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Atlantic salmon rod catches in Scotland 2000 to 2011

Here we table the Atlantic salmon caught by rod and line in the top 52 Scottish rivers. Most rivers in Scotland have improved over the period with some notable successes such as the Dee, Thurso, Annan and Alness.

 

River
Rank
Avg 10yr
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008 2009
2010
2011
Tweed 1 12,426 9,713 9,455 10,403 13,522 14,958 13,291 13,795 15,799 12,889 10,430 23,179 15,836
Tay 2 8,929 9,182 9,771 6,258 5,525 10,447 10,532 11,843 8,688
9,474
7,570 10,746 9,311
Spey 3 8,874 8,768 7,762 6,328 6,438 9,864 9,359 10,516 10,027
11,411
8,270 8,722
7,316
Dee 4 5,076 2,984 4,654 3,768 3,310 6,046 5,414 5,620 5,989
6,232
6,740 8,726
8,186
Deveron 5 3,278 2,833 3,716 1,779 1,161 4,679 3,281 3,329 4,308 4,725 2,973 4,017
2,669
Kyle of Sutherland System 6 3,071 3,677 3,493 2,214 2,154 3,553 3,045 3,354 3,830
2,982
2,412 4,451
3,376
Findhorn 7 2,691 2,321 2,888 2,176 1,541 2,880 2,378 3,956 3,038 3,366 2,366 3,479
2,335
Nith 8 2,429 2,130 1,764 2,574 1,438 3,424 2,281 2,682 2,753 3,345 1,899 2,466
1,610
Forth 9 2,280 1,795 2,668 2,046 1,308 3,579 2,644 1,916 2,553 2,211 2,080 3,433
2,566
North Esk 10 2,069 2,072 2,072 1,746 1,216 2,254 2,134 1,979 1,647 2,959 2,610 3,308
2,624
Helmsdale 11 1,942 1,812 2,190 1,233 1,716 2,677 2,151 2,465 1,875 1,603 1,695 2,723
2,153
Don 12 1,850 1,552 2,040 1,665 1,317 3,340 2,551 2,158 1,412 1,289 1,173 2,474
1,512
Beauly 13
1,273
1,257 1,262 1,085 937 1,536 1,529 1,327 1,357 1,112 1,327 2,474
1,131
Conon 14
1,270
652 1,618 1,121 1,169 1,475 1,455 1,579 1,289 1,162 1,180 1,632
1,275
Ness 15 1,222 910 1,218 1,114 934 1,546 1,823 1,174 1,471 1,102 924 1,166
917
Naver 16 1,169 1,440 1,054 661 629 1,349 1,272 1,204 1,945 1,061 1,070 2,943
2,365
South Esk 17 1,120 1,260 949 1,044 772 1,409 935 1,348 1,003 1,467 1,016 1,429
905
Thurso 18 1,006 377 738 492 364 1,179 895 1,404 1,668 1,224 1,722 3,475
2,542
Annan 19 900 720 203 752 217 1,272 937 979 1,230 1,641 1,051 1,013
1,385
Doon 20 848 1,072 822 534 706 982 1,219 583 908 1,074 578 1,036
723
Nairn 21 832 253 677 480 181 1,209 819 1,315 1,402 1,021 966 910
653
Border Esk 22 776
729
521
812
431
897
978
808
841
1,065
673 1230
1023
Clyde 23 755 342 1,187 657 471 1,004 1,018 339 1,088 733 711 489
938
Ayr 24 681 727 790 630 266 947 712 554 793 746 643 574
600
Brora 25 630 1,065 685 509 456 602 532 681 613 632 525 821
602
Stinchar 26
615
526 590 470 187 847 486 779 813 840 612 804
793
Lochy 27
595
211 578 280 440 273 1,390 462 1,446 498 369 343
646
Awe 28 515 461 598 400 306 503 788 568 840 395 290 305
620
Halladale 29 495 291 310 268 180 627 725 692 903 289 661 1,315
954
Alness 30 471 289 368 259 167 481 451 609 666 653 769 870
593
Ythan 31 408 355 325 382 91 688 404 293 459 649 431 532
300
Cree 32 375 426 264 242 209 402 430 563 387 450 375 608
461
Grimersta (Hebrides) 33 352       239 352 572 399 404 249 249 401
518
Girvan 34 343 223 387 210 76 329 297 320 400 767 422 450
445
Creed 35 328 240 292 180 172 314 420 242 624 416 383 355
446
Irvine 36 283 285 401 298 153 402 276 188 367 236 228 287

387

Grudie 37 268 269 150 126 147 270 387 279 439 306 306 579
392
Gruinard 38 242 142 203 158 154 252 293 181 496 180 357 466
314
Urr 39 222 248 21 177 100 409 183 245 347 324 170 265
419
Ammuinsuidhe (Hebrides) 40
186
      104 188 266 164 218 182 180 446
253
Forss 41
180
        96 105 95 327 190 268 513
312
Lossie 42
174
52 118 118 76 388 330 115 235 153 151 189
59
Inver 43 169 178 116 108 119 136 188 182 246 124 289 318
233
Ewe 44 155 113 96 114 144 169 191 135 200 225 162 216
325
Barvas (Hebrides) 45
154
      146 129 242 201 148 105 105 249
228
Kirkaig 46 151 170 147 130 79 137 210 159 256 111 114 235
184
Laxford 47 131 119 99 97 118 137 263 145 324 2 ?? 6 ?? 305
265
Hope 48 133 118 62 67 146 124 171 92 203 133 213 251
222
Carron 49 126 11 5 14 40 140 166 200 261 219 202 419
288
Snizort 50 118 43 21 27 36 79 157 125 263 217 210 204
252
Garynahine (Hebrides) 51 108       35 113 140 104 155 104 104 142
258
Fhorsa (Hebrides) 52 96       62 71 114 111 139 88 88 140
111
All Rivers
n/a  
74,446 64,672 70,208 56,340 51,983 92,073 83,071 84,626 89,411
84,871
70,576
85,327
70,109

 

Notes:

Only rivers that average 100 salmon or more since year 2000 have been included in this table.

NOTES: The data used in these tables and graphs are Crown copyright, used with the permission of Marine Scotland Science.  Marine Scotland is not responsible for interpretation of these data by third parties.




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