Two beats, Murthly Top Water and Murthly Low Water, on the River Tay near near Caputh. Lower beat has the famous Boat Pool, where Miss Georgina Ballantine hooked the British record rod-caught salmon (64lb) in October 1922. An account of the two-hour battle with this fish, by the lady herself, can be read here.
Availability in 2018
Lower beat fished Mon, Wed, Fri, Upper beat fished Tue, Thu, Sat.
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Two rods, both balloted
Upper Beat: From Perth head north on the A9, take the slip road to Luncarty/Stanley. Follow the road through both heading for Caputh, across the bridge and up to the junction, turn left onto the A984 towards Dunkeld. After nearly two miles look out for a sign on your left to "Boat of Murthly", follow the track down to the green fishing hut. If you come to a big white house you have gone too far!. The ghillie is Donald Tritton.
Lower Beat: From Perth head north on the A9, take the slip road to Luncarty/Stanley. Follow the road through both heading for Murthly. Just after leaving Murthly , turn left into Murthly Castle Estate at the big stone gateway a short distance before the river (long straight drive), then follow signs to the beat. You turn off the main drive down to the right, about 150 yards past the gate lodge, to reach the fishing hut. The ghillie is Donald Tritton. Tel: (078434587054)