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Biggleswade and Hitchin AA Ltd Update

We want to keep this simple, rather than go into long winded detail for each Association water, and unnecessary repetition of advice that we have all been following for the last 8 weeks. This simply dilutes the core message.We considered some form of Rota, but concluded that there was no fair way of implementing this. For your information, there are 37 swims on Gingerbread, 14 on Swan and 25 on McGregor; with and active membership of 600.

Government information changes on an almost hourly basis, and we are keen to deliver a consistent and continuous environment for our members; for this reason we are not opening “as soon as the gun is fired”. Signs are being prepared for the 2 sites, but even these may be subject to change depending on the advice at the time.

We also concluded that opening on or just before a weekend would be unwise. The situation will be subject to regular reviews, and changes shared on the BHAA website and pages such as this one.

Please understand the Association rules, re-read them and comply with them. Bailiffing will be increased. One way of reducing demand on a fishery is to remove those who are incapable of complying.

We open at 07:00 on Monday 18th May, and after that the normal entry and exit times will apply.

This is what the signs will (currently) say.

NO NIGHT FISHING

SANITISATION MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN – bailiffs will request evidence.

NO RETURN TO ANY CLUB WATER WITHIN 72 HOURS. Bailiffs will be producing daily lists.

SOCIAL DISTANCING TO BE FOLLOWED.

FAMILY GROUPS ARE TO FISH IN ONLY ONE SWIM

IF THE FISHERY IS FULL, GO HOME.

NO ENTRY OTHER THAN TO FISH

THOSE FOUND ON THE FISHERY, BUT WHO AREN’T FISHING WILL SUFFER A BAN

NO KEEP NETS

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