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Reporting of Farmed Salmon caught in the River Nith

Following a number of escapes of farmed salmon last year, we would like to remind anglers that any farmed salmon caught within the Nith system this coming season should be reported to Fishery Management Scotland.

To do this, please follow the link to the online reporting form below which can also be accessed from mobile devices.

Full guidance on how to tell the difference between wild and farmed salmon can be found here:

Quick photo ID guide can be found here:

FMS are requesting anglers to take scale samples in order to verify reports – for information on how to take scale samples please see here:

Scales should be stored in paper packaging (e.g. wrapped in kitchen roll or in a paper envelope). It is important that scales are not stored in plastic nor dried on a direct heat source. Scale samples can be handed into Nith Fishery Trust, 37 George Street, Dumfries or sent directly to Ayrshire Rivers Trust Office (details in the online form). Please remember to label your scale sample with your name and date of capture so that it can be traced to your form.

Farmed fish dorsal fin. Credit: Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust

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