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Fishing By-laws

Summary of the fishing by-laws for Rivers in the Wessex region.
Open Seasons
Salmon 15th March to 31st August
Sea Trout 15th April to 31st October
Brown Trout 1st April to 15th October
Grayling/Coarse 16th June to 14th March
National By-Laws
All salmon to be returned before 16th June
No gaffs are Permitted
No knotted nets are Permitted
Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association and EA Agreements
All salmon to be returned at all times
Fly only to be used before 15th May
Fly and spinners may be use after 15th May
No worms to be used
Bait maybe permitted after 16th June. (but check with the riparian owner)
Size Limits (always check with the riparian owner for fishery limits)
Sea Trout 35cm
Brown Trout 25cm
PLEASE REPORT AND RECORD YOUR CATCH SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU TO CATCH MORE FISH

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