Inverness Angling Club


River Ness - Scotland

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The beats offers salmon and sea trout fishing on some 10 pools from the edge of Inverness through the Ness Islands. Its wide, streamy pools are especially attractive for fly fishing.

Please note that all salmon and grilse caught on a visitors permit must be released, all sea trout 10" long and under must also be released.
Salmon and grilse run the River Ness throughout the year so there is always the chance of a fish for the dedicated angler, from opening day on February 1, when the big springers are running to the rivers Moriston, Oich and Garry, to the end of the season on October 15 with catches improving from June onwards as the summer runs enter the river.
From the start of the River Ness season on February 1st until June 30th all salmon caught must be released as a spring conservation measure. The Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Times and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 prohibits the retention of any rod caught salmon from the start of the season until 31st March meaning that anglers must practice catch and release during this period. In addition it has been agreed that throughout the whole of the Ness System (to further protect spring fish) no salmon may be retained from 1st April until 30th June.
From 1st July to the end of the season on 15th October all hen fish of any size and any cock fish over 8 pounds (27inches/69cm) must be released. All coloured and unseasonable fish must also be released.
It is illegal to sell rod caught salmon in Scotland.
Please see the full Ness Conservation Policy here;


Visitor Permits 2019.
February 1st to May 31st: £21 per day, £100 per week.
Junior £10 per day.
June 1st to October 15th: £31 per day, £150 per week. Junior £10 per day.

The beats offer 3 miles of salmon and sea trout fishing on 16 wide, streamy pools which are especially attractive for fly fishing. Most of the beats are easy to fish and can provide excellent fishing for both novices and experts. Wading is relatively comfortable in most pools some of which will require the use of chest waders. 15 foot and 16 foot rods are popular but, with modern rods and lines, anglers are increasingly using rods of 12 to 14 foot. Shrimp flies work well along with the traditional Stoat's Tail, Hairy Mary, Munro Killer and Blue Charm in doubles, sizes 6 to 12.
As an association water, there will always be other anglers enjoying the fishings and locals will be happy to help with tips on appropriate flies and lures. Please also note that fishing with the worm is only permitted between the 1st July and the 30th September. All visitors coming to our club waters need to make themselves fully conversant with the rules relating to the order of fishing  as detailed in the club rules on our club website detailed below. We also ask that all visitors submit a catch report within the next 24hrs on the club website. Tea and coffee is available from the three Club huts where you will always receive a warm welcome along with plenty of advice.

For further details please see the IAC website:
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Tue 13th October

