A rare opportunity to lease five rods on the renowned Lower Scone beat of the Tay. Five rod lease available to purchase. Week 36 (Mid-September) Lower Scone (Waulkmill and Goldcastle).Current 10 year beat average 271 salmon and 18 sea trout. Ten year, week average 11 salmon.
Set in the distinctive Perthshire countryside Lower Scone is a scenic and productive beat. Situated about five miles north of Perth it consists of 22 named pools over 1.6 miles of double bank fishing. Famed for its large catches and with a catchment of 2,000 square miles the Tay has the largest volume of flow of all the Scottish rivers and is highly regarded as a place to fish. The Tay season runs from the 15th January and closes on October 15th.
The beat is divided into upper and lower beats, namely Waulkmill upstream and Goldcastle downstream. The beat is fished on an alternate day basis by no more than 5 rods per beat.
There is one full time ghillie with 8 years’ experience of the beat, two boats, 2 fishing huts and excellent vehicular access.
The fishing’s form the lower part of the stretch of river formerly known as Lower Scone Salmon Fishings and starts at the bottom of Fishponds Beat and extends for about 1.6 miles downstream to a point just below Goldcastle at the top of Almondmouth Beat.
The top fishing hut at Walkmill is situated just up stream from the Old Ferry and vehicle access is by way of Stormountfield Road.
Access to the Goldcastle hut is by way of the service/ access road through Perth Racecourse which is also off Stormountfield Road.
Access is also available to the west (right) bank of the river by way of the public road that runs from Scarth Road, Luncarty down to Hatton opposite Ferry Cottage.
The two fishing huts are well maintained and comfortable and each is equipped with Calor Gas heaters, tables and chairs as well as a separate toilet. Adjacent to the huts are designated car parking areas.
The week offers enjoyable fishing over one of the finest big rivers in Scotland. The two beats include several well-known pools including Berhaugh, Arns, Greenbush, Broxie, Girnal, Hatton, Cadgers Hole and Bleachings. The beats are fished on alternate days by way of a reciprocal agreement.
The rods are leased and have an unexpired terms of 69 years (dated 2021) and are subject to an annual charge, which covers the cost of ghillies wages, river board levy, maintenance of the bank together with boats and motors. The management charge for 2020/21 is circa £900/rod per week. Week 36 is one of the very best weeks on the Tay. The fishings are managed by Scone Estate.
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