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Grahams Tackle Shop is open for the purchase of club membership cards (only by cash or cheque) and tackle. In the event of further Covid-19 restrictions, which may cause shop closures, contact membership secretary John Ralph for membership renewals. New members can apply by downloading and completing the appropriate application forms below. E-mail John Ralph at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alternatively, call 01463 718010 or 07702 889841. Please don't call after 8 pm. Payments can be made by bank transfer. Details from John.

IAC membership is open to adults and juniors (17 and under) living in the City of Inverness and the adjacent areas of Smithton, Culloden, Balloch and North Kessock. We also welcome associate members from outwith this area and enjoy the support of anglers from Aberdeenshire to Essex, Sutherland to Dorset and Kilmarnock to Kent.

Exchange permits and other fishings are also available to members, offering access to a variety of rivers and lochs in the Highlands and north-east of Scotland. See Fishing/Permits/Exchange. The club also offers the use of a boat on the famed Loch Ruthven trout fishery. See Fishing/Feisty trout

For visitors, the club offers day tickets which are available from Graham’s Tackle Shop in Castle Street, Inverness. Bookings can also be made through FishPal or by contacting an official of the club. Visitors can sign up for associate membership, which offers season-round fishing for the same price as five daily permits.

Scottish law requires permits for game fishing, but a separate rod licence is not necessary.

Special fees for 2024

All current (2023) members can renew their membership for 2024 at Graham’s tackle shop. Please take your present membership card with you. Current associate members should renew directly with John Ralph, membership secretary, Inverness Angling Club, 98 Fairfield Road, Inverness, sending a note with the appropriate fee. Contact John Ralph for details on payment by bank transfer, Fees are:

Adult                           £100 (21 and over)

Intermediate               £35 (aged 18, 19 and 20 inclusive) 

Concession                £50 (at age 65 with12 years unbroken adult membership) *

Junior                         Free (17 and under) - Collect permits from Graham's tackle shop. No application form is required.

Associate                   £100

Standard membership fees

New adult and associate members should apply to the membership secretary using the appropriate application form which can be downloaded using the links below.

Adult                           £150 (21 and over)   Download PDF file or Download Word file

Introductory                £100 **  (use adult application above)

Intermediate               £50 (aged 18, 19 and 20 inclusive)  Download PDF file or Download Word file

Associate                   £150  Download PDF file or Download Word file

* Adults meeting the qualifications for concessionary membership should apply to the membership secretary by signed letter, which must include their date of birth.

** As an incentive to attract new members, local applicants may qualify for a one-off introductory membership, limited to adults who have not been members within the last five years. Checks will be made. Available only on application to the membership secretary.

Day ticket fees 2024

February 1 to May 31, £20 per day,

June 1 to October 15, £30 per day,.

Juniors (17 and under) £10 per day all season.

Note: Visiting anglers seeking a week's fishing should take out associate membership at £150 (the same price as the former weekly permit). This enables visitors to fish at any time during the season. Anglers fishing on day tickets must return all salmon and grilse.

Sea trout

IAC also offers a sea trout ticket at £20 per season. Fishing is limited to the estuary beat, from the Black Bridge to the sea.


The club has to meet heavy charges early each season so asks that membership should be renewed by March 31. In addition, it is legally bound to submit accurate catch returns for salmon and grilse at the end of the season. Consequently, it applies surcharges for late renewal of membership and failure to submit a catch return. These apply to all membership and permit categories (except junior) and to sea trout ticket holders.

No catch return received for 2023 - £20 added to appropriate fee. £5 for Sea Trout.

Late membership renewal from April 1 - £20 added to appropriate fee.


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