One of the finest beats on the River Tay, a short distance upstream from Stanley; the lower beat includes the famous Linn Pool below Campsie Linn. For more details, see the Atholl Sporting website.

  • Campsie Linn from St Adamnan’s Chapel
  • The Linn Pool below Campsie Linn, Taymount House in background
  • Looking downstream opposite Stobhall Castle

Availability in 2020

All permits will be allocated by ballot. Any cancelled places will be available through the online booking service.

From To Mon Tue Wed
27 Jan 29 Jan Six rods available by ballot Six rods available by ballot Six rods available by ballot

In 2020 Stobhall anglers will fish the Upper Beat on Monday and Wednesday, and the Lower Beat (which includes the Linn Pool) on Tuesday.

Online Booking


Contact: Ernie Duff (head ghillie) tel: 07849 033076

From Stobhall's website: "The water is varied and ranges from some wonderful fast runs offering first class fly-fishing, to deeper pots which hold fish at all water heights and are perhaps more suited to spinning. The beat as a whole fishes best given a rise in water. 

On the Lower Beat is the awesome Campsie Linn and the legendary Linn Pool. At Campsie Linn, the highest volume waterfall in Britain, the whole of the Tay is forced through a narrow gap in a rock ledge and gushes out into a huge boiling cauldron. Set against the backdrop of Stobhall Castle, Taymount House and steeply sloping wooded banks the scenery is positively breath-taking.

In the spring the Linn Pool is one of the best casts on the whole Tay, especially if the river is high and fish are queuing to run the Linn. Stobhall has always had a reputation for big fish. In the past many of the Tay's monsters were caught here. Several fish over 50 lbs were landed from the Major's Cast early in the 20th century."


From Perth head north on the A9 and take the slip road to Luncarty / Stanley onto the B9099.  

To access the lower beat, drive through Stanley then turn right towards Kinclaven / Blairgowrie, cross the railway bridge and turn first right.  Follow the signs for fishing until you reach the lunch hut. 

For the top beat, continue past the access for the bottom beat until you reach Innernyte Farm then turn right and follow the track to the river.