The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Heartening catches with good weather
Last week’s catches on the Tay were again heartening, and more fish are running with the warmer weather.
Spring salmon were landed and catches have spread.
More than 100 fish were caught; the biggest recorded was 17lb from Cargill.
A few fish from the lower river were scattered throughout the beats, with Islamouth area proving the best beat.
The beats at Stanley and below are seeing limited sport, but Waukmill and Lower Redgorton are seeing a bit of sport with fish being caught especially in the Bleachings.
Cargill and Ballathie had nine fish in the week.
Islamouth had a productive week with 27 from the beat.
The Murthly beats are fishing well, with 21 between them for the week including Glendelvine.
The Kinnaird beats continued to produce fish, with the lower beat ending up with seven in the week.
Low water and bright conditions curtailed activities in the upper river.
The Tummel is continuing to see limited sport from the Portna-Craig beat administered by Pitlochry Angling Club with two landed last week. There are now well over 2,800 fish through the dam, resulting in fish being recorded in Loch Faskally.
The Isla is seeing salmon run up the river and progressing to the Ericht, with five fish reported last week from the lower Ericht and Keithick Mains on the Isla.
Fish have been reported running the Lyon as well, but low water levels have curtailed sport.
Fish have also been running the Earn but no fish were reported.
It has been a reasonable start with well over 1,500 fish recorded.