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Ban on braided line lifted

A good point was raised from the floor of the AGM regarding drop shotting, which is best carried out using braided mainline, and the committee promised to review the rule banning braided mainline at the Feb committee meeting.  As a result of that review the ban has been lifted and braided mainline can now be used across all of our fisheries.  Existing rule 6.3 will not appear in next season’s rulebook.

Unauthorised bankside works

Members are reminded that they are not allowed to carry out unauthorised work around our fisheries and doing so could result in disciplinary action by the committee.  Please report anything that needs attention to the fishery management team via the fishery contact listed in the rulebook.

Keepnet rules update

The following rule changes were agreed at the 7th Nov committee meeting on a trial basis:

Amended rule 5.15:  No Carp to be kept in Keepnets except in society matches (see rule 9.3) all other fish up to 5lb (approx weight) may be retained in Keepnet. All fish over 5lb (approx weight) to be weighed/returned to the water immediately.

A maximum of 30lb of fish to be kept in any one Keepnet.

Anglers are encouraged to carry more than one Keepnet.

The above rules do not apply to society rivers.

No fish to be kept in captivity for longer than 6 hours.

Any fish showing signs of distress must be released upon demand of a society bailiff.

Anglers must, upon request of a bailiff, pull in nets to clear themselves on the above rules.

The society recommends that members be in possession of a fish care product e.g. Klinik.

Keepnet may be banned temporarily on individual society waters subject to local conditions or outbreaks if waterborne disease.

 

Amended rule 9.3:  Any fish (including carp) up to 5lb (approx weight) caught during society matches can be retained in carp friendly keepnets.

Other fish must be weighed, witnessed by another angler and released immediately.

The 30lb per net rule (see rule 5.15) applies even in matches.

Any breach of the above will result in disqualification from the match.

Autumn reminder

Members are reminded that Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm reservoir are now closed for the 4 month duck shooting season and will re-open on Friday 1st Feb 2019.  Night fishing at Bog Grove has now started for all night permit holders and runs through until the 30th April 2019.

3 rods are now allowed on all venues for all standard night permit and Howells night permit holders as well as for members who have purchased the £30 winter 3 rod upgrade.  Regardless of which night permit you have you can use 3 rods on all venues including Howells.

As we still have standard night permits for sale members now can upgrade to a night ticket for £32.50 (or just £2.50 if you already have a £30 winter 3 rod upgrade).

Two consecutive nights are allowed on Slough House Farm from Thu 1st Nov.

The sun sets on another summer’s fishing at Rook Hall.

Keepnet ban lifted on all venues

Keepnets can now be used at all of our fisheries.

Members only

Please remember that EVERYONE visiting a Society fishery must be a card carrying member (rule 1.4 refers).  Fishing while accompanied by non-members can result in a warning/suspension from the Society.

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