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Hi

 

im thinking about going fishing on the Don tomorrow morning for a few hours, last time i went was after the great flood of 2007 (5 wiers walk on attercliffe)

 

Fancy catching a few grayling, trout maybe even some chub.

 

Can any recommend some good parts of the don?

 

Cheers

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I'm not a fisherman, but do cycle up and down the 5 Weirs Walk regular.

Both sides of Stevenson Road seem to be popular !

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River don closed for coarse fishing,on march 15(close season)can fish for game fish, using lures, flys, worms,no maggots!

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Didnt know that Markus66, thanks for the advice.

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River don closed for coarse fishing,on march 15(close season)can fish for game fish, using lures, flys, worms,no maggots!

 

You can't fish for trout until 25th March! That's when the trout season starts.

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you will have good sport on the don , we go regular&catch grayling&trout on worm as you are allowed to fish with worm.

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Not till 25th you can't alf. I rang EA hotline today as someone was fishing. They were sending someone down to catch him. There's no fishing on rivers from march 15th to 24th inclusive.

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/295532/Northeast_byelaws.pdf

 

 

Yorkshire Byelaws

These byelaws apply on all waters within the

Region southwards of, but not including the

River Tees and its tributaries.

Salmon and trout close seasons

The close season for salmon is from 1

November to 5 April inclusive

The close season for all non-migratory trout in

rivers, streams, drains and canals and for

brown trout in all waters other than enclosed

stillwaters, is from 1 October to 24 March

inclusive.

There is no close season for rainbow trout in

any stillwater or for brown trout on enclosed

stillwaters.

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That must be a new ruling as this is what it states on the .gov web site

 

Game fishing during the coarse fish close season

You can fish for salmon, trout and other game fish during the coarse fish close season. You have to use certain types of lures and baits in some areas however.

 

Midlands, Yorkshire, and the north-east and north-west of England

 

You can only use natural or artificial fly, minnow, worm, shrimp, prawn, sand eel or artificial lures during close season.

Edited by alf1956

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many years ago they used to stock damflask with trout, to allow anglers to fish it through the coarse closed season, to maintain year-round income

 

although I can't recall the actual laws regarding dates, I do seem to recall that used to start on 25th March, suggesting that was the law - otherwise they'd have just allowed people to fish through from the end of the coarse season...

 

this is going back to the mid 1980's

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I remember ecclesfield pond being stocked with trout to get round the close season rules.

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Hi

 

im thinking about going fishing on the Don tomorrow morning for a few hours, last time i went was after the great flood of 2007 (5 wiers walk on attercliffe)

 

Fancy catching a few grayling, trout maybe even some chub.

 

Can any recommend some good parts of the don?

 

Cheers

 

 

None - it's closed season on the rivers between 15th March and 15th June

 

---------- Post added 18-03-2015 at 19:03 ----------

 

Not till 25th you can't alf. I rang EA hotline today as someone was fishing. They were sending someone down to catch him. There's no fishing on rivers from march 15th to 24th inclusive.

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/295532/Northeast_byelaws.pdf

 

 

Yorkshire Byelaws

These byelaws apply on all waters within the

Region southwards of, but not including the

River Tees and its tributaries.

Salmon and trout close seasons

The close season for salmon is from 1

November to 5 April inclusive

The close season for all non-migratory trout in

rivers, streams, drains and canals and for

brown trout in all waters other than enclosed

stillwaters, is from 1 October to 24 March

inclusive.

There is no close season for rainbow trout in

any stillwater or for brown trout on enclosed

stillwaters.

 

 

 

Check your dates Croftonblade - this is what your link says

 

Coarse fish close season

It is unlawful to fish for coarse fish from 15

March to 15 June inclusive on any river,

stream, drain or waterway (other than

canals). With the exception of the Aire and

Calder Navigation between Castleford and

Ferrybridge Lock there is no statutory close

season on any canals, reservoirs, lakes or

ponds for coarse fish in the North East

Region. However, individual owners may

close their fisheries if they wish. Always

check before you fish.

Edited by denlin

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unlawful to fish for coarse fish, yes - not trout

 

so if you fish a river that holds trout & you're using baits & methods that adhere to local bylaws, then you have as much right to be fishing the river as you would be in the coarse season, provided you wait until the trout season begins

 

---------- Post added 18-03-2015 at 19:37 ----------

 

can't imagine trout in ecclesfield pond! doesn't have the right 'feel' for them!

 

I also recall most of the rainbows they used to stock got caught & removed within the first 2 or 3 weeks, but people were still allowed to fish for them!

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