Salmon fishing day permit prices for the 2018 season
Jan 15th to Feb 24th £30
Feb 26th to March 15th £40
March 16th to June 2nd £55
June 4th to June 9th £40
June 11th to October 15th £30
West Haugh and Dunfallandy Beats,
West Haugh and Dunfallandy beats of the River Tummel include of some of the finest salmon fly fishing water on this river and some of the very best spring salmon fishing in Scotland.
The fishings cover some 1.7km of river, mostly double bank, and includes famous pools such as the Sawmill Stream, Poldour, the Middle Pool and Pool Treigh. The occasional fish is landed in January but from mid February onwards you can be sure that fish are in residence and when the main runs of springers are arriving from March to June top class fishing can be expected whenever conditions are good.
2012's first two fish were caught by Tim Childs on 1st February, a pair of 12lb beauties. Flyfishing has become the most successful method in recent years and the lovely streamy water on this beat certainly lends itself to that method.
Favourite flies include Willie Gunn, Ally's Shrimp, Cascade, Park Shrimp, Stoats Tail, Tosh and Garry dog. Many regulars use shooting heads or Skagit lines to cover the broad pools. Sinking, hover and intermediate lines are often used during the spring season.
Spinning is also allowed and Rapalla, minnow and spoons account for a few nice fish each year.
Sport can be found throughout the year on this stretch of river, but is particularly enjoyable in the spring and early summer. Later in the summer, from July onwards grilse together with a few sea trout, sometimes of decent size are the main target.
It is illegal to take salmon before 1 st April 2018. However the TDSFB wishes all Salmon and Grilse to be released for the rest of the 2018 season.
They must be returned to the river
Anglers are requested to exercise restraint and practice catch and release wherever possible.
To help preserve dwindling numbers of spring salmon, all salmon caught before 1 June should be returned to the river. From 1 June onwards, it is hoped that most fish will also be returned.