Findynate & Cloichfoldich

Two double bank beats (Findynate & Cloichfoldich) the Upper Tay, west of Grandtully. Findynate is the first beat upstream from the Grandtully rapids, and Cloichfoldich is a shorter beat immediately upstream of Findynate.

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Availability in 2017

Permit dates are one week per month from February to June, with another week in September to be decided. During each available week, the availability and beat rotation is as shown in tables below.

Cloichfoldich permits

From To Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
20 Feb 25 Feb Not Available Two permits balloted. Not Available Two permits balloted. Not Available Two permits balloted.
20 Mar 25 Mar Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted
24 Apr 29 Apr Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted
22May 27May Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted
5 Jun 10 Jun Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted
25Sep 30Sep Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted

Findynate permits

From To Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

20 Feb

25 Feb Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available
20 Mar 25 Mar Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available
24 Apr 29 Apr Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available
22 May 27 May Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available
5Jun 10Jun Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available
25Se 30Sep Four permits balloted. Not Available Four permits balloted Not Available Four permits balloted Not Available

Online Booking

Discounted permits 
In addition to the club fishing listed above, the owner is offering two rods for the price of one to PDAA members during the season (subject to availability). Both rods are to be used on the same day. Any member applying for discounted fishing should deal directly with the owner, David Stirling, and quote PDAA in any communications. 

David Stirling – Mobile no. 07759 303725.  Email : ds_findynate@hotmail.com

Advice

The far (south) side of the river can fish better in certain heights of water. Here's how to get there:

From either beat, turn right back towards the village of Strathtay. Turn right at SPAR shop, cross the river into Grantully, turn right at the junction. Carry on through the village - you will see a horseshoe of new white houses on the left.  Approx  200 to 300 yards further on there are two metal gates just off the road on the right (opposite a 'bends  in road' sign).

Go through the left-hand gate and carry on upstream. Go through the first gate you come to on the right and follow the track down. For the Cloichfoldich beat, park off the track at the bottom of the hill and walk upstream. For Findynate beat, carry on along the track and park at the wooden gate.

The boundary between Cloichfoldich and Findynate is the large rocks which sit in the middle of the river. Cloichfoldich stretches approx ½  mile above rocks (top of beat signposted). Findynate stretches approx. ½  mile below rocks (bottom of beat signposted).

Access

To get to Findynate, take the A9 north from Perth and  exit at Ballinluig on to the A827 Aberfeldy road. Carry on for 5 miles until you reach the village of Grandtully.  Take the first right in Grandtully opposite the Chocolate  Shop. Cross river on green bridge, carry straight up the  hill and you come to the Spar shop. Turn left and carry on about a mile. Findynate Estate entrance is signposted on the right; the gate down to the Findynate Beat is  30m further along on the left. The gate to Cloichfoldich Beat is another half mile along the road, also on the left. There are signs on the gates.

Click here to download a pdf beat map provided by the fishery.

Click here for directions from the A9.