1 All salmon fishing at Cambus O’May is 100% catch and release in conjunction with the Dee Conservation Code 2022
2 Fishing is from the top of Pool Kate (South bank), the top of Mill Pool (North bank), and the bottom of Tassachd pool.
3 The meeting point for the beat is the Tassachd Fishing Hut, on the north side of the B976 and 4.7km (2.9 miles) west of Dinnet bridge. The entrance to the track through the field to the hut is 50 metres from a sharp turn with a small bridge. All parties must meet at 9.00 am. Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.
4 Access to the beat is by car on certain routes and on foot for the remainder. Care is to be taken to avoid disturbance or damage to livestock or crops. Vehicle access to Tassachd is via the track across the middle of the field. No other route should be used by cars. The track through Torphantrick wood goes through a gate with a combination lock. The number for the lock can be obtained from the ghillie.
5 Fishing system: The beat has two periods, spring, and summer. The spring fishing period is from 2 March – 27 June 2020 (4 rods). The summer fishing period is from 29 June - 30 September 2020 (3 rods). For most of the beat both banks are available, with only two pools at the top of the beat, Kate and Glashan, where fishing can be taken from the south bank only. In the spring period, the beat is split into two sections. Fishers rotate round the sections on a daily basis. The changeover to the following day's water takes place at 5.00 p.m. each day. In the summer fishing period, only 3 rods fish the beat, from both banks. There are no restrictions on sections or timings. The estate reserves the right to put a house rod on to the Kate and Glashan pools. The estate will liaise with you prior to taking up this right.
6 Fishing etiquette: When starting in a pool a minimum separation from fishers on the opposite bank of one hundred metres upstream or fifty metres downstream should be maintained. Fishers should maintain a steady progress through a pool. Fishers should avoid other fishermen when they are playing a fish. Fishers must also respect other people's use of the water or land they are on and act responsibly. Dogs are not permitted on the river bank unless kept under control.
7 Rod sharing: rod sharing is not allowed.
8 Fishing methods: Fly fishing only is permitted. All hooks should be barbless or the barbs crimped. Treble hooks are not permitted.
9 Injured or damaged fish: All injured or damaged fish are to be handed to the proprietor or his representative.
10 Ghillie: If the services of a ghillie are provided and arranged in advance, they will be provided from 9am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday 2 March to 30 September. The ghillie is in charge of the fishery when present and instructions from the ghillie or other member of staff must be complied with. A minimum of one person must be nominated as the contact with the estate and contact details must be provided in advance to the ghillie for each day.
11 Catch returns: Correct detailed records, showing dates on which fish were caught and killed, and which were released, their weights, names of pools, and from which bank taken, must be submitted to this office. These records are normally kept by the ghillie, but it is your responsibility to ensure that appropriate records are kept for your fishing party.
12 Safety & Disease Control: All fishers must comply with all health and safety measures outlined in the Covid-19 Fishing Instructions and Angling Safety Sheet copies of which will be sent to you with the confirmation of your booking. All fishers must supply and wear a suitable buoyancy aid while fishing. All anglers are requested to read and act upon the biosecurity measures in place for each beat to prevent the introduction of Gyrodactylus salaris and other diseases to the Dee. This will involve the disinfection of waders and landing nets prior to fishing.
13 Subletting: You cannot sublet the fishing you book without our permission and then only by private arrangement and at the same prices and conditions as for this booking.
14 Law & Other Issues: The law of Scotland shall apply to this contract. No terms may be changed without written permission. We reserve the right to refuse a booking. Your acceptance of the contract will occur when you make the payment. Tenants must ensure all guests have read and understood these terms and conditions.