Country Sports on Murthly Estate

 

Salmon Fishing on the River Tay

The River Tay at Murthly provides some of the most picturesque and peaceful salmon fishing to be had on the Tay, with catch numbers equalling many beats on the lower river, thanks to a combination of deep pools, shaded banks and the expert help of our ghillies. More...

Shooting and Stalking

The Estate's varied landscape, including Highland and Lowland ground, open heather and birch woods, grass fields and designed landscapes, makes for a wide variety of high-quality shooting and stalking. Your party also has the option of dining at Murthly Castle. More...

Trout Fishing on the River Tay, River Braan and local lochs

Trout fishing is let through the Dunkeld and Birnam Angling Association. Day permits are available from the Post Office in Dunkeld. Club membership enquiries should be directed to the Club Secretary by e-mail.

 

 

Salmon Fishing on the River Tay

Fishing at Murthly Estate, you're in good hands with our hugely experienced ghillies, Donald Tritton and Tony Black, who have been here since 1985 and 1989 respectively. Our superb fly-fishing water fishes well throughout the season, 30-pound salmon are landed most years, and our catch numbers compare to many Lower Tay beats. In higher water spinning from the bank can also be highly productive.

Watch our video overview of fishing at Murthly.

In 2022, our catch stood at 250 salmon and 42 sea trout at the end of the season. Our latest catches can be seen on Fishtay.

Murthly continues to lead the way in returning fish to the river for conservation purposes. It is, though, the outstanding setting of the River Tay at Murthly that brings people back year after year: water shaded by mature trees on the banks, views up the river to the hills around Dunkeld, and a tremendous view of Strathmore; views that have inspired artists including John Millais, David Farquharson, Ernest Briggs, James Kinnear and Alistair Makinson.

The river can be fished by wading or from the bank, and each beat has its own boat for access to water that cannot be reached by wading, and its own hut with modern facilities.

There's also plenty for non-fishing family members to do in the area, or they can enjoy relaxing on the river bank, having adventures in the woods, or taking advantage of our superior hut facilities.

Bookings & Enquiries

Please contact Morag Mill by e-mail or on 01738 494 103.

Beat 1 comprises alternating days on the Top Water (five rods) and Low Water (five rods).

Beat 2 comprises alternating days on Stenton (three rods) and the Top Water (five rods).

Murthly Estate Fishing Beats

Accommodation

Our fishing parties are welcomed actively at Miss Ballantine's Cottage on Glendelvine Estate, and at the Tay House sporting lodge in Dunkeld.

 

 

 

Shooting and Stalking

Shooting at Murthly begins with a warm welcome from our head keeper Fergus McGregor in a traditional farm court converted for the shoot, heated by a wood-burning stove. With a dedicated team of three keepers who have worked together for years, our shoot is well-regarded and draws people back year after year.

The wide variety of terrain in this part of Perthshire, which straddles both Highland and Lowland ground, makes for an exciting day out with different challenges: partridge shooting over heather, in birch woods and on upland fields; and pheasant shooting in the landscaped grounds around the castle, with 55m tall Douglas firs, Giant redwoods, and other specimen trees.

The beauty of the Estate's natural setting and designed landscape, along with Ferus' bonhomie, is the reason so many of our shooting parties return year after year. There's also the option of enjoying your shoot dinner in the magnificent Buffalo Room at Murthly Castle: a perfect end to a perfect day.

We also offer stalking on the Estate, with red, roe and fallow deer all present. Stalking allows you to experience the whole variety of terrain that Perthshire has to offer within an area of a just a few square miles, thanks to the Estate's position at the foot of the Highlands.

Bookings & Enquiries

To make an enquiry or a booking, please contact Amy Kincaid on 01738 494 135 or by e-mail.

Accommodation

Our shooting and stalking parties are welcomed actively at the Meikleour Arms and at the Tay House sporting lodge in Dunkeld.