All salmon & sea trout fisheries are required by law to make an accurate return. Given the importance of the reported catch to the Marine Scotland’s assessment process, failure to report catch will result in an underestimate of the stock and may affect whether salmon may legally be retained in subsequent years. The effects of unreported catch is felt most strongly in smaller rivers like the Eden currently designated as CAT 3 mandatory catch & release. This year Marine Scotland require additional fishing effort information to try and help the smaller rivers like ours. This means providing the number of days you fished each month along with your catch. from FEB-OCT.
There are several ways to make your catch return.
1) Complete the catch return page on this web site each time you fish (Preferred)
2) Complete the Annual catch return provided with your permit to fish.. Duplicated below. & post it to the EAA secretary, 49 Sandylands Road Cupar KY15 5JP