Loch or river fishing, dry or wet fly, it doesn’t matter how, when, or where, you landed that dream fish- all that matters is that you finally landed it. If you’re avid about fishing, then Pitlochry is the place for you. Pitlochry fishing is second to none, with all the stunning scenery that the River Tummel has to offer. And if standing on a river bank isn’t your thing, then why not rent a boat at one of the stocked Loch’s for some fun and relaxation.
The area around Pitlochry is known for it’s salmon fishing. The River Tummel fishing can be divided into Portnacraig Pitlochry and Lower Tummel. The river is noted for its spring salmon but it also fishes well for summer salmon and grilse.
On the River Garry, the Ruan Ruarie is the first beat on the Garry that salmon meet as they head towards the upper reaches of the Rivers Tilt and Errochty. Fish usually reach here by late April.
The River Tummel offers two different experiences for trout and grayling. The Pitlochry to Ballinluig stretch contains some good brown trout and grayling to over 2 lbs in a large river environment. In contrast the area from Clunie Dam to Linn of Tummel is run and pool territory which captures the passion of the more exploratory angler.
Fishing from boat and bank is available in the stunning Loch Bhac. Wild brown trout and rainbow trout may be fished from a boat or from the bank. Boat fishing at Loch Kinardochy is available to visitors who might be lucky and catch one of those lovely 2lbs + brown trout.
All information on permits and prices can be found here on the Pitlochry Angling Club’s website
Wellwood House, West Moulin Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1796 474288