Visitors come from all over the world to fish the Tay at Dalmarnock.


Our guests travel from Norway and Sweden, Russia and Cuba, Canada and the USA, to stay with us in the heart of Highland Perthshire.

Some guests come to catch their first Scottish salmon. Others, to perfect their fly fishing technique or to unwind in our hilltop cottage.

“Fishing Friends”

“A fantastic middle Tay beat, excellent location, easy access and some brilliant pools. Highly recommended and Colin the Ghillie is a great character, always a fun visit and fond memories.”

Find your reason to stay

Prime River Tay Salmon Fishing

We run the largest beat on the mighty River Tay.

Covering nearly three miles of prime, middle Tay salmon fishing, our beat has some 15 pools for spinning and fly fishing.

But that’s just for starters.

The Full Scottish Experience

Sausage. Bacon. Eggs. Beans. Toast. Hash browns. Black pudding. Mushrooms. Oh, and don’t forget the haggis. That’s a Full Scottish Breakfast. If we had to describe it, we’d say there’s nothing else quite like it. And you won’t find it anywhere else.

We might not do the full breakfast. But we will treat you to the full Scottish salmon fishing experience.

Yes, you can take a fishing trip almost anywhere in the world. But when it comes to salmon fishing, there’s nowhere else quite like Scotland. When you’re a guest at Dalmarnock you’ll enjoy the full Scottish salmon fishing experience. Starting with hot morning rolls to warm you up by the riverside and a real Scottish ghillie to guide you out on the water*.

*Both work best with a few cups of tea. So best allow time for that, too.

Your Home from Home at Woodlands Cottage

If you’re looking for an inclusive fishing holiday in Scotland then our hilltop holiday cottage is the perfect getaway. Woodlands Cottage sits high above the old A9 road, overlooking the Dalmarnock Beat on the River Tay. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Tay Valley, knowing that you’re only a few minutes away from motorway links to the rest of Scotland –  making Woodlands Cottage by Dunkeld the ideal base for your Scottish adventure.

The cottage has 3 double bedrooms which can also be changed to twin beds and sleeps up to 7 guests. Want to bring the whole gang? We can accommodate up to 9 people, with a comfy sofa bed in the living room. Just let us know before you book.

Looking for dog-friendly accommodation in Perthshire? Our cottage has a large, secure garden and miles of walking trails on the doorstep.

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Your Holiday in the Heart of Scotland

There’s so much more than salmon fishing in Scotland. Our local hiking trails offer spectacular views across Highland Perthshire and Dunkeld is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, food lovers and music fans. You’ll have everything from historic sites to white water rafting to choose from. Just tell us how you want to spend your holiday and we’ll be happy to help.

More activities in Perthshire

Our Personal Service

Drop us a note when you book your stay and we can arrange to meet you at the airport when you arrive in Scotland. We’re less than two hours from all the great, Scottish cities.

Dundee: 45 mins
Edinburgh: 1 hour
Glasgow: 1 hour 30 mins
Inverness: 2 hours
Aberdeen: 2 hours

The road to Dunkeld will treat you to beautiful views of Perthshire. And what better way to enjoy your first glimpse of Scotland than with a knowledgeable local driver as your guide. Your airport transfer to Dunkeld gives you a chance to chat with your local driver, who will be happy to answer your questions about the beat or our local area. From where to grab a bite in Dunkeld to the best pubs for live music in Pitlochry.