Anglers face River Derwent salmon limit

Anglers in Cumbria could soon face limits on the number of salmon they can take home.

The Environment Agency has begun a consultation on the introduction of a byelaw aimed at maintaining sustainable populations in the River Derwent.

This would place a two salmon per day limit on the river and its tributaries from mid-June to the end of October.

It would also require the return to the river of all females caught during October.

Jez Westgarth, from the Environment Agency, said: "We are keen for anglers to be able to continue with their sport, safeguarding the fish and meeting internationally agreed salmon conservation objectives."

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