Tummel Garry Protection Order

Protection Orders can refer to all species of freshwater fish except Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout which have their own independent legislation. The Tummel/Garry Protection Order covers Arctic Charr, Grayling, Pike and Perch as well as Brown Trout.

It is a criminal offence to fish for salmon without the legal right or without written permission from the owner of the right. In the case of fishing for trout and other freshwater fish, fishing without permission is a civil rather than a criminal offence. However, unauthorised fishing can be made the subject of criminal proceedings under the Theft Act 1607, where any person removing fish from a stank - any artificial pond or reservoir which has been stocked and has neither inlet nor outlet - without authority is guilty of theft.

Where a Protection Order is in force, it is a criminal offence to fish for or take freshwater fish in the inland waters in the prescribed area without legal right, or written permission from the correct person.

Protection Orders are made under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 and there are 14 Protection Orders currently in force. A map of these areas is also available.

Information on other fishing within the Tummel Garry Protection Order Area:

Atholl Estate Fishing 2019 - download prices and list of fishing available from Atholl Estate on the River Tummel, River Garry and River Tilt, Rotmell Loch and Milldam, Dunkeld. Further details on Atholl Estate website here.

Atholl Angling Club sell permits for their stretches of the Rivers Garry and Tilt. Adult permits are £10 and junior permits cost £4 per day (juniors must be accompanied by an adult). Permits can be purchased at Tilt Stores, Bride of Tilt, Blair Atholl (weekdays open from 7am to 6pm, Sundays 8am to 5pm).

Rannoch and Tummel information website Kinloch Rannoch and Tummel, Perthshire, Scotland - a haven of Scottish native wildlife and unspoilt landscape of mountains, lochs and heather covered hills where walking is pure pleasure.

Download information sheet for Fishing in Rannoch 2021 Page includes details of lots of permits available in Highland Perthshire.