• Meikleour and Upper Islamouth

    Iconic Tay Salmon Beat

  • Salmon Fishing Scotland

    Steeped in history

  • Fishing The Tay at Meikleour

    Tay Monsters

  • Fishing Lesson

    Salmon Fishing School

  • Our Boats
  • AA Award Pub of The Year

    Stay at our Hotel

  • AA Award Pub of The Year

    Stay at our Cottages

  • French Country Restaurant in Perth

    Enjoy our Fabulous food

    Seasonal Menu
  • Country Estate Hotel

    About Meikleour Estate

  • Malloch Trophy


Coronavirus Update 24/05/20: Following Scottish Government Route Map we are waiting for further guidance from Marine Scotland regarding fisheries management. Fishing in Scotland may resume from Thursday 28th of May after 12:30 if lockdown is lifted but the journey to the fishery must be less than 5 miles and preferably by walk or bike. With current available information we have taken the decision not to operate during phase 1 . Further details regarding regulations on guiding, usage of boats and facilities for the next phases is to be published. We will update our booking page when further official information is available. Thank you for your understanding and please contact Betty 01250883424 to discuss new plans.

Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House is a picturesque double bank Tay beat set in the stunning grounds of Meikleour Estate.

The beat commences at the junction of the Tay and the Isla 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.

Back in the hands of Meikleour Estate since January 2014, the beat has been through extensive improvements of river banks and facilities. The beat has been featured on prominent TV programs, national newspapers and magazines and even a marketing campaign for Bentley Motors! The beat also hosts the Opening for the Tay Salmon Fishing Season every January.


We are proud to offer some of the very best salmon fishing set-up on the Tay with an award winning “Fish – Eat – Sleep“ experience working hand in hand with our sister company The Meikleour Arms.


Head Ghillie Calum McRoberts and second ghillie Ian Jones are hugely experienced guides and boatmen. They welcome the expert and novice alike and can provide fly fishing lessons if required. Ian and Calum are always happy to advise you in advance of your trip on the best tackle for the conditions. Their passion for the River Tay is second to none and booking a boat with your personal ghillie is an unforgettable experience. 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.


To book your fishing and accommodation just give Betty a call our send her an e-mail . The office is open from 8:30am to 4pm.

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Rooms & Cottages

hotel bedrooms

Stay and Eat with us
Our award-wining Meikleour Arms offers great bedrooms, serviced cottages and fabulous country food.

See & Book

Press & Media

Tay Opening

We are delighted to host the Opening of the Tay Salmon Fishing Season Ceremony with Perth & Kinross Council.



John Moses Trophy

The beats is proud to run the John Moses Trophy and to present the iconic Malloch Trophy Winner in collaboration with the Tay Rivers Trust.

Trout & Grayling

trout fishing

The beat sells trout and grayling tickets on the Tay and the Isla. Flyfishing only and conditions apply.


Charitable Work

charitable work

The beat is proud to support several youth development charities and engage with local schools


Things To Do

Glamis Castle

Fairytale castles, superb golf courses, magical walks are at our doorsteps for the non fishers. More...