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Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
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Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch

Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park

Looking upstream on the River Luce

North American Signal Crayfish

The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch

Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'

Fly fishing on the River Cree

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Licencing system for salmon angling

27 July 2015

Last Thursday the Scottish Government released their proposed conservation regulations to introduce a licensing system for the killing of wild salmon in Scotland and a prohibition on the taking of salmon out with inland waters. These proposals will affect salmon angling and anglers across Scotland.

In summary:
• A licencing system will be introduced for the killing of wild salmon across Scotland
• Stop the taking of salmon out with inland waters
• Licences will limit the number of salmon that can be taken in a specific area
• Licences only to be issued where harvesting of stocks will be at sustainable levels
• Applications for licences will be assessed using the best available information on numbers of returning salmon over a 5 year period.
• A carcass tagging scheme will be introduced
• For now no limitations on baits or lures that can be used for salmon angling.

For more information see the link below which also includes details regarding an on-line forum which will be open until this Thursday which gives more information about the proposals and allows you to submit your own thoughts on the new regulations.

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