Venue Specific Rules

 

All of these rules are in addition to the Club Byelaws and please remember of course Common Sense prevails! Noticeboards and signage at the venue must be followed. Click any of the links below to go to the relevant section of this page.

 

Beckerings Reservoir   North House Lake   Eaton Ford  Biddenham  Lavendon Mill  Wyboston Ouse

 

Grand Union Canal 

Beckerings Reservoir

PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY ALONG TRACK TO AVOID SCOURING TRACK SURFACE. POTHOLES ARE COSTLY TO REPAIR.

 

RULES RELATING TO THE RESERVOIR (additional to Club Byelaws)

 

  1. Members must stay within the natural boundaries of the reservoir, access track and car park and must not trespass on any farmland or property nor to damage same nor leave litter, dig for bait, damage the banks or light fires. Members must not interfere with any farm equipment or activity.

  2. Carp or pike anglers must use an appropriately sized landing net and unhooking mat due to the size of the fish in this venue. Random rig safety checks may be carried out by our bailiffs.

  3. No dogs to be taken onto farm property.

  4. Please park considerately in the car park to make best use of the space available.

  5. Members shall fish from the platforms only. If the water level drops below the platform supports, members may sit directly in front of the platform. Members may not fish from any other position or between swims.

  6. Members must not sit or ‘bivvy’ up on the perimeter path which must be kept clear at all times

  7. If two members should choose to fish from the same platform/swim, only 3 rods may be used in that swim at any one time.

  8. No tents. Fishing shelters must be positioned on the platforms. Any device inserted into the platforms to secure it (cup hooks work well) must be removed.

  9. During periods of low water levels, members must avoid trampling down marginal vegetation between swims. Do not remove or thin out reeds or other marginal aquatic vegetation. Care should be taken when water levels are low as the banks can be slippery.

  10. Night fishing shall be permitted by booking by text at least 24 hours in advance with the Night Booking Officer Any member not fishing a pre – booked night session without good reason will incur a 28-day night ban. (If you need to cancel please text the Night Bookings Officer) See Page 40 for Night Fishing details).

  11. Junior members must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times when fishing the reservoir.

  12. Pre-baiting allowed in one swim only and in moderation excessive pre-baiting and feeding can cause water quality problems especially when the water levels are low – Do not disturb other anglers when pre-baiting.

  13. Third Rod Permit Upgrade allows the use of a 3rd rod between 1st September and 31st March See Page 47 of your membership book for details or click here

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SHOOTING TAKES PLACE NEAR THE RESERVOIR, PARTICULARLY IN THE WINTER MONTHS WE WILL TRY AND PUBLISH THIS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE WHERE POSSIBLE

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North House Lake

 

  1. THE GATE IS THE ONLY PERMITTED POINT OF ENTRY. MEMBERS MUST NOT CLIMB THE GATES OR THE BOUNDARY OR OTTER FENCES

  1. Our entrance gate is to be kept closed and locked (Club lock system) at all times to ensure security against the increasing threat posed by otters.

  2. Night Fishing is Permitted but must be booked 24hrs in advance via the night bookings officer

  3. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

  4. ALL MEMBERS MUST HAVE AN ADEQUATELY SIZED LANDING NET (42” FRAME MINIMUM) AND AN ADEQUATE UNHOOKING MAT AVAILABLE FOR USE IF CAR

  5. ONLY BARBLESS OR MICRO BARBED HOOKS SHALL BE USED IN THIS FISHERY.

  6. Safe rigs must be used (no fixed leads or feeders). Rig checks may be carried out from time to time

  7. The use of bait boats is NOT permitted and members must confine their fishing activitoies to their own peg.

  8. No pre-baiting of swims closer than 50 metres of an occupied swim. 1 swim only may be pre-baited.

  9. No fires or BBQ's

  10. No dogs.

  11. No damage to be caused to bank side vegetation.

  12. No digging for bait or toilets. If you need to poo bag it and take it away with you!

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Eaton Ford

 

