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Angling on the River Findhorn

Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Rivers Trust

Angling can be organised by contacting individual proprietors, or via the Forres Angling Association. For permits see or

The season opens on the 11th February and closes on 30th September.

The Findhorn DSFB encourages everyone to:

  • Adhere to the Conservation Code when angling.
  • Prevent the spread of Gyrodactylus salaris (click here for guidance and complete a FDSFB Biosecurity form)
  • FDSFB Biosecurity form
  • Report diseased and damaged fish to the Board and/or Trust.
    Board: Sean McLean, Head Bailiff, FDSFB, 07920 483081,
    Trust: Robert Laughton, Director/Biologist, 07887 535986,
  • Take care of yourself!
  • Donate to the Trust.
  • Report sightings of mink and other predators, preferably with photo and details of location, time, date and conditions. (see Board and Trust details above)

The Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Times and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Regulations came into force on 9th January 2015.

These regulations state that fishing by rod and line can take place from the season start date within the district until 31 March on a catch and release basis (any salmon caught must be returned to the water with the least possible harm). A short video on best practice on catch and release is available here.

With three water level stations on the River Findhorn, anglers will have a very good picture of the state of the River.
Findhorn at Forres
Findhorn at Logie Bridge
Findhorn at Shenachie

SEPA have provided web access to many electronic gauges on the rivers of Scotland and their website can be accessed here.

If for any reason you wish to make a complaint to the Findhorn District Salmon Fishery Board, please follow the procedure outlined in the FDSFB Complaints Procedure 2024.

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