River Ribble Net Limitation Order and Byelaws 2017

Closed 11 May 2017

Opened 11 Apr 2017


Current fishing byelaws and regulations for the salmon net and rod fisheries on the River Ribble expire in 2017. This consultation seeks the views of relevant interests on the proposed new byelaws and regulations for salmon fishing on the Ribble from 2017 onwards.

You will find the documents for this consultation in the Related section below.

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Why your views matter

Consultation on new byelaws and regulations is a statutory requirement of the byelaw review process.

What happens next

All Consultation responses will be acknowledged and a response to questions will be provided. All consultation responses will be collated and forwarded to Defra, along with responses provided to questions, at the end of the consultation period for due consideration.

Defra will advise if alterations to the proposed regulations are required, or will recommend that the Fisheries Minister approves the proposed regulations for immediate implementation.




  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation


  • Fishing and boating