Butterstone Rules & Regs

As for all DBAA water, it is strongly recommended that anglers have their own personal insurance to cover themselves whilst partaking in angling activities



1.     DBAA Membership Card MUST be produced when obtaining permit from shop.

2.     There are no toilet facilities on site and there is NO ACCESS to the lodge or its facilities

3.     Parking at designated area only (first car park on right before bridge) - no cars beyond this point.

4.     Fly fishing from boat only using conventional fly rod, reel, line and artificial fly. (NO TROLLING)

5.     Strict maximum of 2 fish taken per rod. Minimum takeable size 11 inches. Barbless hooks to be used for catch and release. (Please use restraint & only kill fish you intend to eat)

6.     Any Brown Trout & Pike to be returned unharmed

7.     Returns must be entered on the reverse of permit and placed in returns box at harbour.

8.     No use of own drogues, nets, bass bags, unhooking mats or outboards. Only use equipment supplied by DBAA. This is equally applicable to any member undertaking Pike angling

9.     Members MUST stick to boat number as allocated on your permit. If the motor or battery fails, use oars to end of session.

10.   Boats must be secured to the harbour at the end of the session adjacent relevant dock number (i.e. Boat 5 opposite No.5 on dock)

11.   Before fishing, remove the charging cable from the charging station on the dock and store the cable carefully in the boat in the plastic box provided to avoid damage and prevent the end of the cable getting wet.  Members must ensure the end of the charging cable remains dry.

12.   The charging cable must remain secured to the battery under the seat at all times. (hence it is taped).

13.   At the end of fishing session, carefully plug the charger into the charging station on the dock.

14.   At end of session, the boat must be thoroughly cleaned out and washed down with brush/baler and water/dirty water to be bailed out.

15.   Only 1 guest allowed per outing. Guests must be accompanied at all times. Members are fully responsible for conduct of guests

16.   Maximum of 2 persons allowed in a boat. Plus 1 junior.

17.   No Litter, Fires, dogs or camping

18.   Membership card, permit & any fish taken must be produced at the request of authorised personnel.

19.   Any incidents of pollution or suspicious behaviours must be reported immediately to the appropriate bodies / dunkeldangling@gmail.com.

20.   Cancellation may be made up to 1 week prior to date of booking. Thereafter a charge of £15 will be required.

21.   Inclement weather - Anglers are urged to use their own judgement and show caution during periods of inclement weather. Once a boat has been taken out of the harbour then the member(s) has chosen to fish and as such there will be no refund or replacement day offered. If a member chooses not to take a boat out as they deem weather conditions to severe; then a refund will be offered if requested via an email to the DBAA Secretary with a note of explanation.

22.   Pike Angling - Following the purchase of a normal day/evening session ticket at the same price as for trout, DBAA members may target Pike specifically with fly only within the trout season dates applicable to the water.

23.   Pike angling -  the use of suitable equipment to undertake such activity is essential and that all fish are handled with due care and attention and returned alive to the water. Special care must be taken to avoid damage to any large trout hooked whilst undertaking such angling activity.


Any issues regarding the equipment (boat, motor, batteries etc) MUST be emailed immediately to dunkeldangling@gmail.com or leave a message on 07761 260 371

This is OUR fishery & not a commercial operation. If we all pull together in observing the rules & “playing the game” we can make this by far the best Rainbow Trout fishery in the country.

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