River Tay, near Spittalfield. Left bank only.
Availability in 2017
Upper Delvine – Day Permits
From Ist Monday of British Summer Time (BST) to Last Saturday in August, day permits expire at 5:00pm.
|15 Jan||15 Oct||One place online, two from PD Mallochs||Three places, all available online||One place online, two from PD Mallochs||Three places, all available online||One place online, two from PD Mallochs||Three places, all available online|
Upper Delvine – Evening Permits.From 1st Monday British Summer Time (BST) to last Saturday in August.
Members fishing a day permit during this period must also hold an evening permit to fish after 5:00pm.
|First Monday of BST||Last Saturday in Aug||Two places through PD Mallochs, one online||Three places, all available online||Only two places, both through PD Mallochs||Only two places, both online||Two places through PD Mallochs, one online||Three places, all available online|
June 2016 - For PDAA members who have not yet visited Upper Delvine in 2016, it should be noted that the floods of last winter have altered the river bed on this beat. Previously it was possible to wade out from the fishing hut, past the big rocks in the stream, and fish the far side of the stream. However, the depth and strength of the current flowing through the big rocks will no longer allow this wading pattern, and great care should be taken when wading. Better to stay inside the big rocks on the left bank.
PDAA member Iain Bain submitted this video of fishing on Upper Delvine.
Access is via a farm track (signposted Aird Farm) opposite the B947 road leading to Lethendy, just east of Spittalfield on the A984 between Dunkeld and Meikleour. Keep straight on past the farm until the track bends right at Tay Cottage, then take the left hand fork, and go through the first gate on the left (there are three gates in total, all unlocked - leave them as you find them). The final stretch of track is grassy, and can be soft and slippy after heavy rain. There is a grassy parking area in front of the beat hut.