Perth Town Water

River Tay

(Mostly South Bank with 2 pools on the North Bank)

The Pools

Perth Town Water


North Inch

Friarton Island

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South Inch

Upper HarbourMillhurst Insherrit
Lower HarbourWeal of the West
Little WealFriarton Hole
FriartonBells Point
Friarton SandsShips (North Bank)
Stock Green (North Bank)Balhepburn

Trout and Coarse Fishing

Trout fishing on this beat is administered by Perth and Kinross Council. No permit is required.

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing

Salmon and sea tout fishing on this beat is administered by Perth and Kinross Council.
Permits offer exceptional value for money on some of the lowest beats on the river.
It is big water and a good cast is often required.
In the right water conditions fishing can be exceptional as salmon will hold here before running the river.
Such large numbers can accummulate that fishing can sometimes be suspended.

January to end June
to 15th October
Visitors Permits can be obtained from:

Perthshire Tourist Information
Lower City Mills
PH1 5QPTel: (01738) 450600
Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House
35 Kinnoull Street
PH1 5GDTel: (01738) 475000

Permits may be booked in advance.

Residents of the City of Perth and Perth and Kinross may apply to the above address for Residents Permits.


  • No Sunday Fishing for migratory fish.
  • The permit must be displayed on outer clothing.
  • Anglers using Moncrieffe Island must keepto the paths and not tresspass on the Golf Course.
  • Fishing on Moncrieffe Island is prohibited from one hour after sunset to sunrise.
  • Fishing by fly only (total floating lines with unweighted flies) using hooks no larger than double size 6 is permitted on that part of Moncrieffe Island fishings opposite the Lower Harbour as signposted.
  • Anglers must complete catch returns.
  • No person shall fish on foot or from a boat for more than 10 minutes on any one stance if any other person is waiting.
  • Fishing is prohibited over the stretch from the Railway Bridge southwards to the former Burgh Boundary from one hour after sunset to sunrise from the end of July to the end of the season.
  • Anglers are restricted to catching two salmon per day per person.
  • Prawns and shrimps are not permitted.
For a full listing of the rules please refer to the permit issued.

Perth Town Water

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