A simple system….!

It would appear that some members are unclear on the process of reporting catches and, if available, adding a picture of the fish. The process is a simple one designed to make it easy for anglers to report catches and for the club to meet requirements for catch reporting within 24 hours. The system has operated for four seasons (since 2017). It is set out in the rules contained within permits:

5.3 Every angler who catches a salmon or grilse must register their catch within 24 hours via the club web page at: http://www.invernessanglingclub.co.uk/report-catch or by text to 07702 889841 including the number of fish caught, individual weights in pounds and membership or visitor number.

Additionally, please include where the fish was caught, method used and whether the fish was retained or released.

Virtually everyone is able to utilise this system via a computer or mobile phone. The web site facility does require an e-mail address. If that is not available send a text. Some appear confused by the symbols at the end of the catch report form. Just select the symbol instructed, eg diamond, heart, star….then click send.

The option to include a picture is also simple. Click on ‘Choose a file’, select your picture, complete the form and send. Pictures are preferred in landscape form (if using a mobile phone, hold it horizontal). Before the picture is taken, anglers should remove their sunglasses. Baseball type hats should also be removed as they can darken the upper part of the face and render the picture unusable.

Finally, it is not up to club officials to complete catch reports based on a verbal telephone call or other verbal communication. The system is set up to be simple to complete and the reports are delivered automatically to officials. This includes the web site editor so that catches can be reported daily - including pictures of sparkling Ness salmon!


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