Catch a bargain

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.

For visitors, the club offers daily tickets which are available from Graham’s Tackle Shop in Castle Street, Inverness. And you can book in advance through FishPal or by contacting an official of the club. Visitors can also 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.


Membership fees 2020

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

All current members can renew their membership 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. Fees are:

Adult                           £150 (21 and over, no joining fee for new members)  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

Concession                £75 (at age 65 with 12 years unbroken adult membership**

Lady                           £75 (aged 21 and over)  (use adult application above)

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

Associate                   £150 (£75 for ladies)  Download PDF file or Download Word file

* 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.

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


Visitor fees 2020

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.


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 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 2019 - £20 added to appropriate fee.

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


Inverness Angling Club

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