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 2018

Permit dates are one week per month from February to June, with another week in September. 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
19 Feb 24 Feb Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available
19 Mar 24 Mar Two permits balloted Not Availablne Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available
23 Apr 28 Apr Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available
21 May 28 May Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available
4 Jun 9 Jun Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available
24 Sep 29 Sep Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available Two permits balloted Not Available

Findynate permits

From To Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

19 Feb

24 Feb Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online
19 Mar 24 Mar Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online
23 Apr 28 Apr Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online
21 May 26 May Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online
4  Jun 9 Jun Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online Not Available Two permits balloted, two available online
24 Sep 29 Sep Not Available Four permits balloted Not Available Four permits balloted Not Available Four permits balloted

Online Booking

Discounted permits: Offer not available for 2018 season
 

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.