Association Fishery RULES

These rules apply to all association fisheries unless otherwise amended by the rules and regulations specific to a particular fishery.

1. That on all waters of the Association not more than two rods are to be used at one and the same time.

2. All fish will be weighed at the bank and returned alive to the water.

3. If a rod and line is to be left unattended, the hook must be removed from the water, the bait removed and the hook left safe.

4. No Barbel, Carp or distressed fish to be retained in keepnets. They must be weighed and returned immediately to the water.

5. No member shall take any tin cans or glass bottles apart from those containing medical prescriptions on to any Association Fishery at any time.

6. That any member on arriving at any of the Association Fisheries and finding evidence of dead or dying fish will
immediately notify the General Secretary/Fisheries Officer and/or the appropriate Water Authority. Delay could mean the loss of the entire stock.

7. No member shall take or permit to be taken any dog, gun or other weapon on to an Association Fishery, or the land adjacent thereto unless he has prior written permission from the General Secretary. This permission is not normally given.

8. That all members will keep to the footpaths and use stiles and/or gates to gain access ensuring that all gates are closed behind them.

9. That every member of the Association will collect any litter in the area that they intend to fish BEFORE THEY START FISHING. This must be removed from the fishery.

10. Generally night fishing is not allowed on Association fisheries. This means that all anglers must be clear of the venue by the published times, except at designated venues with special permits.

11. That no member shall play or permit to be played any radio, record player or musical instrument on any Association Fishery or land adjacent thereto.