A three-year trial to extend the fishing season on Scotland’s river Tay has been announced by the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board.
Taking place on the main stem of the waterway between Perth and Dalguise, the trial will see angling extended on the river by 16 days at the end of the traditional season.
Currently running between January 15 and October 15, the season on the Tay will now close on October 31 in order to coincide with the best of the Autumn salmon run on the waterway.
During these extra days all salmon caught will be released, with angler only permitted to use artificial baits with barbless hooks.
Data will also be collected from the fish caught, allowing the TDSFB to issue a report to the Scottish Government at the end of the trail so as to inform the decision on whether to make the extension permanent.