Endsleigh Fishing Club conditions

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Fishery conditions

Fishing at Endsleigh
Beats 1 -5
General Rules

1. Tracks. Please keep your car to the riverside tracks and shut all gates you open. Please do not drive vehicles across the fields during periods of wet weather.

2. Dogs please keep your dogs (which we welcome) under effective control. On beats 1 and 5 there may be sheep in some of the fields and in that case control is likely to mean keeping them on a lead or in a well-ventilated car.

2. Fishing Methods - Endsleigh.

- Almost all the fish are caught on fly but spinning is allowed if in the opinion of the river keeper the visibility of the water is less than 2ft.

3. During the mandatory catch and release period (March 1st - 16th June) fishers are requested to use small single hooks only.

4. Trout Fishing. Anyone who has a salmon rod can fish for brown trout, as can any one person accompanying them.

- Trout fishers should be careful to avoid the salmon pools.

- Trout fishing is best avoided on beat 6.

5. Sea Trout Fishing.

Night time Sea Trout fishing is dangerous. It should not be attempted by the inexperienced unless accompanied by an experienced night fisher who knows the river.

Simple precautions:

- Visit the beat by day and note the positions of steps, croys, rocks and other hazards.

- Take and use a wading stick

- Take a waterproof torch, preferably one you can wear on a neck strap or headband.

- Wear a flotation device

- Carry a whistle.

- Make sure someone knows where you are and when you expect to return.

- Even if experience it is NOT sensible to fish alone.

- Popular Sea Trout areas are highlighted in red throughout the fishing notes.

6. Sharing a Beat . If you are sharing a beat with someone you don't know introduce yourself to him or her before you start. Many people have found that a convenient arrangement is for one to start at the top of the beat and the other at the bottom. The next day the starting points are reversed and so on.

7. Safety. While every care has been taken in the preparation of these notes re wading etc. and in the maintenance of croys and steps etc., it is up to the individual fishers to exercise their own judgement as to the safety of their wading and using steps, croys and boats having regard to their state, the river and bank conditions prevailing and their own capabilities.

Pools which are especially difficult to fish because of difficult wading are marked with an asterisk *.

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Tamar conditions

Environment Agency national byelaws

These byelaws were introduced in 1999 together with byelaws restricting net fisheries as part of a package of measures to protect the future of salmon stocks. Full copies of the byelaws are available from regional offices.

Early season catch and release for salmon with rod and line: any angler who catches a salmon before the 16th June in any calendar year, must return the fish immediately to the water with the least possible injury.

Early season method restriction for salmon with rod and line: any angler fishing for salmon may only use artificial fly or artificial lure before 16th June in any calendar year.

All licensed salmon and sea trout anglers must make a return by 1 January in the following year. This includes "Nil" returns. A catch return form is attached to the angler's rod licence.

You may not use a landing net with any knotted meshes or meshes of metallic material. (Knots along the seams of the nets are permitted, provided that the net is constructed from knotless mesh.)

The use of a gaff is prohibited at all times when fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or freshwater eels in England and Wales.

No fishing weights made of lead may be used except those of 0.06 grams or less and those of more than 28.35 grams.

In angling terms this means that lead shot from size 14 to size 8 and lead weights of over 1 ounce can be used in fishing.

While lead dust shot (size 8 and smaller) are legal, they are toxic to birds if ingested. Use spillproof containers for lead dust shot and always dispose of used lead safely at home.

In addition the following voluntary restrictions for salmon fishing have been recommended by the Tamar and Tributaries Fisheries Association (TTFA):

A maximum of one salmon can be taken per rod per day, with 70% of all rod-caught fish returned.

All fish of 10lb or over to be returned after September 1st.

All unseasonable or red fish to be returned.