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  1. Scotland
  2. Lochy
  3. Fishing regulations

Fishing regulations


  • The official brown trout season runs from 15 March to 6 October. 
  • There is no legal closed season for rainbow trout, grayling, coarse or sea fishing although some fisheries do not operate in winter.
  • Scotland’s salmon fishing season varies from river to river but in Lochy the salmon season usually runs from late spring to late October.


Fishing for salmon and sea trout on a Sunday is strictly prohibited. However, it is not illegal for other forms of fishing and most still water fisheries operate on Sundays. Fishing for brown trout on a Sunday is legal but is frowned upon on some rivers. 

Keeping fish

  • In Scotland it is a criminal offence to sell your catch of salmon or sea trout, so you must always return your fish to the river unless you intend to eat it. 
  • In the interests of conservation, many rivers run a catch and release policy or impose limits on how many fish you can take for yourself. There are no legal restrictions for other types of fishing, but some fisheries may impose a limit.

Beat conditions

Individual owners will also have their own individual conditions, such as the hours that fishing is allowed on that beat, what ghillies are provided (if any) and what fishing methods you can use.

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You will be given another opportunity to read all these conditions before doing any online booking, where you have to indicate your agreement to them. They will also be included in the joining instructions you are given when your booking has been completed.

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