River Dart Emergency Salmon Bylaw

The Environment Agency have brought in an emergency bye-law to protect salmon stocks. From 1st August 2015 to June 1st 2016 all commercial netting will cease. This closes the net fishing two weeks earlier than normal this year.

Also, with immediate effect, rod fishing for salmon will be by catch and release only and also by artificial fly only.

Sea trout fishing remains unaffected as before the introduction of the bye-law and usual rules and methods still apply. The Association committee would however call for all anglers to be conservation minded and apply good practice catch and release wherever possible.

The full text of the by-law is here: River Dart Emergency Salmon Byelaw 2015 as made 220715

A letter to members will follow shortly.