October’s last guests of the season

Donald Skene took the last 2 days of the season to entertain and thank regular visitors and guests for their custom this year.

As ever, there was great hilarity and a whole lot of fun.  The fishing was mainly spinning to due higher than expected water levels, with the leaves and detritus that come along with it – across the whole Tay very few fish were taken on the last day, however we counted a close call when Scott Connelly had a fish of around 10lb on briefly in the Bridge Pool.

The party enjoyed their haggis, neeps and tatties and a dram and the moothie came out!  The guests were a keen lot this year and wanted to fish, so the moothie went away until next year!!!


Fish, fish, and more fish…..

The foul weather hasn’t put a dent in the spirits of the Briggs party this week, and no wonder.  Five fish so far, and still two days of fishing left….  this is our starter for ten, Jonathan’s grilse from Monday, and more to come!

The Lincolnshire (non) Poachers …

It was banter set to maximum force last week on the beat with Andy, Richard and Dave fishing with us for the whole week. It was the epitome of a memorable fishing experience for them and us, capped off nicely with this lovely 9lb fish out of Guay, followed by another out of Bridge. See you next year chaps!

16th September 2016


The Briggs party enjoy the relaxed environment to toast their successful week so far – Jonathan opened the week with a bonny 18lb fish out of Bridge pool, Greg added his name to the scoreboard with two grilse, 3lb and 4lb, from the lee of the Island, and Angus caught a 17lb hen fish from Guay pool…..rods available for this week if you’d like to try your hand…


Tuesday 16th August

Another great day on the beat yesterday. The middle Tay performed well and Dalguise held its own with 2 caught,  a 7lb grilse from Bridge Pool, and a 5lber from Calum’s Corner. Happy fishermen – particularly as the booking was at the very last minute! If you’d like to try your hand, give us a call on 07801 226 497, email bookings@fishdalguise.co.uk or find us at www.fishtay.co.uk.


23rd July 2015

The last few weeks on Dalguise have been an exhilarating mixture of fishing and discovery.  We’ve had guests from the USA, France, Africa, Russia …. and Glasgow!  All have appreciated the beauty of the beat and frustratingly there have been many fish hooked, but not landed.  Sharpen your hooks, people, the fish are out there!  We have taken advantage of quiet days to make some improvements to the beat.  It was great to have a visit from Mike Smith, whose long association with Dalguise means his insights are particularly valuable.  A tour of the beat left us with a startlingly long to-do list, but also an insight into how previously untouched areas of the water could be opened up to our guests.  As a result, we’re opening up the Otterstone bank and the second boat will be installed shortly giving us ideal coverage in periods of low water (ironic in view of last weeks rain!).  We’ve begun this work with the invaluable assistance of Derek Strachan, the most instinctive fisherman of my acquaintance, who generously gave his time (and chainsaw) to open up new areas of the beat that we can’t wait to investigate.  With July almost behind us, we are looking forward to the finest part of the season on Dalguise, and we hope to see you soon.

Tight lines,


5th August 2013

A fantastic start to the week, this time it’s Stephen Betts from Kirkintilloch who catches his first ever Salmon. A fine 13lb hen fish from the Bridge Pool on a copper and silver Salmon fished upstream.

Stephen was so pleased with being taught to fish that he returned the favour ……. And gave me a haircut in the Hut! Another Dalguise first 😉

John Geddes decides to fish on a bit last night and what a call, his 30g copper and silver Salmon is nailed in the Bridge Pool by a 24lb’r!
Tight Lines Stan

4th June 2013

Another good day for Finland, with yet another two salmon coming to the net. So, the score at the end of day 2 is Finland 4 – 0 Scotland, with Matias Juranto (15 years old, another Dalguise First ever Salmon) landing a Hen fish of 11lb, she was caught right in front of the Hut in the Bridge Pool on a Norwegian Lure called a “Bach Spesial” and expertly landed by the Party Leader Toni Kakkuri (www.kakkuri.fi). The second of the day fell to Jari Woulle, Jari landed a cracking 14lb Cock fish in the Bridge Pool as well, this time caught on a Copper & Red 20g Toby.

Tight lines Stan

4th June 2013 - Jari Woulle

4th June 2013 – Jari Woulle

4th June 2013 - Matias Juuranto

4th June 2013 – Matias Juuranto

Bach Spesial - Norwegian Lure

Bach Spesial – Norwegian Lure

4th June 2013 - Jari Woulle

4th June 2013 – Jari Woulle

3rd June 2013

A great start to the week for our Finnish Party and a great start to June for Dalguise Fishing, with Risto Närvänen (from Helsinki – visiting Scotland for the first time) landing his first ever Salmon from the Bridge Pool right in front of the Hut, quickly followed by his second!  Both fish where caught on a Red Floating Devon

3rd June 2013 - Risto Narvanen

3rd June 2013 – Risto Narvanen

(as recommend by “The Ghillie”) this morning within 30 minutes of each other!  The first being a 9lb Hen and the second an 11lb Cock, both were cracking fresh fish. Pictures to follow Tight Lines Stan

30th May 2013

A morning fish today, the lucky angler was John Shipley, a fine 10lb cock fish, caught on. Size 8 cascade fished on a sinking tip at the Island. Jamie Thomson picks up another Tay Springer from the Tail of the Island, caught on a cascade fished on a sinking tip, a very fresh 9lb hen fish.

30th May 2013 - Jamie Thomson

30th May 2013 – Jamie Thomson

Tight lines Stan

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