February was a challenging month for anglers fishing the Tay with river conditions far from perfect.
February 12th the gauge at Upper Scone recorded 6ft 3, not the ideal height for fly. Mr Gibson with his ghillie harled the Ship Lynn pool where the 22lb spring fish succumbed to a Kinnoch and was skillfully netted and returned by Davie.
This was Mr Gibson’s first Spring salmon. He wins 2 personalised crystal whisky glasses engraved with the details of his catch. He also won the Daily Record Fish of the Week. Congratulations. We look forward to seeing Mr Gibson back on the River Tay in October.
Upper Scone Beat: This famous and spectacular lower Tay beat, about six miles north of Perth, consisting of 23 named pools over two miles is divided into upper and lower beats, Pitlochrie being the upstream beat and Benchil the downstream beat, fished on an alternate day basis by no more than six rods per beat.
Famous for its big fish and regarded as amongst the best of the spring beats on the river, there are two full time gillies, boats, excellent facilities and easy access.
This excellent beat is timeshared, but frequently fishing does become available if timeshare owners are unable to fish.