Salmon and Sea Trout Season Has Begun on River Dee and River Teith
The salmon and Sea Trout fishing season is officially open on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire and River Teith that begins in the Callander Meadows and flows south east into the River Forth near Drip. With it comes the announcement of new procedures aiming to reduce illegal fishing and help increase salmon numbers in the future.
The River Dee has become an internationally important environment for wildlife and is a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC) down partly to its population of Atlantic salmon. Angling alone on the Dee generates £15m in revenues a year and supports 500 jobs to the surrounding areas. The scheme will involve extra patrols of the river banks put in place to tackle poaching along with an increased number of checks of local restaurants to check they are sourcing their salmon legally. Mark Bilsby, the Dee’s river director, has also announced news of 2 new initiatives that are aimed at helping with the conservation of the Dee. The first of these is a proposed scheme to open access for salmon and sea trout fishing along 80 miles of tributaries. This would provide new spawning areas and therefore more returning salmon in the future. The second initiative was to recruit an army of volunteers to take part in clearing the river of alien plant species that could prove harmful to the river’s eco system if left to flourish. Season dates are the same in Scotland for salmon and sea trout and the official dates for the Dee and the Teith are as follows: Dee - 1st February – 30th September Teith - 1st February – 31st October We have some fantastic offers available on hundreds of items of fishing tackle which you can view online and if you are looking to pick up a real bargain, then why not browse our Warehouse Clearout section with not only offers on tackle but also many items of fishing clothing.