On the 23rd July 2015, the Scottish Government announced its intentions to prohibit the killing of salmon out-with estuary limits and to introduce a licencing system for the killing of any wild salmon, together with an accompanying carcass tagging scheme. The Spey Fishery Board prepared a Briefing and submitted an extensive objection to the Scottish Government, both of which can be found on the links below:
The Scottish Government announced new Statutory Measures which came into force on Friday 9 January 2015 to ensure that no salmon is taken in Scotland before 01 April each year. Therefore anglers must release all Salmon back into the water before 1st April to protect the early-running spring salmon. Full details can be found as follows:
The Spey Fishery Board are very grateful for the continued support by Anglers who responded well to the Spey Conservation Policy with a release rate in 2014 of 92%. In order to protect the integrity of the Spey stock and to maximise their spawning potential, the Spey Fishery Board’s policy is that all fish caught up to and including the 31st May should be released alive. See Spey Conservation Policy here.