The Tay Rivers

CARING FOR SCOTLAND’S LARGEST RIVER SINCE 1863

Tay Rivers
Trust

The Trust has a remit to perform research into all species of fish in the catchment, their environment and anything which might impact upon them.

Tay district salmon
fisheries board

The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board is the statutory body empowered to protect and improve the salmon fisheries in the Tay district.

Staff working on the River Fillan which flows into Loch Tay

WELCOME TO The River Tay

CARING FOR SCOTLAND’S LARGEST RIVER SINCE 1863

The River Tay is Scotland’s longest and mightiest river. Its huge catchment covers 10% of the country, straddling its centre from coast to coast. Its fame as a salmon river is legendary too. It is here that the British record rod caught salmon, a 64 pounder, was landed by Miss Georgina Ballantine in 1922.

But the River Tay needs help.

The Tay Rivers Trust and the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board are two organisations with the common purpose of caring for its fish populations and their environment. The Board is a statutory organisation which has been protecting and improving salmon fisheries since 1863. The Trust, with a mission to conserve all fish species and their habitats, is responsible for research, education and public engagement.

Here, you will find information on the River Tay, its fish and their environment. Where to go fishing,  fishing reports including salmon and sea trout catches, river levels and much more.

You can see what we do and how you too can engage with us.

Enjoy this wonderful resource.

Dr David Summers 
Fisheries Director

Fin clipping on the River Garry

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The River Tay

Latest News

Annual public meeting 2024

TDSFB Annual Public Meeting 23 April 2024 The Board's Annual Public Meeting for 2024 will be held on Tuesday 23 April. Following last year's successful hybrid field trip / meeting event, it has been...

OPENING OF THE RIVER TAY SALMON SEASON 2024

OPENING OF THE RIVER TAY SALMON FISHING SEASON, 2024   Once again, we are pleased to support the Opening Ceremony for the 2024 River Tay salmon fishing season, to be held on 15 January 2024 at...

BOARD ELECTION RESULTS 2023 AND CALL FOR CO-OPTEES

FOLLOWING THE TRIENNIAL BOARD ELECTION 2023, WE ARE NOW INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR CO-OPTED MEMBERS TO THE BOARD On 6 December 2023, the triennial election of qualified proprietors to the Board took...

Job Vacancy PROJECT Development Officer

  Tay Rivers Trust PROJECT Development Officer - Job description Are you passionate about conserving our countryside? Keen not just to plan environmental projects, but to ensure they are...

Job Vacancy fisheries Officer

Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board - fisheries Officer Are you passionate about conserving our wild Atlantic salmon, our rivers and lochs or the countryside in general? Fancy a job that involves...

SOME FINE TAY SPRING SPARKLERS CAUGHT LAST WEEK!

(River Tay weekly report week ending 25th February 2023) We moved into the last week full week of February and the weather was quite settled. There was some rain over the catchment area on Wednesday...

OPENING OF THE 2023 RIVER TAY SALMON SEASON 

The 2023 River Tay salmon fishing season will open on Monday 16 January. Beats up and down the river will be celebrating the new season in their own ways. There will be a larger public ceremony at...

Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors 

Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board Tuesday, 13th December 2022 at 11am at the Birnam Arts Centre, Birnam The following matters will be considered: - The activities of the Board for the year to end...

2022 Malloch Challenge Trophy Entry Form

Malloch Challenge Trophy The highest award in salmon fishing, the Malloch Challenge Trophy, is awarded each year to the angler who has caught a 20lb plus salmon on the fly in Scotland. This years...

WELL OVER FOUR HUNDRED FISH CAUGHT ON THE MIGHTY RIVER TAY AS THE CURTAINS ARE FINALLY DRAWN ON ANOTHER SEASON!

(River Tay weekly report week ending 15th October 2022) The River Tay finally closed its banks to anglers on Saturday. The weather was typical autumn fare last week for mid-October with frequent...

Video Footage Salmon Running

Salmon Leaping Tay Fisheries staff captured...

education

Tay Rivers Trust Fundraising - Education Salmon in the Classroom is a popular project but has been constrained by having people to deliver the project and the cost of bus hire. The Tay Rivers Trust...

Invasive species

Tay Rivers Trust Fundraising 2022/23 - Invasive species We wish to see this threat managed or hopefully eliminated altogether. The Tay Rivers Trust are aiming to raise funds through fundraising to...

habitat restoration

Tay Rivers Trust Fundraising 2022/23 - Habitat restoration The life cycle of salmon gives it the status of a 'Barometer' species, proiding detailed information about our environment. We need to do...

Smolts and Juvenile Population

Tay Rivers Trust Fundraising 2022/23 Smolts & Juvenile Population Boosting egg and juvenile production in the Summerhill Hatchery and improving survival rates of juveniles in the Tay Catchment...

Tay Rivers Trust Fundraising 2022/23

Tay Rivers Trust Fundraising 2022/23 Some of the projects proposed in the Management Plan produced by the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board  for 2022 to 2024 on the Tay, Earn and Eden are beyond...

TOP QUALITY SALMON LANDED ON THE RIVER TAY!

(River Tay weekly report week ending 6th July 2024) We are now moving towards the middle of July. Thankfully, summer has been on holiday so far this year, making fishing conditions much more...

A STRONG END TO JUNE AS THE TAY ENJOYS ITS MOST PRODUCTIVE WEEK OF THE SEASON SO FAR!

(River Tay weekly report week ending 29th June 2024) We move into July next week and are now in the height of the Scottish summer. July is a special time of year to be out on the river. If there is...

A TWENTY THREE POUNDER, FIRST SALMON AND SPANISH SUCCESS!

(River Tay weekly report week ending 22nd June 2024) The summer solstice has now come and gone and we are currently in the midst of the Scottish summer with July almost upon us. However it would be...