Salmon Fishing Terms and Conditions

  • All guided or non guided fishing days require payment in full to secure which is a Scottish salmon fishing industry standard.
  • J Monteith trading as “Salmon Fish Scotland” who’s address is Barclay House. Mill Road Industrial Estate, Linlithgow Bridge, Linlithgow EH49 7SF or any person assisting it shall not be liable for the consequences of delays or restrictions from adverse weather, obstructions, repairs or damage to navigational works, flooding, shortage of water, transportation restrictions, industrial action, war, fuel-rationing, shortages of or non-availability of fuel or any other cause and reserve the right to restrict the activity if unusual or hazardous conditions prevail. Neither Salmon Fish Scotland nor any person or company assisting or collaborating with it shall be liable for death, personal injury or illness. However nothing in this agreement is meant to exclude liability for death or personal injury due to negligence on the part of Salmon Fish Scotland.
  • All group discounts that are offered are done so only on the basis that those who are making up the fishing group participants are fishing on the same fishing day. In other words 1 person will pay the 1 person rate if they book multiple fishing days and will not qualify for the group discount rates.
  • If a booking can be re-let a refund less a small administration fee will be made. It is sometimes possible to re-let sport at short notice at a reduced rate. In such cases the shortfall will be deducted and the balance returned.
  • We recommend that clients insure against client cancellation as if the sport is not re-let all payments will be forfeited.
  • All instructions and decisions given by stalkers, keepers and ghillies will be final and must be followed. Failure to comply with such instructions or decisions may result in the cancellation of the rest of the tenancy. In the event of cancellation under the terms of this clause, there will be no right to a refund or compensation.
  • Where appropriate all sportsmen will be required to comply with instructions to clean tackle which has been used on a fishery where there is a risk of contamination by the Gyrodactylus Salaris parasite and sign the declaration supplied by Salmon Fish Scotland.
  • Salmon Fish Scotland reserves the right to cancel your booking in which case we will offer an alternative booking of equivalent standard or a full refund. We also reserve the right to change your initial booking confirmation fishing venue & personal guide if a fishing advantage is considered by ourselves to be viable.
  • Fully operational and officially pre-tested & certified life jackets must be worn at all times while on or in the river. All life jackets must have been serviced by an authorised service centre and have a valid yearly inspection pass certificate. Alternatively we will provide a fully serviced life jacket to each guest as required.
  • Suitable eye protection must be worn at all times while fly fishing for salmon.
  • Salmon fishing in Scotland is primarily 'Catch & Release' therefore killing salmon is not permitted unless pre-authorised and in compliance with each individual river’s management regulations & Scottish law. These Scottish 'Catch & Release’ policies are to ensure that good salmon numbers remain in the Scottish rivers which are important for the Scottish economy & good ongoing salmon fishing sport.