The aim of the conservation policy is to:
- Return as many fish as possible to the river.
- Adopt best practice for releasing fish to ensure good survival.
- Optimise the number of smolts leaving the Oykel.
11th January - 14th June
All fish are to be released in accordance with the Lower & Upper Oykel Guidelines. Only single hooked, or tube flies with a single hook, are to be used, with a size not greater than 2/0.
15th June - 30th September
Single, double and tube flies to be used with a hook size not greater than size No 2. All fish over 65cm in length are to be released. (Equates to approximately 7Lbs). Each party may retain up to a maximum of 3 fish per week.
Throughout the Season
Treble hooks are not to be permitted at any time. All Sea-Trout over 3 Lbs must be returned. The sale of rod caught salmon is an offence under Scottish law.