River Guide / Rules

The Company is a private limited Company limited by guarantee.

  • 1. All fishing to be carried out in accordance with Environment agency rules and regulation. 
  • 2. Anglers must be in possession of the relevant Environment Agency rod licence. Anglers must carry with them their membership card or day ticket. This must be produced if requested by an authorised bailiff. Any member on production of his /her membership card is an authorised bailiff and is empowered to enforce the rules of the club and to check membership cards or tickets.
  •  3. Anglers must not cut across another who is fishing a pool. Anglers shall take priority in order of their arrival at the pool. Fishing shall commence from the top of the pool. Anglers must move downstream at a steady pace at least one yard per cast. Anglers should remain at least 20 yards apart. Give consideration to other anglers on the opposite bank. Do not cast across another angler. Salmon anglers have priority at all times. 
  • 4. There shall be no cutting of trees, undergrowth or weeds save by persons on official work parties or by prior approval of the Executive board. 
  • 5. No dogs are allowed on the clubs waters. 
  • 6. No shooting, building of fires, camping, canoeing or launching of boats without the permission of the Executive Board.
  •  7. It is illegal to attempt to attempt to deliberately foul hook Salmon/Sea trout or to kill Salmon kelts, smolts or parr.
  •  8. It is illegal to fish with Salmon/trout roe or by products containing salmon/trout roe. 
  • 9. Spinning for Trout/Grayling is prohibited at all times. 
  • 10. Rapala lures must have the front and centre treble hooks removed or the points bent into the hook shaft. This is to prevent damage to the eyes of fish that have to be returned. 
  • 11. Pike fishing is restricted to dead baiting between 18th October and the last day of February. 
  • 12. The club endorses the Welsh Dee Trust recommendation that you must return the first Salmon you catch, you may keep your second Salmon if you wish,the third Salmon must be returned, you may keep the fourth Salmon  then all other Salmon must be returned only two Salmon are allowed to be taken in the season all hen fish to be returned after the 1st September. Ripe/darkly coloured fish should be returned. If in doubt put it back. 
  • 13. The daily Trout/Grayling bag limit is 4 this may be made up of trout and grayling or combination of the same. The minimum size for taking trout is 10 inches/25.5 cms. Any Trout below that limit must be returned dead or alive. If an angler catches their bag limit they may continue fishing on a catch and release basis. An Environment agency byelaw restricts the taking of Grayling to 2 fish per day. These must be in the size range 30-38cm (12”-15”). Grayling above or below that size must be returned. 
  • 14. All Salmon parr or smolt caught must be returned dead or alive. 
  • 15. The maximum size hook allowed for Trout, Grayling or Coarse fishing is an 8. 
  • 16. Any angler fishing for Salmon or Sea trout who catches a non migratory species must return it dead or alive. 
  • 17. Any angler fishing the clubs waters who has fished outside the UK or Ireland in the preceding 3 months must clean all tackle and equipment. This is to prevent the introduction of Gyrodactylus salaris. 
  • 18. All anglers should follow the country code. Be considerate to all people fishers and non-fishers alike. Respect farmland, crops and stock. Park wisely ensuring you are not blocking gates or access. Close all gates behind you. Take all litter and waste nylon home with you. 
  • 19. Juniors are  allowed to fish for Salmon, they must be accompanied with an adult , under 16 is classed as Junior
  •  20. All Salmon members must submit a catch/nil return to the membership secretary by the 30th November. Renewal of membership may be refused unless a return has been submitted. 
  • 21. All anglers fish the clubs waters at their own risk. The club will not be responsible for and should be exempt from liability in respect of any injury to anglers or other persons from any cause or in any circumstances whatsoever.
  •  22. No night fishing allowed for any species other than Sea trout. 
  • 23. No maggots allowed on the Llangollen beats. On Maelor beats maggots are allowed for coarse fish on the Bathers beat only.
  •  24. Worm fishing is allowed for Trout and Grayling downstream of the Chain bridge hotel to the Lingo pool, Ddol Isa and the Bathers beat from 16th June-1st March. Juniors up to the age of 12 are allowed to worm fish all waters downstream of the Chain bridge hotel to the Tip pool and the Bathers beat. Junior members fishing above Sandy and Shady must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • 25. Duncan’s pool is all methods for  Salmon/Sea trout on Rhysgog bank (A 5 ) Fly only on Llantysylio bank 
  • 26. Fishing for Trout and Grayling is fly only upstream of the Chain Bridge hotel and from Lingo stream to Abercregan. 
  • 27. Any member of day ticket holder infringing any rule of the club or who may or who has been convicted of illegal fishing or offences under the Acts relating to salmon or trout shall forfeit his or her membership or day ticket. The membership/day ticket will also be forfeited if the holder acts in an unreasonable, aggressive, or inappropriate way towards any member, bailiff or landowner or as a result of his/her actions or demeanour brings the club into disrepute. 
  • 28. An initial suspension/forfeiture may be made on the direction of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Membership secretary or Head bailiff. The suspension to be notified to the member/ticket holder by first class post to the address shown on the member/holders card or ticket. 
  • 29. The question of suspension/forfeiture will then be considered at the next executive board meeting following the suspension. The member/ticket holder may make representations in person or in writing to the board. A majority of the board will decide on the issue with the Chairman having the casting vote. The result of the hearing will be notified to the member/ticket holder within 7 days of the decision by first class post to the address shown on the card or ticket.