Activities on the Kinnaird Estate
Whether you are a seasoned fisherman, an expert marksman or simply enjoy spending time in the glorious countryside around Kinnaird, we have something to offer everyone on the Estate.
Salmon Fishing on the River Tay
The renowned Kinnaird beat is arguably the most prolific fly fishing beat on the entire middle Tay. 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 from which Kinnaird is fortunate to benefit.
We have two well-equipped fishing huts both with 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. Most importantly we have two experienced ghillies whose knowledge and understanding of the beat is second to none and who are enthusiastic to deliver the perfect fishing experience for their clients. They can offer private lessons for beginners or advice for the more experienced anglers.
See full details of prices and how to book on the Fishing section of the website.
What better way to get away from the stress of everyday life than a day’s fishing for brown trout on a quiet Scottish hill loch where the gentle lapping of the water against the shore is the only sound to disturb the tranquillity?
Mill Pond and Loch Skiach offer loch fishing in beautiful surroundings. Both have well equipped bothies available for day or overnight stays, ideal for BBQs and picnic lunches. A boat is available for use on the loch.
Further information and details on how to book can be found on the Fishing section of the website.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Set in a scenic natural amphitheatre alongside the Balnamuir Burn, we can simulate driven pheasants, crossing birds and down the line. Instruction in safe gun handling is given by a competent and experienced coach and includes loading and aiming at clay targets.
Having some of Perthshire’s best ground for pheasant and partridge shooting, we are able to organise an excellent and rewarding day’s sport on the estate.
There are a number of walks around the Estate which lead to Mill Pond and Loch Skiach which provide some of the most beautiful views across the Tay Valley, whilst at the same time offering an opportunity to admire some of Scotland’s abundant wildlife amongst the hills and moors. You can also visit the Balnaguard Wildlife Reserve and walk up to the spectacular Balnaguard waterfall, where native juniper is regenerating on the slopes. The reserve is home to a variety of butterflies, and red squirrel and deer sightings are also possible. For more information see www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/balnaguard-glen/.
There are also tracks that lead down to the shores of the River Tay – perfect for a picnic stop.
The estate has wonderful areas of woodland to explore. It features 6 of Perthshire’s Monumental Trees, listed on www.monumentaltrees.com.
They are mainly located in the late-Victorian pinetum in the grounds of Kinnaird House:
- Giant Fir 61.80m
- Coast Douglas Fir 60.50m
- European Silver Fir 53m
- Western Red Cedar 48m
- Caucasian Spruce 40m
- Nootka Cypress 34m
The Western Red Cedar is currently the tallest of its type recorded in Scotland.
Wildlife on the estate includes deer, red squirrels, hares, grouse, pheasants, partridges, and buzzards to mention a few. We are always interested to hear of any unusual sightings on the Estate.