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Submit a Fish Catch

We are particularly interested in records of brown trout & sea trout of over 30cm, salmon and charr. For all sea trout and specimen brown trout we strongly recommend you follow catch and release guidance.

Fish lengths (to nearest cm) are more useful than fish weights. If possible do it in the water. Take a tape measure or mark up your wading staff or the butt section of your rod as an easy indicator. Fish should be measured from the nose to the fork of the tail.

Have a measure in place and camera ready to take the photo BEFORE you take the trout out of water

Have a measure in place and camera ready to take the photo BEFORE you take the trout out of water

Photography. Yes please, the fish rather than the angler (send pictures of happy anglers with their fish separately)! However, keep the fish in or briefly just above the water. Only lift the fish from the water for the minimum time necessary. Support the fish gently under the belly and loosely hold the wrist of the tail. The protocol we use for anaesthetised trout is to face to the left. We have been able to recognise several sea trout that have been caught before (see examples in WRFT Reviews); one Gairloch sea trout was recaptured and processed 6 times over a two year period. With careful handling they can survive!

There is much advice on the internet about handling rod caught fish, for example, on the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards website: Catch and Release for Salmon: An Angler's Guide

Fish Catch Record Submission



(If 'Other', please say what kind of fish in the 'Comment' box)

(Required in dd/mm/yyyy format)

(Inch conversions shown in brackets)

(lbs/oz conversions shown in brackets)

(E.g. loch/river name)

(If specified, must be a PNG or JPEG image)

(Please tick this box if you DO NOT want this information published on this site)

(Please tick "I'm not a robot" to verify that your submission is genuine)

Please note that some records which may reveal sensitive sites may not be published. We'll get back in touch to explain why.