Rules

CADAC Rules - General

All members must familiarise themselves with the rules and beat maps prior to fishing. Particular attention should be paid to access points, parking and boundaries. Unfamiliarity with such details will not be accepted as a valid reason for transgression. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that they fully understand all rules.

Failure to comply will unreservedly, without exception, result in immediate expulsion from the club with no reimbursement of fees paid. If in doubt contact your Membership Secretary.

1) It is a mandatory requirement that all new members must attend the Annual Open Day in order to familiarise themselves with access, parking and boundaries etc. Any member joining after the Open Day must attend the subsequent Open Day.

2) Club permits and EA rod licences must be carried and club permits must be produced when requested by club officials or any other club member.

3) Trout and Grayling anglers must give way to Salmon anglers at all times on all Club waters.

4) No anglers are to accompanied by a dog.

5) Car badges must be displayed at all times when fishing Club Waters.

6) All gates are to left as they were found. In the vast majority of instances gates will be closed and members must close them after use. On occasions where gates are opened anglers must leave them open.

7) Bank side fires and camping are forbidden.

8) Members are to avoid damaging fences - using stiles or gates wherever possible.

9) Members fishing Club waters do so at their own risk. This also applies to the parking of vehicles when fishing.

10) Junior members under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

11) All members must adhere to National Resources Wales rules and byelaws - applicable to all Club waters.

12) No litter to be left at the waterside - this includes monofilament, empty spools etc.

13) Railways must be crossed at designated points and not used as footpaths.

14) Fishing is confined to Club boundary limits. The rules are clear and without exception. Members must not step above or below these boundaries. Casting towards the opposite bank in such cases where the fishing rights are not owned or rented by the Club is permitted. However, the angler’s standing position must not exceed halfway across the river from the CADAC bank. Members may fish towards the CADAC bank providing that they do not stand beyond halfway across the river from the CADAC bank.

15) Night fishing is not allowed on the majority of waters - see Beats and Sea Trout rule sections for exceptions. Fishing must cease each day at one hour after ‘lighting up’ time and must not start until dawn.

16) Anglers may have 2 guests per season - for more details click here

17) Anglers are permitted to take one brace per day. This limit applies to Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling. This limit is not on a brace per day per species basis. It can be on a 2 of one species combination. For instance, the limit may consist of 2x Brown Trout only or 1x Grayling and 1x Sea Trout or any other combination provided that the total does not exceed 2 fish per day.

CADAC Rules - Species and Methods

This section outlines rules specific to individual species. These are in addition to those detailed in ‘General Rules’.

Salmon Rules

Anglers must return the first fish caught

The second may be kept

The third must be returned

The fourth or any subsequent fish may be kept

There will be a 2 fish limit per angler.

The above applies from the 16th June - 17th October. Prior to the 16th June all Salmon must be returned.

Season: Dee and tributaries - all dates inclusive. 3rd March to 17th October.

Methods: 3rd March to 31st May - barbless Hooks, fly only. 1st June to 15th June - Barbless hooks, fly or spin. 16th June to 30th September - Fly, spin or bait. 1st October to 17th October - Fly or spin. All salmon caught prior to 16th June are to be returned Minimum 12lb line or tippet to be used at all times. Shrimp bait is allowed - strictly no prawn fishing.

Important: All salmon catches must be reported within 7 days of capture. Please report catches to the following:- Mick Bates - 01939 261100 In the event of being unable to contact Mick please contact:- Iwan Lewis - 01824 704037 or 07967 317315 or Phil Jones - 01490 430375

 

Proven failure to report will result in dismissal from the Club.

Sea Trout Rules

Season: Dee and Tributaries - all dates inclusive 20th March to 17th October.

Methods: 20th March to 16th June - Fly only. 16th June to 30th September - Fly, spin or worm (strictly no maggots). 1st October to 17th October - fly or spin. In order to fish for Sea Trout, members are required to hold a Salmon permit and a migratory fish EA rod licence. Sea Trout caught by a trout permit/non migratory fish licence holder must be returned. Sea Trout caught on Trewyn Trust waters must be returned even if the angler holds a migratory fish licence and Salmon permit.

The minimum size limit for Sea Trout is 25cm. Members are permitted to take one brace (2 fish) per visit or any combination outlined in ‘General Rules’ section. No Sea Trout to be taken before 16th June.

Night Fishing: Is allowed on a section of the Berwyn Arms Beat, on the whole of the
St. David's Beat and on The Long Reach. Members are permitted to fish until 3am. Sea Trout fishing at night is strictly ‘fly only’.

