Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board

Protecting and Improving The Tay System

  • Catch and release on the TayMighty-Tay
  • catch-release
  • Tay-hatchery



The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board is the statutory body empowered to protect and improve the salmon fisheries in the Tay district. This means looking after not just Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and sea trout (Salmo trutta) but the River Tay system as a whole. This website provides details of its activities, including information on governance, meetings and information on the salmon and salmon fisheries of the River Tay, the largest salmon river in Scotland.

The Board is made up of salmon fishery owners or their representatives elected to represent the Upper and Lower parts of the catchment and coopted members who represent the interests of anglers and the Tay Ghillies Association.

The Board has offices and a hatchery close to the city of Perth and employs water bailiffs and biologists. Together they look after over 5,000 miles of rivers, burns and lochs.

Their work includes river management, conservation, scientific research, bailiffing.
A comprehensive description of the Board's work is available on the projects page.

A listing of current members and contact details is available here.

The Board holds regular meetings which the public can attend as observers, although some agenda items might require to be considered in private.

Dates of forthcoming Board meetings and meeting minutes of can be found here.

Privacy Statement: The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board holds certain personal data for the purpose of fulfilling its statutory responsibilities under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003, which includes the protection of salmon fisheries within its district. We will only pass personal data to third parties without the consent of the data subject where it is necessary for us to do so in support of our statutory responsibilities. Data is held subject to our Data Handling Policy. The Board’s responsible officer for data is Inga MacGillivray and any queries regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed at her.