Fishing in
Cateran Country

"East Perthshire's rivers offer some of the finest Salmon fishing in the UK" - R Smith, Glenshee.


The River Tay and its tributaries, the Isla and the Ericht, are among the best salmon and trout rivers in Europe. The Tay and its tributaries have the greatest flow of any river in Britain and, as recently as 1989, over 15,000 rod catches of salmon were recorded in one season.

The salmon season runs from January to October and fishing is available from Monday to Saturday. There is no Sunday salmon fishing in Scotland. The rights to fish for salmon are privately owned by numerous owners and permits are required to fish particular stretches or beats.

Brown trout fishing is also excellent with fish of up to five pounds being regularly caught. There are many different trout fishing clubs and associations on the Tay system. Each has its own permit policies, but generally they offer daily, weekly and season tickets. The legal season for brown trout runs from March to October. Unlike salmon, it is legal to fish on Sundays for brown trout.

To buy permits for the rivers and the lochs in the area, and for equipment on hire, ghillie services and advice, please contact:

Kate Fleming Shooting & Fishing


Salmon, Brown Tout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling Fishing
Cateran Country Has It all