Subject to the relaxation of the existing Scottish Government guidelines by this date, fishing for members on the Kyle will commence on 1st June.

All persons fishing will be expected to follow government guidelines which those fishing should make themselves aware of.  KOSSA will not be responsible for any actions which contravene those guidelines. 

The guidelines will probably change as the season progresses so please check the latest guidance before fishing. 

No visitor permits will be issued this season.

Tickets to fish for sea trout below the bridge will be available, for locals only, from Kenny and Mimi Campbell. Please contact Kenny or Mimi by phone or email to arrange how these can be safely collected. 

Boat fishing on the lochs using the KOSAA boats will remain closed until further notice. Bank fishing will be allowed if government guidelines are followed.

Fishery Board bailiffs will be checking the membership cards of anyone fishing so please remember to bring these with you if you intend to fish.

As in previous seasons members should notify Kenny Campbell by phone or email of any salmon or sea trout caught by the end of the week in which the catch was made.

Please remember to keep a record of any days that you fish for salmon this season since this will be required as part of the return made to Marine Scotland at the end of the season.

Coronavirus Restrictions

At the moment, Fisheries Management Scotland has recommended that there should be no fishing during the lockdown period which is due to end on 13th April.  By then, as things stand, it is likely that the lockdown period will be extended for a further period. 

Given these circumstances members should be aware that there is now a strong possibility that the opening of the KOSAA season on June 1st may have to be delayed and, depending on how things develop over the coming months, may have to be cancelled altogether.

The usual cut-off date for payment of subscriptions will be suspended for this year and, as the situation becomes clearer, the committee will decide if refunds should be offered to those members who have already paid.

The Committee will continue to monitor the situation and further announcements will be posted as things develop.


Due to the escalating number of Coronovirus cases in Scotland,  I have
decided to postpone the KOSAA AGM which was scheduled for 12th March. 

I hope that we may be able to reschedule the meeting in the  late Spring
once the Scottish Government knows better what it is dealing with.

Peter Routledge

Catch Returns Reminder

Members were sent catch return forms with their membership cards and tags at the beginning of the season. Please complete these and return them to the secretary no later than 14th October 2019. Nil returns are required and please remember to enter the number of days that you fished for salmon each month on the form.

Pink Salmon 2019

Pink salmon have been found in the Kyle rivers during July 2019, Fishery Management Scotland have produced a new advice note. This has been produced in collaboration with Marine Scotland, SNH and SEPA and provides advice on what to do if these fish are captured or observed, what information should be recorded and how samples should be stored. The advice note may be downloaded from the Fishery Management Scotland web page on Pink salmon:-

A link to the document is also included below. Please report any incidences of these fish to Fisheries Management Scotland who will collate this information.

190503 INNS – Statement Pink salmon 5

First Kyle Fish of the Season

KoSAA member Ruaraidh Macmillan went out at the end of the tide on 13th June for his first cast of the season and caught this nice fish of about 11lb from the Scap.

Ruaraidh said that he thought the outing was going to be waste of time but is chuffed to get off the mark. The fish was caught on a size 10 cascade with a full floating line.Well done Ruaraidh.

Scottish Govt – Conservation Status Assessment 2019

Members and visitors are reminded that the Oykel outflow (Kyle of Sutherland) Category 1 classification ends approximately 300 metres downstream of the road bridge at Bonar Bridge where the Kyle widens into the Dornoch Firth.

Upstream of this point KoSAA rules and guidelines on catch limits and tagging apply.

Downstream of this point remains Category 3 and all salmon and grilse caught must be released.

Invercharron Beats 2019

The Committee are delighted to announce that the Invercharron beats on the Kyle have now been secured by KoSAA for the 2019 season.

This means that the fishing available to members and visitors this season remains the same as last season and is shown on the Maps  page.

Membership renewals and applications should be sent to Julia (Mimi) Campbell at 2 Meikle, Lairg Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3AW.