" Catch & release " is a rod fishery restriction as far a we are concerned . If at anytime applied to our particular fishery would result in it's closure ..... Every salmon caught is de -scaled and it's fins are split , in short it would not survive . We would consider this cruel and pointless exercise . The NRW principle fishery adviser is well aware of this fact and we would hope take this into consideration in the future .
Our allowed catch is based on the mortality rate of a catch & release rod fishery , plus it's capped . With exhisting controls we are absolutly no threat to salmon stock.