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Latest PDAA News

River Earn Re-classification Sept 2016

A recent newspaper article has claimed that the River Earn, which was classed as Category 3 (catch and release only) in the 2016 Scottish Government's Wild Fisheries Review, is to be Re-classed Category 2, which allows a fish to be taken although a strict supervision of the sustainability of salmon in the Earn will be maintained. As the season on the Earn finishes the end of October, I would guess more will be published closer to that date and the Category 3 will be in force till then. This article is purely based on the said newspaper article, which may well be a politicians wish list rather than hard fact, but I hope to update as more information arises........Ted




Fishing Rome Croy and Muirtons Sept 2016

Fishing at Rome Croy and Muirton beats on River Tay is picking up as the autumn run picks up. Chris Connolly sent in this picture of a 20lb cock fish caught and returned from Muirton on 14 th September.The previous day I had a 6lb grilse from Rome Croy. These beats always worth a go at the back end as you never know when fish will pass through, so you are always in with a chance. It is quite concerning why these, and many other permits, remain unused ,when we are in the best time for catching salmon of the season..........ted

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Kinnaird Estate River Tay Trout Permits Aug 2016

As you may know, the Kinnaird Estate and fishing on the River Tay, has changed ownership. The new owner is Crawford Gillies. The river trout/gayling/coarse fishing permits were issued and sold by PDAA under the Tay Liason Committee operating the Tay Protection Order. These were issued from P.D.Malloch's in Perth and The Village Shop (ex Spar), in Birnam. The Kinnaird Estate has now decided to issue these permits directly from their estate office and gillies on the beats so from today,27th August 2016, these permits will no longer be available from PDAA or through the shops, and have been removed.

This applies to Kinnaird and Upper Kinnaird permits (5 in total).

To book in future, telephone Kinnaird Estate office at 01796 482831

Grainhead Stream Cleekum 20th August 2016

All members should note that the Grainhead Stream, Cleekum on Rome Croy and Muirtons permit, can now be fished at all times during the day,(fly only) until 15th October 2016. During the  season, 2nd February to 9th May and 29th June to 20th August, this fishing is controlled by the ghillie,  for the boat guests on Almondmouth, since the Grainhead was historically  a netting station,(Cleekum), controlled by Scone Estates.

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Game Fair Competition Winner 2016

PDAA attended the annual game Fair held at Scone  Estate in July and held a competition to,'Find the number of flies in the jar'. The winning number was 603. This was won by Laura Coyle, (604), and the prize of a days fishing on Upper Delvine, was taken on 15th August 2016, by Laura's boyfriend Nick Monkhouse (center) and Nick's father Joe Monkhouse (right), with PDAA treasurer/secretary John Cook who acted as guide for the day.

photo gf comp winner 2016