Fisheries Protection – a reminder

The West Strathclyde Protection Order 1988 came into force on 7th October 1988

This protection order covers the whole of the catchment area of the Rivers Annick, Irvine, Gogo Water, Noddsdale Water and certain other waters and part of the catchment area of the River Garnock – lying within Strathclyde Region and described in the West Strathclyde Protection Order 1988 (SI 1988/1516) That is to say Main rivers, their tributaries burns etc. that flow within the prescribed area.

The protection order provides a Prohibition of fishing without legal right or written permission for all freshwater fish within the area.

As a reminder, it is made unlawful to take or trap live fish for bait (e.g. minnows or fry) and any individuals found doing so will face the consequences of the law.

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