Byelaws

1 – Annual close season for salmon (rod and line) The annual close season for salmon (rod and line) shall be the period from and including the 1st day of November to and including the 31st day of January following with the following exception:-

In the River Eden and all rivers, lakes and waters, tributary to or connected with the River Eden the period from and including the 15th day of October to and including the 14th day of January following. (Confirmed 11th October 1989)

2 – Annual close season for migratory trout (rod and line) The annual close season for fishing for migratory trout with rod and line shall be the period from and including 1st October to and including 31st March following. (Confirmed 21st April 2005)

3 – Annual close season for non-migratory trout other than rainbow trout (rod and line) The annual close season for fishing for non-migratory trout other than rainbow trout with rod and line shall be the period from and including the 1st day of October to and including the 14th day of March following. (Confirmed 11th October 1989)

4 – Baiting ( applies to KAA Derwent Water Lake only) All river trout fishing controlled by KAA is fly only.

  1. In or on the following named lakes:- Windermere, Coniston, Wastwater, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Loweswater, Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Red Tarn, Haweswater and Thirlmere;
    1. use of any dead or alive freshwater fish, salmonids or eels as bait is prohibited; and
    2. possession of any live freshwater fish, salmonids or eels with the intention of using them as bait is prohibited.
  2. During the period from and including the 15th day of March to and including the 15th day of June in any year in the following lakes:- Windermere, Coniston, Wastwater, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Loweswater, Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Rydalwater and Grasmere;
    1. fishing with maggots, their pupae or imitations thereof is prohibited; and
    2. the use of the baits specified in (a) above as lures or baits not on or attached to a hook is prohibited.

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