Members must carry their membership card and a current National Rod Licence when fishing on the Society’s waters.
Any member allowing their membership card to be used by any other person or encouraging the use of Society waters by non-members will be expelled.
The committee will consider the expulsion of any member who acts against the best interests of the society.
Juniors: Junior members of the club are to be encouraged at all times to fish correctly and respect their surroundings. It is not recommended that juniors fish alone at any time. Some of our waters expressly forbid this. Juniors are not permitted to night fish, but to enable juniors of 14 and 15 years old to gain valuable experience in handling fish in the hours of darkness, they will be allowed to night fish provided that they fish with an adult member in the same swim or a recognised double swim. They can use two rods maximum and must have their own unhooking mat. This is for education purposes to protect our valuable fish stocks at risk of damage when they reach the age of 16 and they can night fish on there own.
No fire lighting, camping or picnicking is allowed on Society waters.
No fish are to be transported from one water to another without written consent of the Society.
Any Zander or other non-native species which the EA requires to be removed which is caught from club waters must be removed and details reported to the Club Secretary.
It is recommended that anglers use a suitable antiseptic to treat hook holes or other wounds on fish before returning them to the water. If you are unsure how to do this, ask a bailiff.
Keepnets shall be a minimum of 8-feet long and 16-inches diameter (or equal area), made of knotless minnow-mesh or smaller and used only on waters where they are permitted (see restrictions on some waters).
All landing nets shall be of knotless mesh.
When fishing for specimen fish, carp, tench, large bream or pike, landing nets must have 36-inch arms, or equivalent if round, and an unhooking mat is recommended to be a minimum of 36-inches by 24-inches and one-and-a-half inches thick.
All live fish, including eels and game fish, plus dead coarse fish, are banned as bait on all the Society’s waters. Marine dead baits, and artificial lures only may be used.
No metallic dyes may be used to colour bait used on the Society’s waters.
No bait may be taken to the Society’s waters in tins or cans.
No nuts, trout pellets (including trout pellet-based groundbait) or particle baits may be used on the Society’s waters, with the exception of correctly prepared sweetcorn, hemp, tares, stewed wheat and party blend, chick peas, maples, maize and black eyed beans.
The use of bait boats is not permitted on any of the Society’s waters, except the Front Lake and the Back Lake at Spider Hall.
THE USE OF ROWING BOATS. ONLY BAILLIFS MAY USE ROWING BOATS AS LONG AS THEY ARE WEARING A LIFE JACKET AND THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE PRESENT.
A maximum of 2kg of bait may be used per 24 hour session. This applies to all waters except for Spider Hall, where 10kg of Boilies and 2 kg of permitted particles may be used in a combination totalling 12kg
No angler may leave rods unattended while fishing. The maximum distance away from the rod butt is 2 metres. If rods are unattended, bait must be removed from the water and the hook secured against wildlife.
No alcohol may be taken to any of the Society’s waters.
No litter may be left anywhere. You must clear up any litter left in any swim, whether it was there when you arrived or not, including tea bags and cigarette butts.
Tethered rigs also known as bolt rigs are banned on all Society controlled waters. The tackle should be free to slide off the line if a breakage should occur.