Whether you are pleasure fishing, carp fishing or participating in one of our poular match outings, you will need to adhere to the club rules.
By joining our club, you are agreeing to compky with all of our rules that are applicable at each venue (rules differ per water).
Failure to obey the rules may result in disciplinary action and you could end up banned from our club or serve a suspension.
Please note: If you are disciplined you will NOT be entitled to a refund of any portion of your membership fee. So
please ensure you know and stick to the rules.
Our bailiffs will be watching you and may also ask to inspect terminal tackle and check whether you have the correct
equipment to ensure the safe capture and release of our fish.
- Admittance and Parking. All vehicles to be parked (other than bicycles) in an approved parking area.
- Members, day members and guests may only enter by authorised entrances
and are requested to keep to the footpaths leading to fisheries banks.
Where a gate has been opened to gain admittance to a fishery, then it should
be closed again immediately afterwards and where necessary locked.
- All members, day members and guests must keep within the
boundaries of Society fisheries and all official entrances must be adhered to,
members must not wander on private grounds unless they have obtained
special permission to do so.
- No member, day member or guest is to interfere with any private
property, livestock or growing crops on or adjacent to any of the Society’s
- It is an offence to take, attempt to take, kill or in any way interfere
with any bird, game or animal life on or adjacent to any of the Society’s
- It is strictly prohibited to camp, light fires, dig the banks for worms or
any other purpose or for any member, day member or guest to have on his
person, use or carry any rifle, gun, small arm or gaff on any Society fishery.
The use of Audio and Visual equipment is banned on all Club waters unless
used with personal headphones.
- All Angling Trust rules shall appertain to fisheries. Particular attention
is drawn to the following rules which must be observed on club waters.
- Only one rod may be in use at a time, although extra rods may be assembled on
the bank. (Except waters where additional rods are allowed, in which case they
must not be more than one metre apart.) A marker rod is allowed on Friday
Lake in addition to the maximum of three rods. See Fishery Rules for number
of rods allowed.
- Keep nets must not be smaller than the approved minimum of 2 metres long.2
- Where Night Fishing is not allowed anglers must be packed and clear
of Society fisheries by Dusk
- No member, day member or guest shall take onto any Society
fishery any glass bottles, tins or cans or leave broken nylon lines, hook
lengths or discarded hooks on the banks of the said fisheries. All litter shall be
taken away by members or placed in litter bins (where provided).
- All members, day members and guests must have on their person,
while fishing Society waters, a valid day permit or membership card and
Environment Agency Licence. Membership cards are not transferable and
must not be used by unauthorised persons.
- Members, day members and guests must not cause annoyance or
offence to any local resident, member of the local public, landlord, private or
private or public servant or occupant or owner of any boat all who have the
right to be on or use any Society fishery or area surrounding the same.
Members, day members and guests must conduct themselves in an orderly
manner at all times when using club waters.
- No member day or guest may take away or introduce any fish without
the express permission of a member of the executive Committee. All fish are to
be returned as soon as practically possible, in the best possible condition.
- No member, day member or guest may release to the press or any
other institution details regarding fish, fishing or fisheries without the express
permission of the Press officer or an executive officer.
- Any pollution, damage to gates, locks, fences, banks, bridges, stiles,
notice boards, dams sluices or matters affecting the waters in any way or any of
the Society’s fisheries must be reported to a member of the executive
Committee at once.
- All members are deemed to be Honorary bailiffs whilst on Society
fisheries and must assist in the prevention of the breaking of fishery rules and
conditions or the performance of any act detrimental to the Society’s interests
by reporting to a member of the executive committee at once.3
- No member, day member or guest shall fish with litter around them,
whether their own or that left by other persons.4
- A member may bring a guest onto Society water only at the discretion
of the Secretary and before doing so must obtain written permission at the club
meeting prior to the required date and purchase from him a guest ticket at the
appropriate rate. Whilst on the water the member will be fully responsible in
every way for his Guest’s behavior.
- Coloured maggots can be used but no toxic dyes allowed.
- The use of Audio and Visual equipment is banned on all Club Waters
unless used with personal headphones.
- No peanuts to be used as bait or groundbait.
- Bent hook rigs are banned on all waters.
- On Club waters, members in pursuit of large fish must carry and
use a landing net and unhooking mat of a size appropriate for the safe
landing and unhooking of said fish.
- Bait Boats are banned on all Club Fisheries
- No braided main lines are to be used for fishing on Club waters except
for spodding, marker float use and pike fishing. Use for pike fishing is only
allowed during the period 1st October to 31st March, with a suitable line
strength being used. Use of a braided mainline does not remove the need for
using the appropriate wire trace(s). Pike anglers are reminded to exercise due
diligence regarding the condition of the last 10 metres of line and remove any
line showing signs of wear.