It is illegal to trap or remove Crayfish without a licence from the Environment Agency and without permission from the riparian owner and the owner of the fishing rights.
Any Crayfish taken out of Gilling Beck must either be killed immediately where they were brought out of the water or put back alive in the same place.
It is an offence to trap Crayfish in Gilling Beck and to do so could result in prosecution and a heavy fine.
Please refer to the following information sheets for more information:
American Signal Crayfish
White Clawed Crayfish
White Clawed Crayfish Management