Updated 2017 – to be reviewed annually

Riparian owners and their anglers, including day ticket holders are expected to assist the Board in its statutory obligations. Bailiffs will ensure that the under-noted Code of Practice for the 2017 season is followed.

  1. No salmon to be killed before 1st July.
  2. No salmon over 10lbs, or 30 inches in length to be killed.
  3. A maximum of 2 salmon or 2 grilse to be killed on the entire river by any one angler throughout the season.
  4. All hen fish should be returned throughout the season.
  5. All salmon and grilse should be released in October.
  6. All sea trout and whitling must be released throughout the season.
  7. No worm fishing in October unless barbless or circle hooks are used.
  8. No multiple (treble hook x 2) lures to be used when spinning.
  9. Where appropriate, when unhooking a fish, it should not be removed from the water.
  10. To ensure accurate end of season rod returns, all salmon or grilse kept or released must be reported to fishery owners, as soon as possible.
  11. All kept and returned fish and ‘nil’ catches must be included in annual catch returns.

Finally, very many thanks to all riparian owners and anglers for your co-operation with this very important matter.