River Tay

Beat no. 102 (West Bank/Right hand bank)

The Pools

ShochieBig Stone
Cadger’s HoleEddys

Salmon Fishing


Good big water beat for spinning and fly fishing from the boat. Day tickets available in the Spring Only (January to April)
Fish gather below and above hear waiting the right conditions to run the Shochie and the Ordie streams in the autumn.
It fishes 4 rods, has 1 boat and a fishing hut at the river.

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.


Send Email Enquiry

Bob White
Benchil View
Perth road
Tel. 01738 827550 Stanley fishings
Mobile 07979528134

Trout Fishing

Trout and coarse fishing on this beat is administered by Stanley AC.
20 rods evenly spaced are allowed on this beat and the Benchil 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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