RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR  2020


1. An Environment Agency. Licence is required by law if you are      aged 13 or over.


 2. EA rules regarding close season and methods in relation to      the river close season are in force on all river stretches. At any      other time the closed season shall be at the committee’s      discretion on all club waters.


3. Keep nets allowed at the committee’s discretion apart from       Lowerhouse and Rowley where keepnets are banned except      when a match is being held.


4. Every angler must be in possession of a landing net (no      sharing).


 5. Any angler found without a landing net will be told to leave the      water.


6. Fishing is only allowed from permanent pegs. One angler per      peg unless the second angler is a juvenile or disabled and      requires assistance. Rods must be within 1m of the peg and      no sharing of pods or rests allowed.


7. Anglers must not damage the banks walls or trees.


8. Rowley, Walverden and Foulridge can be fished all year round      with up to 3 rods. All must be alarmed, on a pod and from one      peg only.


8A. Barbed hooks allowed maximum size 6.  (No barbed hooks        allowed on Lowerhouse Lodge)


 9. Each angler is responsible for removal from the fishery of all       litter, line, shot & hooks from the area used.


 10. Spinning and dead baiting using sea fish baits is allowed.


11. Live and dead baiting using coarse fish baits is strictly        prohibited at Rowley Lake, Lowerhouse Lodge, Walverden        and Foulridge Reservoirs.


 12. Membership card and night membership card must be        shown upon request to an official bailiff or a full club member        on production of their card. For Lowerhouse you still need a        night booking on ticket obtainable from Macks before fishing.

 13. Failure to comply with 12 above may involve one or more of         the following. a) liable to purchase a day ticket if in the day         period. b) asked to leave. c) reported to the committee.


14. Tents, camping and the lighting of fires or barbeques are         strictly prohibited.


 15. Night fishing is allowed for members 18 years old and over         who have purchased the additional annual night         membership, sold in tackle shops where membership         tickets are available. These are £15 and run from 1st of        January to the 31st of December.  


16. No fly fishing allowed (except on the River Calder).


17. All coarse fish and grayling to be returned to the water.


 18. Trout may be taken in accordance with E.A. Rules.


19. All bait tins are strictly prohibited on the bankside.


 20. The use of firearms is strictly prohibited.


21. The committee may close the waters at their own discretion.


22. No boating or remote controlled boats allowed with the        exception of bait boats at Rowley Lake, Walverden and        Foulridge Reservoirs.


 23. No alcohol allowed on any water.


 24.  Only two rods allowed on Rowley from the first May bank

        holiday to the last August bank holiday in any particular

        year


25. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a         responsible adult.


26. No fish over 5lb and no carp allowed in keepnets except in        specified matches.


27. Unhooking of fish not to be carried out on concrete or rough        stony ground unless suitably protected by an unhooking mat        or cradle. Carp and pike anglers must be in possession of an        unhooking mat or cradle and use it for unhooking fish.


 28. If member’s cards require replacement, it must be obtained         from the tackle shop of origin at a cost of £4.


29. Juvenile’s under 12 years of age fishing with an adult        member can fish for free. Maximum of two juveniles per adult        member.


 30. Juvenile’s under 12 years of age fishing with a nonmember         adult must purchase a Juvenile day ticket. Maximum of two        Juvenile’s per non-member adult.


 31. All Juvenile’s (29, 30) must fish within a 4 peg radius of the         responsible adult and may only use ONE rod.





  

 32. No keepnets allowed on Walverden or Foulridge from dusk   till        dawn.


 33. All rigs must be fish safe so that there is minimum risk of fish         being tethered. No elasticated method feeders other than Guru         xsafe, In-line method feeders allowed


 34.hook and rig checks can be carried out at any time by a club         official.


 35. The committee empowers all its bailiffs to instruct an angler to         leave the fishery or its immediate surrounding area for        contravening any of the club rules and if necessary the police        will be called.


