Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

General powers of authorised persons.

296.—(1) Any authorised person may, for the purposes of the protection of the fisheries, do all or any of the following things:—

(a) enter into and pass through or along the banks or borders of any lakes or rivers frequented by salmon or trout or of the tributaries thereof,

(b) with boats or otherwise enter upon any such lakes or rivers,

(c) enter upon and examine all weirs, sluices, mill dams, mill races and watercourses communicating with such lakes or rivers,

(d) enter any boat engaged or about to engage in fishing,

(e) examine all standing, floating or other nets whatsoever,

(f) seize any unlawful fishing engine or any lawful fishing engine which is being unlawfully used,

(g) do all such other acts and things as he is authorised to do by or under this Act.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed as authorising any authorised person to enter any enclosed garden or any dwelling house or the curtilage thereof except where the ordinary road or passage to any weir, dam or dyke is through such garden or curtilage.