All undersized fish must be carefully returned if below the following weights.
Brown Trout (Machair and Hill Lochs – 10oz
Sea Trout – 1lb 8oz
Whilst we do not have specific bag limits, we are asking anglers for their co-operation, especially on our machair lochs and sea trout systems, to only kill those fish required for the table. We urge anglers to continue to do this and preserve our wild stocks to guarantee enjoyment for all our visiting anglers for many years to come.
Overall percentage Brown Trout returns for 2015 was 83% similar to 2014 with a range of returns from our lochs of 74% to 100%.
Overall Percentage Sea Trout returns for 2015 was 80% a decrease of 7% on 2014 with a range of returns from our lochs of 68% to 100%, again an excellent return rate of stocks for both Brown Trout and Sea Trout for the 2015 season.
Overall percentage Salmon returns for 2015 was better this season up from 42% – 59% from a total number caught of 47 for the season. Given the current situation with lower numbers of salmon / grilse entering our systems over the last few years we urge anglers to return all salmon / grilse again in 2016.