Catch and Release
The club rules are overarched by national and local byelaws. Environment Agency rules and directives also apply. Size limits and catch and release laws for salmon, sea trout and brown trout vary from river to river. Club rules and local codes of practice are more stringent than the national and local byelaws.
It is the angler’s responsibility to ensure that they are familiar with all of the restrictions governing the catch and release of salmon, sea trout and brown trout.
Should a rainbow trout be caught whilst fishing club waters, it must be removed, as these escapees are regarded as invasive and could upset the balance of native brown, sea trout and salmon populations.