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Where a Protection Order is in force, it is a criminal offence to fish for or take freshwater fish in the inland waters in the prescribed area without legal right, or written permission from the correct person.
Protection Orders are made under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 and there are 14 Protection Orders currently in force. A map of these areas is also available.
Page updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014