River Tay, near Stanley. From the Craigs (boundary with Benchil beat) downstream to the mouth of the Shochie Burn. The upper part is the famous Fishponds beat, the lower half is Luncarty (west side) and Knowesbank (east side). The upper/lower beat boundary is shown by a marker post on the right bank just downstream from the hut.
NB The beat fishes double bank (with beat rotation) until 31 May when the boat is taken off and it reverts to right (west) bank only from 1 June to 30 June. Double bank fishing (with beat rotation) resumes from Monday 1 July.
Beat Rotation (15 Jan to 31 May, and 1 Jul to 15 Oct)
Even Years (2020 etc) Lower beat fished Mon, Wed & Fri, Upper beat Tue, Thu & Sat.
Odd Years (2021 etc) Upper beat fished Mon, Wed & Fri, Lower beat Tue, Thu & Sat.
Availability in 2020
The association has two spring rods daily from the 2nd day of the season until early May (day only), then six rods daily from early May until late June (split into day and evening permits). In addition there is one evening permit (kindly donated by Mr Alan Dunnet) from late March until the end of the season (balloted).
Members should report to the Ghillie Mike Hay (tel: 07762 464407) at the fishing hut at 9:00am. This hut is located on the right bank. For those wishing to fish the left bank (until 31 May only) there are two options:
- Mike will ferry fishers across.
- Fishers can drive round to the other side. (Members should use this option if they will be arriving late or leaving early).
Members going directly to the left bank should contact Mike before 9:00am. When fishing the left bank, PDAA anglers do not have access to the Fishponds hut and parking!
|16 Jan||2 May||Two permits, balloted||Two permits, balloted||Two permits, balloted||Two permits, balloted||Two permits, balloted||Two permits, balloted|
Summer Day Permits (till 6pm)
|4 May||27 Jun||Four permits online, two balloted||Four permits online, two balloted||Four permits online, two balloted||Four permits online, two balloted||Four permits online, two balloted||Four permits online, two balloted|
Summer Evening Permits (from 6pm)
|4 May||27 Jun||Six permits, all online||Six permits, all online||Six permits, all online||Six permits, all online||Six permits, all online||Six permits, all online|
Donated Evening Permit (from 6pm till dusk)
Mr Alan Dunnet has kindly gifted the Association one Evening Permit for Upper Redgorton. The permit is available for six evenings of the week, as follows:
1 July - 15 October: BOTH Banks - Upper Beat (Mon, Wed, Fri) and Lower Beat (Tue, Thu, Sat), all days 6pm to dusk.
Members must not approach the river bank before 6pm. Members on this permit will fish using fly only in normal conditions. Spinning is allowed only in high and coloured water, when Craw's Stone is covered.
|1 Jul||15 Oct||One permit, online||One permit, balloted||One permit, online||One permit, balloted||One permit, online||One permit, balloted|
Guest permits will be available for Upper Redgorton from 4 May to 27 June 2019 on Monday to Saturday inclusive. See Permits & Bookings for details.
Video of catching a 2lb sea trout at Upper Redgorton on 8 March 2019 (submitted by PDAA member Iain Bain).
Video of catching a grilse on the Craigs at Upper Redgorton on 8 Jun 2018 (submitted by PDAA member Iain Bain).
Video of catching a spring salmon on Upper Redgorton on 11 Feb 2017 (submitted by PDAA member Iain Bain).
Leave Perth via the A9 north and go through Luncarty. The road bends sharp to the right. Continue for about half a mile and the access road is on the right, opposite the entrance to the sand quarry.