Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House is a picturesque double bank beat set in the stunning grounds of Meikleour House. The beat commences at the junction of the Tay & Isla Rivers and extends for approximately 1.7 miles upstream. It is perhaps for the Islamouth and Castle Pools that we are most famous and to follow the path to these pools is to follow in the footsteps of many angling greats. We are proud to offer one of the best value for money on the Tay. If you are looking for some affordable salmon fishing in Scotland, we welcome the expert and novice alike and can provide fly fishing lessons if required.
Back in the hands of Meikleour Estate since January 2014, the beat has been through extensive improvements of river banks and facilities.
Our 14 named pools can offer fly fishing and spinning from both bank and boat for up to 8 rods. Pools such as the March Pool, Boxwood Bush, House Pool, Apple Haugh and Islamouth offer great sport in high water levels, while in lower water you can fish the Tunnel Stream, Tunnel Hole, Boxwood Boils, Cormorant Tree and Castle Pools.
Head Ghillie Calum McRoberts and second ghillie Daniel Wright welcome the expert and novice alike and can provide tuition if required. We have fantastic Bruce & Walker fly and spinning rods available for guests to use and our ghillies are always happy to advise in advance of your trip on the best tackle for the conditions.
Our newly renovated Ferry Cottage boathouse is spacious and extremely well appointed, with a kitchen, a large oak banquet table and a stove. The Meikleour House fishing hut is a little gem that can be booked at no extra cost for private parties.
If you are planning a salmon fishing holiday in Scotland, why not staying on our historic Meikleour Estate. From a charming one bedroom cottage to a majestic Perthshire country house we have something for all anglers, and if you are looking for a comfortable country inn with an award winning restaurant, our iconic The Meikleour Arms has been serving fishermen since 1820.
We look forward to welcoming you in 2016.
The Meikleour Fishings team.
SCOTTISH WILD FISHERIES REVIEW & LICENSE TO KILL SALMON UPDATE:
a) Spring Conservation Order: killing of salmon is illegal until April 1st 2016 (includes bleeding fish)
The Tay has been granted Category 1 in terms of conservation, which means there is no mandatory catch&release in place after April 1st.
However, as per our T&Cs we adhere strictly to the Tay District Salmon Fishery Board directives in terms of conservation. That includes: - No killing of fish until June 1
- No killing of hen fish during the entire season
If you are not sure, please ask our ghillies.
You thank you in advance for your cooperation.