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Old 22-09-2013, 01:31 PM
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Default Is there a close season

I am a bit puzzled on this so though t I would ask.
Is there a recognised close season for trout like course fishing has
15th March - 15th June.
But that now varies as to fishery anyway which is new to me as it was always followed when I was a lad.

So is there a closed season and do fisheries choose to abide by it or not?
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There is a close season for wild brown trout and salmon ,rainbows have no close season or some stock pond browns
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It can vary slightly from area to area. To be sure you need to look on the NRA site.
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Old 22-09-2013, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: Is there a close season

check your local EA bye laws


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Stillwater brown trout and rainbow trout close seasons


There is no close season for brown trout fishing on enclosed stillwaters or for rainbow trout on any stillwater. Find out more.
No Close Season

For brown trout fishing on fully enclosed stillwaters in England and Wales

For rainbow trout fishing on any stillwaters in England and Wales

Close Season

There are close seasons for brown trout on unenclosed stillwaters and for both species on rivers to protect wild stocks. These vary from river to river, to reflect local spawing times - please check your local byelaws




SCHEDULE 1
Amendments to Existing Byelaws
Brown Trout Close Seasons
1. For Byelaw numbered 3(i)(b) (which
applies in Anglian Region and was
confirmed on 23
rd
day of October 1985) substitute:-
(i) The annual close season for rod a
nd line shall be as follows for all
waters except fully enclosed stillwaters:
(b) For brown trout:
the period from 30 October to the following
31 March, both dates inclusive.
2.
For Byelaw numbered 3(c)(ii) (which
applies in Midlands Region and was
confirmed on 14
th
March 1997) substitute:-
(ii) The close season for fishing fo
r trout (excluding migratory trout and
rainbow trout) with rod and line shal
l be the period from and including
the 8th day of October to and in
cluding the 17th
day of March
following in all waters except fully enclosed stillwaters of the
Midlands Region.
3.
For Byelaw numbered 1(b) (which applie
s in Northumbria Area of North East
Region and was confirmed on 14
th
March 1997) substitute:-
b)
The annual close season for fishing
for brown trout with rod and line
on all reservoirs, lakes and ponds ex
cept those waters that are fully
enclosed stillwaters shall be the pe
riod from the 30th day of September
to the 22nd day of March following (bot
h dates exclusive) save that on
Kielder Reservoir the close season sh
all be the period from the 1st day
of November to the 30th day of
April (both dates inclusive).
4. For Byelaw numbered 2 (which applies
in the Yorkshire Area of North East
Region and was confirmed on 14
th
March 1997) substitute:-
The annual close season for fishi
ng for non-migratory trout with rod
and line on all waters in the Yorksh
ire area of the North East Region
shall be from the 1st day of Oc
tober to the 24th day of March
following (both dates inclusive) except that there shall be:-
(a)
no close season for rainbow trout
on reservoirs, lakes and ponds.
(b)
no close season for brown trout in
fully enclosed stillwaters.
5. For Byelaw numbered 4 (which app
lies in the North West Region and was
confirmed on 11
th
October 1989) substitute:-
The annual close season for fish
ing for non-migratory trout other
than rainbow trout with rod and line
on all waters except fully enclosed
stillwaters shall be the period fr
om and including the 1st day of
October to and including th
e 14th day of March following.
6. For Byelaw numbered 6 which applies
in Southern Region and was confirmed
on 14
th
March 1997) substitute:-
The annual close season for fishi
ng for all non-migratory trout with rod
and line on all waters shall be from the 31st day of October to the 3rd
day of April following (both dates ex
clusive) except that there shall
be:-
(a)
no close season for rainbow trout
on reservoirs, lakes and ponds.
(b)
no close season for brown trout on
fully enclosed stillwaters.
7. For Byelaw numbered 3 which appl
ies in South West Region and was
confirmed on 28
th
February 1999) substitute:-
The annual close season for fishing
for trout other than rainbow trout
and migratory trout by rod and lin
e in the South West Region, as
defined in SW5 confirmed by the Minister on 30 July 1991, shall be
the period between the 30th day of September and the 15th day of
March following, except that:
(a) on fully enclosed stillwaters,
such annual close season shall be
dispensed with; and
(b) in those parts of the Camel and Fowey Districts which comprise the
rivers Camel and Fowey, such annual close season shall be the period
between the 30th day of September
and the 1st day of April following.
8. For Byelaw numbered 4 which applie
s in the former Wessex Region and was
confirmed on 14
th
March 1997) substitute:-
The annual close season for fish
ing with rod and line for non-
migratory trout including rainbow trout shall be:
(i)subject to paragraph (ii) belo
w the period from 16th day of October
to the 31st day of March following inclusive; and
(ii)in the case of reservoirs, la
kes and ponds the period from the 15th
day of October to the 16th day of
March following inclusive, except
that there shall be:-
(a)
no annual close season in such waters for rainbow trout.
(b)
no annual close season in fully enclosed stillwaters for brown
trout.
9. For Byelaw numbered 3 which applies in Thames Region and was confirmed
on 1
st
October 1981) substitute:-
The annual close season for fishi
ng for salmon and trout with rod and
line shall be the period between the 30th day of September and the 1st
day of April following except that in
any enclosed reservoir, lake or
pond into which or from which fish cannot normally swim from or to
other waters, the annual cl
ose season for fishing
for trout with rod and
line shall be dispensed with.
10. For Byelaw numbered 5 which applie
s in Welsh Region and was confirmed on
1
st
September 1994) substitute:-
(a) The annual close season for
fishing for non-migratory trout
(excluding rainbow trout) with rod and line shall be:
(1) in that part of the Welsh Region which comprises the
undermentioned reservoirs, lakes
or ponds (but excluding any
stream feeding such reservoi
r, lake or pond), the period
between the 30th day of September and the 3rd day of March
following;
Llyn Trawsfynydd
Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir
Llyn Cwmorthin
Llyn Morwynion
Llyn Du Bach y Bont
Llyn Barlwyd
Llyn Ffridd
Llyn Manod
Llyn Conwy
(2) in that part of the Welsh
Region which comprises any other
reservoir, lake or pond (but excl
uding any stream feeding such
reservoir, lake or pond) the pe
riod between the 17th day of
October and the 20th day of March following:
(3) in that part of the former
Gwynedd Fisheries District which
comprises so much of the unde
r-mentioned rivers and their
tributaries as lie between the undermentioned bridges and the
sea, the period between the 30th
day of September and the 31st
day of May following:
Name of river
Name of bridge
Dulas
Railway bridge below Llanddulas
Aber
Railway bridge below Aber
Ogwen
Railway bridge at Talybont
Seiont
Seiont Bridge (A449)
Gwyrfai
Llanfaglan road Bridge
Llyfni
Pont-y-Line
Soch
Abersoch road Bridge (A499)
Rhydir
Riverside
Bridge
Erch
Bridge below Abererch (A497)
Wen
Pont-Ffridd-Lwyd
(A497)
Dwyfach
Bridge
(A497)
Dwyfawr
Llanystumdwy road bridge (A497)
Glaslyn
Pont Croesor (B4410)
Dwyryd
Maentwrog
Bridge
(A487)
Artro
Llandebr road bridge (A496)
Mawddach
Llanelltyd Bridge (A487)
Wnion
Dr Williams’ school foot-bridge below Dolgellau
Dysynni
Dysynni Bridge (A487)
Dyfi
Dyfi Bridge (A487)
Leri
Glan-Lerry bridge below Dolybont
(4)
in part of the Dee and Clwyd Ri
ver Fisheries District which
comprises so much of the River Cl
wyd and its tributaries as lie
between the Rhuddlan Bridge
and the sea,
the period
between the 30th day of September and the 31st day of May
following;
(5) in that part of the Usk Fish
eries District area which comprises
the under-mentioned waters, th
e period between the 30th day of
September and the 31st day of May following;
(i) the River Usk downstream of
a line between the two marker
posts situated some 2,700 metres downstream of the road
bridge at Newbridge-on-Usk;
(ii)
the Sor Brook between the road bridge at Sol Mill and its
confluence with the Usk;
(iii)
the Afon Lwyd between the road bridge at Ponthir and its
confluence with the Usk;
(iv) any other stream or waterc
ourse joining the Usk downstream
of Newbridge for a distance of 0.8 kilometres above its
confluence with the Usk;
(6) in that part of the Gower Fisherie
s District which comprises so much
of the River Loughor as lies below th
e road bridge at Pontardulais the
period between the 30th day of
September and the 31st of May
following;
(7) in that part of the West Wales Fisheries District which comprises
the under mentioned waters, the period
between the 30th day of September
and the 31st day of May following;
(i) the River Towy between Carmarthen Bar and an imaginary line
drawn true south-west across th
e said river from the southern
bank of the River Gwili at the point of confluence of that river
with the River Towy;
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Old 22-09-2013, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Is there a close season

