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River bank etiquette

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Could you please explain some of the rules in river fishing, eg if you are fishing from the left bank only may you cast to the opposite bank, and wade past mid stream?

The first thing to do is to ask the owner of the fishing, or a member of the club where you are fishing, what the accepted practice is. At one time, the limit to how far across a river you could fish would have been the middle.

Today, things are often less clearly defined. One point that is certain is that if your are fishing a stretch of river at the same time as another angler on the opposite bank, then you should not wade over the centre line. If there is another angler on the other bank when you arrive, it will never do any harm to ask where they have fished already and what they plan to do, so that you can then fish without getting in each other's way.

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