Bedburn Estate 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.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. Bedburn Estate Fishing will not accept any responsibility for any accidents or damage suffered to day rods or their property.
3.All rods should observe the Country Code at all times; no fires to be lit, no litter shall be left on 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.All fish caught must be released.
5.Day Rods shall ensure that all fish caught (whether returned to the river or not) are reported to the owners on 0750 2991288 within 48 hours of the date of fishing. Alternatively they can email returns to or by completing the customer feedback form sent from FishPal.
6.Bedburn Estate Fishing is divided into 2 beats, as listed in the Fishing description.
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 only.
All Rods 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. Please contact 0750 2991288 for permission.
12.Wading sticks must always be used and it is recommended that an ABS approved flotation jacket should be worn; remember, the River Wear can rise quite quickly.
13.Day Rods 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
14.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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Wear conditions

1. Any angler aged 12 years or over, fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels must have an Environment Agency rod licence. Money from the sale of licences helps to fund work managing fisheries. If you are caught fishing without one, you are cheating other anglers and could be fined up to £2,500. 2. Seasons are: Salmon: February 1st to October 31st. inclusive, including Sundays. All Salmon caught prior to June 16th. must be returned. Sea Trout: April 3rd to October 31st inclusive. Brown Trout: March 22nd to September 30th inclusive. Grayling and other Coarse Fish: June 16th to March 14th inclusive.