The River Earn is the southernmost river within Tay system, and runs through the picturesque area of Strathearn. It has a rich history of Game Fishing and the River Earn was famous as being one of Scotland’s most prolific Sea Trout rivers, and the home of some large Salmon. Today, catches are still good and the river still enjoys a healthy run of Sea Trout.


As part of the Tay River System the River Earn joins the Tay about 8 miles below Perth at the head of the Firth of Tay and migratory fish that enter the Firth turn left from the Tay to enter the Earn and travel upstream through some spectacular pools and runs. The Lochlane and Laggan Fishings has classic fly water as well as some pools better suited to spinning.


The Fordie Estate fishings include the renowned Lady Mary’s Walk Beat and 32 other named pools comprising 2.1 miles of fishing. Continual annual maintenance has created a quality fishery offering fly fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout in a very pretty setting. There is also good Brown trout and Grayling present in the river.

Located 2 miles from the Lodge, the Estate has 3 rods (1 beat) throughout the season. The fishing is made up of 4 rotating beats which rotate daily. A ghillie can be arranged at £175 per day and Rods are let in conjunction with accommodation at Fordie.


Please contact the Estate Office for rates and availability.





Other than the River Earn, there are excellent trout lochs on the Estate as well as Loch Turret, a large reservoir where many miles of picturesque fishing is available. The trout are in the 1lb to 2 lb range and with the right fly are very willing takers!

The Estate also has a 15’ Coulam boat with outboard which allows us to fish further afield with guests.

All trout fishing is by fly only with a daily limit of 2 fish per angler.

The Estate is able to hire out fishing tackle should this be required, and tuition and picnic lunches can be provided on request.

Trout fishing is available from 1st May to 30th September - please contact the Estate Office to enquire about availability of fishing on the lochs.

Come and visit Fordie and enjoy the many country pursuits we have on offer.

Stay in our luxury Shooting Lodge or one of our Holiday Cottages and experience the sporting activities on our wild and unique Scottish Highland Estate.