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15TH TO 17TH JANUARY 2016 


Join us this Friday, 15th January at the Kenmore Hotel to celebrate the official opening of the Tay salmon fishing season. Kenmore has been the venue for this historic occasion since 1947. 

There is a sense of expectation as the atmosphere builds to the opening of Scotland's most celebrated salmon season opening day. And whatever the weather, fishermen travel from all over the country to be present at this historic occasion at the Kenmore Hotel, near Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire.

It is a truly impressive sight to see the fishermen and their supporters line up behind the Vale of Atholl Junior Pipe Band and march to the Tay a few hundred yards away. The fishermen then take up their positions along both banks of the mighty Tay while the final ceremonies are performed on the river itself and a toast is offered to bless the water for the new season.

Once the first cast is made in the middle of the river, the cry goes out "Tight lines" as all the fishermen make their first cast for the new season.




We've got a fantastic few days planned to celebrate the opening of the season at Kenmore - so why not join us for the festivities with either a 2, 3 or 4 night stay.

Thursday 14th January 2016
Arrive at your leisure, check in and then enjoy a relaxing overnight stay with dinner in the Grill Room.

Friday 15th January 2016
Start the day with hearty Scottish breakfast, before heading to the salmon season opening ceremony at the front of the hotel.  Then enjoy complimentary fishing on our beat or spend the day exploring local area - but make sure you get back to the hotel in time to get glammed up for our amazing Gala Fundraising Dinner. You'll be welcomed on arrival with Champagne & canapes before sitting down to an exquisite 4-course banquet with entertainment & charity auction.

Saturday 16th January
Whether you are up early for fishing or want a more leisurely day, start the day with a delicious breakfast in the Grill Room.   In the evening we'll be serving up a delicious 4- course dinner with entertainment with our fantastic Ceilidh Band that will have you on the dance floor until the wee small hours!

Sunday 17th January 2016
If you book our 3 night package - you can enjoy your 4th evening on a complimentary bed & breakfast basis. All you need to do if purchase a 3 course dinner from our Grill Room menu (to the value of £25.00 per person) with a bottle of wine. What better way to round off a fabulous few days of Highland hospitality. 

Simply click on links below to check availability & book! 

2 night package - from £149 per night

3 night package - from £129 per night

3 night package - from £129 per night + 4th night FREE

Terms & conditions: This offer is subject to availability & allocation, with a limited number of rooms available on the promotional rates.  Price quoted is per night, based on two peole sharing a double / twin room. Offer price varies depending on number of days booked. Minimum 2 night stay required.  Offer may be changed or withdrawn without notice. 


If you're joining us for the opening of the salmon season, why not take advantage of our fantastic 'Celebration Lodge' packages - including self-catering accommodation in one of our amazing 5-star lodges, PLUS our Gala Dinner (Friday 15th Jan) and Dinner & Cellidh (Sat 16th Jan).

  • 2 night lodge stays from only £297 per night  

  • 3 night lodge stays from £215 per night

  • 4 night lodge stays from £181 per night

For further information or to make a reservation please call 0844 800 4000 or click here to email.

Terms & conditions: Prices for lodges vary depending on length of stay and size of lodge booked. 1 to 4 bedroom lodges available.  The package includes a ticket for each lodge resident for the Gala Dinner & Ceilidh Dinner. Promotional rates are subject to availability & may be changed / withdrawn without notice. 


Kenmore is the premier location of Tay salmon fishing and we are celebrating the opening of the new season in style from the official opening on the morning of Friday 15th January & throughout the rest of the weekend - we've got exciting plans for a fun filled weekend so watch this space for updates very soon on what else is happening! 


Join us as we celebrate the official start of the Tay salmon season and raise funds for some very worthy charities.  

Our evening begins with Champagne & canapes, before guests sit down to an exquisite 4-course banquet (half bottle of wine included in ticket price) with entertainment and a charity auction. 

In the last 10 years, over £1.17 million has been raised for The Nicola Murray Foundation, CHAS, Sarah's Promise and Angling for Youth Development; and it is anticipated that, with your support, the 2016 opening will generate in excess of £100,000 at the Gala Dinner, which is being hosted by the Kenmore Hotel on Friday 15th January.

Tickets cost £75 per person. For further information & to book please email 


Salmon fishing permits are available at a cost of £25 / day for hotel residents & £30 / day for non-residents.

Permits can only be purchased, from dawn till dusk, on the day from the Kenmore Hotel. 



Whether you've tried your hand at fishing before or are a total beginner, why not join us at the Kenmore Hotel on the opening weekend and get a little tuition from our expert ghillies. For more information please email 



Join us for a fun evening at the Kenmore Hotel with a delicious 4-course dinner & half bottle of wine before our fantastic ceilidh band get you on the dance floor until the wee hours. 

Tickets cost just £50 per person.


Enjoy a delicious Sunday Lunch in the Grill Room, with unrivalled views over the Tay - from only £12.95 per adult and a menu especially for the children. It's the perfect excuse for a fun day out with the family. 


For further information, assistance or bookings, please don't hesitate to call 01887 830 205 or email 



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The Aurora Hotel Collection is a small but growing portfolio of luxury hotels and lodges in Central Scotland. The current estate includes Glenbervie & the Coach House, near Larbert; Solsgirth House, by Dollar; the Kenmore Hotel & Lodges, a traditional hotel and luxury lodges nestled on the banks of the River Tay; & the Cairn Lodge & Hotel, a boutique hotel and luxury lodge house in Auchterarder. The fabulous Hotel Colessio in Stirling is the latest addition to the luxury collection.

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The Square, Kenmore,
Perthshire, Scotland,
PH15 2NU

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