Anglers should be aware of the legal requirements before you book fishing. There are conservation codes, individual beat and booking agency conditions to consider. Fundamental legislation requires anglers to have written permission to fish for salmon and sea trout. The season extends from the 11th February until 30th September.
The following Salmon Conservation Policy issued by the Findhorn District Fishery Board must be complied with.
SALMON CONSERVATION CODE FOR 2013
CATCH & RELEASE
Anglers are requested to release: -
* All salmon over 9 lbs / 28 inches (4 Kg / 72 cm)
* All stale and gravid fish
* As many hen fish as possible
* All sea trout
Anglers are asked to achieve a minimum of: -
* 70% of salmon under 9 lbs and 50% of grilse (any fish of 4 lbs or less) caught.
Guidance only: - Release Rate above should take priority
* 1 salmon (under 9 lbs) or 4 grilse per rod per 6 days
* Further grilse can be taken provided the required release rate is achieved and maintained.
* Before 1st May, fly fishing is encouraged
* Most beats are fly only all season. From 1st May it is mandatory.
* Pinched or barbless hooks are recommended. Avoid using triple hooks.
An angler casts a fly over the Englishman's Pool in the Gorge on Altnahara
on Lethen Estate. © Ian Neale
Individual owners may also have their own individual conditions, such as the hours that fishing is allowed on that beat, provision of ghillies (if any) and what fishing methods you can use.
FishPal Booking Conditions
This site uses the FishPal booking engine, so if you use our online booking system, or our call centre on 01573 470612, you need to agree to FishPal's booking conditions
You will be given another opportunity to read all these conditions before doing any online booking, where you have to indicate your agreement to them. They will also be included in the joining instructions you are given when your booking has been completed.