This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Thursday 19th July)

With a consistent water level coming off Loch Ness, the river is bucking the trend by a, fishing and b, producing fish.
As the majority of rivers are so low on water, they have become almost too low to fish.
The river and beats offer a great alternative to those still heading north to fish.

A note from the Inverness Angling club

Consider others
As more anglers venture out on Inverness Angling Club's Ness fishings, it's a good time to remind locals and visitors of some key rules. They have been designed to make pools accessible for all and successfully tested over many years.
Check paragraphs 4.1 to 4.4 of the rules which govern the order of fishing. Key elements of these are to start at a beat post and move down two yards at every cast, and come out at the next beat post if someone is waiting to fish. Please note that anglers should not start at a beat post if another angler is within 30 yards of the post. And at a time of low water conditions, anglers should also consider those fishing the opposite bank.
All anglers must observe the government conservation regulations which apply to the Ness system. From July 1 to October 15 only one cock salmon weighing eight pounds or less may be retained per angler per week, with a maximum of two being retained per angler per season. Crucially, this applies to the entire Ness system; for example, anglers cannot take two fish from separate beats of the system.
Please fish with consideration for others, enjoy your angling…..and tight lines!

Dochfour are picking away this season and are just about to hit their 100 salmon of the season. Two fish to Go!!!!
salmon are in most of the pools on the river, and there are plenty being seen, which is great.

Please note

Scotland's Salmon Festival celebrates the iconic Atlantic salmon as a flagship species symbolising efforts to conserve and enhance the economic, social, cultural, educational and ecological value of Scotland's rich freshwater and natural resources. 1 and 2 September,

Beat catches reported
(week ending 14th July)
SALMON & GRILSE: Inverness Angling Club 4, Dochfour 7.
Total: 11 Largest: Inverness Angling Club 25lbs
SEA TROUT: Dochfour 1.
Total: 1 Largest: Dochfour 2lbs
TROUT: None reported


Season so far

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