An important message reminder from REDFA for June 16th onwards.

October on the Eden

Tagging Scheme
In addition and to compliment these angler led initiatives both the Rivers Eden and Ribble will run their own Voluntary Tagging schemes in 2015.
Any angler wishing or intending to take a salmon within existing permitted Byelaw periods must register for and use their own tags.
Further to this we also recommend that each angler considers carrying at least one tag in the event of a fish which is unable to recover and has to be killed due to exhaustion or bleeding during permitted takeable periods.

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Tags are available at two Eden outlets from 1st April when the new Migratory Licences come into operation. They are non transferable and cannot be reused. Each tag is numbered, with river of origin and colour coded for year of use.
Tags are inserted via the mouth and out by the gill cover and secured by a cable tie type fastening.
Similar schemes have been deployed successfully for extended periods on other river systems.
Registration and distribution of tags will be coordinated by REDFA through each outlet (see below) and any special circumstances or concerns that anglers or fisheries have can be dealt with.
Please frequent yourself with the code and use of tags in advance of their 16th June operation.

River Eden

RIVER EDEN SALMON CARCASS TAGGING SCHEME
ANGLERS CODE & USE OF TAGS

1. ALL ANGLERS (LOCAL OR VISITING) WISHING TO KILL A SALMON ON THE
EDEN SYSTEM DURING THE 2015 SEASON MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF A TAG

2. THESE GUIDELINES DO NOT OVERIDE CURRENT BYELAWS WHICH STATE
• NO KILLING OF ANY SALMON UNTIL AFTER THE 16TH JUNE
• ALL HEN FISH MUST BE RETURNED AS QUICKLY AND SAFELY AS POSSIBLE
FROM THE 10TH SEPTEMBER

3. ANGLERS CAN USE A LIMIT OF 6 TAGS PER SEASON, BUT WITH A ONE FISH PER
DAY KILL RESTRICTION. ANY ANGLER USING UP THEIR TAG ALLOWANCE
MUST OBSERVE A STRICT 100% CATCH AND RELEASE.
WE RECOMMEND THAT ALL ANGLERS CONSIDER CARRYING A TAG IN THE
EVENT THAT A SALMON HAS TO BE KILLED IN THE PERMITTED TAKEABLE
PERIOD DUE TO BLEEDING OR EXHAUSTION

4. TAGS WILL IDENTIFY THE RIVER EDEN, BE COLOUR SPECIFIC FOR EACH
YEAR AND HAVE A UNIQUE NUMBER WHICH WILL BE RECORDED AGAINST
THE ANGLERS NAME AT THE POINT OF ISSUE

5. TAGS WILL BE ISSUED FROM THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE IN
CARLISLE AND FROM JOHN NORRIS FISHING TACKLE SHOP IN PENRITH

6. ANGLERS COLLECTING TAGS FROM EITHER EDEN DISTRIBUTION OUTLET
MUST PRESENT THEIR NEW 2015 EA MIGRATORY ROD LICENCE.
THE NUMBER FROM THIS EA LICENCE WILL BE RECORDED WITH ANGLER
DETAILS AND TAGS NUMBERS TO PREVENT A DUPLICATION OF TAGS BEING
ISSUED

7. THE ROD LICENCE WILL BE HOLE PUNCHED IN THE TOP CORNER
INDICATING TAGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED AND THE LICENCE HOLDER IS NOT
ELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER TAGS

8. TAGS MUST BE CARRIED AT ALL TIMES WHEN SALMON FISHING

9. IF YOU DO TAKE A FISH, THE SALMON MUST BE GILL TAGGED
IMMEDIATELY AT THE RIVERSIDE.

REDFA

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2. River Eden Catchment Migratory Rod Fishery

Conservation Measures for the 2015 season

Salmon
1. Daily kill limit of 1 fish per day.
2. Maximum season kill limit of 6 fish
3. All gravid cock and hen fish to be released in a responsible manner, as
quickly and safely as possible.
4. Salmon Carcass Tagging System effective from 16th June 2015 (see over)
Any killed fish must be gill tagged immediately at the point of capture.
5. 6 tags per licence holder per season with a 100% catch and release once all
tags are used up. Tags are non-transferable between licence holders.

Sea Trout
1. Daily kill limit of 1 fish per day.
2. Maximum season kill limit of 3 fish

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