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Salmon Fishing - River Earn Scotland

O. S. Map 52, 58


Originating in Loch Earn, the River Earn flows eastwards to join the Tay estuary south of Perth. It is swollen by several tributaries on its way, the most notable being the Water of Ruchill, which is one of the few tributaries unaffected by either Hydro-electric schemes or water extraction. An attractive medium sized river, the Earn offers trout, grayling, sea trout and salmon fishing throughout its length, some through fishing clubs like those in Crieff, Comrie, Auchterarder and Dunning.

Access, however, to the salmon and sea trout fishing on the Earn is far from straightforward, with around 40 riparian owners throughout its length. The Earn has a late salmon run, mainly in September and October. Sea trout are worth pursuing from May onwards, although numbers have declined dramatically in recent seasons. A normal year would now see in the region of 600 sea trout caught throughout the river and a similar number of salmon. Grayling fishing can be had throughout the river from November to January, on both club water and estate water. Permits for the Crieff AC water are available from Adam Boyd of King Street, Crieff.  Dupplin Estates at Forteviot issue trout and grayling permits. Permits are also available for trout salmon and grayling fishing at Kinkell Bridge, near Auchterarder.

See also:

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Angling Clubs and Associations

Comrie Angling Club

The club has fishing on the River Earn and River Ruchil.

Hon. Sec.  Pat Silvey, Ruchil House, Barrack Road, Comrie, Perth, PH6 2EQ (e-mail pat@ruchil.co.uk )

Crieff Angling Club

The Club controls three beats on the River Earn: Upper Strowan, Braidhaugh, and Drummond Castle which together cover some 5 miles of the river, mostly both banks

River Earn- Fishing Map

To view a larger scale map of a particular section of the River Earn, click on a selected area of the maps below.

Upper River Earn

Map of the Upper River Earn


Middle River Earn

Trout and Salmon Flies Online Fishing Bookshop Online Fishing TV Map of Middle River Earn


Lower River Earn

Map Lower River Earn

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew. Please note that these maps may date back several decades. Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.

In addition to the information provided here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the O.S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale 1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the relevant O.S. Map number. 

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