CONDITIONS OF LET
The agent and proprietors let the rights of fishing only, and do not accept responsibility for the natural hazard and adverse climatic conditions outwith their control affecting the catching of Salmon. The proprietors accept no responsibility for loss or damage to tenants property from whatever cause arising, nor for any injury to the tenant or any member of the fishing party. In the interest of safety no alcohol should be offered or given to the boatmen during the fishing period. Although the proprietors accept no liability for personal fishing accidents, they strongly recommend that all anglers, whether in the boat or on the bank, should wear lifejackets which are supplied.
Any records of catches submitted to prospective tenants are as received from the proprietors and the agent, while believing them to be correct, does not accept responsibility for their accuracy.
On the first day of let the tenant will be provided with a written permit complying with the Salmon Fishery Acts. It will indicate how many rods are authorised. This permit must be produced on demand from a police officer or duly appointed Fishery Board Bailiff.
The tenant is responsible for the fishing party at all times when fishing. Should the tenant not be present at any time a person must be nominated to take charge of the party.
Fishing with prawns, shrimps or any part thereof is banned at all times. Fishing with worms is banned until 1st June
The rent includes the services of one boatman weeks 1 - 20 and two boatmen from there after.
Where the lets are made up of more than one party, the services of the single boatmen are shared.
The tenant is not permitted to hire or engage any additional boatmen or boats other than those provided by the proprietor. In the interest of safety the Boatmen's decision on when it is not safe to take the boat out is final. Should any other dispute arise between the tenant and the Boatmen the agent must be informed as soon as possible and certainly before the expiry of the let.
As per the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board Recommendations
The Boatmen will be in attendance during the normal hours of fishing from 9-00 hours to 17-00 hours.
Bank fishing only is permitted outwith the normal hours. The catch made during the early morning or evening must be reported to the Boatmen.
This let of the rights of Salmon fishing is subject to the Laws of Scotland.
The proprietor reserves the right to amend the fisheries policy & conditions with out prior notice.
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 hen fish of any size and all cock fish over 10 pounds should be released.
All coloured and gravid fish should be released.
No more than one clean fish weighing less than 10 pounds should be retained per angler per day.
Anglers should not fish with worms in September or October.
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