§ SIR JOHN KINLOCH (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the attention of the Government has been drawn to the increasing use of netting and other illegal methods of killing trout in the streams of Scotland, especially in those which are unpreserved and free to the public, to the destruction of the sport of legitimate anglers; and whether the law could be made more stringent in order to meet this evil?
MR. GRAHAM MURRAY
The attention of Her Majesty's Government has not been specially called to any increase in netting or other illegal methods of fishing for trout, except in the cases of Lochs Stenness and Harray, in the Orkneys. It is considered that the Freshwater Acts of 1845 and 1860 are, if enforced, sufficient to prevent the practices complained of.