River Almond

River Almond near its mouth on the Tay.

River Almond near its mouth on the Tay. The Almond is predominantely a salmon and brown trout fishing river.

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Salmon Season

Jan 15 to Oct 15

Description of the River Almond

Often overlooked for its larger neighbours the River Almond in Perthshire Scotland produces some good salmon and brown trout.

The River Almond starts high in a long glen near Auchnafree where there is a track close to the river for several miles. It then flows beside the A822 then by the B8063 through Glen Almond where it descends Buchanty Spout a significant falls which are impassable at low water.

The lower river around Pitcairn Green and Almondbank flows through some interesting gorges. Here the River Almond suffers from a few weirs. The river joins the River Tay at the Inveralmond Industrial estate.

The River Almond is known more for its salmon and brown trout fishing. Local clubs control some of the water. Salmon fishing for visitors is hard to come by lower down and is best undertaken higher up in late season.

Headwaters of The River Almond near Dunan

Headwaters of The River Almond near Dunan

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The river Almond by Larichlaura near Auchnafree.

The river Almond by Larichlaura near Auchnafree.

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A straight stretch of the River Almond looking west up the glen to Auchnafree Hill.

A straight stretch of the River Almond looking west up the glen to Auchnafree Hill.

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The Almond at Newton Bridge in the Sma' Glen

The Almond at Newton Bridge in the Sma' Glen

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Salmon leaping at Buchanty Spout

Salmon leaping at Buchanty Spout

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River Almond at Buchanty

River Almond at Buchanty. In low water these falls prevent upstream passage of salmon.

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The old bridge over the Almond at Millhaugh

The old bridge over the Almond at Millhaugh

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The River Almond from Dalcrue Bridge

The River Almond from Dalcrue Bridge

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Railway bridge over the Almond just before it joins the Tay

Railway bridge over the Almond just before it joins the Tay

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River Tay at Woody Island looking upstream the River Almond joins the main stem in the trees on the left.

River Tay at Woody Island looking upstream the River Almond joins the main stem in the trees on the left.

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Fishing Links for the River Almond

  • Abercairny Estates Brown trout fishing on the River Almond, Perthshire.
  • Auchnafree Estate Salmon and brown trout fishing on the headwaters of the River Almond, Perthshire.
  • Perth and District Anglers Association Perth & District Anglers’ Association offers access to a variety of fishing including salmon, brown trout, sea trout and grayling. The waters covered by the club are extensive and extend on the middle River Tay from the Junction with the River Tummel down to the tidal mark and include many of these beats. ...
  • River Almond Stormont Angling Club looks after trout and coarse fishings for most of the River Almond, Perthshire, from Glenalmond College to the Inveralmond railway bridge.
  • Stormont Angling Club Stormont Angling Club was established by The Rt Hon Earl of Mansfield with salmon, trout, sea trout and grayling fishing on some Scone Palace Estates beats of the River Tay and River Almond. Membership is open to all but preference is given to locals.
  • Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board is the statutory body empowered to protect and improve the salmon fisheries in the Tay district.