Upper Scone

Benchil and Pitlochrie beats on the River Tay near Stanley. These fishings are unghillied. 

4th to 16th June single left bank only.

July Monday 2nd to Saturday 21st, six permits per day both banks, beat rotation shown below.

  • Lower part of Pitlochrie beat seen from Stanley Mills
  • Fishing hut
  • Boats on the Tay between Stanley and Luncarty

Availability in 2018

From To Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
4 June 16 June Left Bank only, two permits balloted Left Bank only, two permits balloted Left Bank only, two permits balloted Left Bank only, two permits balloted Left Bank only, two permits balloted Left Bank only, two permits balloted
2 Jul 21 Jul Benchil:
Two permits online, two balloted and two from PD Malloch's.
Pitlochrie:
Two permits online, two balloted and two from PD Malloch's.
Benchil:
Two permits online, two balloted and two from PD Malloch's.
Pitlochrie:
Two permits online, two balloted and two from PD Malloch's.
Benchil:
Two permits online, two balloted and two from PD Malloch's.

Pitlochrie:
Two permits online, two balloted and two from PD Malloch's.

Online Booking

Beat Maps

Benchil Beat Map

Pitlochrie Beat Map

Access

Car parks, access tracks and pools are shown on the following maps:

Permitted parking places

The pools

Benchil right bank: if gates are unlocked members can drive down to riverside car park, please leave gates as you find them. If the gates are locked proceed about 400 yards towards Stanley and park in Thistlebrig public carpark and walk down path (directly opposite carpark) to river at top end of Benchil beat.

Benchil left Bank: Vehicular access to the Benchil left bank car park shown in the permitted parking map (above), and in the diagram below.

All members please note, when fishing Upper Scone in summer, that the Salmon Secretary has managed to arrange parking on the left bank above the Fishpond Cottages, in amongst the trees. This has taken a lot of careful negotiation and members should be very careful not to upset any of the residents, or the guests and ghillies on Fishponds (the beat immediately downstream of Benchil).

When motoring in, leave the Stormontfield Road and carry on down the hill, on through the houses, onto the private road adjacent to the mill lade right to the end where the Fishpond Cottages are. Pass through the barrier and follow round left to the CORE PATH which heads upstream into the trees, and park in the clearing in the trees.

Do not under any circumstances park on the grass at Fishponds old fishing hut.

Complaints have been received that three members parked on Fishponds Green, so we do not want a repeat. Please keep a tight rein on this, as being allowed this parking is very beneficial to PDAA members and we don't want to spoil it!

Route from Perth to lower end of beat

Route from perth to upper end of beat