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Wick Angling Association

Photograph of Wick Angling AssociationThe season opens on 11th February and closes on the 12th October. Generally, it is May before the river gets any significant runs of salmon, however salmon are occasionally landed during March and April.

May and June can provide good fishing and the fish are normally a good average size (10-14 pounds). Our Grilse run usually starts around mid-July and excellent numbers of fish can run the river in good water conditions. The run peaks in August, but some fish will continue to enter the river until the season end.

Fly fishing is allowed throughout the season and bait is allowed from 1st April to 15th September and spinning is allowed from 11th February through to 15th May. No prawn or shrimp fishing is permitted.

Wick Rivers 10 year average catch is currently 700 fish per season, This has increased over the last 30 years from around 400 fish and is testament to the work the association has carried out on the river during this period.

Mr John Mackay
Tel: 01955 604473

News for Wick Angling Association

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Wick Angling Association have launched a new web site to make it easier to buy permits and to record catches once the sport is allowed to resume.   With Scottish Government today (21 May 2020) beginning to announce changes to lock down it may not be too long.  
Anglers and Canoeists Unite to Fight Salmon Parasite Threat
The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) have made a joint call for tighter measures to prevent a deadly salmon parasite entering Scottish waters.  The two organisations hope that their unprecedented combined effort will lead to the introduction of a high profile campaign at ports and airports to raise awareness of the threat from the Gyrodactylus salaris (Gs) parasite.  

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