 36. Carp fishing - Mainline must be a minimum breaking strain of       12lb. No braided mainlines. Anglers must be in possession of a       suitable landing net, for Rowley this is 36” minimum a suitable       unhooking mat or cradle and a fish care kit. Fish should be       rested prior to weighing and photographing but not retained       longer than 15 minutes.


37. Pike fishing - Mainline must be a minimum breaking strain of        12lb. Braided mainlines allowed for lure fishing only. Semi        barbless trebles and a wire trace must be used. Anglers must        be in possession of a suitable landing net, a suitable        unhooking mat or cradle and a fish care kit. Fish should be        rested prior to weighing and photographing but not retained        longer than 15 minutes.


 38. Occupying a peg before dawn is prohibited unless you are a        night member and also have a night ticket when fishing        Lowerhouse Lodge.


39. Anyone found using a membership card not belonging to them        will be barred from all club waters. The member whose card it I        is will be asked to attend a committee hearing.


40. When the night ticket holder member finishes fishing at any         period and leaves the lake, the bivvy must be removed at the         same time and not left to return to or for others to use. The first         period of authorised night fishing, it is not permissible to set up         a bivvy claiming the peg all day purely to sleep in before your         session commences. See rule 14, camping is prohibited.

 

 41. Any  member who has grievance including how the club is run        by the committee should arrange a meeting with the committee        to discuss the situation and not air their comments on social        media sites. Any member not following this procedure will be        judged to be bringing the club into disrepute and will face        possible sanctions. A covering letter with the members        grievance should be handed in to Mack’s Tackle shop from        where it will be forwarded to the committee. Each letter must        have the members membership number, full name and address        written clearly on it or the complaint will be void.  


42. No bloodworm or joker allowed on any club waters.


        All other rules apply as well as these Extra rules for

                             LOWERHOUSE LODGE


 1. Barbless hooks only. Maximum size 6


 2. No spinning on Lowerhouse.


 3. Groundbait to be introduced via pole cup or feeder only.


 4. To book on to get a night fishing ticket both membership cards      must be shown at Mack’s Angling Centre.


 5. Monday to Thursday consecutive night fishing allowed.



 6. A maximum of 4 members allowed per night only.


 7. overnight. i.e. dusk till dawn.


 8. Only one of these nights can be fished; Thursday, Friday,      Saturday. No booking Saturday & Sunday together.


 9. Booking multiple night tickets for consecutive weeks is not      allowed. Only one week can be booked at a time.


 10. When the night ticket holder member finishes fishing at any        period and leaves the lodge, the bivvy must be removed at the       same time and not left to return to or for others to use. The first       period of authorised night fishing. It is not permissible to set up       a bivvy claiming the peg all day purely to sleep in before your       session commences. See rule 14, camping is prohibited.


11. Members may use two rods between Nov 1st and Feb 29th.        Second rod must be on an audible alarm.


11.  From March 1st to Oct 31st only one rod allowed dawn till dusk       (daylight) but two rods allowed when night fishing dusk till dawn.        Second rod must be on an audible alarm


13. No floating baits.


14. No fixed lead or fixed feeder rigs allowed. No elasticated       method feeders, in-line allowed. All rigs must be free running.


15. Keepnets are banned except during matches.



                               

                                                                                                                                                                4. Matches can be moved at Match Secretary’s discretion.

5. Match Secretary’s decision is final. In all matters of dispute there will be a right of appeal to the committee.

6. Bloodworm and joker banned in all matches.

7. All anglers will be held responsible for litter within                                                                                                                                                                        mt of each peg.

8. Peg tickets are deened as litter and if left on the bank by member points will be deducted.

9. Any member with cause to complain sall place it in writing and send it to the match secretary  within 7 days.

10. Members contravening the club rules could be expelled from the club.

11. Cup holders must accept full responsibility for the safe keeping  of  any trophies . Any loss or damage to trophies will be charged to to the last recipient.

12. 2 keep nets to be used in matckes at Lowerhouse Lodge.


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