Kinkell Fishings


Kinkell Lodge, Kinkell Bridge, Auchterarder PH7 3RL, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Kinkell Fishings is part of the River Earn, a key tributary of the River Tay, located amidst the classic Scottish landscape. Kinkell Fishings is a two-mile beat of Salmon and Sea Trout fishing offering beautiful, easy-access surroundings. It’s an excellent Salmon river and is also considered one of Scotland’s finest Sea Trout rivers. Its accessible location makes it ideal for all fishing enthusiasts. Moreover, for non-fishing members, there are plenty of activities and attractions in the local area, such as whisky distilleries, gastro pubs, and scenic hill walks.

What size do the fish go to?

Kinkell Fishings offers fishing for Salmon, Sea Trout, Grayling, and Trout. The Salmon and Sea Trout season starts on February 1st and, during this month, Kinkell has seen fish of over 30lbs being caught. Grayling fishing is also available and is very popular throughout the winter months from November 1st through to January 31st.

What tactics work well?

Both bank fishing and wading are available, with fly fishing being the preferred method. For the best results, a switch or double-handed rod ranging from 12-15 ft is recommended, paired up with a floating line and a variety of sinking tips for different conditions. For early spring fishing, a larger 14-15 ft rod is advisable as the fish encountered during these months are often of good size and condition. At certain water heights, spinning is also permitted.

What facilities are on site?

The fishing site is split into the Upper and Lower sections, each featuring 16 pools, fished by 8 rods on a rotational basis. This arrangement allows each angler an opportunity to fish any part of the fishings in one day. Teams will swap between the Upper and Lower beats at lunchtime.

Is parking available?

Yes, much of the beat has excellent vehicular access, which eliminates the need to walk long distances to access the pools. This feature makes it ideal for elderly or less active fishers.

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