Eltringham conditions

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Fishery conditions

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Eltringham is divided into 3 beats, the Upper,
Middle and the Lower Beat as indicated on the
plans that will be provided on arrival.
Tenants and their guests will generally
fish the beats on rotation. Details will
be provided to tenants on or prior to
arrival by the manager or the Ghillie.

Each beat accommodates a maximum of 3 rods,
and tenants are responsible for ensuring that
this number is not exceeded at any time unless
the tenant has taken the whole beat for that day.

Tenants are responsible for ensuring that they
are familiar with the limits of each beat and will
at no time fish beyond those limits.
The Management and the Ghillie reserve the right to
prohibit night time fishing for Health and Safety
reasons (i.e. high water etc).

Subject to notifying the Management in advance
Tenants may fish from dawn.

Tenants must fish in a responsible and sportsmanlike
manner at all times, taking a cast & a step. Fishing
is to be by fly,spinning or worm.

All salmon caught prior to 16 June in any year and
any seatrout bevor 2 April must be released.

All foul hooked fish must be returned to the river.

If not released, all fish caught by rod and line by
authorised persons remain the property of the tenant.
The tenant shall ensure that all fish caught
(whether returned to the river or otherwise) are
reported to the Management if possible on the same day,
or within 48 hours.

Rods may not be shared.
Dogs may accompany rods, but must be kept under close
control at all times and faeces picked up. The Ghillie
may, at his absolute discretion, ban any dog from the river.

Tenants and their guests will cooperate in the prevention
of poaching, and are requested to report immediately to
the owner, or any police officer, any fishing by unauthorised persons.

When wading, we advise the use of a wading stick. It is
recommended that an A.B.S. approved floatation jacket
(or similar) should be worn. We only provide life jackets
in the boat no life jackets are supplied for other fishing.
It is up to the individual to supply his/her own.

A Health & Safety guidance statement will be issued to all
rods on the first morning and displayed in the fishing hut.
Tenants and their guests must comply with the guidance at all times.
The fishing hut is to be used as shelter and lunch hut only,
and must not be used as a sleeping place.

Tenants and their guests must exercise due care and consideration
in driving vehicles over access roads and tracks leading to the
riverside. Cars may only be parked in designated car parking areas.

All rods must obtain and carry a valid Environment Agency Licence.
These may either be obtained from a Post Office or online at The Environment Agency.

All rods should observe the Country Code at all times; no fires shall be lit.
No litter shall be left in or around the fishing hut or on river banks,
and all gates shall be closed and locked (as applicable).

All rods exercise their rights to fish entirely at their own risk,
and acknowledge that neither Fishing Managemet(NE) ltd., their servants,
agents or employees will be liable for any loss or damage occasioned
by or to the tenants or their guests or his/her/their property.

If the river rises to a unsafe hight or condition the Ghilli will
remove all tennants and their guests until he deems it safe to start fishing again.

Permit holders must comply with all relevant Environment Agency Bye Laws,
these rules and the general rules of sportsmanship and good manners
relating to salmon fishing.

These rules may be changed or added to by Fishing Management(NE) ltd. at any time.

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Tyne conditions

Coarse fishing

It is unlawful to fish for coarse fish from the 15 March to 15 June both dates inclusive on any river or stream.

Game fishing

It is unlawful to fish for migratory trout from the 1 November to 2 April both dates inclusive.

It is unlawful to fish for salmon from the 1 November to 31 January both dates inclusive.

All salmon caught before 16 June must be returned to the water immediately with as little injury as possible.

No person shall sell, offer or expose for sale, barter, or have in possession for sale any salmon or sea trout which has been taken by rod and line.

It is unlawful to fish for non-migratory trout from 1 October to 21 March on any river both dates inclusive.

All anglers aged 12 years or over must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency rod licence before starting to fish.

All fishing belongs to someone; make sure you have permission from the owner before you start to fish.

Further details of Byelaws are available from the Environment Agency - Fisheries Byelaws for the North East.

Contact the Environment Agency for Catch and Release Guidelines - England and Wales.

This publication is for guidance only and is not intended to replace statutory regulations.