ALL fishers are to abide by the rules of River Don Conservation Codes (for both salmon AND trout), these are contained hereunder and are displayed in the fishing hut.
All those who proceed to fish will be deemed to have read and understood these rules. (Wherever a discrepancy exists between the conservation code and the fishery rules as
attached, the fishery rules take precedence)
All fishers must conduct themselves in a polite and sportsman-like manner, and give consideration to others on the beat.
Dogs MUST be kept under control at all times and should not be permitted to disturb other anglers. It is the responsibility of dog-owners to clean up after their dogs and remove any waste.
All Anglers MUST carry their Permits at all time while on the river. Emailed confirmation of fishing does not constitute permission to fish.
All fishing for any species is strictly FLY ONLY at all times. Spinning or bait-fishing are prohibited.
CATCH AND RELEASE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SPECIES AT ALL TIMES.
Bleeding Fish- Any fish which upon landing are found to be bleeding from the gills must be killed and handed over to the proprietors at Kildrummy Inn. Fish found to be bleeding from areas other than the gills must be returned to the river.
Catch returns for all species including nil MUST be provided, this is a condition of fishing, anglers who do not submit returns may refused future permission to fish.
Please call 019755 71227or email email@example.com within 24 hours of the expiry date on your permit.
All bridges, walkways, styles etc are present for the use of fishery staff for maintenance purposes. Anglers who use these do so at their own risk. Kildrummy Inn/Fishings will accept no liability for any injury incurred as a result of use.
All anglers are encouraged to bring and wear appropriate life jackets, buoyancy aides or other flotation aid when wading the river. All Anglers are requested to arrange adequate country sports insurance to cover loss or injury whilst fishing at Kildrummy. If not you fish on your own risk.
Salmon & Sea Trout Conservation Policy
With a view to conserving and protecting the stocks of salmon and sea trout in the River Don and its tributaries, the District Salmon Fishery Board has developed the following Angling Code which is an integral part of its overall Conservation Policy.
All salmon caught before 1st June to be returned
Maximum of 1 fish per week throughout the river catchment
Maximum of 4 fish per season throughout the river catchment
Recommended that all fish over 32 inches (12lbs), whether coloured or not, are returned.
Recommended that all sea trout and finnock are returned
Anglers should be encouraged to fish with a fly throughout the river catchment.
Barbless (pinched) hooks should be used before 1st June and are recommended as standard thereafter
All coloured fish to be returned carefully to the water
All foul hooked fish to be returned
Only knotless landing nets to be used - no gaffs or tailers
Fish returned to the water should be handled carefully with wetted hands and held facing upstream until sufficiently recovered to swim free
All floy tagged fish to be returned and details of information on the tag sent to the Board (01224 790005 or 07836 645510)
No rod caught fish to be sold by Law
Baits and lures
No multiple hooks (e.g. Rapala) - maximum one treble (barbless) on the lure
No shrimp/prawn - prohibited by law
No form of live or dead bait (including worm) to be used
No spinning upstream of the Bridge of Alford
No upstream spinning anywhere
No spinning in designated fly only water
No ledgering or bubble/bob floats to be used
To help prevent an outbreak of Gyrodactylus Salaris which has had catastrophic effects on some foreign rivers, all visiting anglers who have been using their fishing tackle abroad must make sure they have sterilised all their equipment including waders, landing nets and tackle
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