CATCH RETURNS-

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 your 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 return. 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).Click on the link below to open it.

2) Complete the Annual catch return provided with your season or Day permit to fish at the end of the season but NO LATER THAN 1st DECEMBER. The catch return was provided when you bought permit. Post it to the EAA secretary, 49 Sandylands Road Cupar KY15 5JP.

FAILURE TO MAKE A CATCH RETURN MEANS THAT IN FUTURE YEARS YOU MAY HAVE TO RETURN NOT ONLY SALMON, BUT SEA TROUT AS WELL, I KID YOU NOT.

2019 Season - Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held this year on Sunday 1st December 2019 at 19:30 hrs in the Wilkie Hall Pitlessie. Please attend to have your say, elect and support your choice of committee in its work to improve the river on your behalf.

As there is a lot to get through, time can be limited, To avoid disappointment, proposals for the agenda need to reach the secretary by phone, e-mail, post or the web site contact page by Saturday 23rd November. Proposals received after this date may only be raised under AOCB at the discretion of the Chair as time allows.

Permit Sales Outlet Update:

A& M tackle Lochgelly no longer sell EAA Day or season permits,

Permits can now be obtained from ‘Deals on Reels’ 18 Station Road Cowdenbeath KY4 9SG

From 18th September Permits will no longer be available from Dott Thomsons in the Bonnygate Cupar but Permits can still be obtained from the Keystore in Ladywynd or at the Reekie Equipment (Part of the Hamilton Ross Group) at Prestonhall Industrial estate both in Cupar.

Fishing Report

A nice 3 1/2 lb sea trout caught by David Steven. Tosh Gray has also had one from the Tattie Hole. He claims it was the only one in the pool but I will go and see for myself as the big tides are in this week. Another salmon reported hooked and lost last week around 7lb. River is at a nice level and rising.

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