Salmon Fishing - River Teith
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The River Teith is undoubtedly the
best salmon river in the Forth-Teith system and one of the best in
Central Scotland. Originating in Loch Venachar, it is joined by the
Leny just above Callander to form the Teith proper. From Callander,
all the way to its confluence with the Forth just above Stirling, it
flows through lovely country via some very sought-after beats
providing excellent spring and autumn salmon fly fishing.
The most accessible of the beats is
the Callander Town water, administered by Stirling District Council.
Permits are issued by James Bayne, Main Street, Callander. Downstream
from here other more exclusive and expensive beats include those
belonging to the following estates: Gart Estate, Cambusmore Estate,
Lanrick Castle, Moray Estates, Blair Drummond Estate and Ochtertyre
Estate. The Teith also has a reasonably good run of early sea trout,
with the best of the sea trout fishing in May and June.
Salmon Fishing on the River Forth
Although the Teith
is nominally a tributary of the Forth, the Teith is in fact the major
river, and by far the most productive in terms of salmon and sea trout.
Below the confluence of the two rivers, there is a productive stretch of
fishing on the Forth down to the tidal water, which is administered by
Stirling District Council, who make permits available to both local and
visiting anglers. This stretch can get quite busy but some good salmon
are taken, mainly on the spinner, although there is some good fly water
too. Further upriver, fishing can be had on the Forth at Aberfoyle and