Important: All Sea Trout catches must be reported within 7 days of capture. See Salmon section above for reporting procedures.

Brown Trout Rules

Season: Dee and tributaries - all dates inclusive 3rd March to 30th September.

Methods: Fly only on all waters except for Alwen and Ceirw. On these two tributaries members are permitted to fish a small worm either trotted or ledgered (strictly no maggots), the maximum permitted hook is size 12, the main line and hook length must not exceed 6lbs breaking strain. Spinning for Brown Trout is also allowed on these two tributaries, maximum hook size 12, 6lbs maximum main line. Fly anglers may use weighted nymphs up to size 8 with a maximum tippet of 6lbs, otherwise a maximum of size 12 fly with a 6lb tippet. The use of ‘indicators’ is permitted. If a fly is used as an indicator it may not exceed size 8.

The size limit for Brown Trout is 23cm. Members are permitted to take one brace (2 fish) per visit or any combination outlined in the General Rules section.

Grayling Rules

Season: Dee only - all dates are inclusive 16th June to 14th March.

Methods: 16th June to 17th October - Fly only. 18th October to 2nd March - Fly or ‘float trotted’ worm (strictly no maggots). 3rd March to 14th March - Fly only. When float trotting the maximum permitted hook is size 12 and the main line must not exceed 6lbs breaking strain. Fly anglers may use weighted nymphs up to size 8 with a maximum 6lb tippet. The use of indicators is permitted , if a fly is used as an indicator it may not exceed size 8.

The size limit for Grayling is between 30cm and 38cm Members are permitted to take one brace (2 fish) per visit or any combination outlined in the General Rules section.

Rules for Pike Fishing

Season: Dee only - all dates inclusive, 18th October to 2nd March

Methods: Strictly ‘dead bait’ only.

CADAC Rules - Beats

Coed yr Allt

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Seat Trout, Grayling and Brown Trout.

2) Members may fish for Sea Trout at night until 3am.

3) There is a 4 car maximum parking limit in the Halton Wood Top of Beat car park.

4) There is a 3 car maximum parking limit at the Bottom of  the Beat.

5) Gates to be locked at all times.

6) Anglers who are members of both PAAS and CADAC to park in the relevant car parks as outlined here.

Trewyn Trust

1) This beat is solely Trout and Grayling fishing only

2) Access for Salmon anglers to CADAC Salmon beats is strictly prohibited via the banks of the Trewyn Trust Beat. Members are not permitted to carry Salmon or Sea Trout tackle on this beat even when not assembled.

3) In the period between June 16th and October 17th there is no Trout/Grayling fishing in the Salmon pools before noon, even when these pools are vacant. The Salmon pools affected by this rule are Clarke’s Pool, The swimming Pool Bridge Pool, Llyn Tro, the unnamed pool between Llyn Tro and the Pavilion Pool, the Vicarage Pool and the head of Chain Pool (the pool upstream of the red boundary line and 3 posts)

4) Trout and Grayling anglers must give way to Salmon anglers in all areas of this beat.

5) No Sea Trout fishing. In the event of catching Sea Trout whilst fishing for Trout and Grayling anglers are required to return them, even when they hold a migratory fish rod licence.

6) No fishing off the right hand bank (looking downstream) between the end of the Pavilion Beat and the start of Vicarage Pool.

7) No night fishing.

Berwyn Arms

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Seat Trout, Grayling and Brown Trout.

2) Eaton’s Reach, Whisky Pool, Signal Pool, Bridge Pool and all other areas of Berwyn are subject to standard club rules. This is a very popular beat and includes Tailor’s Pool.

In the interest of fairness, the Club has introduced a number of additional rules which must be strictly adhered to when fishing Tailor’s Pool, they are as follows:-

a) The area known as Tailor’s Pool is defined by two white marker posts. The upper limit is below Eaton’s Reach, whilst the lower limit is below the run heading out of the pool itself.

b) This area is restricted to 4 anglers only at a time.

c) Members must sign in at the fishing hut adjacent to the main car park (on the riverside between Whisky and Signal Pools) before fishing.

d) There is a 2 hours limit when fishing this area. The 2 hours begins from the moment of ‘signing in’ and includes walking time from the hut to Tailor’s. In order to maximise fishing time anglers are advised to ‘tackle up’ before ‘signing in’.

e) On completion of the 2 hours anglers must return to the hut to ‘sign out’. This is a mandatory requirement and must be done before fishing elsewhere on the Berwyn Arms beat - even in instances where anglers intend to fish upstream of Tailor’s.

f) Members must wait a minimum of 4 hours before returning to fish Tailor’s Pool.

