PLEASE REMEMBER TO FORWARD YOUR CATCH RETURN, including nil returns, to The Estate Office within two weeks after each day or period of fishing.
Your catch return should include any information/observations you feel may be of use to the Estate or others.
Fish of a keepable size, which are put back into the River, should be entered on the Return (with approximate weight) and clearly marked ‘Not Kept’ or ‘Returned’.
CASTLE FORBES FISHING POLICY
A) Day fishing discount - is available to regular day rod fishers, when the individual rod has taken and personally fished 5 days (or multiples thereof) during the season - details available from the office.
B) Spinning - fly-fishing is always the preferred method of fishing. Spinning may only be undertaken when water or occasionally weather or physical conditions make fly fishing impossible. If you resort to spinning, for whatever reason, please ensure you check with any other rod on your Beat and anyone fishing the opposite Beat that this method of fishing is not going to upset their day. We are fortunate in being in a position to control the method of fishing on both banks, excepting the bank opposite Beat 5 (Glenton water), where we can only effectively voice our concerns if a complaint is notified to us immediately.
C) Brown Trout - for conservation and improvement purposes, we discourage Trout fishing before early April and recommend that, from that date, a sensible catch and return policy is adopted.
THE GAME ANGLING CODE
Those fishing on Castle Forbes Waters are required to abide by the principles of the Code:
(a) Environment - all anglers should be actively concerned in protecting the environment.
(b) Conservation - fishing should be conducted so that healthy fish populations are maintained.
(c) Behaviour - moderation, courtesy, and consideration for others are the marks of a sporting angler.
(d) The Sport - there is more to fishing than catching fish