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Fishing Permits

Permits are required for the Tay Estuary at Dundee if you intend to catch salmon and sea trout. The permit costs £17.50 per year and applies to all the estuary shoreline between Invergowrie Burn and the Dighty Water at Barnhill. The fishing season runs from 15th January to 15th October each year. The permits do not apply to the Port Authority area which extends eastwards from the Tay Road Bridge to the Stannergate.

It is a condition of issue of these permits that annual returns of the number of salmon and sea trout caught are reported to the issuing authority. Possession of salmon and sea trout without a valid permit is a statutory offence under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act (Scotland) (2003). Download the Freshwater Fisheries and the Law in Scotland PDF for more information.

Fishing permits are available from:-

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