Calendar of Events and important fishing and shooting dates

 WHAT'S ON IN 2017 -

Lowther Show - 12th & 13th Aug 2017

Taking place within the beautiful grounds of Lowther Castle, this year’s Lowther Show will bring to you a full line-up of activities, which will include the Lowther Horse Driving Trials, Food & Beer Festival, the Lowther Fishing Island and the Lowther Hound Show. With so much going on, the Lowther Show is a date to add to your diary.

Website - http://www.lowthershow.co.uk

 


 FISHING

Peak times to fish

Salmon

  • Spring Salmon - March – May
  • Summer Salmon/Grilse June – August
  • Autumn Salmon – September – October

River Trout

  • Spring April – May
  • Duffers Fortnight May Fly – Mid May – June
  • Summer River Trout and the Evening Rise June – August
  • Autumn River Trout – September

Grayling

  • Summer River Grayling – Mid June – End of August
  • Autumn River Grayling – September – November
  • Winter River Grayling – December – 14th March

UK rivers opening and closing fishing season dates - Click here for details


SHOOTING

Gamebird and Waterfowl Open Seasons

ENGLAND & WALES

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 1st February
  • Grey Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Reg-legged Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Red Grouse – 12th August to 10th December
  • Black Grouse – 20th August to 10th December (Somerset, Devon & New Forest 1st September to 10th December)  
  • Ptarmigan – See Scotland dates
  • Duck & Goose – 1st September to 31st January (Inland) and 1st September to 20th February (Below HWM)
  • Common Snipe – 12th August to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – Protected in England & Wales, Scotland and Isle of Man
  • Woodcock – 1st October to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – 1st September to 31st January
  • Coot-Moorhen – 1st September to 31st January

SCOTLAND

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 1st February
  • Grey Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Red-legged Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Red Grouse – 12th August to 10th December
  • Black Grouse – 20th August to 10th December  
  • Ptarmigan – 12th August to 10th December
  • Duck & Goose – 1st September to 31st January (Inland) and 1st September to 20th February (Below HWM)
  • Common Snipe – 12th August to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – Protected in England & Wales & Scotland
  • Woodcock – 1st September to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – 1st September to 31st January
  • Coot-Moorhen – 1st September to 31st January

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 31st January
  • Grey Partridge – 1st September to 31st January
  • Red-legged Partridge – 1st September to 31st January
  • Red Grouse – 12th August to 30th November
  • Black Grouse – See England & Wales, Scotland dates
  • Ptarmigan – See Scotland dates
  • Duck & Goose – 1st September to 31st January (Inland) and 1st September to 31st January (Below HWM)
  • Common Snipe – 1st September to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – 1st September to 31st January 
  • Woodcock – 1st October to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – 1st September to 31st January
  • Coot-Moorhen – Protected

ISLE OF MAN

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 31st January
  • Grey Partridge – Protected (Ban in force)
  • Red-legged Partridge – 13th September to 31st January
  • Red Grouse – 25th August to 31st October
  • Black Grouse – See England & Wales, Scotland dates
  • Ptarmigan – See Scotland dates
  • Duck & Goose – Inland - 1st September to 31st January (Ducks), 1st July to 31st March (Geese)
  • Duck & Goose  – Below HWM - 1st September to 31st January (Ducks), 1st July to 31st March (Geese)
  • Common Snipe – 1st September to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – Protected
  • Woodcock – 1st October to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – Protected
  • Coot-Moorhen – Protected

MHW - Mean high water

  • England, Wales and Scotland: Any area below high-water mark of ordinary spring tides.
  • Northern Ireland: The limit of where the living seaweed is attached to the stones of the foreshore.
  • Isle of Man: * Currently a voluntary ban on shooting red grouse is in place. ** Geese can only be shot under general licence under the Wildlife Act 1990.