KoSAA News Update March 2021

Unfortunately because of the ongoing coronavirus situation the committee is unable to organise an AGM at this time.

The Kyle will open for fishing for members and visitors on 1st June 2021, subject to the Scottish Government coronavirus restrictions at that time allowing.

All persons fishing will be expected to familiarise themselves with and adhere to any government restrictions or guidance in place at that time. KoSAA will not be responsible for any actions which contravene government guidance.

The committee is hopeful that the beats available to KoSAA on the Kyle will remain unchanged for the 2021 season, however, at the time of writing, the leases have not been confirmed. The website will be updated later with confirmation of the association’s fishing for this season.

The Kyle will remain as catch and release for salmon. This is a condition of our leases. Members and visitors may retain up to 2 sea trout per day but all finnock under 1lb and sea trout 50cm and longer must be released.

Please remember to notify Kenny Campbell, our river watcher of any salmon or sea trout caught by the end of the week in which the catch is made. Contact details for Kenny can be found here.

Fees for the 2021 season are as follows:

Adult Member (age 21 to 64 inclusive)£120
Senior Member (age 65 and older)£90
Adult Concession (age 18 to 20 inclusive)£50 (unchanged)
Junior Member (age 17 and younger)Free (unchanged)
Associate Member£150
Below Bridge (sea trout only)£10 / day; £40 / season
Visitor Tickets£35 / day; £180 / week

Membership will be restricted to permanent residents of Ross-shire and Sutherland. Associate Membership will be available to persons residing outwith these areas. 

The cost of visitor tickets for trout fishing in the lochs will remain unchanged.

Because of coronavirus, boat fishing on the lochs using the KoSAA boats will remain closed until further notice. Bank fishing will be allowed if government coronavirus guidelines are followed.

Membership renewal fees for the 2021 season are due by 1st May 2021. Contact details for the treasurer can be found here.