HC Deb 15 May 1907 vol 174 cc933-4
MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland if he can give the names of the lochs, rivers, and burns in which salmon fishing takes place in Scotland and which are still the property of the Woods and Forests Department, the number of such that are let for private fishing, and the number over which anglers in general have a right to fish.

(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) I am unable to give particulars of all the inland lochs, rivers, and burns in Scotland in which fishing for salmon takes place, and as to which the right to fish might on full investigation be found to be the property of the Crown, but the particulars of the lochs, rivers, and burns as to which the Crown's title to salmon fishings has been admitted, and which are let, are as follows:—Aberdeenshire: parts of Rivers Don, Dee, Ythan, and Fourdoun Burn; Berwickshire: parts of Rivers Whitadder and Blackadder; Dumfriesshire: parts of River Cairn and Dalwhat Water; Fife-shire: part of River Eden; Forfarshire: part of River Isla; Inverness-shire: parts of Rivers Morar and Caime and various small streams and lochs in the parish of Glenelg; Perthshire: parts of Rivers Teith and Allan; Ross shire: part of River Allness. The number of lettings in force is seventeen, and in two cases the lessees are under terms to grant licences to fish to the public. With these two exceptions lettings are for private fishing. The fishings are in most eases of very little value and the rents, with a few exceptions, nominal. There are no cases in which anglers in general have a right to fish for salmon.