Fishing

Gleneagles’ trout lochs provide the finest fishing experience – for the expert seeking to extend their range or for a wonderful introduction to the sport. Our ghillies provide a fisherman’s knowledge of the water, and some wry local humour, as well as advice on the best tackle, flies and strategies for a truly unforgettable experience.

 

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Lessons from two hours are available for everyone aged eight and over, with rods and tackle included in the booking fee.

Experienced fly-fishers will find the fabled River Tay nearby, while salmon fishing can be arranged off-property in season.

To carefully control the conditions for trout fishing, the number of rods on the lochs are strictly limited, ensuring maximum enjoyment for guests.

Prices and Open Seasons

THE OPEN SEASON ARE:

Brown trout - 1 April to 31 October
Rainbow trout - All year (as weather permits)


TROUT FISHING COSTS:

£145 for single rod, for two hours. £45 per rod thereafter (maximum 4 guests)
Clothing and fishing tackle are supplied for fishing, but please give advance notice.

To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you book activities prior to your arrival. Please note that cancellation for leisure activities with less than 24 hours' notice will incur payment in full

Fly Fishing for Wild Atlantic Salmon

AVAILABLE 15 JANUARY - 31 OCTOBER

The landing of one’s first salmon is a milestone for every fisherman and will remain with you forever. For some this exhilarating event occurs early on in their fishing career, whilst others may endure a long wait before tasting success.

The River Tay is internationally renowned for its world class salmon fishing and is one of the best salmon rivers in the United Kingdom, and Western Europe, attracting anglers from all over the planet. The largest rod caught salmon in Britain, caught on the Tay by Miss Georgina Ballantine in 1922, weighing 64 pounds (29 kg) and is unlikely ever to be broken.

The River Tay system is unique as it is fed by several large lochs including Loch Tay, Rannoch and Loch Tummel, and regardless of weather, remains one of the only rivers in the UK with sufficient water for salmon to run all year round. As a result of this, several runs of salmon occur throughout the season and for this reason, the River Tay offers the visiting angler the best all round opportunity of landing a salmon.

The Fully Guided Salmon Fishing Experience

At Gleneagles we offer a fully guided salmon fishing experience. Under the expert instruction of our professional guides, you will learn the gentle art of Spey casting with a traditional double-handed salmon rod. Throughout your day on the river, you will learn how to read the water, fly selection based on river conditions and finally how to hook, play and successfully land the ultimate quarry on fly, an Atlantic Salmon

Our salmon fishing packages range from £695 per person per day depending on the time of year, including professional guide, a traditional fisherman’s picnic, transport to and from the river, the very best Hardy fishing tackle and accessories.

For more information see our FAQs

Cancellation policy

If we decide to cancel your day’s fishing due to extreme weather conditions beyond our control, for example; gale force winds making casting dangerous, unfishable spate conditions, or for any other reason, then you will receive a full refund less any costs incurred, or an alternate date will be offered, whichever is preferable.

Terms, conditions and cancellation fees apply. Payment must be received in full at least 7 days prior to the booking. Cancellation within 5-7 days of the booking will result in a 50% cancellation fee, and within 48 hours of the booking, a 100% cancellation fee.

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