3) Night fishing for Sea Trout is allowed until 3am on a section of the Berwyn Arms Beat. Members are permitted to fish until 3am from and including Eaton’s Reach to the Signal Pool. Sea Trout fishing at night is strictly ‘fly only’.

4) The gate between Berwyn and Tailor’s hut must always be closed. 

5) Members using the huts must take their litter home. The huts are amenities not dustbins.

Alwen and Ceirw

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout.

2) No night fishing.

3) Standard Club apply.

Park Farm

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Coarse fish.

2) No night fishing.

3) No spinning for Pike, maggots are allowed for Coarse fishing.

4) Standard Club rules apply.

Cynwyd Llyn Du

1) Although primarily a small Salmon beat, members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

Note: This is a deep pool - no wading.

2) No night Fishing.

3) Standard Club rules apply.

St. David’s

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) Night time fishing for Sea Trout until 3am is allowed on the whole of this beat. Sea Trout fishing at night is strictly ‘fly only’.

3) Standard Club rules apply.

The Wharf

1) Although primarily a small Salmon beat, members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling. Note: The majority of this beat consists of high banks and wading is not recommended.

2) No night fishing.

3) Standard Club rules apply.

County Boundary

1) Although primarily a Salmon beat, members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

Note: This is a very small section of water and the return journey is fairly long and very steep.

2) No night fishing.

3) Standard Club rules apply.

Chain Pool 

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing.

3) This beat is restricted to 2 anglers only - irrespective of species fished for.

4) A 2 hour time limit applies. Members are required to show the time of arrival to the beat by setting the clocks situated behind the tree in the car parking area before fishing. The ‘time of arrival’ is defined as the moment members begin their walk from the car park to the river. Members are not permitted to return within 3 hours of leaving the beat.

Note: The upper limit of this beat is clearly marked by a series of 3 white posts. When walking upstream along the water’s edge the posts are to the left in the adjacent field. There is also a red line on the stones leading from the post closest to the river to the river.

Bonwm Halt

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing.

3) Angler and time restrictions do not apply to this part of the beat only.

Pavilion and Vicarage

1) Although primarily a Salmon beat members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling. Note: Salmon Anglers fishing Pavilion Pool and Vicarage must not walk from Swimming Pool Bridge carrying Salmon tackle.

2) No night fishing.

3) Standard Club rules apply

The Run

1) Although primarily a Salmon beat, members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling. Note: Salmon anglers fishing ‘The Run’ must not walk from Swimming Pool Bridge carrying Salmon tackle.

2) No night fishing.

3) Standard Club rules apply.

The Long Reach

1) This beat is Trout and Grayling fishing only - This beat is fly only throughout the year.

2) Night time fishing for Sea Trout until 3am is allowed on this beat. Sea Trout fishing at night is strictly ‘fly only’.

3) From 18th October until and including the 2nd March members may fish the Alwen Junction.

4) This beat is a recognised spawning area for Salmon and is subject to a ‘No Fishing’ policy during the spawning season. The area in question covers the whole of the river from the upper limit boundary to the A5 Bridge. This restriction is in place to protect the redds and is effective from 1st November to 31st January inclusive and does not apply to the area known as the Alwen Junction.

Note: Parking for this beat and to the Alwen Junction is by the A5 Bridge only. Access to the beat is via the public footpath from the A5 Bridge. Do not use any other parking or access other than these.

Cynwyd Reservoir

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Brown Trout.

2) No night fishing.

3) This is a ‘fly only’ water

4) No fishing off the dam wall.

Gwnodl Bach

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing

3) Standard Club rules apply.

Hendwr and Tyfos

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing

3) Standard Club rules apply.

Crogen 1

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing

3) Standard Club rules apply.

4) Day Tickets are permitted here.

Crogen 2

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing

3) Standard Club rules apply.

4) Day Tickets are permitted here.

Crogen 3

1) Members with the relevant permits and rod licences may fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

2) No night fishing

3) Standard Club rules apply.

4) Day Tickets are permitted here.

Note: There is no access to this beat from Branas Isaf. Do not park at or access the river from there.

 

Note: The rules outlined above are exhaustive and are not open to any other interpretation other than those detailed. Club members are required to adhere to them at all times. The committee reserves the right to change the rules at any time if it feels that such changes are in the best interest of the Club. The Committee would like to thank all Club members in advance for their cooperation.

 
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