F D S F B Conservation Code 2020
Anglers must release:
All fish caught up to 14th May inclusive
From 15th May: All fish over 9lbs / 28 inches (4 Kg / 72 cm)
All coloured, stale and gravid fish
As many hen fish as possible
All sea trout
Anglers are asked to achieve a minimum of: 75% of all fish caught from the 15th May
Guidance only as Release Rate above should take priority:
A maximum of 1 salmon (under 9lbs) or 2 grilse (fish under 4lbs) per rod per 6 days.
Before 1st May fly fishing is encouraged. Most beats are fly only all season. From 1st May it is mandatory. Pinched or barbless hooks are recommended. Avoid using triple hooks.