Port Sunlight Angling Club Waters

BYE LAWS

1.      Members shall do nothing in any way, including by use of social media, to endanger or tarnish the good reputation of the club.

2.      Current membership cards must be carried and produced on request of any other member at Club waters or outings, together with Environmental Agency Rod licenses. Fishing on the club waters is not permitted without being in possession of both. Any member can ask anyone else on club waters to see their card to verify they are a member.

3.      Any Committee member may at any time ask for any other member to surrender his card to them.

4.      All forms of transport must be parked at the designated car parks or parking areas. Parking anywhere else prohibited. No vehicles (including cycles and motorbikes) of any description may be taken on to private land or parked on the verges (with the exception of the Roadside and Stork Ponds). The only exception will be through the express permission of the PSAC Committee.

5.      The approach to Club waters shall be by access approved by the landowner/farmer only. Crops, fences and hedges must not be damaged. Gates must not be left open.

6.      There will be an arbitrary Close Season on the Club waters March 1st until May 31st inclusive in any year. All Club waters will be open during this period unless designated closed by the Committee. The use of keep nets is banned during this period except for bona fide Club matches.

7.      No member shall be on the Club facilities (including car parks) before;

a.      4am- 1hr after Sunset in the case of the Stork and Roadside.

b.      6am- 1hr after Sunset  in the case of the ponds accessed from the Club hut and car park.

c.       24hr fishing at the Fireman’s and Carp ponds but must arrive and leave in daylight hours. No juniors unless accompanied by an adult member.

8.      Non-members must not be brought on Club waters, unless with prior permission of PSAC committee.

9.      Junior members between the ages of 8 and 14 must fish in close proximity to their parent or guardian member, with the exception of official club matches following permission from a member who holds parental responsibility for them.

10.  Members must have a suitable disgorger with them and a landing net with handle, set up prior to fishing.

11.  Members can only fish from designated swims.

12.  Fishing on Club waters is restricted to one rod or pole and one hook with the exception of the 2 rods on the Carp pond and Stork Pond.

13.  All fish must be returned to the water from which they were caught.

14.  All fish larger than 4lb must be returned immediately and must not be retained in keep nets or carp sacks. The exception is on club matches when the retention of larger fish is at the Match captain’s discretion.

15.  Keep nets are allowed, to retain fish under 4lb, during pleasure angling sessions but the duration that fish are kept should be limited during periods of hot weather.

16.  Any member on Club waters or Club outings will be held accountable for litter in their immediate vicinity, all rubbish must be taken home

17.  Terminal tackle must not be left in the water when vacating your peg, even temporarily.

18.  All nuts are banned, there are no other bait bans, however, loose feeding and ground baiting must be done in moderation.

19.  All portable audio devices must be played through ear phones.

20.  Fire arms, air weapons, pointed knives with a blade longer than 2 inches and any other offensive weapons are banned from Club waters.

21.  Dogs are not allowed on Club waters

22.  The Committee regularly organises matches at away venues. Numbers are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis by contacting the Match Secretary, whose decision is final. Any member who fails to turn up at an away venue without having given notice to the Match Secretary will be liable to pay any match fees incurred.

23.  Fires at club waters are prohibited on Club waters. Except at official working parties.

24.  The introduction, transfer and removal of fish and plants is strictly prohibited without the permission of the Committee

25.  On days of official, published working parties, members who are not taking part in the work are not allowed on Club land until after 1pm. (During short notice working parties only the ponds being worked on will be closed to members for the duration of the work as directed by posted notices).

26.  Any member found in breach of the Bye Laws will be brought before the Committee to explain their actions and might be subject to disciplinary action as the Committee see fit.

 

Note

·         Any member can report another to the Committee for breaching Bye Laws.

·         We do not issue Guest Passes under any circumstance.

·         On Affiliated Club Waters refer to their rules and close seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

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