IF ALL ROD FISHERIES WERE CATCH AND RELEASE...................
" NRW is compliant with overall salmon net fishing controls in the Severn estuary in permitting an on-going catch BASED ON RESIDUAL MORTALITY in the wye rod fishery (Or any other relevant weakest stock ).
This is also capped as a condition of the current lease . "
Principal fisheries adviser Natural resources wales . 2018.
Rod fishery's "kill " more salmon in a day than we take in a season . That is a fact .
(We have a good relationship in general with rod fishermen who see the wider benefits of our presence on the estuary )