Fish Regulations for the River Nith
Conservation Policy 2017
The Nith District Salmon Fishery Board reconvened today (18th January 2017) to continue consideration of the Category 2 status of the River Nith system, with the exception of the continuation of Category 3 status downstream of a line taken from Scar Point on the East bank of the estuary to Airds Point on the West bank of the estuary.
The Board notes the mandatory total catch and release requirement for salmon on all River Systems throughout Scotland to 1st April in any given year.
The Board notes the voluntary total catch and release policy for salmon from 1st April to 31st May on the River Nith system in any given year.
The Board recommends for conservation purposes that wherever possible total catch and release policy be adopted for the whole river system, but taking into account the Category 2 status for the majority of the river system, if salmon are to be taken then no more than two salmon per person per season be taken with a view to achieving in excess of 80% catch and release of salmon for the 2017 season.