Salmon fishing Pitlochry Dam
Salmon fishing River Tummel and salmon fishing River Garry, Perthshire

Salmon fishing permits available to visitors of Pitlochry Angling Club.

Salmon fishing season on the Club's waters is 15 January to 15 October. Please however note that fresh salmon seldom reach the River Garry before mid April.

IMPORTANT: The Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Time and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Summary of the new laws that apply to our fishing:

No person may retain any salmon caught by rod and line before April 1.

In this regulation— "retain" means failing to return a fish at once to the river or other water from which it came and with the least possible injury.

Pitlochry Dam Salmon Fishing

The Portnacraig and Pitlochry salmon fishing beats are situated below the famous Pitlochry Dam and fish ladder on the River Tummel, Pitlochry. Salmon are plentiful and visitors are attracted to this vicinity to watch the fish leap and ascend the ladder. Pitlochry Angling Club lets the fishing beats directly below the dam and offers visiting anglers the opportunity to buy permits online to fish these famous beats.

Fly fishing and spinning are allowed all season. Day permits start at dawn and extend to 17:00pm. Three rods fish each side of the river and change banks at 12:00 noon giving them each a chance to fish all the lies. Pitlochry Angling Club encourages the safe release of all salmon caught and expects sporting behaviour by anglers. More . . .

Ruan Ruarie Salmon Fishing on the River Garry, Perthshire

Ruan Ruarie beat is the first stretch on the River Garry that salmon encounter as they migrate upstream from Loch Faskally towards the headwaters of the Rivers Tilt and Errochty. Salmon must first ascend the Salmon Ladder at Pitlochry Dam to reach the beat and generally sufficient have done so by late April to make fishing worthwhile.

The beat is situated in the picturesque Pass of Killiecrankie and extends for about two km from the mouth of the Girnaig Burn, down to a footbridge at the lower end of the Pass. Fishing is only from the left bank, looking downstream, and the rocky nature of the banks on much of the beat mean that fishing is more suited to active and physically fit anglers. When river conditions are favourable, especially following a spate, the beat can offer excellent sport in beautiful surroundings and can fish well for salmon and grilse throughout the summer and autumn. More . . .