Rules & Regulations
These rules are aimed at protecting fish stocks and making your experience more enjoyable.
National and local rules (bylaws)
You must follow national and local rules (bylaws) when freshwater fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales.
These rules are aimed at protecting fish stocks and making fisheries sustainable.
You must have a rod licence to fish in England and Wales if you’re aged 12 or older.
Friezeland Pools Rules & Regulations
ANY ONE CAUGHT TAKING FISH WILL BE PROSECUTED
Environment Agency rod fishing bylaws: Severn and Trent catchments
Rod fishing bylaws are the statutory rules and regulations explaining who can fish, where and when you can fish, and what fish you can take in public waters. Owners may impose additional rules but the byelaws must still apply to their water.
Anyone fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales must hold a rod fishing licence and comply with the bylaws for the waters they are fishing.
Anyone failing to comply with these bylaws could face prosecution and receive a fine of up to £50,000.