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Fishing Season Dates Salmon, Sea Trout, and Brown Trout in England

Please click one of the links to the country you are interested in for details of the salmon fishing season opening and closing dates.

Scotland | England | Northern Ireland | Southern Ireland | Wales

Brown Trout

The trout fishing season in England is from the 22nd of March to 30th of September (with some local variations going on to the end of the first week of October)

Salmon fishing in England is on the up and up with a Lazarus like recovery on the Tyne spearheading the energetic endeavours of many individual and organisations determined to see rivers like the Wye and Usk, Test and Itchen return to their heydays. With the demise of the Irish drift nets the prospects look good.

River

Salmon

Sea Trout

Aln

1st Feb - 31 Oct

3 April - 31 Oct

Avon (SW)

15th April - 30 Nov

15th April - 30th September

Avon (Somerset)

16th Jan - 2nd Oct

1st May - 31 Oct

Axe

15th May - 31st Oct

15th April - 31st Oct

Calder

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Camel

1st April - 15th Dec

1st April - 30th Sept

Crake

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Coquet

1st Feb - 31 Oct

3rd April - 31st Oct

Dart

1st Feb - 30th Sept

15 March - 30th Sept

Derwent

1st Feb - 31 Oct

1st April - 30 Sept

Duddon

1st Feb - 31 Oct

1st April - 30 Sept

Eden

Jan 15th - 14th Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Ehen

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Ellen

1st Feb - 31 Oct

as above

Esk  (Cumbria)

1st Feb - 31st Oct

as above

Esk (Yorkshire)

6th April - 31st Oct

6th April  - 31st Oct

Erne

15th March - 31st Oct

15th March - 30th Sept

Exe

14th Feb - 30th Sept

15th March - 30th Sept

Fal

1st April - 15th Dec

1st April - 30th Sept

Fowey

as above

as above

Frome

1st March - 31st Aug

15th April - 31st Oct

Irt

1st Feb - 31 Oct

1st April - 31st Oct

Itchen

17th Jan - 2 Oct

1st March - 31st Oct

Kent

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Leven

1st Feb - 31st Oct

as above

Lim

1st March - 14th Oct

16th April - 31st Oct

Looe

1st April - 15th Dec

1st April - 30th Sept

Lune

1st Feb - 31st Oct

as above

Lyn

1st Feb - 31st Oct

15th March - 30th Sept

Lynher

1st March - 31st Oct

3rd March - 30th Sept

Otter

15th March - 31st Oct

15th April - 31st Oct

Piddle

1st March - 31st Aug

15th April - 31st Oct

Plym

1st April - 15th Dec

3rd March - 30th Sept

Ribble

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Severn

1st Feb - 7th Oct

18th March - 7th Oct

Seaton

1st April - 15th Dec

1st April - 30th Sept

Sid

15th March - 31st Oct

15th April - 31st Oct

Tamar

1st March - 15th Dec

3rd March - 31st Oct

Tavy

1st March - 14th Oct

3rd march - 30th Sept

Taw

1st March - 14th Oct

15th March - 30th Sept

Tees

1st Feb - 31st Oct

3rd April - 31st Oct

Teign

1st Feb - 30th Sept

15th March - 30th Sept

Torrige

1st March - 31st Oct

3rd April - 31st Oct

Tyne

1st Feb - 31st Oct

3rd April - 31st Oct

Test

16th Jan - 2nd Oct

3rd April - 31st Oct

Usk

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Wear

1st Feb - 31st Oct

3rd April - 30th Sept

Wye

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Wyre

1st Feb - 31st Oct

1st April - 30th Sept

Yealm

1st April - 15th Dec

3rd March - 30 Sept

 

Coarse Fishing

There is a closed season for coarse fish between the 15th of March and 15th of June however there are many lakes, fisheries and canals holding stocked fish available that have no closed season so you can fish all year round.

Sea Fishing

There is no closed season for sea fishing however you should check locally when fishing for certain species, e.g. bass and mullet as many areas impose restrictions on fishing dates, no fishing areas where the waters are considered nursery grounds and size limits.

If you find any of the above to be inaccurate please contact me with correction, it would be much appreciated.