We have been told by Marine Scotland that in addition to catch returns of salmon and sea trout we must supply them with details of the numbers of days fished for salmon each month by our members, even if nothing is caught.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SALMON FISHING EFFORT IS REQUIRED, NOT SEATROUT .
Please keep a record of the number of days on which you fished for salmon each month and record the total on the salmon / seatrout catch return form at the end of the season. Every day fished must be recorded, regardless of the amount of time spent fishing, for example, if you only fish for one hour this still counts as one rod day.
The topic sheet from Marine Scotland regarding reporting of rod fishing effort can be found here.