Club Rules

Club Do’s & Don’ts

We are a small, friendly club and don't have many rules, relying instead on the honesty and common sense of our members. Members, guests and visitors are respectfully asked to comply with the following.

Always have your membership card or day ticket with you and be ready to show it to anyone who asks.

An EA rod licence is required by all angler's over the age of 13. (N.B. rod licences for those between 13 and 16 are issued free of charge).

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 Take all rubbish home with you (even if it isn’t yours).

 Respect all fisheries, fish, other anglers and landowners.

 Report any safety issues or incidents, vandalism and illegal fishing to the Club Secretary.

 The club operates a strict “catch and release” policy on all waters including when fly fishing for trout

Pre-baiting of swims prior to fishing sessions is prohibited.

 Barbless or “micro” barb hooks only.

In addition at Waggoners Wells Lakes and Hollywater Pond the following apply.

Carp must not be retained in keepnets or carp sacks.

No night fishing allowed, dawn until dusk fishing only.

Maximum Two rods only per angler.

Carp anglers must be in possession of a large well padded un-hooking mat.

 Anglers to fish from one swim only.

 No braided main lines to be used for Carp Fishing 

The lakes are small as are the stocks of carp present therefore pre-baiting of swims prior to and during fishing sessions is prohibited. PVA bags, mesh bags and Stringers are permitted. Boilies are limited to 1kg dry weight per session and bait left over at the end of a session must be taken home. No tiger nuts, peanuts or other nut based baits to be used. Groundbait is limited to 2kgs dry weight per session (1 bag) but maggots and casters can be used in unlimited quantities.