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Blairgowrie, Rattray & District Angling Association
Season 2020 Information
Honorary President; Sir. W. A. Macpherson of Cluny Q.C.
Chairman; G. Findlay
S. Dornan & P. Irvine Secretary &
Treasurer: Peter Lock
Our gratitude is offered to Sir William Macpherson of Cluny Q.C., Paul Barnard (Tinkletap) for Blairgowrie Bank fishings & to Ericht West Grange Fishings owners Messrs Bill Hay & Malcolm Templeton on Rattray Bank, all as the riparian owners of salmon fishings generously offered to the benefit of Association anglers and guests. To all landowners, farmers and others who permit access and parking to the benefit of members and their guests we offer our appreciation. To G. Petrie (Fingask) and to Druidsmere (White Loch) for access and use of the lochs, to all members & guests who help ensure the continuation of the association and their fishings in many different ways we offer our thanks.
Salmon Season: 15th Jan - 15th Oct, Trout Season: 15th Mar - 6th Oct, Grayling Season: Oct 16th – Feb 14th
1. Members cannot participate in Association events or fish Association waters until their annual subscription is paid.
2. River / Loch convenors and committee members have the "Power of
Search" for anglers on Association waters if they are members or
guests of the association.
Loch Rules; Please refer to Association notice board at Fingask Loch for current rules. Membership number must be recorded when taking a boat. Only full members are permitted to book boats for visitors to the lochs and are responsible for the conduct of their sponsored visitors. Season & weekly river ticket holders may fish the lochs at guest rates. For Loch bookings: Call 07485445762 (0930-1800 to arrange booking.
The Rattray Bank Fishings known as West Grange Fishings are included in the Association Waters and may be fished adhering to the rota and map on guest tickets and information on this sheet. Anglers may use the car park areas indicated on the ticket map. Please note, Guest ticket holders can only fish from Blairgowrie Bridge beat downstream with waters upstream reserved for BRDAA members and West Grange Guests only. Refer to map below.
1. The sale of salmon and
sea-trout from the rivers and the use of prawns, worms or shrimps
for fishing are prohibited.
6. Salmon & Sea Trout fishing is by “Fly” only however spinning will be permitted if at 9 AM the water level is above the red painted markers on the new gauges as follows.
A. Marker positioned on the Rattray Bank upstream of Blairgowrie Bridge weir.
B. By viewing online the red level marker as displayed on the Farson digital camera website image.
C. By observing new gauge markers at the Dump Pool and Cement Dykes pools.
7. Government law is that salmon must be released back into the water between 15 January and 31 March. This is a legal requirement, even if a fish is dead. Failure to do so may result in a criminal conviction.
The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board (TDSFB) Code for conservation of salmon as follows will be adhered to by all members and guests and is a requirement of the salmon proprietors who generously allow use of fishing rights. TDSFB Season 2020. All salmon, Grilse and Sea Trout should be released during the complete season.
Updated guidelines and catch / release information are on internet if required.
8. Marine Scotland & TDSFB require information from the Association annually including catch records and fishing effort. Failure to supply this information may result in a financial penalty to the Association therefore anglers fishing for Salmon / Sea Trout are required to complete the returns form and send to the Association.
Any angler known to be in breach of the above requirement will be asked to appear before the committee to account for their actions and may have their River access withdrawn if known to be in breach of the rules. Please contact Crockarts or Kate Flemings tackle shop to report daily catches, weights and any other information for website. All Information and pictures are greatly appreciated.
River Returns Form (Salmon & Sea Trout)
Annual returns to secretary by Nov 1st; Guest angler returns at end of permit date please.
By mail to P. Lock, Whiteloch Farm, Carsie, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6QN.
By E-mailing photo of completed return form using link email@example.com. or by message.
By placing return in tackle shop letter boxes at either Kate Flemings or Crockarts or handing form into the shops.
Please record farmed fish caught by placing F in weight box.
Name…………………….......... Membership / Guest Ticket No…………………
Secretary & Treasurer; Peter Lock. Website, Sandy Brown; www.brdaa.co.uk/
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