Brown Trout and Grayling

This permit is valid from the 15/03/18 - 14/03/19

The brown trout season is from 15/03/18 - 06/10/18 and the Grayling season is from 15/03/18 - 14/03/19
The prices for the season are as follows.
Adult  £30
Junior £15
Senior £15
All children aged 12 or under will be entitled to a FREE permit for the 2018 season. Contact R. Thomson on 07981 902287 to recieve the free junior permit. Please note the free tickets will not be available from any of our permit outlets.
Trout season permits can either be purchased directly from the club below via paypal or from one of our many outlets in the surrounding towns. All our outlets can be seen on the map on this page.
Instructions for buying via PayPal
Please provide the following:
  • Name of the permit holder (for each permit),
  • Full address and post code.
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
Please email all the above information to

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Salmon and Sea-trout
The season is open from 11/02/18 - 31/10/18
The holder of a Salmon and Sea–Trout permit is allowed to fish for the lesser species i.e Brown Trout and Grayling when in season. The Salmon and Sea-trout permit also allows you to fish the full length of the river, from the source in Drumclog to the confluence with the Clyde in Hamilton. 
The prices for the season are as follows.
Adult  £40
Junior £20
Senior £20
The Salmon and Sea-Trout application form can be downloaded below in either pdf or word format. All the instructions required to purchase one can be found within the document.
Salmon Application form - PDF
Salmon Application form - word
Junior - Anyone who has not attained the age of 16 on or before 11/02/18
Senior - Anyone who has attained the age of 65 on or before 11/02/18
Rules & Regulations


  1. Permits are not transferable.
  2. Permits must be carried at all times. All members must exhibit a permit if asked by a fellow member or warranted bailiff. No exceptions.
  3.  Members will be permitted to fish for salmon and sea-trout between 11th Feburary - 31st October, both dates inclusive except when they fall on a Sunday. For the avoidance of doubt, fishing for migratory fish on a Sunday in Scotland is illegal.
  4.  All migratory fish must be returned. For the avoidance of doubt, all big brown trout should also be returned.
  5. Restricted areas: Fishing is strictly prohibited in the pools below Craig Dam, Millheugh fish pass and Ferniegair fish pass. No fishing in front of Fairholm House and fly only in the Fairholm Estate. In certain circumstances, the club officers or bailiffs may require anglers to refrain from fishing certain areas or pools when conditions dictate this. Please follow these requests.
  6. No angler to be in possession of a gaff, tailer or similar instrument or treble hooks larger than size 4.
  7. No natural prawns, shrimp or imitations allowed. The use of worm as bait will only be permitted from the 1st of April till 31st of October.
  8.  Maximum leader allowed is 15lbs (6.8 kgs) breaking strain.
  9.  Anglers are not allowed to fish from one spot. A cast should be made, fished out and then one step taken downstream, cast and so on. Anglers must not commence fishing in front of another angler without their permission.
  10.  The use of lead core and fast sinking lines is strictly prohibited.
  11.  Any bait substance containing extracts of fish roe is banned.
  12.  During the month of October, fishing is restricted to one hour before dawn and cease one hour after dusk inclusive.
  13.  Fishing for brown trout commences 15th March to 6th October, both dates inclusive.
  14.  Sunday fishing for brown trout/grayling during the salmon season – maximum hook size 10, maximum leader 6lbs (2.7 kgs) breaking strain.
  15.  Brown trout and grayling under 10 inches to be returned. Bag limit of 4 fish (either brown trout or grayling).
  16.  No lighting of fires or camping by members
  17.  Anglers will approach the rivers by recognised routes only, will close gates and bind themselves not to damage property.
  18.  No angler to be accompanied by a dog.
  19.  No set lines (ledgering), no rods rests and for the avoidance of doubt, rods must be held at all times.
  20.  All poaching incidents should be immediately reported to the police and AAC Secretary.
  21.  All pollution incidents to be immediately reported to S.E.P.A. Tel: 0800 807060, giving details of the incident.
  22.  Anglers, bags, tackle and their vehicles may be searched by warranted bailiffs or the police if it is believed they are in contravention of the trout or salmon laws of Scotland.
  23.  Anglers must not leave any litter or discarded tackle.
  24.  The Avon Angling Club will not be responsible for any member’s personal equipment, vehicles or their contents. Members also are reminded that fishing is at their own risk, all rivers can be dangerous places and utmost care must be taken at all times.
  25.  Anyone fishing outwith the limits of the club waters may be prosecuted.
  26.  Any member or angler contravening any of the rules and regulations above may be prosecuted. In the case of members, expulsion from the club may also result.



Gill Brothers – 13 Townhead Street, Strathaven

Craigs Newsagents – Common Green, Strathaven

Ninas – King Street, Stonehouse

Hooked In Scotland – Shettleston Road, Glasgow

Anglers Attic – 55 Caledonian Road, Wishaw

Easthornes – Drygate Street, Larkhall

Shop Smart- 109 McNeil Street, Larkhall

Burns The Stationers – 40 Union Street, Larkhall

Pet & Aquarium Supplies – 86 Quarry Street, Hamilton