Fishing permits are now available to purchase in-store or direct from Stirling Council for the 2019 season.

2019 continues with the same permit structure as 2018. Prices for junior season tickets are still only £15 to encourage young anglers to fish the river. Adult season ticket holders still benefit from same rule changes as last year. They can fish both rivers, the Forth and the Teith on a single season ticket.

2019 will also still see the three-month permit available. Introduced in 2018 to increase affordability and promote tourism to the area, these permits are ideal for those who are unable to fish the entire season. Unlike a full season ticket, they are restricted to a single river only, so either the River Forth, or the River Teith.

Three-month permits are available in either Spring, Summer or Autumn versions which cover the following three month periods.
Spring – Feb to April
Summer – May to July
Autumn – August to October

Fishing is allowed on the river from the 1st February to the 31st October 2019.

As is commonplace, catch and release fishing is encouraged for all anglers who fish these rivers. However 2x carcass tags are provided for adult season ticket holders who wish to keep their catch. Day permits and three month permits are restricted to catch and release only. Junior season ticket holders who wish to keep a fish are provided with 1x carcass tag.

Full rules are at the foot of this article and are also printed on the permits.


 Permits Adult (22-59) Youth (12-21) Concession (60+)
Whole Season (Both Rivers) £200 £15 £150
Day Permit 1 Feb – 31st Aug (Per River) £30 £5
Day Permit 1st Sept – 31st Oct (Per River) £45 £5
Spring Three Monthly Permit (Per River) £100
Summer Three Monthly Permit (Per River) £100
Autumn Three Monthly Permit(Per River) £100

When applying for a permit you will need to provide:

  • Two passport sized photographs
  • Photographic ID evidence eg. driving licence or passport
  • Youth Season permits will also require proof of age

Passport photos are not required for day permits but please still bring your ID with you to confirm the permit is for you.
Concession permits are not available at Angling Active and must be purchased direct from Stirling Council.
Our staff will be unable to provide a permit unless the above criteria is met.


FREE Fishing on the Teith for 8 days – 1st Feb to 9th Feb

The opening day on the 1st of February 2019 also marks an 8 day period of free salmon fishing on Stirling Council Fisheries Teith stretch at Callander. No permit will be required but all anglers should adhere to the fisheries rules which will be displayed around the river during this period.

River Teith opening day 2019


This can only be done between the 1st June – 26th August.


Fisheries Officer Recommendation: “Only barbless, de-barbed or micro barbed hooks to be used when exercising catch and release.”


  • Angling Active will only distribute tags when a valid 2019 season permit is produced (available from 1st May);
  • Angling Active will only distribute 2 non-transferable salmon only tags per full season permit;
  • Angling Active only distribute 1 non-transferable salmon only tag per juvenile permit;
  • Angling Active will not distribute any tags to day permit holders, nor the three month permit holders;
  • Tag numbers must be written on the season permit, Angling Active will do this as they distribute the tags;
  • Details of how to use the tags are on the reverse of the permit.


Available to organisations/businesses. £296.00 per rod. Details from Stirling Council (01786) 237792


Cannot be purchased from Angling Active, they can be purchased from Customer First, 1-5 Port Street, Stirling, FK8 2EJ, Tel: 0845 277 7000


River Forth & River Teith Stirling Council Fishing Map - Click to enlarge

River Forth & River Teith Stirling Council Fishing Map – Click to enlarge

The Fishing Beats. From the map above you will see that there are two beats on the Stirling council fishery. The top map shows the section of the River Forth that is fishable on both banks between the confluence of the Forth and Teith rivers just West of the M9 bridge all the way downstream to below Riverside. The fishing is then North bank only through Cambuskenneth. This particular beat claimed the most successful salmon beat in the UK in 2010, this is very impressive when you consider the competition being the Rivers Tay, Spey, Dee, Tweed and many others. In addition, there is a beautiful section of the River Teith that the Stirling Council offers permits to fish. Again from the map, you will see the top of the beat starts on the North bank of the River Leny (main tributary) from the iron bridge down. Also, the South bank of the Eas Gobhain (pronounced “es-go-van”) opposite the graveyard. These rivers meet at the “Meetings Pool” to form the River Teith which flows along the front of Callander township. There has historically been a good Spring run of fish ranging from opening day through to the end of April, slowing slightly for the Summer, but then a heavy back-end run is anticipated by eager anglers too.


Travel and Hospitality

Stirling is centrally located and within 40 minutes easy drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and their respective airports. The backbone of Scotland the A9/M9 crosses the river Forth at Junction 10 and couldn’t be an easier way to access the river and the city of Stirling. Excellent hotels, B&B’s and restaurants can be found under the skyline of Stirling Castle. The surroundings boast fabulous country house hotels such as the Monachyle Mhor Hotel at the far end of the system through stunning Balquidder. The Roux dynasty Dunblane located Cromlix House owned by World number 1 tennis player Andy Murray is ideally located for luxury and seclusion but only 10 minutes drive from Stirling. The Roman Camp in Callander sits on the banks of the Teith and you can access the available fishing from the door of the hotel without using a vehicle. Day permits, Three Monthly (seasonal) permits and whole season permits are available for visiting anglers as described above.


 Year Salmon Grilse Sea Trout Season Permits Sold Average fish per angler
2018 94 106 56 302 1.17
2017 160 52 45 132 1.95
2016 173 93 46 192 1.6