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Haaf Net Fishing in Annan

We manage Haaf Net fishing in Annan. Fishing is not permitted from 6pm on Friday until 6am the following Monday.

Haaf Net Fishing in Annan

CALL 030 33 33 3000 to apply

We manage Haaf Net fishing in Annan. Fishing is not permitted from 6pm on Friday until 6am the following Monday.

COVID-19 UPDATE ON FISHING

On Thursday 28 May 2020, the First Minister confirmed that angling was included under phase 1 of easing lockdown restrictions with effect from Friday 29 May, and updated guidance on travel (see the paragraph on Travel for exercise, recreation and to meet friends and family outdoors).

Our Council agreed at its meeting of the Ad Hoc COVID-19 Sub Committee on 24 April 2020 that it would reopen the waters it controls on updated advice from Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS). The updated angling resumption guidance is now available on the FMS COVID-19 webpage and is consistent with the phase 1 lifting of restrictions and the new travel guidelines.

WE CAN THEREFORE CONFIRM THAT THE ANNAN HAAF NET FISHING HAS BEEN RE-OPENED FROM FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE - whilst we may issue a Licence to fish, responsibility for adhering to all relevant Government guidance, social distancing and ensuring it is permissible for you to travel and participate in haaf net fishing lies solely with the applicant at no liability to our Council or the Common Good.

YOU MUST NOT FISH IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

Boundaries 

  • West - from the mouth of the River Annan to the Solway border with England

  • East - from the Altar Stone to Battlehill 

Season

The season currently open and is for Sea Trout fishing only.

The Scottish Governments river categorisation has classed the River Annan as a category 3 status. This means licences are now being accepted for Sea Trout. Mandatory catch and release of Salmon will be enforced.

  • Trout haaf net fishing - 1 May 2020 until 6pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020

Throughout the season, no fishing shall take place from 6pm on Friday until 6am the following Monday.

Applications - call our Council Contact Centre 030 33 33 3000

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only able to accept and process applications over the telephone and Licences will be issued via email. Alternative arrangements can be discussed with our Officers, please call our Council Contact Centre on 030 33 33 3000 to discuss.

Applications for 2020 licences are currently open and will be considered in line with the procedure for Allocation of Haaf Net Licences and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If your application is successful you will be notified in writing and the 2020 licence fee of £22 will then be payable.

Regulations

Regulations apply. Haaf Net rules and guidelines are provided with licences. All Government guidance around COVID-19 must be strictly adhered to and followed.

Procedure for Allocation of Haaf Net Licences

The Annan Common Good Fund Sub-Committee hold the rights to 47 Haaf Net Licences.

Call 030 33 33 3000 or email fishings@dumgal.gov.uk for further information

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Page last updated: 29/05/2020
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