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REGULATIONS

  1. The year’s membership shall run from 15th January to the 14th January in the following year.
  2. CLOSE SEASONS

    The Close Seasons for all species shall commence and end on those dates specified
    by the Environment Agency, unless otherwise determined by a General Meeting.

  3. RETAINABLE SPECIES 

    The species retainable are as follows: Trout, Grayling, Salmon and Sea Trout.

  4. BAG LIMITS

    (a)  Two fish per day in total for the following species: Trout, Sea Trout and Grayling.

        (b) Two Salmon per season can be retained from 16th June 
              (All hen salmon must be returned after the 10th  September).

        (c) The sale of fish caught on the Association water is prohibited.

        (d) The River Petteril, Leith and Lyvennet are catch and release policy only waters.

Any fish retained must be quickly and humanely despatched. 

SIZE LIMIT

  1. No fish shall be killed which is less than 10 inches in length.

  2. CATCH AND RELEASE

    Barbless or de-barbed hooks must be used when practicing catch and release.

  3. PERMITTED FISHING METHOD FOR EACH SPECIES

    (a) Trout : Fly Fishing only;

    with the exception that worm fishing will be allowed by Junior Members under
    14 years of age on Westmorland Holme, Briggle Beck and Trout Beck.

    (b) Grayling : Fly Fishing only.

    During the closed trout season, grayling fishing is allowed only on those waters
    specified on the Association Maps and the following Rules apply:
    * Fly Fishing only
    * Barbless Hooks only
    * Members and their guests only may fish

    (c) Sea Trout : Fly Fishing only

    (d) Salmon : Allowed on all waters except the River Lowther.

    Fly fishing only with the exception that spinning allowed at Coombs Wood and
    Anthony Holme from 16th June and on the R. Eamont above where the R. Lowther
    meets the R. Eamont from 1st September

  4. JUNIOR MEMBERS

    Junior Members under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

  5. IDENTIFICATION

    Members must wear the Associations lapel/hat badges, carry their membership card,
    be in possession of a valid National Rod Licence when fishing and exhibit them and their catch when called upon to do so by an authorised bailiff, fellow member or riparian owner.
    Car Stickers must be displayed on cars, when parked at the River Petteril. Anyone found fishing without the above must supply his or her name and address and leave the water upon being requested to do so.

  6. CONDUCT

    (a) Closed gates must be closed after access. No dogs are allowed to accompany
    members or visitors. No picnic parties, no lighting of fires or camping are allowed. 
    A member fishing may be accompanied by one friend who shall not fish or assist in
    any way.
    Hooks and line must not be discarded on riverbanks, as these are dangerous to farm animals and wildlife. 
    Damage to riparian owners’ property by members must be reported to the Secretary and, or the riparian owner.

    (b) All members, guests and visiting anglers are required to observe the Anglers
    Code of Conduct.