On February 23rd 2017 at the AGM it was proposed from the floor and with a majority vote that the Association would make all waters of the Association Catch and Release for Salmon fishing from 1st October. Some had called for catch and release to be introduced mid September but after some discussion the 1st October was settled on as the date to introduce Catch and Release. It was decided that from this date that all salmon caught should be returned carefully to the river using full catch and release practises. Remember that bait fishing is not allowed from the 1st October as it is harder to safely release salmon using this method.
This was thought to be a better idea than closing the season early which had been done in 2012. Thankfully as the years have progressed we have now many more members practising catch and release so this should not really cause too much of an upset to most. I would like to thank all these members for being proactive in protecting salmon for the years ahead. We are complying with the majority of members feelings who attended the AGM in Feb 2017. Don’t forget if you kill a salmon then you are denying this fish the possibility of spawning which in turn will only help decline salmon numbers for future generations. Please see catch and release information below. Continue reading