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Blairgowrie, Rattray & District Angling Association
Members & Guests General Rules
1. Members cannot participate in Association events or fish Association waters until annual subscription is paid.
2. River & Loch convenors & committee members have the "Power of Search" for anglers on Association waters for
all members & guests. If required telephone Tay District Bailiffs 01738583733 or River Convenor 07411646192
3. All trout of less than
10 inches (25.4cm.) in length must be carefully returned to lochs or
8. Members or guests proven to be participating in illegal practices or in breach of the Association rules may be
expelled from the Association or barred from future guest ticket purchase at the discretion of the committee.
Loch Rules; Please refer to Association notice board at Fingask Loch for current rules. Membership number must be
recorded when taking a boat. Only 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.
Supersass system when introduced. View website for Supersass system introduction news.
Rattray Bank Fishings known as West Grange Fishings are included in the Association Waters and may be fished
according 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 and also access car parking at Easter Parkhead ( Note disinfectant requirements).
1. The sale of Salmon and Sea-trout, the use of prawns, worms or shrimps for salmon or sea trout fishing is
reserved for BRDAA members and West Grange Guests only. Fishing is not permitted in the following areas:
A. Cargill's leap and channel area as per signposts.
B. From the upstream croy
at Blairgowrie Bridge, to 100yards (90 metres) below the Bridge.
Beat limits are marked.
This person will be responsible for the junior’s safety & must exercise caution so that safety of the junior (s) is
assured at all times.
No more than 2 juniors may fish per responsible person present as a
condition of ticket sale.
and not attempt to obstruct or impede other anglers unnecessarily. Please remember ”cast & step”, do not hog
the pools when
others are waiting to fish.
painted markers on the new gauges as follows. A. Marker positioned on the Rattray Bank upstream of Blairgowrie
Bridge weir and B. By viewing online the red level marker as displayed on the Farson digital camera website image.
And C.by observing new gauge markers at the Dump Pool and Cement Dykes pool.
No upstream spinning permitted. Spinning tackle rigs may have one hook only, at the tail of the lure.
6. 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 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 2023. All salmon, Grilse and Sea Trout should be released during the complete season.
Updated guidelines and catch / release information are on the internet if required, view TDSFB website.
7. 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 attached and send it to the
Association even if no fish are caught. 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.
Report your catches as below, please.
Please contact either Crockarts ( 01250872056 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Kate
Flemings Tackle Shop ( 01250873990 or email@example.com ) to report daily catches,
weights and any other information for records and website. Association members and guests
fishing West Grange Fishings waters (Rattry Bank)are required to inform West Grange
Fishing manager Andrew Lees on ( 07875154399 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) with days information.
River Returns Form (Salmon & Sea Trout)
All returns by Nov 1st. Guest angler at permit end date, mail to A. Lees, West Grange Fishings, Aberbothrie PH10 7HJ
or 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.
Record farmed fish. Placing F in weight box. Name…………………….......... Membership / Guest Ticket No…………………
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