Fishponds Beat


 A birds eye view of the upper part of the beat.



Fishponds Beat on the River Tay

Wild Salmon Fishing on the River Tay



Andrew Toft Fly Fishing Courses We operate our courses on the Fishponds beat which forms the upper part of the stretch of the River formaly known as the "Lower Scone Salmon Fishings".

The fishery is managed by Iain Kirk.






The fishing starts just upstream from Fishpond cottage and then extends down stream over 2000 yrd's to a point just below Stormont field which is just below the mouth of the Luncarty Mill Lade. There is excellent access to the River bank.

 The Fishponds beat is fished in two parts known as "Fishponds" and "Knowesbank". Clients will fish these beats on alternate days.

 Fishponds now also has a luxury modern and fully equipped fishing lodge which is situated mid-point between Knowsbank and Fishponds. This provides all the facilities expected by anglers and their guests, including Wi-Fi and a wood burning stove, offering comfort with idyllic views. 

Andrew Toft

Bellow is the named pools on each beat.

Fishponds - Black Rock, Black Craigs, Lodge End, Benchil Green, Fishponds Green, Well Hole, Lindy, Alec's Hole.

Fishponds is the upper beat and it provides some excellent fly water on both banks, dropping into slightly deeper holding water towards Knowesbank.


Knowsbank Pools - Fireshot, March Hole, Hedge End, Red Brae, Knows Bank, Cochrane's Hole, Shochie Mouth, Souchie Green, Luncarty Pool, The Eddy, Boat Pool, Scheme Pool.



Catering can also be provided by Scone Palace kitchens having sourced produce from their own Kitchen garden and estate. 



If you would like more details on Andrew's Fly Casting Courses please let us know.