HC Deb 11 April 1907 vol 172 c374

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the case tried in Dumfries Sheriff Court on 20th March, when Thomas Murray, of Moffat, was fined 10s., with 30s. of expenses, for fishing for salmon in the River Annan, though there was abundant evidence that the streams around Moffat had been regularly fished both for salmon and trout for many years without permission and without challenge; and whether the Government will take into consideration the circumstances of all the rivers in the south of Scotland as well as in the case of the Tweed.


My attention has not been drawn to this matter otherwise than by my hon. friend's Question. I am not in a position to express any opinion as to the evidence laid before the Court on which the decision was founded. The general question, as I have previously stated, is under consideration.