How we regulate salmon and sea trout net fishing.
Salmon and sea trout are caught using a range of nets and traps. These include compass nets, haaf nets, draft nets, hand nets, trammel / whammel nets, wade nets (including lave and dip nets), coracle nets, T&J nets, drift nets, gill nets, seine nets and putcher racks and other 'fixed engines'.
We regulate these fisheries using a combination of fishing licences, Net Limitation Orders and fisheries byelaws.
Net licences (and Net Limitation Orders) are administered by our local Fisheries teams. Please contact us on 0370 8506506* (Mon - Fri, 8am - 6pm).
*Calls to 0870 numbers
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