Pitlochry Angling Club - Safety Advice.

All persons fishing our waters do so at their own risk and Pitlochry Angling Club takes no responsibility for any damage, accident or personal injury of whatsoever kind or nature. Advice given here is for information without prejudice.

  1. The Club recommends the use of lifejackets and wading staffs.
  2. Rapid changes in water level can occur on any of our stretches of river.
  3. Ensure that waders have suitable soles for the terrain. Rubber soles without studs are unsuitable for our rivers.
  4. Beware of undercut banks and scouring around trees and other obstacles.
  5. Sunburn can cause skin cancer and waterproof sun protection is recommended. Wear glasses and a broad brimmed hat to protect your eyes. Amber lens polarised glasses are best for reducing glare.
  6. Please note that our fishing venues may have poor or no mobile phone connectivity. Do not depend on this form of communication.
  7. Negotiate fences with extreme care, particularly those made from high tensile barbed wire. Use gates and stiles wherever possible.
  8. Most fishing rods and lines can conduct electricity. Adhere to the guidance given on warning notices and avoid overhead cables.
  9. In the event of an electrical storm stop fishing and lay rods down on the ground or inside a boat and move to a place of safety as soon as possible.
  10. Cross railway lines only where facilities are provided for that purpose and in accordance with rules.
  11. Farm animals can be dangerous; do not approach them especially if they have young. Where parking is allowed in fields containing animals be aware that they may rub against your car with metal ear tags or lick paintwork and cause serious damage
  12. Be aware of your surroundings at all times (especially when fly casting) to avoid danger to others.
  13. Anglers should be aware of the danger of contracting Lyme Disease from ticks and Weils Disease (Leptospirosis) which is spread by animals and take suitable precautions.
  14. Insect bites from the dreaded Scottish midge can be reduced by wearing appropriate protection. Horse flies and other insects also bite so be aware of their presence. Wasps and bees are the most common stinging insects.
  15. No more than three persons in a boat. Remain seated in boats whilst fishing.

Atholl Estates permit only salmon anglers and Pitlochry Angling Club members to take vehicles over the railway crossing at Moulinearn. Instructions approved by Network Rail are here . . .