The following Salmon Conservation Policy issued by the Findhorn District Fishery Board must be complied with.
Findhorn District Salmon Fishery Board
Conservation Code 2018
RELEASE Anglers must release:
All fish caught up to 14th May inclusive (including dead fish)
From 15th May:
All fish over 9lbs / 28 inches (4 Kg / 72 cm)
All coloured, stale and gravid fish
As many hen fish as possible
RELEASE RATE Anglers are asked to achieve a minimum of:
75% of all salmon/grilse and sea trout caught from the 15th May
KEEP RATE Guidance only as Release Rate above should take priority:
A maximum of 1 salmon (under 9lbs) or 2 grilse (fish under 4lbs)
per rod per 6 days
METHOD 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.