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 Salmon Fishing Etiquette and Club Rules

Fishing Etiquette and General Safety Tips for Salmon/Trout Anglers

 

  • CLUB RULES ~ Please abide by the rules set out by the club committee, they have been implemented to assist all anglers enjoy a days fishing and preserve the stocks of the Atlantic Salmon.  Failure to abide by Club Rules will lead to the offender being asked to leave the fishery.
  • Permits have a catch allowance written on the reverse, be aware of this and ensure you abide by all allowances stated.  Bag limits must be adhered to without question at all times and have been set by the Fisheries Board.
  • Club members and guests must at all times carry either a photographic ID card as issued or a valid day ticket. No ID card or permit, we operate a no fishing policy.
  • A State Rod Licence is required and must be carried on your person at all times and be made available for inspection when requested.
  • WATERKEEPERS ~ Please respect our waterkeepers, they are actively protecting and maintaining club waters for the benefits of both club members and visiting guests. So please Help them to help you! If you see anglers breaking club rules we urge you to report it immediately to 058 54152 or inform one of our waterkeepers.
  • HEATH & SAFETY ~ Do not engage in any activities that may be detrimental to the health and safety of club water users. Be safe and assist others also to be Safe!
  • BEWARE OF OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL CABLES, ELECTRIC WIRES AND CATTLE FENCES  ~ Carbon Rods are great conductors of electricity. Think safe, stay alive
  • BEWARE OF ERODED RIVER BANKS  ~ They might collapse or fall in on you and be hazardous to your safety. If you spot an area of club waters that needs addressing please report it to our waterkeepers.
  • RETURN ALL COLOURED SALMON  ~ They are getting ready to spawn, to breed the future Salmon Stocks. ~ If you kill the breeding Fish, the species will die out! The Fisheries board view the taking of coloured fish detrimental to the future of salmon stocks and WILL fine anglers without question. We actively encourage all anglers to return coloured fish and those found with coloured fish will be asked to stop fishing and escorted off the river.
  • RETURN ALL KELTS  ~ It is unlawful to kill a Kelt ~ They have already spawned and are making their way back to sea. Anglers found with a kelt will find themselves addressing a magistrate!
  • MOBILE  PHONES ~ Do carry a mobile phone with you and do stay in contact. Please remember to switch the phone on to vibrate or low volume to avoid distracting your fellow anglers.
  • IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU WHO IS NOT FISHING  ~  Please ensure that your guests keep well away from the bank and ask them to be quiet and not disturb the peace of other Anglers.
  • BOUNDARIES ~ Please respect the landowners rights, please keep to pathways provided and avoid disturbing the landowners livestock.
  • CAR PARKING ~ Please use the car parking provided, do not become a hazard or obstruct the right of way of other road users, doing so is illegal!
  • IN ALL SITUATIONS THE FLY FISHERMAN HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY ! We have excellent fly waters and ask anglers to follow pool etiquette at all times.
  • CARRY YOUR FISHERIES BOARD ROD LICENSE WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES  ~  Fishery Board bailiffs make regular visits to the river to check licenses and will fine an angler €130 for failing to produce. 
  • MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE ON THE CORRECT BEAT, THAT YOU KNOW THE UPPER AND LOWER BOUNDARIES AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE FISHERY ~  Do not stray on to other beats. If in doubt please ask.
  • LEFT or RIGHT BANK  ~ This determines which bank you are fishing from. Look down river, if the bank that you are on is on your Left side and the river is to your Right, then you are fishing on THE LEFT BANK and vice versa.
  • NEVER START FISHING IN FRONT OF (i.e. DOWNSTREAM OF) ANY ANGLER WHO IS ALREADY ON THE WATER, EITHER ON YOUR OWN OR THE OPPOSITE BANK.  ~ Go to the top of the beat and fish down behind the angler. This applies to ALL ANGLERS and implemented to ensure quality fishing without causing problems.
  • NEVER WADE PAST THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER ~ It is not your ground and deemed a very unsafe dangerous practice. Ideally you should not wade more than one third of the way in. Cast further - rather than wade further. Remember your safety is paramount, don't become a casualty.
  • KEEP WELL AWAY FROM THE BANK OF THE RIVER WHEN NOT FISHING  ~ So that you will not disturb the Fish or any Angler already on the river.
  • NEVER 'HOG' A LIE ON THE RIVER  ~ Take two casts and then take a pace downstream. By doing this, rods from both banks will be able to fish in harmony. When you have reached the downstream limit of your beat, walk back to the top, keeping well away from the bank and start again.
  • DO NOT WEAR BRIGHT COLOURED CLOTHING WHEN ON THE RIVER ~Stick to Green and Brown or nuetral colours which blend in with the surroundings and do not frighten the Fish !
  • NEVER LEAVE RUBBISH OR DISCARDED NYLON ON THE BANKS  ~ Please Take it home with you or discard it in the provided receptacles..
  •  IF GATES ARE OPEN WHEN YOU ARRIVE LEAVE THEM OPEN ~ IF THEY ARE CLOSED KEEP THEM CLOSED UNLESS IT IS APPARENT THE GATES HAVE BEEN LEFT OPEN IN ERROR!  please Respect the landowners land and livestock at all times.
  •  DO NOT FISH AFTER DARK ~ It is dangerous and an unsafe practice!


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