  1. Members may take their vehicles onto the Club’s property if they wish but they are advised to check the ground conditions before doing so. Parking is either alongside the skateboard rinks or any where on the grass area on the Club property . If you choose not to park inside the Club’s property, please ensure that you do not obstruct others from entering

  2. Night Fishing Permitted No Pre Booking Necessary

  3. Safe rigs must be used (no fixed leads or feeders). Rig checks may be carried out from time to time

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 Biddenham

  1. Make sure that the Club’s car park gate is locked after entry and exit.

  2. Safe rigs must be used (no fixed leads or feeders). Rig checks may be carried out from time to time.

  3. Drive slowly along the grass track to prevent damage (it is costly to repair)

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Lavendon Mill

 

  1. MEMBERS MAY NOT FISH FROM THE LAWN ABOVE OR FROM THE LAWN & ORCHARD BELOW THE WEIR

  2. Do not cause any disturbance to the residents of the barn conversions

  3. Gates Must be closed to prevent livestock from escaping

  4. Night Fishing Permitted No Pre Booking Necessary

  5. Keep Car Park Gates Locked at all times

  6. Safe rigs must be used (no fixed leads or feeders). Rig checks may be carried out from time to time

 

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Wyboston River Ouse

 

  1. Pegs 4, 5 & 6 are dedicated swims for wheelchair users with hard standing for their vehicles nearby. Able bodied anglers may use these swims but should move away if required by a wheelchair user.

  2. Night Fishing Permitted No Pre Booking Necessary 2 Nights Maximum stay

  3. No tents. Only Umbrellas and ‘bivvies’ may be used

  4. Safe rigs must be used (no fixed leads or feeders). Rig checks may be carried out from time to time

  5. Drive very slowly along the track to avoid further scouring.

 

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Grand Union Canal

 

Safe rigs must be used (no fixed leads or feeders). Rig checks may be carried out from time to time

 

DON'T Cast your tackle so that it lands on the deck or against the hulls of boats moored on the offside bank, chipped paintwork can be expensive to repair and hooks snagged in mooring lines can present a safety issue to boat owners.

 

DON'T Allow loose feed to land on boats and DO use a pole cup whenever possible.

 

DO Keep Noise to a Minimum.

 

DO Be as discreet as possible when answering the call of nature, Your umbrella can be used as a screen.

 

DO Be polite to boaters if they speak to you for whatever reason, being abusive or rude gives anglers a bad name and can result in complaints against the club.

 

DO Check your Club book for any particular rules relating to the section you are fishing, certain areas are float fishing only.

 

DON'T Fish closer than 25 yards from the approach to Bridges and Locks.

 

DO Try to fish at least 15 metres away from moored boats that have people on board and respect their privacy.

 

DO Choose a location away from the outside of sharp bends as these are where deep draughted craft need to travel close to the towpath and could come into contact with your gear.

 

DO Remember that boaters will navigate in the centre of the canal, DON'T ask them to vary from this. If you are fishing the boat channel you do so knowing that boats may pass over your swim.

 

DO Withdraw your line in good time when a boat approaches and keep it well clear of the craft and anyone aboard. Pole users should ship in their poles in good time and not raise them to allow boats to pass underneath as suspended tackle could cause injury to the occupants of the craft.

 

DON'T Block the towpath with your tackle.

 

DO Look out for others when casting. Especially when using an umbrella which may restrict your view.

 

DO Take all of your rubbish home.

 

DO Remember that Boats have priority at official mooring sites and you must be prepared to move.

 

DO Remember that other anglers do not like to be crowded by latecomers please choose a spot at least 20 yards from other anglers unless it is mutually agreed that you may fish closer.

 

DO Remember that Club rules prohibit Glass Bottles or Sweetcorn and Luncheon Meat Cans being taken on to the towpath

 

DO Park Considerately and DO NOT cause any obstructions.

 

DO Show consideration to other users of the canal and towpath.

 

DON'T fish within 30 metres of Overhead Electrical Power Lines.

 

LOOK OUT! & LOOK UP! - Electricity kills!

 

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