Discover our pools


  • Location:
    Kinclaven, 4 miles upstream of Stanley Summary
    Postcode: PH1 4QW

  • Five year average: 199.2 salmon/grilse.
    Note regarding October figures: in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the season was extended as a trial to Oct. 31. in 2015 it ended on Oct 15.

  • Beat Summary:
    1.7 miles double bank beat, with 14 pools - 2 ghillies, 2 boats and 2 huts
    Max number rods: 8, 2 on each boat and 4 bank rods
    Price range: £25 - £165 ex. VAT per rod
    All rods meet their ghillies at Ferry Cottage boathouse in the morning.
    Premium quality rods available free of charge (lures and flies can be purchased from the ghillie)


Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House is a picturesque double bank beat set in the stunning grounds of Meikleour House. The beat commences at the junction of the Tay & Isla Rivers and extends for approximately 1.7 miles upstream.
It is perhaps for the Islamouth and Castle Pools that we are most famous and to follow the path to these pools is to follow in the footsteps of many angling greats.
We welcome the expert and novice alike and can provide tuition if required. Our 14 named pools can offer fly fishing and spinning from both bank and boat, as well as harling when conditions allow. Bank fishing is without a personal ghillie, however a ghillie will be available at the start of the day to show you the best places. Boat fishing is for a minimum of two rods. Pools such as the March Pool, Boxwood Bush, House Pool, Apple Haugh and Islamouth offer great sport in high water levels, while in lower water you can fish the Tunnel Stream, Tunnel Hole, Boxwood Boils, Cormorant Tree and Castle Pools.
We have fly and spinning rods available for guests to use and our head ghillie Calum McRoberts is always happy to advise in advance of your trip on the best tackle for the conditions.
Our newly renovated Ferry Cottage boathouse is spacious and extremely well appointed, with a kitchen, a large oak banquet table and a stove.
The Meikleour House fishing hut is a little gem that can be booked at no extra cost for private parties.
We can also arrange for accommodation at our renowned inn The Meikleour Arms. Since summer 2014 the hotel offers four charming one and two bedroom cottages, conveniently located a stone throw away from the river.

Below is a map of the beat. Please click on the name of the pool for details(please note that the new pool "The Meadows" will be added on the map shortly) :


Salmon & Grilse | Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House Catch Statistics (*: season extension till Oct 31)

Year '14 '15 '16 '17 '18
January 1 2 1 3 0
February 3 3 4 3 3
March 16 13 16 9 13
April 26 22 16 15 19
May 24 37 14 4 6
June 3 26 5 21 8
July 1 20 9 12 3
August 21 24 13 23 42
September 17 17 29 21 56
October 68* 18 30 12 30







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