PDAA Fishing 2020 – Summary

New for 2020: More days, especially later in the season, on the famous Dalguise and Fishponds beats on the River Tay, as well as new water on Delvine & Burbane (July to October), and a return to Upper Bolfracks. NB Stormont AC waters (Rome Croy, Muirtons and the River Almond) will not be available in 2020.

Permits are no longer available from PD Mallochs - All are either balloted or available for online booking. If you are not sure what's available when, click on Full Details to find out. Otherwise you can go straight to the booking system by clicking on the relevant Online Booking button.

NOTE – Using online booking on a mobile device. Some members have pointed out that it is not possible to make a same-day booking using a phone or tablet (eg iPad). We have contacted SuperSaas support, and this appears to be a bug in the mobile version of the booking system. However, there are a couple of workarounds:

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Show Desktop" link. This loads the desktop version of the system where you can book on the day as normal. (On a phone you may have to zoom in to see what you're doing.)
  2. OR, click on the Create New Reservation button. The form that opens will show the following day's date, but you can use the dropdown next to "When" to select today's date, along with the appropriate start time (usually 5am). Then click on Create Reservation as normal.

If you get a red error message while trying to make a reservation, do the following:

  1. Error: "Start time can only be XX:00" – use the "When" dropdown to select the correct start time.
  2. Error: "Overlaps with another reservation" – use the dropdown beside the beat name to select a different rod/place.

Salmon Fishing

All Season Beats Availability Further Info Online Link
River Almond Not available in 2020    
Blairgowrie (River Ericht) 15 Jan - 15 Oct: Two rods daily Mon-Sat Full Details Online Booking
Links Farm (River Isla) Not available in 2020    
Muirtons (Tay) Not available in 2020    
Newton of Logierait (Tay) 15 Jan - 15 Oct: Available to members Mon, Wed & Fri. One guest rod daily. Full Details Online Booking
Rome Croy (Tay) Not available in 2020    
Stanners Island & Willowgate (Tay) Not available in 2020    
Stirling Council Fishings (Rivers Forth & Teith) 1 Feb - 31 Oct: Two rods daily Mon-Sat Full Details Online Booking
Upper Delvine (Tay)

15 Jan - 15 Oct: Three day rods Mon-Sat, plus
6 Apr - 15 Oct: Three evening rods Mon-Sat.

Full Details

Online (Day)

Online (Evening)

Upper Redgorton (Tay)

1 Jul - 15 Oct: One donated evening rod (online & balloted)

Full Details

Online (Donated)


Part-Season Beats Availability   Further Info Online Link
Findynate & Cloichfoldich (Tay) One week per month Feb-Jun, plus extra weeks in April and May: Two to four rods daily Mon-Sat, two rods per day balloted. Full Details Online Booking
Lower Scone (Tay) 20 Apr - 27 Jun: Three rods daily Mon-Sat Full Details Online Booking
Murthly (Tay) Not available in 2020    
Stobhall (Tay) 27 Jan - 29 Jan : Six rods daily Mon-Wed, balloted Full Details Online Booking

Upper Redgorton (Tay)

Spring: 16 Jan - 2 May: Two rods daily Mon-Sat, balloted
Summer Day: 4 May - 27 Jun: Six day rods (incl two balloted) up to 6pm Mon-Sat.
Summer Evening: 4 May - 27 Jun: Six evening rods (incl two balloted)  after 6pm Mon-Sat.

Full Details

Online Booking

Online Booking
(Summer Day)

Online Booking
(Summer Evening)

Fishponds (Tay)

Two rods daily on following dates –

June: 15-17, 22-24, 29-30

July: 1, 6-8, 10-11, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29

August: 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 31

September: 1-2

Full Details Online Booking
Upper Scone (Tay)

To be confirmed: two rods daily (both balloted)

To be confirmed: six rods daily (two balloted)

Full Details Online Booking
Dalguise (Tay)  

18 Jan - 27 Jun: two rods daily Mon, Tue & Sat (balloted)

3 Aug - 26 Sep: two rods daily Mon, Tue & alternating Fri or Sat (balloted)

Full Details Online Booking
Upper Farleyer (Tay)

Two rods daily (balloted) on the following dates:

Friday 3 Apr / Saturday 4 Apr

Tuesday 12 May / Wednesday 13 May / Friday 15 May

Thursday 4 June / Friday 5 June / Saturday 6 June

Wednesday 16 Sept / Thursday 17 Sept / Friday 18 Sept / Saturday 19 Sep

Friday 2 Oct / Saturday 3 Oct

Full Details Online Booking
Upper Bolfracks (Tay)

Two rods daily (balloted) on the following dates:

Tuesday 28 April / Wednesday 29 April / Thursday 30 April

Friday 1 May /  Thursday 21 May /  Friday 22 May

Full Details Online Booking
Delvine & Burnbane (Tay)

2 Jul - 15 Oct: two rods daily Mon-Fri, four rods (two bank, two boat) Sat

Full Details Online Booking


Trout Fishing

Trout Fishery Availability   Further Info Online Link
Glensherup Until April 2020: One boat (up to two rods) available Monday (day) and Wednesday (day). Full Details No Online Booking
River Tay 15 Mar – 6 Oct: Three to five permits daily on various beats. Full Details No Online Booking
White Loch & Fingask Loch 15 Mar – 6 Oct: Boats available daily via BRDAA (see Full Details link) Full Details No Online Booking


Rules for online booking

To use the online booking system, click on the relevant Online Booking button on this page (or on the relevant beat information page) and log in using the username and password provided to all members.

  • Members can book one place on the day of booking, plus one place in advance.
  • The place in advance can be booked up to seven days prior to the requested date (except for Dalguise, which is three days in advance).
  • Members can cancel their own bookings if required.

One drawback of the online system is that an existing advance booking overrides an on-the-day reservation for a particular beat. This can be worked around by cancelling the advanced booking, then booking the on-the-day place, and then rebooking the advance place if still required.

For beats where all the rods are allocated by ballot, the seven-day restriction does not apply. There is no restriction on the number of cancellations a member can make.