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 John Ross 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.
We very much follow the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board conservation measures and we thank you in advance to support our catch and release policy. For every fish that you release we donate £5 to our local charity Angling for Youth Development and you are invited to "release" a complementary pint of our acclaimed "Lure of Meikleour" ale at our local pub.
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 Meikleour Arms has been serving fishermen since 1820.
We look forward to welcoming you.
The Meikleour Fishings team.
Our ghillie John Ross (Left) and head ghillie Calum McRoberts.