13/10/20: Reuben Lindsay reported catching and it is assumed released a 7lb grilse caught on the fly up on the red braes pool.
12/10/20: Davy Dyce reported catching and releasing a 5lb grilse caught spinning with a Toby up on the red braes pool. 08/10/20: Chris Bruce reported catching the first for the week, catching and releasing a 9lb grilse on the fly up on the Macintyre pool.
03/10/20: Exchange ticket visitor Alan Crook reported catching and releasing an 8lb grilse on the fly today up on the little isle pool.
30/09/20: Associate member Alan Brooks had continuing success this morning, reporting that he caught and released a 3lb grilse, caught on the worm up on the mill stream.
29/09/20: Visiting Elgin and district Angling club member Alan Crook using one of our exchange tickets reported catching and releasing a 4lb grilse on a minnow up on the mill stream this morning. Club member Chris Bruce also reported catching and releasing 2 grilse today 1 at 6lb and the other at 7lbs, they were caught on the fly and also up on the mill stream.
28/09/20: Associate member Alan Brooks reported catching and releasing a 4lb grilse this morning caught on the worm up on the mill stream pool.
24/09/20: Visiting Italian associate member Gino Pasquali reported catching and releasing a 2.5kg grilse this morning caught on the fly up on the Macintyre pool.
22/09/20: Davy Dyce continues catching, reporting today that he caught and released a 5lb grilse, caught with a zebra Toby at the weir wall on the Provan pool.
19/09/20: Chris Bruce reported today catching and releasing a 9lb grilse on the fly up on the red braes pool.
17/09/20: Associate member Ian Jennings reported catching a 6.5lb grilse this afternoon on a minnow up on the Macintyre pool. Chris Bruce also reported catching a 5lb grilse on the fly up on the red braes pool, it is assumed at this time that both fish were returned.
16/09/20: Donnie Urquhart reported this afternoon catching and releasing a 10lb salmon spinning with a Devon minnow up on the weir pool.
15/09/20: Davy Dyce reported catching and releasing a 5lb grilse this evening on the fly up on the little isle.
14/09/20: Associate member James Emery reported catching his first fish of the season today catching and releasing an 8.5lb grilse on the Devon minnow up on the Macintyre pool.
12/09/20: Donald Macpherson junior reported this evening catching a sea trout over a pound in weight, fresh off the tide up on the mill stream pool.
10/09/20: James Benson reported catching 2.5lb sea trout this evening on the fly up on the friars short.
08/09/20: This morning Kevo MacDonald reported catching and releasing another grilse this morning  on the fly up on the Macintyre pool. Davy Dyce and Jordon Grant each both reported catching and releasing 5lb grilse on the fly up on the east bank of the red braes pool this morning. Patrick Kerr reported catching and releasing a 4lb grilse this evening up on the Macintyre pool.
 07/09/20: Kevo Macdonald reported catching and releasing  a 7lb grilse on the Macintyre pool today and David Dyce also reported catching and releasing a similar sized grilse on the little Isle pool this afternoon.
05/09/20: Donnie Urquhart reported catching and releasing a 9lb salmon this afternoon, which he caught on a minnow up on the weir pool. Exchange ticket visitor Shane Fraser reported catching and releasing a 10lb salmon up on the red braes pool this afternoon.
03/09/20: Chris Bruce reported today that he caught and released a 4lb grilse caught on the fly up on the mill stream. Peter Easton also reported catching and releasing a 7lb hen grilse, caught with a black and red minnow up on the mill stream.
02/09/20: New club member David Greer reported his first fish on the club waters catching and releasing a 5lb grilse caught on the fly up on the mill stream. James Buchanan reported catching and releasing a 5lb grilse with a Toby on the mill stream.
01/09/20: Donnie Urquhart reported catching and releasing an 8lb grilse on the weir pool with a minnow this morning. Shane Fraser From the Lossiemouth Angling club using an exchange Permit reported catching and releasing a 7lb grilse today up on the little isle pool.
 31/08/20: club member Denny Mackay reported catching and releasing an 8lb grilse today on the minnow up on the mill stream.

29/08/20: Ali Henderson reported catching a 6lb cock grilse this morning, the supplied picture shows that it was caught on the worm, no other details are available at this time.

27/08/20: Gavin Mackie reported this evening catching and releasing a 7lb grilse on the fly up on the Macintyre pool. 26/08/20: Visitor Hamish Chisholm, reported this morning catching and releasing a 6lb grilse caught on the fly up on the Macintyre pool. Mark Stanford reported this evening catching and retaining a 7.5lb grilse caught on the fly up on the weir pool. Steve Watt also reported catching and releasing a 4lb grilse up on the little isle. 25/08/20: James Buchanan reported catching and releasing a 4lb grilse this morning, caught on the Toby at the bottom of the Macintyre pool. Jordon Grant reported catching and releasing a 10lb salmon on the middle beat of the red braes pool this afternoon.
24/08/20: Donnie Cameron reported catching and retaining a grilse this morning on the fly up on the Macintyre pool. This evening Hugh Hutton reported catching and retaining a 6lb grilse on the fly up on the Macintyre pool.
21/08/20: Gary Goddard reported catching and releasing a 5lb grilse on the fly up on the mill stream pool this morning. Visitor Scott Kerr reported this evening that he caught 2 grilse today weighing approximately 5 & 5.5lb, caught up on the weir and upper mill stream pools on the worm (Note all fish caught on a visitor ticket are to be released). It was also reported today that a couple of fishermen caught a few brown trout.
 20/08/20: Nick Barker reported catching and releasing a 6lb cock grilse on the fly today up on the mill stream pool. 19/08/20: at about 1.00 today the worm proved to be the winner on tempting the fish in the river, Stevie Watt and Frankie Rabbeth both connected with grilse today, catching and retaining respectively 5 & 5.5lb grilse on the Little Isle and Weir pools. Ali Henderson reported catching an 8lb cock fish tonight , no other details are available at this time.


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