We have five rods available across four beats; three rods on the River Ericht, at Milton of Drimmie, and two rods on the Black Water and River Ardle at Bridge of Cally.  Fishing is by fly.  Spinning may be acceptable in high water conditions.

Please contact us to book and to arrange payment (usually by BACS transfer).

Our day rates per rod are:

  • £50/rod from 1st June to 15th October;
  • £40/rod in May; and
  • £60/day for a ghillie (if required)

If you have any queries please do contact us and we’ll be happy to talk through your requests.  We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Photos by Léopold Amory

The beats

Milton of Drimmie has some of the best but least well known spate river salmon fishing in Scotland.  Our beats are on the River Ardle, the Black Water, and the River Ericht – all tributaries of the River Tay, via the River Isla.

The River Ardle and the Black Water meet just below Bridge of Cally, to form the River Ericht.  We have single bank fishing on the bottom beats of the Black Water and River Ardle – each about half a mile in length.  The beats meet at the junction pool at the head of the River Ericht.  The beats on the River Ericht, at Milton of Drimmie, start a short distance downstream from the confluence.

The first fish reach us in late May.  Fishing continues until 15th October when the Tay season ends.

Guests will usually be met at the start of their first day.  If you would like further assistance we can arrange a ghillie for you.

Latest conditions

There is a SEPA river level gauge at Craighall which will give you a good idea of water height and recent movements.  It can be viewed here or on Fishpal under “Ericht at Craighall”, here.

Trout fishing 

In the event that the river conditions aren’t good, brown trout fishing on a nearby hill loch may be available by agreement with the estate.

Fishing tackle shops nearby

James Crockart and Kate Fleming, both excellent fishing and country sports shops in nearby Blairgowrie, should be able to provide any tackle should you need, as well as tips for fishing in the area.  They are located next door to each other on Allan Street in the middle of the town.