Scotland PH1 River Tay, Perthshire

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Salmon Fishings for sale on Scotland's famous, River Tay.

The River Tay is one of the most famous and historically prolific Atlantic salmon rivers in Scotland. The Tay is the longest river in Scotland, extending to approximately 120 miles from its source in Loch Tay to the North Sea at Firth of Tay, with a catchment of approximately 2,000 square miles.

The Kercock Fishings provide the opportunity to fish 2.25 miles of double bank fishing on one of the most scenic beats of the River Tay, Scotland. The Fishings have the huge benefit of seclusion and privacy well away from any major roads, whilst still being very accessible for those travelling from afar - something thatall anglers find very attractive. The beat is a combination of both Upper and Lower Kercock which provides anglersthe opportunity to fish any of the 14 named pools on offer. The beat provides fishing for 10 rods in totaland has a 5-year average (2019 to 2023) of 137 salmon and 20 sea trout. An experienced full-time ghillie offers valuable advice to all anglers with over 16 years’ experience of the beat.

Boatlands House is situated in a c5.5-acre plot at Upper Kercock, overlooking Garden Pool and has stunning views upstream towards Dunkeld. Built in 2014, the property is situated in an elevated position. This modern accommodation includes 3 existing bedrooms, a spacious living area with wood-burning stove, kitchen/dining area, office/bedroom 4 and 2 bathrooms. In addition, the house was built to allow for the conversion of the spacious attic/loft to further living/bedroom accommodation.There is also an integral 2-car garage adjoining the southern elevation of the house.

Kercock has a well-appointed fishing hut overlooking the Gean Tree Pool. Spacious, light, and well positioned, it is the perfect place to enjoy lunch whilst overlooking the beat. The fishing has kitchen and WC facilities together with a terraced outdoor seating area. There is the potential to develop 2 additional fishing huts: one of which on the site of a disused smaller hut close to the Lower Gean Tree Pool, with the other located on the north bank overlooking Cottage Pool. Both development sites are subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.

This property has 5.5 acres of land.


Kercock Fishings are situated to the north of Ballathie and to the east of Murthly, in a meandering section of the Lower Middle Tay. Ballathie House Hotel is located a short distance from the beat and can provide perfect accommodation for those that are travelling from afar. Dunkeld lies 7 miles to the northwest of Kercock, providing an array of independent shops and services.

The ancient town of Dunkeld lies on the north bank of the River Tay and is steeped in history, attracting thousands of tourists annually. Today, the town serves the surrounding rural community and provides services that cater for day-to-day needs including several hotels, restaurants, and bars.

Dunkeld and Birnam are the closest transport links, providing direct trains to London, or north to Inverness, as well as more local connections around Scotland for those looking to escape for a couple of days in tranquillity.

The historic town of Blairgowrie is located a short distance to the northeast of Kercock Fishings and provides additional services with restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and golf courses all on offer. For those that are sporting enthusiasts, Blairgowrie is the gateway to Glenshee which provides the opportunity to partake in year-round sports such as skiing, mountain biking and hill-walking.


From the south, head north towards Inverness on the A9 until you come to the third exit towards Bankfoot, situated approximately three miles from Inveralmond roundabout. Take the first right and then very shortly after, another right towards Murthly. Continue on the road until you come to a T-junction and then turn left towards Murthly and then the first right towards Kinclaven. Continue on this road and pass the railway crossing, before coming to a hedge on your left (opposite a woodland trust car park) – this is the entrance that will take you down to the fishing hut.

If you are travelling from the north, head south toward Perth and take the second Bankfoot exit. Take an immediate left, again signposted to Murthly, and follow the road until you come to a T-junction. You will then follow the same directions as listed above until you come to the long beech hedge which signals the road down to the beat.

For navigational purposes, entrance to Kercock Fishings, using what3words:

Entrance to beat – balance.vowed.chapters Fishing hut – adopt.caravans.firm

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