Under article 47 of The Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 it is an offence to introduce fish, or the eggs or spawn of fish, into the inland waters of the Tweed district without prior written consent from the RTC.
The RTC has a simple process of application for consent and has adopted the policy below for the regulation of stocking. The essence of the policy is that there is no stocking of “open” waters i.e. the river and tributaries, and that any stocking to ponds or ”closed waters” is only granted to those which are properly screened, so that fish cannot escape to the river, and they should only be of fish that cannot breed.
If you wish to stock and comply with this policy please, complete the form below and return it the RTC.
Applications are normally processed at the end of each week on Friday morning. Consent may require an inspection by a Fisheries Officer. Currently no charge is made for an application.