12 Jul 2015
Members must comply both with club fishing rules, as set out in the club Byelaws, and Environment Agency Byelaws.
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
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:
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 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.