UPDATED RULES FOR 2016
N.S.A.A Extent of River Fishing’s
RIVER CREE: West bank, from top of Suspension Bridge Pool to south march of Nether Barr Farm. East Bank from White Hills march fence at the upper end of the Ghyll Pool to the top end of the Slaughter House Pool.
PENKILN BURN: West bank only, Auchinleck Bridge to Mattie White’s Bridge.
The fishing rules shall be those as printed on the current annual membership card and on current visitor’s permits and/or on association official publications/signs and www.nsaa.org.uk. Each permit holder will be responsible for any damage they cause to property, fences, dykes, trees etc. Please always leave gates as you find them. Any member or guest proven to have brought the name of Newton Stewart & District Angling Association into disrepute will be expelled from the Association forthwith. Any member or visitor found to be fishing illegally, or in breach of the rules will be liable to expulsion from the Association and their membership withdrawn for life. NO dogs allowed. Please take your litter home.
It is illegal to sell any fish caught on association waters!!
- Salmon fishing season 1st March until 14th October. Catch and release as per Scottish Government conservation status-grade 3. All salmon and grilse caught MUST be returned to the water as soon as possible and with the least possible injury. This applies for the whole season. It means that any badly bleeding fish or any fish which dies after being caught must still be returned to the water.
- The only legal methods of fishing on association waters, are by single or double hand held rod and line, the terminal tackle can be single or multiple fly combinations of suitable size. Spinning is permitted all season subject to water levels i.e. when there is no yellow showing on the marker gauges. Spinning is permitted in the Ghyll Pool east bank only, and below the A75 road bridge to the end of the beat (west bank only) irrespective of water height. Fishing from bridges is strictly prohibited.
- NO worm, prawn, shrimp or live baiting at any time. All bladed spinners (such as flying Cs or mepps) to have a single hook only. All other spinners and lures to have a maximum of one treble only.
- Sea trout fishing season 1st March until 14th October. From 15th August until 14th October all sea trout must be returned to the river unharmed. ALL sea trout UNDER 12” and OVER 2lb in weight MUST be returned – for the ENTIRE SEASON. A maximum of 2 sea trout to be killed per angler per day. A maximum of 4 sea trout to be killed per angler per week.
- No Sunday fishing permitted.
- Always carry your permit whilst fishing association waters.
- Catch returns: You must complete and forward a catch return to the membership secretary, this includes a nil return, on or before the 10th November each year. A £50.00 fine will be levied for a non or late return.
- The only LEGAL methods of fishing on Association lochs, are by a single hand held rod and line, the terminal tackle can be single or multiple fly combinations of suitable sizes. Where bait fishing is allowed, this must be WORM only. No live or baits are permitted.
- The two fish kill limit per day applies on all association lochs.
- When worm fishing the first 2 fish caught MUST be killed. Then worm fishing must cease.
- BRUNTIS LOCH: Under 16’s and OAP’s may fish bait (worm only) after 1st June. Season 15th March – 6th October. Winter 7th October to 14th February re-opens 15th March.
- WEE GLENAMOUR: Fly and bait fishing. Bait fishing (worm only) after 1st June. Closed 15th February re-opens 15th March. Wheelchair anglers may bait fish (worm only) throughout the season.
- FYNTALLOCH LOCH: Fly and bait fishing. Bait fishing (worm only) allowed in designated areas. Car park side only.
- LOCH DEE: Wild brown trout fly fishing. 12” Kill limit.
- LOCH OCHILTREE : Fly fishing only. Boats available, life jackets MUST be worn not supplied. 12” kill limit. All brown trout must be returned safely!! Electric outboard motors only allowed.
- KIRRIEREOCH LOCH: Fly and bait fishing (worm only). 9” kill limit.
RAINBOW TROUT: 15th March to 6th October, except Bruntis and Wee Glenamour. Winter season 7th October to 14th February. Closed 15th February, re-opens 15th March.
PIKE FISHING LOCHS: Loch Ochiltree, Fyntalloch Loch & Loch Dee. FLY FISHING ONLY all season (15th March – 6th October). A minimum 8/9 wt fly rod is to be used. All hooks to be a minimum size 6. Long nosed plyers and wire cutters to be carried at all times for unhooking and or hook cutting.
Anyone Seeing evidence of suspected pollution of a river, stream or loch, please contact SEPA on 01671402618 IMMEDIATELY.
RIVER CREE DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
CONSERVATION CODE 2016
PART 1 – LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
- All salmon and grilse caught MUST be returned to the water as soon as possible and with the least possible injury. This applies for the whole season. It means that any badly bleeding fish or any fish which dies after being caught must still be returned to the water.
- No prawn/shrimp fishing AT ANY TIME.
- No livebaiting AT ANY TIME.
PART 2 – CONSERVATION MEASURES
- ALL sea trout OVER 2lb in weight MUST be returned – for the ENTIRE SEASON.
- NO worm fishing FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON.
- A maximum of 2 sea trout (under 2lb) to be killed per angler/day.
- A maximum of 4 sea trout (under 2lb) to be killed per angler/week.
- All bladed spinners (such as “flying Cs” or Mepps) to have one single hook only.
- All other spinners and lures to have a maximum of one treble only.
Revised 27th January 2016.