Consultation on measures for the conservation of pike

Closed 31 Aug 2018

Opened 8 Jun 2018

Published responses

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We wish to consult on new potential pike conservation measures which would introduce a maximum size limit on individual pikes taken from inshore waters in Scotland, a bag limit of one pike to be retained by each angler per day and include a provision that the sale of any rod-caught pike is illegal.

Why your views matter

The Scottish Government wishes to hear views and receive any further evidence associated with these potential measures which exists, especially from salmon and freshwater fisheries stakeholders, such as District Salmon Fishery Boards, Fisheries Trusts, game and coarse anglers, angling clubs, angling associations and riparian proprietors.

Once the consultation is closed Scottish Ministers will review the responses when considering whether they believe it is necessary or expedient to make regulations for the conservation of pike. If they consider it is, we would anticipate that a Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI) could be introduced in 2019.

Download the consultation paper.


  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Marine and Fisheries