Location and accessibility
An idyllic river to suit all fishermen or women
Kinkell lies at the heart of Strathearn. This part of Perthshire is a wonderfully gentle landscape of productive farmland, attractive small towns and villages, beguiling rivers and with a backdrop of the scenic Ochil hills. The River Earn flows east from Loch Earn for 47 miles before joining the Tay Estuary near the Sea. The Earn is an important tributary of the River Tay being in its own right an excellent Salmon river as well as being regarded as one of Scotland’s finest Sea Trout rivers. This is a rare combination and gives the angler more opportunity to catch fish.
Kinkell is located on the Middle Earn, just three miles north west of the very attractive small town of Auchterarder. Kinkell is a two mile stretch of mostly double bank fishing. The majority of the fishing is carried out from the south bank and the beat lends itself to fishermen and women of ALL abilities. The size of the water allows for experienced rods to cover all the lies of the river effectively, but it is also an excellent size of river for a beginner to learn on and to grow in confidence. Whilst most of the beat has good wading, the lower end of the Kinkell beat has very easy wading over gravel which is delightful to fish from. The Lower beat also has very few obstructions for back casts, making this an ideal place to learn to fish. We welcome and actively encourage, novice or inexperienced fisherman and woman to come and fish at Kinkell.
When fishing at Kinkell, you will become immersed in the beauty of the surrounding scenery. One of the great attributes of fishing at Kinkell, is that we do not as a rule have many midges, compared to other more Northerly and Westerly Scottish rivers. It is hard to rival Kinkell’s idyllic location coupled with its accessibility.