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Pitlochry Angling Club - Fishing Permit Rules.

The following General Rules apply to all Club fishing unless stated otherwise in any beat-specific rules. Permits may be used only in accordance with the Rules (including any beat specific rules) and breach of these invalidates the permit. It is illegal to fish any of the Club’s waters without a valid written permit.

Definitions:

  • “Club” means Pitlochry Angling Club.
  • "Salmon" means salmon and grilse.
  • "Sea Trout" means sea-run brown trout.
  • “Fly fishing” means using an artificial fly, fly line, fly rod and fly reel.

Rules:

  1. Ensure that you are fishing within the boundaries of the beat shown on the relevant map.
  2. Trout and grayling fishing is fly only unless otherwise stated.
  3. No fishing with natural bait
  4. Only one hook (single, double or treble) per lure or fly.
  5. No rod sharing.
  6. The sale of any fish caught on Club waters is not permitted.
  7. First salmon caught must be released. Only one salmon per day may be retained.
  8. A catch return must be made as soon as possible after fishing, preferably on the same day. For trout and grayling, information required is the total number and weight of each species of fish retained and number and estimated total weight of fish released. For salmon and sea trout, the information required is the length or estimated weight of each fish caught and whether the fish was retained or released. Returns can be made by sending a text with your booking reference and catch details to 07592313817 (Club mobile number for returns only), or by phoning that number and leaving a message, or by e-mail to returns@pitlochryanglingclub.com.
  9. Permit and beat rules must be carried and shown when requested.
  10. Fish hooked other than in the mouth, or a fish species not covered by your permit, to be carefully returned alive without further injury to the water. Such fish should not be included in catch returns.
  11. Take measures to prevent the introduction of parasites, disease and non-native flora and fauna. Risk is highest if you have been fishing abroad, especially in countries with the Gyrodactylus salaris parasite, which is not present in the UK and would devastate salmon stocks here. If you have been fishing abroad, you must disinfect all equipment and waders used recently before use on our waters. Effective methods are thorough air drying for at least two days or application of the chemical Virkon. We also recommend these precautions to all anglers who have been fishing outwith the Tay catchment.
  12. Behave responsibly and respect livestock, wildlife, people and property while fishing Club waters. You should adhere to the general advice over responsible access to the countryside given in “The Scottish Outdoor Access Code”.
  13. Use boats, engines and other Club property correctly and responsibly. Report any problems or damage as soon as possible.
  14. There are designated parking areas for anglers shown on the beat maps; please use them.
  15. Do not leave litter. Nylon or fluorocarbon discarded by anglers is a major threat to wildlife.
  16. Gates must be left in the state (open or closed) that you found them.
  17. Fires or open flames are not allowed.
  18. Fish in a sportsmanlike manner and move steadily downstream between casts. Trout or grayling anglers must give way to salmon anglers. Salmon anglers must respect trout and grayling anglers.
  19. Comply with beat specific rules.
  20. Take cognizance of the Club Safety Advice and Conservation Policy
  21. Immediately report any suspected poaching incidents by telephone to the Police on 999, 112 or 0300111222, Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board 07974360787 or 01738 583733. Suspected pollution incidents, telephone SEPA on 0800 80 70 60. For the trout lochs phone 07541404048.

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