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,


Wednesday 27th February – Mike Stanners double

Two fish for Mike Stanners today, a beautiful 15lb hen fish this morning from the Guay Pool followed by an 8lb hen from the Tail of the Island in the afternoon.  Both fish fell to an 1.5″ gold bodied Willie Gunn aluminium tube fly, fished on an intermediate line, both fish were safely returned.

Dalguise is at an excellent height just now, about 8″ on the gauge, so all pools are fishing well

Kenny Tragham caught a Fantastic 13lb Spring Salmon, on Thursday 14th February 2013.

Kenny Tragham, Dalguise Syndicate regular, caught his 13lb Spring Salmon in The Bridge Pool,

whilst spinning with a 40g Silver Toby.

Kenny landed his Salmon with the assistance of Sandy Fairfoul,

which was then safely returned.

Well done on your first catch of the season.

Saturday 2nd February 2013. Two Springers landed. Ryan MacGregor & Colin Henderson.

19 year old Ryan MacGregor from Arbroath landed his first ever Salmon. on Saturday 2nd February 2013.

Ryan caught his 9lb Hen Salmon whilst harling the Guay Pool with a pink/pearl Tomic, which was safely returned.

Well done on your first Salmon Ryan, may it be the first of many.

Colin Henderson, Dalguise regular, caught his first Salmon of the season in The Otterstone Pool.

Colin was spinning from the bank with a brown/gold Devon Minnow.

He landed a 7lb Hen Salmon, and then returned safely to the river.

Well done on your first for the season Colin.

Mike Stanners caught a 12lb Spring Salmon on Wednesday 23rd January 2013.

At the Tail of The Island/Otterstone, Mike Stanners landed and safely returned a Spring Hen Salmon.

Mike caught it while fly fishing with a one & half inch Gold Bodied Wullie Gunn Tube Fly.

Well done Mike.

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