Kercock is one of the prolific Lower Middle Tay beats located in the heart of the Perthshire countryside between Murthly and Islamouth. Guests can fish safe in the knowledge that they will have expert guidance from the resident Head Ghillie, who will be waiting to greet them at the main fishing hut.
Kercock provides two and a quarter miles of predominantly double bank fishing with good vehicular access for up to eight rods. Conditions are suitable for both the fly and spinning and can comfortably accommodate the novice and more experienced angler alike. Tackle and equipment hire is available.
“That the Tay is the greatest river in Scotland can hardly be disputed, greatest not only in volume of water and width, in length, catchment area and number and size of tributaries, but also in its salmon catch and in the size of its fish.”
John Ashley Cooper
The Great Salmon Rivers of Scotland
The beat offers a wide variation of water covering ten named pools that fish well in all river levels. Our fly water is excellent with easy access and wading generally on shingle banks. The most productive pools on Kercock include; Gean Tree, The Dungeon, Boatlands, Oak Tree and The Cottage Stream.
Salmon are caught on this beat throughout the season. Spring salmon are regularly caught from the start of the season, with the fishing picking up in summer when the grilse arrive and then the big autumn runs from August through to the end of October.
Further information on the Kercock can be found here.