Salmon fishing: proposed river gradings for 2023 season

Seeking your views on the proposed river gradings for the 2023 salmon fishing season.


River gradings: Loch Roag to Ruel 

No individual river data is held in 8 Districts. These remain grade 3 for 2023. 

District 

River Name   

Outflow point 

2018 

2019 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 - Proposed 

Change  

Loch Roag 

Caslabhat and Tamanabhaigh - Abhainn Caslabhat 

NB 0354 3136 

No change 

Loch Roag 

Caslabhat and Tamanabhaigh - Abhainn Tamanabhaigh  

NB 0404 2014 

No change 

Loch Roag 

Forsa River (Lewis)  

NB 0533 3260 

No change 

Loch Roag 

Langavat SAC   

NB 2155 2968 

No change 

Loch Roag 

Loch Morsgail system  

NB 1387 2427 

No change 

Loch Roag 

Mhor a' Ghlinne Ruaidh and Geisiada - Abhainn Mhor a' Ghlinne Ruaidh 

NB 1017 3255 

No change 

Loch Roag 

Mhor a' Ghlinne Ruaidh and Geisiada - Loch Geisiadar system 

NB 1131 3221 

No change 

Loch Roag 

River Barvas   

NB 3404 5079 

No change 

Loch Roag 

River Blackwater (Lewis)   

NB 2339 3140 

Decrease 

Loch Roag 

River Carloway   

NB 2021 4245 

No change 

Lochy 

River Lochy  

NN 1089 7477 

No change 

Lochy 

River Nevis  

NN 1087 7466 

No change 

Lossie 

River Lossie  

NJ 2384 7072 

No change 

Luce 

Water of Luce  

NX 1955 5563 

Decrease 

Lussa 

Lussa River (Mull)  

NM 6895 3085 

No change 

Moidart 

River Moidart  

NM 7078 7242 

Decrease 

Morar 

River Morar  

NM 6755 9247 

No change 

Mullanageren, Horasary and Lochna-Ciste (North Uist) 

Abhainn Eig   

NF 7716 7376 

Increase 

Mullanageren, Horasary and Lochna-Ciste (North Uist) 

Horisary River  

NF 7611 6761 

No change 

Mullanageren, Horasary and Lochna-Ciste (North Uist) 

North Uist Lochs - Loch Grogary system  

NF 7088 7204 

No change 

Mullanageren, Horasary and Lochna-Ciste (North Uist) 

North Uist Lochs - Loch nan Geireann system 

NF 8438 7363 

No change 

Mullanageren, Horasary and Lochna-Ciste (North Uist) 

North Uist Lochs - Loch Sgealtair system 

NF 9065 6840 

No change 

Nairn 

River Nairn  

NH 8886 5710 

No change 

Naver and Borgie 

River Borgie SAC  

NC 6839 6227 

No change 

Naver and Borgie 

River Naver SAC  

NC 7100 6017 

No change 

Nell 

River Euchar  

NM 8244 2218 

No change 

Nell 

River Nell  

NM 8750 2471 

No change 

Ness 

River Moriston SAC  

NH 4298 1622 

Decrease 

Ness 

River Ness (excluding the Moriston)  

NH 6599 4700 

3 > 2  

Decrease 

Nith 

River Nith 

NX 9945 6610 

No change 

North Esk 

River North Esk 

NO 7394 6251 

No change 

Orkney Islands 

No individual river data held 

  

No data

No data No data No data

No data

No change 

Ormsary 

Barr Water 

NR 6610 3576 

No change 

Pennygowan 

Aros River 

NM 5585 4474 

No change 

Pennygowan 

River Forsa (Mull)  

NM 6000 4331 

No change 

Resort 

North Harris SAC - Abhainn Mhor Ceann Reasort  

NB 1060 1720 

No change 

Resort 

North Harris SAC - Loch a' Ghlinne system   

NB 0181 1355 

No change 

Ruel 

River Ruel  

NS 0112 8100 

No change 

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