Fly Fishing

The Dalguise Beat is situated 2 miles downstream from the confluence of the Rivers Tay and Tummel and extends to approximately 1.25 miles of double bank Middle Tay fishing.

The fishings were originally owned by the Tempest family and were let on a seasonal basis during the Victorian era, often to the Potter family. This is the fishing beat said to have inspired children's author Beatrix Potter to write The Tale of Jeremy Fisher and Mrs Tiggywinkle. Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, spent her summer holidays in the area, where she developed her love of nature as a youngster, spending many hours down at the river bank.

The following photographs provide an intimate and nostalgic documentation of fishing on the Dalguise Beat. The resulting photography book, Dalguise, was nominated for the PBN, Photography Book Now, People's Choice award.