Warden Fishing conditions

FishPal conditions

Bookings made through FishPal's help desk or on line booking system are subject to FishPal's standard conditions. If you haven't already read these, you can see them here

Fishery conditions

1.Environment Agency guidelines on catch and release to be observed and all rods must obtain and carry a valid Environment Agency Licence
2.All rods must ensure that they hold suitable third party insurance cover to indemnify them in the event of any competent claim being made against them during their period of fishing
3.All rods should observe the Country Code at all times; no fires to be lit, no litter shall be left in or around the fishing huts or banks and all gates shall be closed or locked (as applicable).All damage to fences, fields, crops, river banks must be made good and compensation paid if required
4.Warden Fishing supports the Tyne Angling code - max 2 salmon may be killed per day, per beat rod - coloured hens to be returned. Max 6 Sea Trout / Brown Trout may be killed per day, per beat.
5.Day Rods shall ensure that all fish caught (whether returned to the river or not) are reported to the owners on 07506 978 093 within 48 hours of the date of fishing, and, if applicable, recorded in the Fishing book
6.Warden Fishing is divided into 4 beats, as listed in the Fishing description, and beats 1 & 2 will change over at 1.30pm and likewise beats 3 & 4 will change over at 1.30pm
7.Day Rods are responsible for ensuring that they and their guests are familiar with upper and lower limits of each Beat and will at all time fish within those limits
8.Fishing is to be by fly or spinning only
All Rods and their guests must fish in a sportsmanlike manner at all times and due consideration must be shown to other anglers – Never start fishing a pool downstream of any angler who is already fishing that pool; go upstream and fish behind the first angler. To ensure that progression is maintained, take a step between casts. Wade only up to the middle of the river and do not cast back towards your own bank, unless permitted to fish from both banks. Generally exercise common sense and respect for all.
10.Health and Safety guidance statement must be read and observed. In the event of an accident, Day Rods must immediately submit written details to the owners
11.Rod sharing will be permissible only at the discretion of the owners and only one rod may be fully assembled at any one time
12.All fish caught by rod and line by authorised persons shall remain the property of the Day Rod if not released
13.Wading sticks must always be used and it is recommended that an ABS approved flotation jacket should be worn; remember, both the North and South Tynes can rise quite quickly.
14.Dogs may accompany rods, but must be kept under close control at all times and the owners reserve the right to ban any dog from the river
15.Fishing Huts and shelters are to be used as lunch huts only
16.Day Rods and their guests must exercise due care and attention in driving vehicles over access roads and tracks leading to the riverside and cars may only be parked in designated car parking areas; Day Rods will use all stiles, crossing places, access routes, parking spaces and paths at their own risk and no responsibility will be accepted by the owners for any loss, damage, accident or injury which may be sustained and which may be due to use of the foregoing facilities
17.Day Rods should display one copy of their permit to fish on the dashboard of their car and carry a second copy of the permit with them for identification purposes. A copy of the booking confirmation must be carried by each person fishing. Failure to observe this rule may result in anglers being asked to leave the fishings forthwith and monies paid will be forfeit.

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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.