Fishing & Shooting

The Lower Kinnaird Salmon Fishing Experience

The renowned Lower Kinnaird beat is arguably the most prolific fly fishing beat on the entire middle Tay.

The beat was adored by the late John Ashley-Cooper, the famous fishing author and exceptional angler. Many other famous salmon fishers have also enjoyed fishing Kinnaird over the years.

Lower Kinnaird commences at the River Tummel road bridge (A827) incorporating the last three salmon pools of the River Tummel and down into the renowned Junction Pool where the Tummel greets the Tay. The beat extends a further 2 miles downstream and incorporates some of the best 'holding' fly water on the Tay including famous pools such as Ferry Stream, Plantation, Swimming Pool, Island Stream, Green Bank, Ash Trees, New Pool, Fir Trees, Kindallachan & the Guay Pool. 

Fresh run fish are present in the Kinnaird beat from January onwards due to the early run of Loch Tay salmon and the early arriving River Tummel salmon which 'back up' in this magnificent beat throughout the Spring months. The fishing increases in potency from March onwards with more and more salmon seeking refuge in the unique pool formations Kinnaird is fortunate to benefit from.  

Predominantly Kinnaird is a fly fishing beat however other fishing methods are permitted at the discretion of the head ghillie. Martin Edgar has worked on the Kinnaird water for 10 years and has recently taken over the role as head ghillie. His understanding of the beat is second to none which compliments his enthusiasm and drive in delivering the perfect 'client experience'. Martin reports daily salmon fishing news on his newsletter.

The fishing hut on Lower Kinnaird has been upgraded to a very high standard and is one of the best on the Tay system. It has full cooking facilities, hot and cold water, WC, fridge and freezer. The beat also holds a good stock of high quality fishing equipment should a client wish to hire fishing tackle.

Mill Pond

This is a small loch, set in beautiful surroundings, with natural brown trout. It has a well equipped bothy and is ideal for BBQs and picnic lunches. Float tubes can also be used on this loch under the supervision of one of our ghillies. There is also a boat to use on the loch.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Set in a scenic natural amphitheatre alongside Balnamuir Burn, we can simulate driven pheasants, crossing birds and down the line. Instruction in safe gun handling is given by a competent & experienced coach, this includes loading and aiming at clay targets.

For fishing & clay pigeon shooting bookings please contact the Estate Office.
Tel: 01796 482831, or email:


Having some of Perthshire's best ground for pheasant and partridge shooting, we are able to organise excellent and rewarding day's sport on the estate before returning to the comforts of Kinnaird House or one of our cottages.

For availability and shooting enquiries, please contact

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