Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
Classic Atlantic Salmon No pursuit rivals salmon rivers, flies & legacy

Thread: New Rules for the Spey 2003 Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
10-23-2002 01:52 PM
pmflyfisher Malcolm,

Thanks I cannot wait for the wisdom and order of Euriopean fishery managers to arrive here in the states. I hope it happens in my remaining 20-30 years around here otherwise I will have to wait for fly fishing heaven I suppose.

Gravid fish are legal to take here except on our limited no kill wild salmon and steelhead river section. Probably less than 5% of the fishable waters nation wide are in this category. It may be only 1%-5% of our total rivers that have such regulations.


10-23-2002 12:24 PM
Willie Gunn Hi Hal,
Until 30th June each angler must return the 1st,3rd,5th etc fish caught." Does this mean every even number fish caught each day ?

Unfortuately not it is over a season I would have settled for a week but /day would give the fish a real chance.

What is a "gravid" fish ?
Full of eggs ready for spawing, they should always go back no question no discussion no doubt.

Thanks for your support .

10-22-2002 05:15 PM
pmflyfisher Malcolm,

I applaud their wisdom in these new rules which will undoubtedly help to preserve this historic fishery.

We only have rules such as these on a limited number of blue ribbon trout, atlantic salmon, and steelhead waters in North America.

"Until 30th June each angler must return the 1st,3rd,5th etc fish caught." Does this mean every even number fish caught each day ?

What is a "gravid" fish ?

Good luck with the new rules, perhaps our fishery managers will eventually wake up and adopt stricter rules to conserve our fisheries. Please send some of that rain over here our rivers are very low for this time of the year impacting our salmon and steelhead runs adversely !!



P.S. Sorry for all the questions but it is the nature of my corporate job I am sorry to say.
10-22-2002 04:44 PM
Willie Gunn
New Rules for the Spey 2003

The Spey is slowly dragging itself into new centuary. I know you all practice catch & release and have done for years but this is a new(ish) idea in Scotland. So for next year,

"New Spey Policy 2003"

The following are new OBLIGATORY MINIMUM MEASURES with a target of at least 50% of fish to be released. If not reached in 2003 the Board may apply to Edinburgh for mandatory measures.
Catch & Release
1/ Until 30th June each angler must return the 1st,3rd,5th etc fish caught.
2/ After 30th June all hen salmon & grilse must be released.
3/ Throughout the season all stale or gravid fish must be released.
4/ Escaped farmed salmon must be retained.

1/Where possible anglers should be encouraged to fish with a fly.
2/ Where spinning is allowed only one set of barbless hooks may be used on a lure.
3/ All hooks should be pinched or barbless.

Fishing effort
Where possible the number of hours & rods fished should be limited.

N.B. On 1st October 2002 the Scottish Executive introduced a statutory instrument banning the sale of rod caught salmon & sea trout in Scotland.

Well it's a start.

PS The Spey is on Flood Alert with rain still lashing down.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)