Today the Scottish Government’s environment Minister Eileen McLeod announced the Government’s intention to introduce a Public Consultation over their plans to ban the killing of wild salmon without a pre paid tag as a conservation measure to ensure stocks are managed sustainably. This consultation is planned for early 2015 and implementation of the plan ahead of the 2016 season.
Read the full announcement at http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Stronger-control-on-killing-wild-salmon-12fb.aspx
The future if angling in Scotland is changing and all those with an interest should keep up to date with developments and respond to consultations where they feel necessary. Ayrshire Rivers Trust and the ASFB will keep us posted on any developments as and when they happen.