Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published the provisional salmon and sea trout fishery statistics for the 2011 season.

Total reported rod catch (retained and released) of salmon for 2011 is 86,655. It is the sixth highest rod catch on record, and is 97 per cent of the previous five-year average.

The proportion of the rod catch accounted for by catch and release continues to increase. In 2011, 91 per cent of rod caught spring salmon was released, as was 73 per cent of the annual rod catch.

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