Trout and coarse fishing permits are available from Taymouth AC. Grayling are not present. The occaisional pike is taken from the Hotel Pool, but pike fishing is better on Loch Tay especially as the west end where there is more weed .Trout and Coarse Permits from:
The Post Office1 The Square 


PH15 2HH

Tel 01887 830 765

Open 7 Days/week

Kenmore and Castle Beats

1 comment to Kenmore Beat

  • Flying Fish

    Water is almost always clear as it is loch fed. Lots of fish hold and spawn in the Hotel Pool. Its very deep in the middle. Best month is May for spring fish.

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