Following discussions between the Angling Trust and Government officials, permission has been obtained for angling to resume under strict covid-safe conditions.
- Anglers must not travel to fish other than to their local waters.
- No night fishing is allowed.
- Strict social distancing rules must be followed.
All lakes will re-open from tomorrow (Friday the 8th) at 7am.
It is a matter for members to determine and justify what are their local waters. Day fishing hours are set out in the membership books and are currently from 7.00am until 5.00pm. Social distancing means that anglers should not enter other anglers’ swims. Failure to follow these simple rules may result in the closure of fisheries so please do not abuse this privilege.
Closure of gates
A member’s wife or partner was seen to enter the Sandy fishery and leave an entrance gate wide open which another member had to shut after she had departed. Anyone leaving gates open exposes our fisheries to otter predation and therefore faces being banned from the club. Please ensure that all persons who use the fishery observe gate closure rules.
There will be a work party taking place at Gingerbread Lake over the weekend of 16th-17th January to enable permanent repair work on the otter fences to be carried out and will involve the use of heavy equipment. The lake will be closed to fishing from 5pm on Friday the 15th until 7am on Tuesday the 19th. Please do not visit the lake as a workforce has already been agreed and no additional help is needed. ‘