Sunday Salmon Fishing Rules

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The rules regarding fishing for Salmon on a Sunday are clear and haven’t changed….there is no legal right to fish for salmon on a Sunday. The DSFB highlights this as it has come to our attention that an angler was caught fishing in Sorn today and claimed he didn’t know that Sunday fishing for salmon […]

Ayr DSFB Code of Conduct

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Here’s the revised Code of Conduct for 2017 hat applies to all salmon fishing throughout the catchment. Local Club rules also apply.   RIVER AYR DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD  (Revised Code of Conduct 2017 Category 2 River ) The National Policy for Catch and Release of Salmon is supported by the Board.   The Board requests […]

Written permission

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The bailiffs have asked the Board to remind anglers that they must be able to provide written permission if asked when on the river. The Law states clearly that anyone fishing for salmon must carry written permission and produce it when requested by a warranted bailiff. Clubs may also require written permission to be produce […]

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Hearing on Motion to Annul Legislation

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Here’s the link to the Rural Affairs Committee meeting that took place this morning after an motion to annul the proposed legislation on mandatory conservation measures for wild salmon. It explains the government’s position and response to many areas of concern raised by committee members and MSP’s. The motion was proposed by Alex Fergusson MSP. […]

Poachers apprehended

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Two Glasgow men were apprehended by bailiffs at Nethermills in Ayr fishing without written permission on Saturday. They were observed to be fishing illegally with raking gear and police attended. Their equipment was confiscated and the matter now lies with the procurator fiscal. They were fishing from the dams at Dam Park which is prohibited. […]