BODSA Ltd Rules

1. MEMBERSHIP RULES

1.1 General Rules

  • All applicants must declare any convictions for poaching, illegal fishing, or assault on bailiffs (official or not) when they apply for a permit.
  • Membership cards must be carried at all times and produced, if requested, by a bailiff or other member of the club.
  • Membership is not transferable.
  • Concessionary membership is available to those over 65 who have also been full members for at least 10 years.
  • Annual fees must be paid no later than the date of the A.G.M. 
  • Any visitor found to be breaking the rules will be expelled from the association waters and other clubs will be informed.
  • The B.O.D.S.A. name shall not be used by members to facilitate introduction to the associations' landlords in order to negotiate non-fishing related activities for themselves.
  • Due respect should be given to property at all times, including fences, gates and hedges.
  • Please respect the environment and take all litter home with you.
  • No fires.

1.2 Guests

  • Up to 3 guest tickets may be purchased annually.
  • Only one guest ticket can be purchased on any one day.
  • Members must stay with their guest at all times.
  • Guests can fish all waters with a member.

2. VISITING ANGLERS (DAY TICKETS)

2.1 Visitor General Fishing Rules

  • All applicants should declare any convictions for poaching, illegal fishing, or assault on Bailiffs (official or not) when they apply for a permit.
  • All anglers shall have a valid EA licence prior to purchasing a permit and fishing.
  • All bye-laws & rules laid down by the water authority must be observed.
  • Due consideration must be given to other anglers if fishing a particular pool or run.
  • An angler sitting on the bank, changing tackle, etc., is not deemed to be fishing.
  • All litter must be taken home with you.
  • All non Salmon fishing visitors must give way to salmon anglers when requested.
  • Your day permit must be shown when requested by the club bailiffs or a full member of Bangor-on-Dee Salmon Anglers Ltd.
  • Any visitor found to be breaking the rules will be expelled from the association waters and other clubs will be informed.
  • Juniors fishing alone must be over the age of 12 and produce their EA licence before purchasing a ticket.
  • Juniors under the age of 12 will be issued with tickets only if fishing with an adult, who will be responsible for the junior at all times.

2.2 Visitor Trout Fishing Rules

  • Fishing by Fly Only.
  • Visiting anglers only have access to The Village beat and from the right bank only.
  • Anglers fishing a pool or run for a period of 20 minutes or more must give way to others if requested.
  • If following an angler downstream, no fishing within 30 metres unless given assent.
  • In other circumstances or places, anglers must start fishing at least 75 metres in front of an angler fishing, unless given assent.
  • Visitors are allowed to take a maximum of 2 fish per visit.
  • Visitors are requested to de-barb their hooks after taking their limit.
  • All Salmon or Sea Trout caught must be returned carefully to the river.

2.3 Visitor Coarse Fishing Rules

  • No spinning allowed and worming only with small reds/brandlings, hooks no bigger than Size 10 and line no heavier than 6lbs BS.
  • No fishing between white marker posts on salmon pools.
  • Coarse fishing is only allowed on the Village beat, right bank, from the new road bridge down to the Graig corner.
  • All fish caught must be carefully returned.

3. EA RULES

3.1 Responsibilities

  • It is the angler's responsibility to ensure they know, understand and abide by the rules laid down by the Environment Agency (EA) for the waters on which they fish.

3.2 Licences

  • All members must purchase an appropriate EA licence before fishing can commence.

3.3 Seasons

  • Fishing seasons shall be as per EA rules for the catchment.

4. GENERAL FISHING RULES

4.1 General

  • Due consideration must be given to other anglers if fishing a particular pool or run. Anglers fishing a pool for a period of 20 minutes or more must give way to others if requested.
  • If following another angler downstream, no fishing within 30 yards unless given assent.
  • If a member is fishing a recognised 'run', another may not 'drop in' in front unless given assent.
  • In other circumstances or places, anglers must start fishing at least 75 yards in front of an angler fishing, unless given assent.
  • An angler sitting on the bank, changing tackle, etc., is not deemed to be fishing.
  • No fishing off the groynes.
  • Groves Farm Beat is limited to four rods and may only be fished by prior booking with the Membership Secretary.

4.2 Salmon

  • EA restrictions apply regarding season, method and catch and release. Please make yourself aware of these as they may change from time to time
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  • Methods: 
  • 3rd March to 31st May - Fly only. 
  • 1st June to 15th June - Fly or Spin only. 
  • 16th June to 30th September - Fly, Spin or Permitted bait. 
  • 1st October to 17th October - Fly or Spin only. 
  • All salmon caught prior to 16th June are to be returned

4.3 Sea-trout

  • No specific Club rules.

4.4 Trout

  • Trout fishing is by fly only.
  • A maximum of 2 trout may be kept on each visit.
  • Once 2 trout have been killed, catch and release may be employed provided barb-less hooks are used.
  • Any salmon or sea trout caught on a trout ticket must be returned carefully to the river.
  • Trout anglers must give way to salmon anglers when requested.

4.5 Coarse Fishing

  • No spinning allowed at any time of year and worming is only allowed if using small red worms/brandlings, a hook no larger than Size 10 and line no more than 6lbs BS.
  • No fishing between the white marker posts which signify recognised salmon pools during the salmon season (3rd March to 17th October inclusive).
  • Coarse Fishing is only allowed on The Village, Ormrods, Chicken Sheds and Lower Hall Beats, until after close of the salmon season, after which all beats may be fished until salmon fishing starts again on 3rd March following.