Salmon Fishing in Scotland

Salmon Fishing in Scotland

Posted on: April 26, 2020

The River Tay, being the largest river in Britain, is internationally famous for its Atlantic salmon fishing and attracts fisherman from the world over. It runs through very varied and picturesque country equalled by the gently rolling farmland adjacent to the beats on Scone Estate. The Estate offers over six miles of the lower River Tay fishing between Luncarty and Perthshire, with some forty named pools.

The Fishponds beat forms the upper part of the stretch of the river formerly known as the “Lower Scone Salmon Fishing”. The fishing start just upstream from Fishponds Cottage and extend for about 2,100 yards downstream to a point just below Stormontfield which is just below the mouth of the Luncarty Mill Lade. There is excellent access to the riverbank at various points.

The Fishponds beat is fished in two parts, known as “Fishponds” and “Knowesbank”. Clients will fish Fishponds and Knowesbank on alternate days.

The new Fishponds fishing bothy is situated midpoint between Knowesbank and Fishponds and provides all the facilities expected by anglers and their guests, including free Wi-Fi and a wood burning stove, offering comfort with idyllic views.

The Fishponds beat includes the 20 pools, offering a wide variety of fishing.

We look forward to the future when we can welcome the return of our fishing parties staying at Scone Palace. Details about staying at Scone