Conservation - fishing
We fully support conservation of salmon and sea trout. The success of our tagging scheme is now being considered by other fisheries throughout the country.
It is hoped, over time that more and more anglers who use our fisheries will show restraint and do what they can to conserve fish stocks.
Currently about 60% of all salmon caught on our fisheries are returned safely to the water and that figure rises to 89% in respect of sea trout.
Over recent years there has been a steady decline in the numbers of spring salmon returning to our rivers. As such we strongly recommend that any fish caught prior to June 1st should be safely returned to the water.