Islamouth 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 rents are payable in advance.
2. A deposit of 25% of the full rent plus VAT(if applicable) is payable when the tenant confirms booking of the let. The balance of the rent plus VAT (if applicable) must be paid two months prior to the first day of the fishing let. In the event of the balance not being paid on time the deposit will be retained and the fishing re-let. Internet bookings via the FishScotland booking engine are payable in full at the time of booking.
3. In the event of the tenant being unwilling or unable to fish the tenant is still liable for the full rent plus VAT (if applicable) and the agent reserves the right to recover all monies due, plus any further expenses incurred, from the original tenant. The proprietors shall not be bound to refund any rents paid in the event of cancellation for whatever reason.
4. A tenant may not sub-let the beat.
5. 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 or his party's property from whatever cause arising, nor for any injury to the tenant or any member of the fishing party. In the interests of safety no alcohol should be offered or given to the ghillies during the fishing period.
6. Life jackets should be worn at all times, and these can be supplied by the ghillies. Tenants who do not wear life jackets do so entirely at their own risk. A charge of à20 will be made for replacement gas cylinders.
7. On the first day of let the tenant will be provided with a written permit. 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.
8. 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.
9. On Islamouth fishing with prawns, shrimps, worms or any other natural bait, or any parts thereof, is prohibited at all times. When water levels drop below the line on the gauge post, fishing will be restricted to fly only. Ghillies will advise.
10. Dogs are not allowed on the right bank.
11. The rent includes the services of two boatmen and two boats, shared among 5 rods. The tenant is not permitted to hire or engage any additional boatmen or boats other than those provided by the proprietor. In the interests of safety the boatman'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 boatman, the agent must be informed as soon as possible and certainly before the expiry of the let.
12. All salmon and sea trout caught during the let remain the property of the tenant and a true record of catches shall be given to the boatmen. The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board Catch and Release Recommendations are mandatory on Islamouth.
13. On all beats the ghillies will be in attendance during the normal hours of fishing from 9.00 hours to 17.00 hours with a lunch break from 1.00pm - 2.00pm. Bank fishing only is permitted outwith the normal hours and with the prior agreement of the ghillies. Any catches during these times must be reported to the ghillies.

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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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