First of all the salmon season on the River Tay (main river ) commences on 15th January and ends, 15th October. Additionally the following tributaries of the Tay are as listed below.
Salmon season on the Tay tributaries
- River Almond – 15th January to 15th October
- River Earn – 1st February to 31st October
- River Tummel – 15th January to 15th October
- River Garry – 15th January to 15th October
- River Dochart – 15th January to 15th October
- River Isla – 15th January to 15th October
How much is a permit to fish the River Tay?
Firstly, River Tay permit prices vary greatly. Owing to the diversity of beats and likelihood of catching a salmon. Secondly, prices are set by previous catch returns. Because of changing weather, river levels and the unpredictability of salmon fishing, it’s often possible to beat the system.
Can you keep a salmon on the River Tay?
To clarify, all of our guided salmon fishing trips are catch and release. In truth, all beats on the river encourage this now. Given that all spring fish are safely returned now, some beats allow a small male (cock) fish to be kept for the table (outwith spring) However, it is the culture on the River Tay to return all fish to continue the vital spawning journey.
When is Salmon season on other Scottish Rivers?
- River Spey – 11th February – 30th September
- River Teith – 1st February – 31st October
- River Tweed – 1st February – 30th November
- River Nith – 25th February – 31st November
- River Dee – 1st February – 30th September
- River Annan – 25th February – 15th November
- River Ness – 15th January – 15th October
- Deveron – 11th Feb – 31st October
- Whiteadder – 1st February – 30th November