Salmon Fishing

South Chesthill enjoys over 6 miles of single and double bank fishing and 32 pools on the River Lyon, one of the major Tay tributaries, which is a beautiful and varied river.  The catch has varied from 107 in 2012 (record year) to 9 in 2020 (virtually unfished due to Covid) with the average between 35 and 75 in normal years. The catch is well spread over the spring, summer, and autumn, from March through to October, with salmon caught weighing up to mid 20 lbs.

For the latest fishing news on the estate, please see our Blog and Stats.

For images of the river and some salmon caught, please see our Fishing Gallery.

Special offer:

We offer a 50% discount off the price of fishing when taken with our accommodation. This means you can enjoy salmon fishing for up to 8 rods over 32 pools with prices starting at £495.00 per week (including VAT).

Availability / buying day permits:

Salmon fishing is reserved for tenants who rent Chesthill House, however if Chesthill House is unlet or the tenants don’t wish to fish, it is available for Gardener’s Cottage tenants and/or visitor day permits.

Trout fishing is normally available for Gardener’s Cottage tenants and visitor day permits.

Price per rod per beat per day: trout permits £10; salmon £40 (discounts for multiple rods). You would need to bring your own rod and tackle. If you require to hire equipment and a ghillie (guide/teacher) it might be possible to arrange this at extra cost .  For more information regarding day permits please contact the Estate Keeper, Ainster Smith on 01887 877 233 or email