Minnow for trout

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Phil Arnott
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Re: Minnow for trout

Post by Phil Arnott » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:52 pm

Here in Yorkshire, the rule was that you were only allowed to fish with artificial or natural fly or artificial or natural minnow during the close season. This left us wondering what qualified as an artificial minnow and so we, at first, only used a Devon minnow. Eventually, probably when we lost the 1st June start, we were allowed to use the certain baits as stated below. As stated previously the trout season starts 25th March.

"On waters where the close season for freshwater fish applies the only lures or baits which may be used during the close season are natural or artificial fly, minnow, worm, shrimp, prawn, sandeel or artificial lures."

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Re: Minnow for trout

Post by Olly » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:17 pm

:Hat: Ah! Just shows how confusing it all is!

Does it come under -- " All waters in Wessex Area" OR "All other waters in Wessex Area" ???

They are different --- but which is which?

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Re: Minnow for trout

Post by DaceAce » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:45 am

If it's a river like the Avon, Stour, Frome or Piddle the 'All rivers in Wessex area' which open from 1st April for brown trout.

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