History & Heritage

The River Tay is famous all over the world for salmon fishing. The Atlantic salmon has been a valuable catch on the River Tay for many hundreds of years. At Upper Redgorton we can trace our roots back to the days of netting on the River Tay. This was the practice of casting nets across the width of the river to catch salmon by the hundreds. In the present day we only catch salmon for sport and no longer for commercial sale. All salmon that are caught must be returned to the river in order to help sustain the Atlantic salmon population.

The River Tay is split into small sections traditionally referred to as ‘fishing beats’ – the old map depicts almost all fishing beats on the River Tay. Upper Redgorton is situated on the lower part of the River Tay so therefore we enjoy fresh runs of salmon throughout the season.

Normally the salmon fishing season commences on the 15th of January on what is known as ‘Opening Day’. Traditionally, each beat has a celebration to mark the start of a new season – this normally includes a couple of drinks, sharing some fishing tales, a wee cast, and of course, bagpipes! The Scottish salmon season concludes on the 15th of October and no salmon fishing takes place again until the Spring.

For a full in depth description (including interactive map) of what it is like to fish at Upper Redgorton follow the link below.

Fishing at Upper Redgorton

Upper Redgorton

Beat Information


  • 6 Rods Available Per Day – Spring
  • 5 Rods Available Per Day – Autumn
  • Single Day Tickets Available
  • Guided Tours & Expeditions
  • Salmon Fishing Lessons
  • Salmon Fishing by boat, bank, and wading

Salmon Season Dates:

  • January 15th – May 31st (Spring Season): Double Bank Fishing
  • June 1st – June 30th (Summer Season): Boats Off, Single Bank (Right)
  • July 1st – October 15th (Autumn Season): Double Bank Fishing

Beat Rotation:

  • Upper Beat: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Lower Beat: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

What We Offer

Services & Amenities


Our traditional Scottish bothy is complete with wood burner, gas cooker, electricity, seating, & secure storage for your fishing gear.


Our ghillies have expert  knowledge of our water, they can provide lessons for beginners and can help guide fishing experts. They also offer boat services.


We provide one boat as standard on any given fishing day (except during June). A second boat can be provided for larger parties – please contact us prior to your visit to arrange this.


We have a large private car park situated behind the bothy. This can accommodate large parties that come with a number of vehicles.


Our beat is easily accessible by car. We are a short distance from the A9 and about 15 minutes away from the centre of Perth. No off-roading required.


Full catering can be provided – please contact us directly before your visit to arrange this. We often put on barbecues when we have better weather and dine outside under a gazebo.

Pet Friendly

We are a pet friendly fishing beat. If you wish to bring your pet it is your responsibility to ensure it is well-behaved and that any mess is cleaned up.


We have adequate toilet facilities on site that can be used by both men and women.


Upper Redgorton Salmon Fishing is accessible by car. Our fishing beat can be found just off the A9 at Luncarty where you head towards Stanley on the B9099. You follow the road round and take your second right down towards the housing settlement. Keep following the road to the end and take another right down a slight dip and you will be in our car park.