Complete and send us your salmon and sea trout catch return form by 31 December each year. Even if you haven’t caught anything, we still need to know.
If you bought a salmon and sea trout licence we are really interested to know if you fished, how much fishing you did and what you caught. You can submit your catch return electronically using the form. Unfortunately, the electronic PDF form does not work with Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones.
Alternatively, you can print off the form and send it freepost to us at:
Fisheries Permitting Team
Please note, submitting a catch return is a legal requirement. The Environment Agency needs a catch return form back from every angler that bought a salmon and sea trout licence.
Filling in the electronic catch return form
You must attach the saved version of the form from your computer onto your email. Do not use the 'send page by email' function as it will send a blank form to us.
Complete all sections highlighted in blue. If you did not fish put ‘DNF' in Part 1. If you fished but didn't catch anything then put 'Nil' in the relevant section. When you have finished the form remember to save it to your computer and close the internet browser down.
Then email the form to us:
Our annual catch return reports are available to download:
Net catch returns
The Environment Agency also requires all salmon and sea trout net licence holders to submit an annual logbook containing details of their catch, and to attach a numbered carcass tag to each fish they catch. This helps remove the market for illegally caught fish.