Members and guests are reminded to treat the fish they catch with the respect they deserve and always use a suitable sized landing net and an unhooking mat. Current rule (6.9) states that an unhooking mat is only compulsory when fishing for carp and pike but this will change on the 1st April 2017 when unhooking mats will be compulsory for ALL members. This rule change does not take immediate effect to allow everyone plenty of time to buy a mat that is suitable for both them and the fish they catch. Please ensure in hot weather that your mat is sufficiently ‘wetted down’ or covered with a wet weigh sling to further protect your catch.
A Bog Grove Mirror safely on a damp mat.