BEAULY DISTRICT FISHERY BOARD
SALMON & SEA TROUT CONSERVATION POLICY 2016
The Beauly District Fishery Board has a statutory duty to to act for the protection and improvement of the fisheries and for the increase of salmon and sea trout within its District. With declining rates of marine survival, the conservation of stocks should be of prime importance to all anglers.
ANGLERS PLEASE NOTE that on the 19th January 2016 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation placing the whole Beauly System including the River Beauly into the Category 3 classification. These new regulations mean that during the 2016 angling season it will be illegal to kill any salmon or grilse anywhere in the Beauly district and any salmon that you do catch, including any dead or bleeding fish, must be returned to the water. This is now law.
You can access further information on the new regulations by following these links:http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Wild-salmon-conservation-216d.aspx
All Sea Trout should be returned to the River (100% catch & release)
Fishing should be by Fly only.
To facilitate the release of fish barbless hooks should be used. Treble hooks should not be used.
Damaged or marked fish should not be returned.
Under the provisions of the Salmon Conservation Act 2001 the sale of rod caught fish is illegal.
When releasing fish, try to keep them in water at all times and under no circumstances should fish be lifted clear of the water by their tails.
The use of ‘knotless' mesh landing nets will help prevent the fish from being damaged.