Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Time and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

Changes laid before the Scottish Parliament on 24 November 2014 coming into force 9 January 2015 will have the undernoted effect ( for full details see
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2014/327/introduction/made ).

Summary of the new laws that will apply to our fishing:

No person may retain any salmon caught by rod and line in a salmon fishery district, or part of a salmon fishery district before April 1. 

In this regulation—

“retain” means failing to return a fish at once to the river or other water from which it came and with the least possible injury.