Benchil 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

1. All Anglers must report to the Ghillie before fishing, and they should meet as designated above.

2. Fishing is from 9.00am to 5.00pm. A boat is available at the discretion of the Ghillie.

3. Life jackets should be worn at all times, and these will be available in the fishing huts. Tenants who do not wear life jackets do so entirely at their own risk a charge of GBP 20 will be made for replacement gas cylinders.

4. The beat is fished in rotation. Please adhere to the instructions of the Ghillie.

5. Rod sharing is not permitted.

6. All salmon/ sea trout caught must be reported to the Ghillie, who maintains fishing records.

7. The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board (Bob White is currently on the Board) conservation initiative in relation to return of spring fish, must be adhered to by all tenants.

8. All foul hooked/ unseasonable fish must be returned safely to the river. Rods are particularly requested to return all coloured fish at any time throughout the season. The Ghillies decision in this matter is final.

9. Lures: any legal method. Shrimp and prawn prohibited at all times.

10. Use of a gaff is forbidden.

11. Be considerate to fellow Anglers.

12. No litter to be discarded. Please bring it back to the fishing hut to be disposed of by the Ghllie.

13. Follow the country code, particularly in relation to dogs, risk of fires and closure of gates.

14. No fixed rods or set lines.

15. No sub-letting.

16. The Ghillies word is final. The proprietors shall not be bound to refund any rents paid in the event of cancellation for whatever reason.

17. The proprietors will accept no liability whatever for damage, injury or loss to the persons or belongings of the tenant, or those in his party, from whatever cause arising, nor can they be held in any way responsible for adverse weather conditions or acts of God.

18. The tipping of the Ghillie is a traditional part of the British etiquette and tenants are encouraged to do so.

NOTE: Contravention of the above may result in future access being denied.

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Tay conditions

1. To help prevent an outbreak of Gyrodactylus Salaris which has had catastrophic effects on some foreign rivers, all rods fishing must complete a Gyrodactylus declaration on arrival at the fishery. This states that either you have not used your fishing tackle abroad in the last three months, or you have done so and had it properly sterilised, or you have done so and NOT had it sterilised. In the latter case, you must agree to sterilisation taking place before you start fishing, and accept that there may be some delay in getting this organised. A copy of the declaration form can be seen here: this page

2. The season is from 15th January to 15th October inclusive on the Tay and all tributaries, except the Earn and Eden which are 1st February to 31st October.

3. There is no fishing allowed on Sundays.

4. It is illegal to intentionally foulhook fish.

5. No prawns or shrimps can be used at any time.

6. The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board who are responsible for the management of the fisheries, requests all anglers to abide by a code for the conservation of salmon, especially spring salmon which have become much scarcer in recent years. Anglers are urged to adopt a catch-and-release culture and never to kill any fish which they do not require.

From the start of the Season to 31st May

All fish are to be released.
Anglers should not fish with worms.

From 1st June to 15th October:
All fish should be released.

Anglers should not fish with worms in September or October.

Sea trout:

All sea trout should be released throughout the entire season.

Further details and the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board's conservation recommendations can be viewed at: this page.

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