Headinch and Cambus O'May conditions

FishPal conditions

Bookings made through FishPal's help desk or on line booking system are subject to FishPal's standard conditions. If you haven't already read these, you can see them here

Fishery conditions

1 All salmon fishing on Glen Tanar beats is 100% catch and release in conjunction with the Dee Conservation Code 2016
2 Fishing is from the top of Pool Kate (south bank), the top of Mill Pool (north bank), and the bottom of Tassachd pool.
3 The meeting point for the beat is the car park 200 metres east of the Cambus O'May footbridge, on the south side of the A93 and4km(2.5miles)westofDinnetvillage.Theentrancetothecarparkisonasharpbendintheroad. Allpartiesmustmeet at 9.00 am.
4 Access to the beat is by car on certain routes and on foot for the remainder. Care is to be taken to avoid disturbance or damage to livestock or crops. Vehicle access to Tassachd is via the track across the middle of the field. No other route should be used by cars. The track through Torphantrick wood goes through a gate with a combination lock. The number for the lock can be obtained from the estate office or the ghillie.
5 Fishing system: The beat has two periods, spring, and summer. The spring fishing period is from 1 March – 2 July 2016 (4 rods). The summer fishing period is from 4 July - 30 September 2016 (3 rods). For most of the beat both banks are available, with only two pools at the top of the beat, Kate and Glashan, where fishing can be taken from the south bank only. In the spring period, the beat is split into two sections. Fishers rotate round the sections on a daily basis. The changeover to the following day's water takes place at 5.00 p.m. each day. The ghillie will explain the system on arrival. In the summer fishing period, only 3 rods fish the beat, from both banks. There are no restrictions on sections or timings. The estate reserves the right to put a house rod on to the Kate and Glashan pools. The estate will liaise with you prior to taking up this right.
6 Fishing etiquette: When starting in a pool a minimum separation from fishers on the opposite bank of one hundred metres upstream or fifty metres downstream should be maintained. Fishers should maintain a steady progress through a pool. Fishers should avoid other fishermen when they are playing a fish. Fishers must also respect other people's use of the water or land they are on and act responsibly. Dogs are not permitted on the river bank unless kept under control.
7 Rod sharing: rod sharing must be agreed in advance with the estate. The estate reserves the right to restrict the period fished by shared rods to a reasonable fishing period, which as a maximum shall be no more than ten hours a day.
8 Fishing methods: Fly fishing only is permitted. All hooks should be barbless or the barbs crimped. Treble hooks are not permitted.
9 Injured or damaged fish: All injured or damaged fish are to be handed to the proprietor or his representative.
10 Ghillie: The services of a ghillie are provided from 9am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday 1 March to 30 September. The ghillie is in charge of the fishery when present and instructions from the ghillie or other member of staff must be complied with. A minimum of one person must be nominated as the contact with the estate and contact details must be provided in advance to either the estate or the ghillie for each day.
11 Catch returns: Correct detailed records, showing dates on which fish were caught and killed, and which were released, their weights, names of pools, and from which bank taken, must be submitted to this office. These records are normally kept by the ghillie, but it is your responsibility to ensure that appropriate records are kept for your fishing party.
12 Safety & Disease Control: Please ensure that all fishers comply with the safety code laid out on the Angling Safety Sheet a copy of which will be sent to you with the confirmation of your booking. All fishers should supply and wear a suitable buoyancy aid while fishing.
All anglers are requested to read and act upon the biosecurity measures in place for each beat to prevent the introduction of Gyrodactylus salaris and other diseases to the Dee. This will involve the disinfection of waders and landing nets prior to fishing.
13 Subletting: You cannot sublet the fishing you book without our permission and then only by private arrangement and at the same prices and conditions as for this booking. No agent other than ourselves may be used to obtain a sublet.
14 Law & Other Issues: The law of Scotland shall apply to this contract. No terms may be changed without written permission. We reserve the right to refuse a booking. Your acceptance of the contract will occur when you make the payment. Tenants must ensure all guests have read and understood these terms and conditions.

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Dee conditions


A The season will run from 1st February to 15th October up to Aboyne Bridge. Above Aboyne Bridge the season will close on 30th September.

B Salmon and Grilse: Prior to 1st April it is a criminal offence to retain a salmon or grilse. By law any
salmon or grilse that is severely injured or damaged, dies or is killed before this date must be returned to the river.

After 1st April there should be 100% catch and release for the entire season.

Sea Trout There should be 100% catch and release for the entire season.
(incl Finnock):

C At the beat's discretion spinning is a permitted option for the whole river between 1st February and 15th April. In addition spinning is permitted in August and September from the top of Maryculter Beat downstream. It is recommended that fly fishing should always be given a fair try in preference to spinning. Note spinning is not permitted anywhere in October.

D It is recommended that all hooks should be barbless or crimped. No treble hooks should be used.

E On the Dee After 1st April all severely injured or damaged fish should be handed to the proprietor. This applies to all beats.

F On the Cowie and Carron it is illegal to kill a salmon or grilse throughout the entire season. This is due to the Scottish Government classifying these two rivers as Category 3 under the terms of the 2016 salmon conservation regulations.

G Irrespective of the date of capture all fish handling should be kept to a minimum to avoid damage and stress. Guidelines on how to do this are available on www.fishdee.co.uk.

H It is illegal to sell rod caught wild salmon or sea trout.

I All anglers are requested to read and act upon the biosecurity measures in place for each beat to prevent the introduction of Gyrodactylus salaris and other diseases to the Dee. This will involve the disinfection of waders and landing nets prior to fishing. All beats have the appropriate facilities on site but it may be necessary to check whether you will be required to disinfect the equipment prior to arrival or at one of the disinfecting stations listed on www.fishdee.co.uk.

A. All pink salmon to be killed and retained where possible and the River Office to be contacted on the 24 hr number, 01339880411.

Remember, the Dee DSFB needs the vital help and support of all Proprietors, Ghillies and Anglers to realise the twin objectives of sustaining and enhancing the river's fish stocks and maintaining a viable, thriving fishery.