Fishing Regulations

Anglers should be aware of the legal requirements in place before they book fishing. Their are three main sets of rules to be aware of as follows

River or Area Regulations

These apply to the whole river catchment or area as follows:

Kyle of Sutherland District Salmon Fishery Board
Conservation policy 2016
By law, in Scotland, it is now illegal to retain Salmon caught before 1st April.
All salmon must be returned before this date, including fatally damaged fish.
Salmon
Aim to achieve:
 A 100% release rate, catchment wide, over the season.
 Definition; fish 65 cm (approximately 7 lbs) and over, measuring from the nose to
the fork of the tail.
Grilse
Aim to achieve:
All fish released before 15th June.
A minimum of 80% release rate, catchment wide, over the season.
Sea Trout
Aim to achieve:
All fish released before the 15th of June.
All fish 50 cm (approximately 3 lbs) and over, measuring from the nose to the fork of
the tail released.
A minimum of 80% release rate, catchment wide, over the season.
Method
Fly only by statutory instrument.
Treble hooks prohibited.
Barbless hooks should be used as best practise.



Fishery conditions

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

FishPal Booking Conditions

This site uses the FishPal booking engine, so if you use our online booking system, or our call centre on 01573 470612, you need to agree to FishPal's booking conditions.

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.