Scottish salmon and sea trout fishery statistics 2023

Summary of the salmon and sea trout fishery catch statistics updated for the 2023 season.

Sea Trout catch by Fishing Method

In 2023, 92% of the total annual reported catch, including released and retained fish, was accounted for by the rod fisheries. Both net and coble, and fixed engine fisheries, accounted for 4%. Of the retained catch, rods accounted for 52%, compared to 26% for fixed engine and 22% for net and coble.

Data source: 2023 Scottish salmon and sea trout statistics, Supplementary Tables, Table 11, from the Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate.



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