Upper Bolfracks

River Tay salmon fishing

(Beat 55d South\Right Bank ) Grid ref. NN 790 478 – NN 804 479
Upper Bolfracks


Salmon fishing on the Point beat is to be found at the confluence of the Rivers Lyon and Tay, The Point Beat is a fly only water, with spinning allowed in high water. Fishing is from the south bank.
The Point is the most productive of the Upper
Tay pools for salmon.
It lies on the confluence of the River Tay
and the River Lyon. Whereas the Lyon is
a true spate river the Tay is loch fed,
so the angler (and the fish) have the best
of both worlds. The Tay offers clear water
and steady flows while the Lyon has good
spates and freshets from the higher up.Wadding
is easy and only a short cast is required
to get your fly into some great lies. A
fishing hut offers shelter during inclemment
weather. Fishing is not permitted from the
north bank. This ensures that lies close
to this bank remain undisturbed.
The Junction Pool is directly below the
confluence. It is reached by wadding from
the south bank and thus becomes inaccessible
in high water. With two rivers joining just
above it great gravel banks and runs have
formed. A new feature is currently forming
at the tail of the pool which may well hold
fish in future.
Millers Bed is a pool which was heavily
engineered in the past. A submerged wall
runs through the middle of the pool which
the very brave might attempt to wade. High
trees give good shelter from westely winds
and in the summer the banks are full of
wild orchids. It fishes well in all conditions.
In high water there are good slacks at the
Pipers is a rugged pool. It is full of large
boulders which fish love. Much can be fished
from the bank and wadding is not recommended
for beginners. The fly on a double hander
works well in this pool. It fishes best
in low and medium water.
is a long gravelly pool with several croys
on the north bank. In the tail a number
of huge boulders were added in 1996 to provide
extra lies.

Trout and Coarse Fishing

Day tickets are available from the Estate

Salmon Fishings

Day tickets and
week lets are now managed by the owners – The
Bolfracks Estate. Permits can be obtained from
the Bolfracks estate office.
Salmon Permits from
Bolfracks Estate Office
01887 820 344 

Fax 01887 829 522
See also the Bolfracks Website

5 Year Catch

5 Year Catch Stats
Monthly 5 Year Average

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