CHARITY LAKES FISHERY RULES
1. The Management/Trustees reserve the right to refuse membership.
2. The Management/Trustees reserve the right to refuse membership to anyone who they consider has directly or indirectly caused detriment to the fishery or Charitable trust.
3. The Management/Trustees reserve the right to close all or part of the fishery at any time.
4. The Management/landowners do not accept responsibility for any personal loss or injury and/or loss or damage to property.
5. All anglers must be in possession of a current EA rod licence and shall comply with the Salmon and Fresh
Water Fisheries Acts and Bylaws thereof. In particular, baited rods must be attended at all times.
6. Guest Tickets. Each angler may have up to five 12 hour guest tickets in any one season.
7. Children under the age of 16 may not night fish unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
8. Anglers must show consideration for all other users and comply with reasonable requests of the bailiffs.
9. Dogs must be kept on a lead and under full control at all times. Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. A dog
bin is situated outside the main gate.
10. No access to, or egress from, the fishery to be made: between 10.00 pm and 5.00 am except in an emergency, or where the judgment of the bailiff on duty permits the rule to be waived.
11. The parking of vehicles and placing of bivvies within the fishery should be done with due regard for the convenience and safety of other users.
12. The practice of retaining a swim by leaving tackle, bivvies or any other equipment unattended is not permitted.
13. No rods to be left unattended or spread out in different swims. We have a zero tolerance policy in this matter, members found away from their swim while leaving their rods unattended in the water will be asked to leave the fishery. If you leave your swim, reel in.
14. No radios (personal earphones accepted), fires or litter. Any angler found with litter in their swim will be held responsible for that litter.
15. No swimming, bathing, paddling, boating, sailing, skating, or use of dinghies for any fishing purposes.
16. The use of a bait boat is permitted provided that respect for other anglers is observed.
17. No keep nets to be used. Adequate sized landing nets and unhooking mats must be used.
18. Specimen fish should be retained for as short a period as possible before being photographed and returned.
19. Only fixed lead rigs that incorporate safe systems by which the lead can pull free of the rig are permitted.
20. Only barbless or semi-barbed hooks may be used.
21. All particle baits, including seeds, nuts, grains and pulses, must be properly prepared including soaking for twenty-four hours prior to cooking.
22. No pre-baiting allowed bait may only be introduced to your swim at the time of fishing, includes surface floater fishing
23. No fish may be brought to or removed from the fishery, or moved from one part of the fishery to another.
Additional Rules For Long Lake Applies To All Members
24. Fishing sessions are limited to a period of 48 hours.
25. Two rods only may be used when fishing this lake
Additional Rules for Pike fishing
26. Two rods only.
27. No live baiting. This ensures non-movement of fish on the site and avoids the possible spread of disease.
28. Barbless or semi-barbed double or treble hooks only. No more than two hooks on each trace.
29. Minimum breaking strain line of 15lbs.
30. Wire traces must always be used - 18” x 30lbs b/s.
Additional Rules for River Fishing
31. All gates to and from the river must be closed and locked at all times after use as these form part of the predator protection for the fishery.
32. Members must not trespass outside of the river fishery boundaries at any time.
33. Exceptional care must be taken when fishing the river. As a natural, rural, area, conditions can change quickly with rising water levels and banks becoming slippery or undercut; members are required to inform bailiffs immediately should any areas be noted as unsafe.
34. Members may form their own fishing areas/swims. However in order to do so, they may not cut down trees, create any structure, or damage the bank in any way.
Notices/Additional rules not covered
35. Vehicle access is restricted around the fishery please do not proceed beyond the no vehicle access signs unless you are authorised to do so for which a valid parking permit will have been issued.
36. Please park your vehicles in the specified car parks or parking zones at all times. No responsibility will be accepted for vehicles parked at the fishery at any time. No Parking is allowed outside of the main fishery gate.
37. Fishing is not permitted in the No Fishing areas at anytime
38. The fishery has a zero tolerance policy on litter including tea bags every member is responsible for removing all litter found on site. All litter is your litter and must be removed.
39. No visitors or guests are allowed at the fishery unless authorised by the fishery manager for which a valid permit will be issued (See inner back page). Any member bringing a visitor or guest onto site will be held fully responsible and accountable for that person at all times.
40. All members are required to keep to the tracks and footpaths at all times as some areas may become boggy in wet conditions.
41. In any period of high winds or named storms reported by the Meteorological office and/or the BBC the fishery will be deemed closed and members will be expected to leave and/or not visit the fishery. Members have a duty of care to themselves and others.
42. Unauthorised use of fishery keys is forbidden (e.g. transferring to a family member or non-member) and may result in suspension or refusal of a permit.
43. We do not allow the use of cars, vans, motorhomes, caravans, or converted vehicles to be used as bivvies’ or in place of bivvies while at the fishery