Pontardawe and Swansea Angling Society

© 2009-17

12 Jul 2015

Fishing Rules

Members must comply both with club fishing rules, as set out in the club Byelaws, and Environment Agency Byelaws.


Full club Byelaws (PDF 182KB)…


Full NRW Byelaws 2016 (PDF 592KB)…

Extracts from Environment Agency Byelaws

These are the NRW Byelaws which apply, to the best of our belief, TO THE RIVER TAWE. If in any doubt, or for the Byelaws relating to other waters, refer to the version on the NRW website here…  


OPEN SEASONS AND METHOD RESTRICTIONS, SALMON AND SEA TROUT

Salmon, River Tawe - 20 March to 17 October

Sea trout, River Tawe - 20 March to 17 October

Note


CATCH AND RELEASE RESTRICTION

Any salmon caught before 16 June must be returned with minimum injury and with minimum delay.

It is recommended that, whenever fishing with the intention of releasing any fish that are caught, either barbless or de-barbed hooks are used.


OPEN SEASONS FOR NON-MIGRATORY TROUT, ARCTIC CHARR, COARSE FISH AND EELS


OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF LURES AND BAITS


FISHING NEAR OBSTRUCTIONS

Fishing is not permitted in the vicinity of the Wychtree Weir - 25m below weir to 25m above weir


USE OF RODS


HOOKS AND HOOKING OF FISH


USE OF LEAD

The use of lead weights is prohibited with the following exceptions:


SIZE LIMITS

It is illegal to take fish not reaching the following size limits (measured from tip of the snout to the fork of the tail):

Individual fisheries may impose size limits that are more stringent or prescriptive than those outlined in the byelaws (as above); and

Undersized fish taken unintentionally must be released alive to the water immediately;


LANDING NETS

Landing nets must not have any knotted meshes or meshes of metallic material.


GAFF OR TAILER

The use of a gaff or a tailer is prohibited at all times when fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or freshwater eels.


REMOVAL OF FISH


RESTRICTIONS ON THE SALE OF SALMON AND SEA TROUT (from 30 Jan 2009)

No person shall sell, offer or expose for sale or have in possession for sale any salmon or migratory trout which has been taken by rod and line.

Extracts from Club Byelaws

These are the main Fishing Rules which appear in full in the club Byelaws.