Tay – Cargill

Cargill is one of the best known and one of the most productive beats on the Tay.

There are two boats and a well appointed fishing hut on each beat with heating, hot and cold running water, cooking facilities and WC.
In terms of character at the top end Cargill starts with the Bridge Stream, a long stream which is ideal for flyfishing which can be fished in almost all heights of water. As there is deep water close in this stretch is easy to fish. Thereafter the water flattens out and it flows over what might best be described as a shelf of sandstone rock which carries on for nearly half a mile. This is highly deceptive water though because under the apparently placid surface strong tongues of flow have worn deep holes into the ledges of rock producing some of the most attractive lies for salmon on the Tay. Especially in lower water conditions salmon pack into this water and can be quite easily fished for by spinner or fly. Pools with such evocative names as the Pot Shot, Rumbling Stone, Clocksden and the Cradle have produced some of the greatest catches on the Tay. If the water is low good catches can be made at all times of the year.

Contact Details


01738 636407 After office hours: 07970 832131

Address / Location

Simon Clarke
Tay Salmon Fisheries Company
Stockgreen Lodge
Perth PH2 7JU

Web Address


Season Dates and Prices

Season Dates

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General Prices Information

Feb - Mid March £48, Mid Mar - Mid Apr £60

Day Ticket Price (specific dates)

1 February - 15 March - £48
16 March - 15 April - £60

Week Ticket Price

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Annual Ticket Price

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Other Information

Fishery District