THE LAW 
Buy and carry a license.
Know your local and state regulations. Do not trespass.


THE FISH 
Practice catch & release.
Fish barbless.
Land the fish as quickly as possible.
Be patient. Reviving your fish may take longer than landing it.
Keeping the fish? Be humane. Kill it immediately with a hard knock on the top of the head.


THE ENVIRONMENT 
Don’t use lead.
Don’t make new tracks or paths.
Whatever you pack in...pack out.
Pick up other people’s trash too, particularly monofilament.


RESPECT FOR FELLOW ANGLERS 
Don’t enter the water directly in front of another angler, ask what direction they are fishing and give them plenty of room.
Slow down in dusty parking lots.
Walk quietly past other anglers and stay away from the banks.
Do not contribute to noise pollution - barking dogs, screaming children, loud music, etc.


WHO HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY?
The angler casting upstream.
The angler with a fish on.
The stationary angler.
The floating angler should yield to the wading/walking angler.
The first angler to arrive has the right to the pool or flat.


It’s a sport...... Sometimes the fish wins!!
but remember....
Good Things Come To Those Who Wade!