Open consultation

Consultation on River Derwent Rod Fishery Byelaw Review 2022

Applies to England


We want your views on proposed new regulations that are designed to protect the River Derwent salmon and sea trout stocks.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

Previous time-limited regulations for salmon and sea trout angling on the River Derwent expire in July 2023 and need to be replaced. River Derwent salmon stocks have declined markedly over recent years. Sea trout numbers have remained comparatively more stable. There is a need for additional protection, for salmon particularly, within a new fishery byelaw package.

This consultation may be of relevance to anyone with an interest in salmon and sea trout angling on the River Derwent. This includes residents, businesses, recreational and commercial river users, charities, statutory organisations and members of the public.

We want to hear your thoughts, comments and opinions on the River Derwent salmon and sea trout assessments and proposed new regulations.

How to respond

You can view the consultation documents and questions and respond online on the Environment Agency consultation website

This will help us to gather and summarise responses quickly and accurately as well as reduce the costs of the consultation.

However, you can also respond by:

Migratory & Freshwater Fisheries (Salmon Byelaws)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1st Floor
2 Marsham Street

Published 23 September 2022