1. All anglers must report to the ghillie before fishing, and they should meet at the car park or the fishing hut.
2. Fishing is from 9am to 5pm. The owner reserves the right to fish an additional rod throughout the season at any time.
3. The beat is fished with a maximum of 3 rods. A boat is available at the discretion of the ghillie, the cost is included within the rent - providing If the river is less than 1 foot on the gauge a boat is available. The outboard motor is only available when there is a ghillie present.
4. Life jackets should be worn at all times, and will be available in the fishing hut. Tenants who do not wear life jackets do so entirely at their own risk. A charge of £20 will be made for replacement gas cylinders.
5. The beat is fished in rotation. You will be allocated a beat, please learn the boundaries of your beat and only fish within the boundaries.
6. Pools are fished in rotation, starting at the top and gradually moving downstream. Do not enter a pool downstream of fellow Anglers.
7. Sharing of rods is not encouraged, and notice must be given in advance of intention to share a rod.
8. All salmon/sea trout caught must be reported to the ghillie, who maintains fishing records. All fish remain the property of the tenant. Should the ghillie be absent, tenants are requested to leave a note of catches in the fishing hut.
9. All foul hooked/unseasonable fish must be safely returned to the river.
10. Lures: any legal method. Shrimp and prawn are prohibited at all times.
11. Use of a gaff is forbidden.
12. Be considerate to other Anglers.
13. No litter to be discarded. Please bring it back to the fishing hut to be disposed of by the Ghillie.
14. Follow the country code, particularly in relation to dogs, risk of fires and gates.
15. No fixed rods or set lines.
16. The tenant shall not be permitted to assign his tenancy or to sub-let except with the express permission of the proprietors or their agents.
17. The ghillie's word is final. The proprietors shall not be bound to refund any rents paid in the event of cancellation for whatever reason.
18. The Proprietors accept no responsibility for loss, damage or injury caused by their customers misuse of any items supplied by Stenton Estates or any misadventure whilst on Stenton Estates Property. (the customer's Statutory Rights are not affected by this clause).
19. The tipping of the ghillie is a traditional part of British etiquette and tenants are encouraged to do so. We will gladly advise on appropriate rates where applicable.
NOTE: Contravention of the above may result in future access being denied.
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