Tay – Benchil and Pitlochrie

Benchil and Pitlochrie are amongst the most attractive beats on the Tay are fished together on an alternative day basis throughout the season.

The Tay is renowned as a “big fish river” and in March 2011 a cracking spring fish of 35lb was caught on this beat. The beats are situated about six miles from the top reaches of tidal water. Benchil fishes well in low water and Pitlochrie suits higher water, especially in late autumn.

Benchil is situated just below the village of Stanley and is one of the most picturesque beats on the River Tay. It is about six miles above the tidal reaches and offers many different types of pools to fish especially for fly. This beat can fish well in low water conditions during the summer and early autumn for grilse and larger summer salmon. It is also an ideal beat for sea trout fishing during May and June.

Pitlochrie is situated in the village of Stanley up and down from the former Stanley Mills.

This beat offers good bank fishing in all heights of water for fly fishing and spinning. It is also excellent for harling from the two boats provided. It fishes six rods and has a hut situated overlooking the Washhouse.

Contact Details


01573 470612

Address / Location

Stichill House
Scotland TD5 7TB

Web Address


Season Dates and Prices

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General Prices Information

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Day Ticket Price (specific dates)

1 February - 30 June - £54

Week Ticket Price

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Annual Ticket Price

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Other Information

Fishery District