In Scotland the close season for brown trout runs from 6th Oct to the 15th March
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In Scotland the close season for brown trout runs from 6th Oct to the 15th March
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Hi Easker1,

That is correct, although a lot of fisheries seem to have the close season from 30th Sept to 1st April.

This off course, only applies to wild brown trout and not stocked brown trout, within an enclosed fishery.

That is my understanding.


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Old 22-09-2013, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: Is there a close season

I'd heard that about there being no closed season for stocked browns within an enclosed fishery but thought it only applied in England. I could be wrong. Graceman should be okay with it anyway, being in Warwickshire
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Default Re: Is there a close season

I dont think the Fresh Water Fisheries Act Scotland makes that sort of distinction, it is a close season for Brown trout , up here any way, easker1
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Default Re: Is there a close season

Are wild hill lakes (the ones in Wales for example) counted as enclosed stillwaters for the sake of the closed season? It seems a terrible idea to not have a closed season on any wild water so would expect this is not the case. I understand the point is to allow people to fish for stocked brownies all year and therefore help out the fishery owners a bit more and have no problem with that, a stockie is a stockie.
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Are wild hill lakes (the ones in Wales for example) counted as enclosed stillwaters for the sake of the closed season?
No, because they are not 'enclosed'. They will almost certainly have feeder and outlet streams no matter how small and insignificant they may seem.
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