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Fishery conditions

Catch and release All season.

All fishing must comply with the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board Conservation Policy 2015, copies of which are available from



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Ness conditions

NESS DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD CONSERVATION POLICY

For the 2017 salmon fishing season ‘Grade 3' status (mandatory catch and release) will be in force across the Ness district until the 30th June. This aims to protect the vulnerable ‘spring' salmon and early running grilse destined for the River Moriston Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

From 1st July it will remain mandatory that all fish caught in the Moriston SAC must be released, but the wider Ness district will be uplifted to ‘Grade 2' status, allowing a limited number of fish to be caught and retained. This is subject to adherence to our ‘2017 Salmon Conservation Policy' (see below), which has been approved by the Scottish Government and is designed to meet the requirement for reduced exploitation on ‘Grade 2' systems.
15th January
to 30th June
(Grade 3
Conservation
Status)
Mandatory catch and release of salmon will be in force across the
Ness District from the 15th January to 30th June.
Salmon destined for the River Moriston SAC will pass through, and
be available for capture/killing in the wider district. Evidence
suggests that the majority of fresh run Moriston fish will have
entered the system by the 30th June. Salmon should not be retained
anywhere in the ness district before 1st July to ensure protection of
the Moriston stock.
Anglers should not fish with worms anywhere in the district
while mandatory catch and release is in force. A high
proportion of fish caught using this method are deeply hooked,
reducing their chances of survival.
Any spinning lure or plug should have only one hook no bigger
than size 6. Preferably all hooks should be single, barbless or
crimped.
1
st July to
15th October
(Grade 2
Conservation
Status)
All hen fish of any size and all cock fish over 8 pounds (69cm/27
inches) must be released. Furthermore:
 Only one cock fish weighing 8 pounds (69cm/27 inches) or less
may be retained per angler per week, with a maximum of two
per season; and All coloured and unseasonable fish must be released, providing
protection for Moriston SAC fish throughout the season. Guidance on the sex and condition of fish provided overleaf - IF
IN DOUBT PLEASE RELEASE THE FISH.
Anglers should not fish with worm anywhere in the district
after the 31st August. A large proportion of fish captured after
this date are ‘coloured'.
Any spinning lure or plug should have only one hook no bigger
than size 6. Preferably all hooks should be single, barbless or