Brahan 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

No rod sharing

Wearing of life vests compulsory

Use of boats (very rare) at ghillie's discretion.

Ghillies decsion is final in all matters

CROMARTY FIRTH FISHERIES CONSERVATION POLICY 2011

Salmon are classified as an endangered species throughout Europe. If they were mammals or birds they would be protected and fishing would not be allowed. There is therefore an incentive for anglers to act responsibly. Spring fish are sufficiently scarce for it to be foolish to kill any of them. The long term trend of grilse returning from sea appears to be declining and so the numbers killed should be minimized. Sea trout over 1.5 lbs are particularly valuable so should be released.

The percentage of fish released in the Cromarty Firth rivers has been well below that achieved on most major Scottish rivers. The Board's policy is to release a minimum of 70% in 2011.

SALMON UP TO 30TH JUNE

All fish to be returned i.e. 100% Catch and Release. This policy has been in place on the Dee for many years, and has been introduced on the Tay and the Tweed.

SALMON AFTER 30TH JUNE

All fish over 30" / 75cm long (about 10lbs) to be released.

A maximum of one fish (i.e. salmon/grilse under 30" / 75cm about 10lbs) per angler per week may be killed.

Up to a maximum of 6 fish (salmon/grilse under 30" / 75cm about 10lbs) may be killed per angler per season in the
Cromarty Firth rivers.

SEA TROUT

A maximum of one sea trout over 1.5 lbs per angler per week may be killed but it would be preferable to kill only smaller fish.

GENERAL

All coloured fish should be released

Please use barbless hooks

Please do not use treble hooks

The board would like to phase out worming within a few years. In 2011 where worming is permitted only circle hooks may be used

An angler's first ever fish may be retained if desired

When releasing fish, try to keep the fish in the water at all times and use knotless mesh landing nets

FIN CLIPPED FISH

If an angler catches a fish that has had the adipose fin removed, please retain it and inform Simon McKelvey (01997 433405 or 07887 845648). These fish will have been PIT tagged and the information contained in these tags is important to the operation of our stocking programme. The fish simply needs to be scanned to retrieve the tag number. The angler keeps the fish, will be given a £5 reward and, in due course, the life history of the fish.

GYRODACTYLUS

Proprietors or their appointed nominees are being urged to ensure that anglers fishing their waters have completed and signed a declaration regarding sterilizing fishing equipment. Equipment can be sterilized by using one of the following precautions:

Dry equipment at a minimum of 20 degrees C for at least 2 days. Heat for at least 1 hour at a temperature of over 60 degrees C. Deep freeze for at least 1 day. Immerse in a solution suitable for killing Gs for a minimum of 10 minutes. Suitable solutions include; Virkon(1%),
Wescodyne (1%), sodium chloride (3%) and sodium hydroxide (0.2%).



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EasterRoss conditions

SALMON UP TO 30TH JUNE
• All salmon and grilse to be returned i.e. 100% Catch and Release.

SALMON AFTER 30TH JUNE
• All fish over 30" / 75cm long (about 10lbs) to be released.
• A maximum of one fish (i.e. salmon/grilse under 30"/75cm about 10lbs) per angler per week may be killed.
• Up to a maximum of 6 fish (salmon/grilse under 30"/75cm about 10lbs) may be killed per angler per season in the Cromarty Firth rivers.

SEA TROUT
• A maximum of one sea trout over 1.5lbs per angler per week may be killed but it would be preferable to kill only smaller fish.

GENERAL
• All coloured fish must be released
• Use barbless hooks
• Do not use treble hooks
• The board is concerned that fish caught by worming may be more difficult to release unharmed. Where worming is permitted only circle hooks may be used
• An angler's first ever fish may be retained if desired
• When releasing fish, try to keep the fish in the water at all times and use knotless mesh landing nets.


FIN CLIPPED FISH
If an angler catches a fish that has had the adipose fin removed, please retain it and inform Simon McKelvey (07887 845648). These fish will have been PIT tagged and the information contained in these tags is important to the operation of our stocking programme. The fish simply needs to be scanned to retrieve the tag number. The angler keeps the fish, will be given a £5 reward and, in due course, the life history of the fish.