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Illegal netting Ayrshire beaches.

Discussion in 'Scotland Catch Reports' started by GERRY72, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. bazzer58

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    Thanks for the heads up ,will pass on the info to other ayrshire anglers.
    Are they doing this during daylight or only when it gets dark?
     
  2. GERRY72

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    I believe it has been happening during the day and haven't heard anything about it in darkness.
     
  3. Fredo

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    http://fms.scot/dsfb-contacts/

    The bailiffs in each area (assuming there are bailiffs) would be delighted to hear from sea anglers about illegal netting. First points of contact are in the above link.
    In most circumstances it is illegal to set a net that can enmesh a fish from the shore.
    If anyone does come across a net.....if it is unattended lift it and put it to the lost and found in the nearest cop shop (stops you getting done with criminal damage or theft).
    If there are people about, ask them if the net belongs to them. In the unlikely event they say the net belongs to them, back off and call the bailiffs. Or get their vehicle reg and call the bailiffs.
    From May-September there is big money in salmon poaching so be careful how you approach the characters involved.

    Edit....in Ayrshire, there is just not the manpower to cover the beaches. They are too busy in freshwater. The suggestion has been made to call Police Scotland and speak to the wildlife crime officers if possible.
     
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  4. Fredo

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    If the netters are serious, the net will be set on a rising tide into darkness.
     

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