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Ethics code

Salmon fishing devotees have all experienced the ''everyone will have his turn'' system and would not hesitate to recommend it for several reasons: it allows all anglers an equal chance to get to the best pools; it provides anglers with the opportunity to try out their best fishing techniques with a good chance for success.

It may happen that a river has no large pools, making it impossible to implement this ''take turns'' system. In this case the ''Rotation on the ½ hour'' system is recommended, in order that all anglers are provided with an equal chance to reach the best pools.

Its easy to see that according to the particular river, one or the other of these systems will be obligatory, assuming that the goal is to see to it that each angler's access rights are upheld and so that each may try his luck.

Engaging in this kind of fishing provides the opportunity to meet some very skilled anglers, to perfect one's own technique, and form friendships amongst other outdoor enthusiasts while devoting oneself to a sport that at once, arouses deep emotions and is very satisfying. Anglers are encouraged to support the ''take turns'' system on all angling beats, and to take an active part in achieving its success.

 Current methods:

''Everyone Will Have his Turn''

Having arrived at the assigned or chosen section of the river, the angler makes a series of casts while working your way downstream. It must be remembered that each angler must start upstream from a pool and always maintain a normal distance between the angler following and the angler ahead.

''On the Half Hour''

Having arrived at the part of the river having been assigned or selected, the angler calculates a half hour when there is another angler waiting or a half hour per angler when there is more than one waiting.

During the catch

Raising a Salmon

If a salmon teases your fly while you are part of a chain of anglers, but refuses to bite, you have time to stop and change your fly without losing your place in line. After this pause, you can resume casting and making your way downstream.

The Catch

When a salmon takes your fly the other anglers present will pull in their line and stay in place, so as not to impede your efforts. Then guide the salmon out of the current, either upstream or downstream of the pool. Once your salmon has been captured, return to the point of departure of the chain of anglers.

Lose of a Catch

  1. If a salmon escapes while being played, and if you have not changed positions, you must follow the rules of conduct as explained in the paragraph: Raising a Salmon.
  2. In the case of a prolonged play, during which you've moved downstream of the other anglers, you will lose your place in the chain and must return to the departure point of the line.