River Lune Net Limitation Order and Byelaw 2020

Closed 10 Sep 2020

Opened 29 Jul 2020

Results updated 10 Jun 2021



We are consulting on the proposed new regulations covering fishing for salmon and sea trout.

Previous time-limited regulations for salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Lune expired in November 2019 and need to be replaced. In addition, the River Lune salmon populations are declining and therefore in need of more protection than they were previously.

We think that this consultation will be of particular interest to anyone who fishes for salmon and sea trout on the River Lune. This includes residents, businesses, recreational and commercial river users, charities, statutory organisations and members of the public.


Why your views matter

We want to hear your thoughts, comments and opinions on the River Lune salmon and sea trout assessments and proposed new regulations.

These are the links to the consultation documents:

River Lune Net Limitation Order and Byelaw Review – Technical Case

20200717- River Lune NLO sealed

20200717- Salmon Rod & Line Byelaws Sealed


What happens next

Following the end of this consultation we will produce a consultation response document. This will be published on this consultation’s web page by the 8 October 2020.



  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Net fishing license holders
  • River based salmon angling owners/fishing clubs/organisations
  • Individual migratory salmonid licence holders
  • Business that buy salmon/supported by salmon net and rod fishing


  • Business and industry
  • Fishing and boating
  • Habitats and wildlife