Westcountry Angling Passport

Duchy of Cornwall Update

The Duchy of Cornwall is open for Day permit anglers and Season permit holders

After careful consideration, we have decided that the paper permit system is currently too risky to run, and have continued its closure, this means no permits are available from our permits agents. Duchy Day permits are available for anglers via the Fish Pass app only. Seasonal Permits are available from our online Shop. We decided this for the safety of our permit agents, the public and anglers. More information is found in the links below,

Find Season permits in the shop section or via the links below,

Duchy of Cornwall Brown trout Season Permit – https://westcountryangling.com/product/duchy-of-cornwall-brown-trout-season-permit/

Duchy of Cornwall Salmon/ Sea trout Season Permit – https://westcountryangling.com/product/duchy-of-cornwall-salmon-sea-trout-season-permit/

Find Fish Pass QR codes for Duchy waters on our shop section or via the links below,

Duchy of Cornwall Brown trout Day pass – https://westcountryangling.com/product/duchy-of-cornwall-brown-trout-day-pass/

Duchy of Cornwall Salmon/Seatrout Day Pass – https://westcountryangling.com/product/duchy-of-cornwall-salmon-and-sea-trout-day-pass/

For more information on Fish Pass app, check out https://fishpassapp.co.uk/

COVID-19 and Angling – Updated Wednesday 13th May

After a long time off the water, we are pleased to announce that the Fish Pass scheme will start with a staged re-opening on Wednesday 13th May. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, not all beats will be up and running at first, so please take time to read the detail below to ensure your own, and everyone else’s safety and wellbeing. This message will cover the following points of information;

  1. The staged re-opening of Fish Pass beats
  2. The continued closure of the paper Westcountry Angling Passport (WAP) tokens
  3. Angler, beat owner and public safety

1. The staged re-opening of Fish Pass beats

We will re-open beats individually on the Fish Pass app. Please do not visit any beats unless they have been made available via the Fish Pass app. Closed beats will be marked ‘out of season’ and the app will not allow you to use the system to fish on closed beats.  Please keep your app updated and ensure that you respect individual beat closures. We will gradually open beats throughout the coming weeks. Please keep an eye out for emails, social media posts and Fish Pass beat updates to find out about beat re-openings. Some beats are set to re-open on Wednesday 13th May and these will be identified on the Fish Pass app and https://fishpassapp.co.uk/website.

2. The continued closure of the paper Westcountry Angling Passport (WAP)

For the foreseeable future, we will not be running the paper WAP system so please do not attempt to use paper tokens for payment of angling on the WAP or Fish Pass beats. Paper tokens will not be available for purchase on our Westcountry Angling website or through token agents.

WAP token Anglers may convert their unused 2020/21 WAP paper tokens into digital Fish Pass tokens. To do this, download the Fish Pass app onto your mobile device from the Apple or Google Play Store and create an account. Gather unused 2020/21 WAP tokens, flip paper tokens over and follow the instructions below:

3. Angler, beat owner and public safety

We ask all anglers to follow current Government guidelines on social distancing.  In addition to general Government guidance, please follow the recommendations below to ensure the safety of yourself, other anglers, beat owners and the general public:

  • Please use hand sanitizers before and after opening and closing gates, and fishing.
  • Please use line snippers instead of biting through tippets. This will avoid potential transmission of viruses as well as other pathogens.
  • Some of our beats have honesty boxes’ containing flies for anglers to use, add to and swap. Please refrain from using these until further notice.
  • Please park with consideration and do not obscure farm vehicles, gate entrances or paths.
  • Follow the normal Check, Clean Dry procedure with all equipment.

Fishing is a wonderful way to escape the mental and physical constraints that we have been experiencing in this unprecedented time.  The WAP and Fish Pass app have always been schemes which have trusted Anglers to conduct themselves in a safe, considerate manner and to follow the rules on each Beat. As such, we hope these extra measures will be embraced by all in order to protect one another and do our bit in the fight against coronavirus.

Finally, we hope that the rest of the 2020 season is a safe, productive and enjoyable one, with plenty of fish landed.

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