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http://www.lechladetrout.com/PRICES_RULES_lechlade_trout_fishing_fly_rainbow_bown_uk.html

Stalking MONSTER BROWN TROUT on a 4 weight Rod - …: http://youtu.be/oJYEchR8CVo

If nothing else lechlade does have some big fish and I enjoyed watching this video....... hopefully you will too......I posted their rules and prices because I thought it was interesting how people will pay for an opportunity to tangle with a beast......... obviously many people pay to be put on fish but finding big fish under these conditions makes me curious what everyone else thinks..........

I just wanted to post this video for those of you who are wanting to fish and are on here because you can't........It's hard being at work thinking about your next fishing trip!
 

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It seems like an interesting fishery....definitely cool to be able to sight fish to huge trout. But overall, not the type of fishing I really enjoy....catching huge stockers in a pond. Wouldn't spend a dime to fish there.

I also don't understand the mandatory catch and keep. I see nothing wrong with keeping fish, but why is it required? You're already paying to fish there so shouldn't you at least have a choice?

New Zealand is where it's at.
 

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I also don't understand the mandatory catch and keep. I see nothing wrong with keeping fish, but why is it required? You're already paying to fish there so shouldn't you at least have a choice?
I don't know why they do this either.......... does anyone else know?
 

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You're gonna pay to fish anywhere in the UK is my understanding, all game and fish are considered property of the landowner and not property of the state or public, unless it is saltwater.

This seems to be the common way in most European countries, unlike the United States where game and fish are considered a public resource.

As to the catch and keep, I am unsure as to the reasoning/management strategy behind this. There is a member on here that is overseas and posted a report on a beat he paid to fish in Germany and it was required there that he too must keep his catch.

All that said if I were to travel to the UK I'd definitely want to try a day on one of the famous streams there.

Thanks for the link Mack, enjoyed!

http://www.gorp.com/weekend-guide/travel-ta-united-kingdom-fly-fishing-sidwcmdev_060073.html
 

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You're gonna pay to fish anywhere in the UK is my understanding, all game and fish are considered property of the landowner and not property of the state or public, unless it is saltwater.

This seems to be the common way in most European countries, unlike the United States where game and fish are considered a public resource.

As to the catch and keep, I am unsure as to the reasoning/management strategy behind this. There is a member on here that is overseas and posted a report on a beat he paid to fish in Germany and it was required there that he too must keep his catch.

All that said if I were to travel to the UK I'd definitely want to try a day on one of the famous streams there.

Thanks for the link Mack, enjoyed!

http://www.gorp.com/weekend-guide/travel-ta-united-kingdom-fly-fishing-sidwcmdev_060073.html
I think a lot of fisheries over there take the position that all caught fish should be kept because they feel it's unethical to return injured fish to the water.
 

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It also might be that they grow them big in their stocking ponds before they put them in the fishery. If people started releasing fish they may become educated and harder to catch, like they are on our catch and release waters. What they have there IMO are big, dumb stockers and they want to keep it that way so everyone who pays a rod fee can catch something.
 
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