On February 25th 2016 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 from 10th October. It was decided that after 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 after the 10th 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 season has progressed we have now many 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 2016. 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.