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live the dream



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 06 10:09 am    Post subject: fishing season?  Reply with quote    

i am new too fishing on rivers and i was wondering if there is a fishing season. if so when does it start and finish?
thankyou

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 06 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

for start of (trout) season see here :

http://forum.downsizer.net/about11567.html

live the dream



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 06 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks gil but i was really wondering about the rivers and canals for course fish. ive tried to look on google but i cant find an exact opening and closing date.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 06 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

At a guess, close season for coarse fishing is march 16th to june 16th.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 06 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's no close season on canals and still waters apparently.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 06 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
There's no close season on canals and still waters apparently.


Oh yeah, just googled that. Seems like it was removed around 2001 after studeis showed no adverse impact on stocks.

pricey



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 06 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
At a guess, close season for coarse fishing is march 16th to june 16th.


You guessed right, the glorious 16th, I used to fish it what ever, but don't seem to have the time any more.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks very much. so ill have to wait until june 16th before i can fish on the thames . found this which seems to explain it all.
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/fish/246986/255175/255178/?lang=_e

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