Fishing on River Tummel

West Haugh and Dunfallandy beats of the River Tummel include of some of the finest salmon fly fishing water on this river and some of the very best spring salmon fishing in Scotland.

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The fishings cover some 1.7km of river, mostly double bank, and includes famous pools such as the Sawmill Stream, Poldour, the Middle Pool and Pool Treigh. The occasional fish is landed in January but from mid February onwards you can be sure that fish are in residence and when the main runs of springers are arriving from March to June top class fishing can be expected whenever conditions are good.

Favourite flies include Willie Gunn, Ally's Shrimp, Cascade, Park Shrimp, Stoats Tail, Tosh and Garry dog. Many regulars use shooting heads or Skagit lines to cover the broad pools. Sinking, hover and intermediate lines are often used during the spring season.

Spinning is also allowed and Rapalla, minnow and spoons account for a few nice fish each year.

Sport can be found throughout the year on this stretch of river, but is particularly enjoyable in the spring and early summer. Later in the summer, from July onwards grilse together with a few sea trout, sometimes of decent size are the main target.

Salmon fishing day permit prices for the 2021 season

Jan 15th to Feb 19th   £30

Feb 21st to March 10th   £40

March 11th to  June 2nd  £55

June 3rd to June 11th   £40

June 12th to October 15th  £30

It is illegal to take salmon before 1st April, however the TDSFB wishes all Salmon and Grilse to be released for the whole of the 2022 season.

They must be returned to the river.
Anglers are requested to exercise restraint and practice catch and release wherever possible.