The famous Dalguise beat on the River Tay, 1¼ miles of double-bank fishing between Dunkeld and Ballinluig.

Two rods per day, three days a week (Mon, Tue and Sat) from the 2nd day of the season till the end of June. All rods will be balloted. NB Balloted places can be cancelled up to 4 weeks in advance, but vacant places can be booked only three days in advance.


NB Ghillie is Moray MacFarlane Mobile no: 07835 717150

2021 Availability

16th Jan - 30th June 


Two rods, both balloted


Two rods, both balloted


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Two rods, both balloted


Link to an aerial video of the Dalguise beat.

The following video was shot by PDAA member Iain Bain, early season 2019:



The fishing hut and car park are on the west bank, accessed from the B898 road. See beat map.


Dalguise has an excellent website with lots of useful information (click HERE).

There are many pools and streams on the beat. Favoured areas include: Guay Pool, Tail of Guay, Boils, Flats, Casting Platform, Neck of Bridge Pool, Tail of Bridge Pool, Dowally Stream, Calum’s Corner, Island Pool, Tail of Island, Neck of Otterstone, Otterstone, Tail of Otterstone, Sarah’s Spot.  (Click HERE to see the Pool Description Page).

Approximately half of the fish are caught on fly, the balance by lure and bait. Dalguise has led the way in catch and release with 88% being returned last season, in line with the catch and release recommendations of the Tay Salmon Fisheries Board.

There is an excellent fishing cabin, the cabin is raised above the river and from its veranda there are magnificent views of the upper beat and surrounding countryside to the distant hills. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen and toilet facilities.