Coronavirus (COVID-19 Update Page
ANGLING IN THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN - UPDATED 10/1/2021
Fishing will be allowed to resume as part of daily exercise from 8/1/21 with some restrictions
!!DAY FISHING ONLY!!
!!NO OVERNIGHT FISHING AT ANY VENUE!!
!!RESTRICTED FISHING HOURS AT WYBOSTON AND KEMPSTON!!
!!ONLY TRAVEL TO LOCAL WATERS!!
!!FOLLOW STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING!!
!!USE SANITISER AFTER USING LOCKS/GATES!!
KEMPSTON LAKE - Open From 10am Friday 8th Jan - fishing dawn to dusk only.
GRAND UNION CANAL - Open from Dawn Friday 8th Jan
BECKERINGS - Open from 10am Friday 8th Jan
WYBOSTON COMPLEX (South Lagoon River Ouse and North House Lake)
Open from 10am Friday 8th Jan You can Arrive at 06:30 and must leave the venue by 17:00hrs - Club books will be checked at the main gate and you will be turned away if not from the immediate local area - Security Gatehouse decision is FINAL! if you choose not to provide details then you will not be allowed access. No personal details will be recorded or stored
ALL RIVER SECTIONS - Open from Dawn Friday 8th Jan SLIPE LANE PITS - Open Friday 8th Jan
YOU MUST ONLY TRAVEL TO WATERS IN YOUR LOCAL AREA DURING LOCKDOWN
There is no perfect definition of ‘local’, so the best advice I can think of is imagine defending where you have chosen to fish if you end up having to defend yourself in court. I think you would struggle with a 50 mile trip and according to GOV.UK You should not travel outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live. This may be difficult for some however if you have no waters in your immediate local area then you will have to find an alternate form of exercise.
If you choose not to show your details to the bailiffs or security at Wyboston they may not allow you access on to their property. If too much hassle is created they will just close the venue to angling during the lockdown!
Checks may also be made by Bailiffs, Police, EA to ensure the government advice is being followed with regard to night fishing and the travel restrictions you are responsible for your interpretation of the government rules and your actions based upon them - If in doubt stay at home.
If the rules are blatantly disregarded then these permissions may be revoked. Let's not screw this up!