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  3. River management

River management

The Forth District Salmon Fishery Board was established under the 1862 and 1868 Salmon Fisheries Legislation, then subsequently amended in the Salmon Act 1986 and the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Act 2001. This legislation has been recently amalgamated under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003.

The Board is empowered under legislation to take such acts as it considers expedient for the protection and conservation of stocks of Salmon and Sea Trout.

Fishing Season in the Forth

The salmon fishing season in the Forth District runs from the 1st February until the 31st October. Some rivers however do not open until the 15th March so please check with your local permit provider to find out when individual fisheries open.

Poaching in the Forth

If you spot salmon or sea trout poaching within the Forth District please contact the Boards Superintendent on 07887 835549 .

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