Knottallow Tarn Regulations

  1. The season is from 15th march to 31st December inclusive.
  2. Monday commences the fishing week
  3. Members are allowed to fish 7 days of every week
  4. The total daily bag limit is two fish per day per member and a maximum of six fish in each fishing week. The size limit is 300 mm (12 inch) from tip of snout to fork of tail. anglers must cease fishing when two fish have been killed.
  5. Fishing shall be by conventional fly-fishing methods only.
  6. Not more than one rod shall be in use at any one time
  7. When fishing the rod must be held at all times
  8. The use of any receptacle or net for the keeping of live fish is strictly prohibited
  9. When fishing sunken line tactics the fly must be continuously worked.
  10. The use of booby type flies and buoyant lures on sinking lines is prohibited.
  11. Anglers must sign the returns book before commencing to fish and complete the return on finishing fishing. this includes nil returns.
  12. This fishery is subject to a tagged fish scheme. these fish are for sporting purposes only and must be returned alive to the water, with the least possible injury. anglers are required to record the number of tagged fish caught and the tag colour in the returns book
  13. Fishing is permitted from the dam wall but in the interests of safety, anglers are requested not to fish on the overflow
  14. Vehicles must be parked in the area provided or on the grass verges and not where they may cause an obstruction or block entry to farm gates. entry to and egress from the fishery must only be by the stile.
  15. An adult ticket holder must accompany juniors under 12 at all times. the number of juniors per adult shall be a maximum of two.
  16. Wading is allowed to wellington boot top level only.
  17. No camping
  18. Only barbless or debarbed hooks to be used.
  19. Float tubing is permitted with a maximum of 3 anglers at any one time, tubers must wear life jackets and not stray within 25 metres of bank anglers