Membership and Permits, Committee and Officers
- Membership is restricted to holders of PADCAC current permits in the holders name and holding said permit is deemed acceptance of its rules.
- A current statutory EA rod licence must be held by all members whilst fishing club waters and upon request, must show this to any club bailiff or committee member. Members are reminded that the correct EA licence(s) are required to fish with 3 rods when permitted i.e. 1st October to 14th March...
- All anglers must on request produce their club membership to any official or club member and allow their catches of fish or tackle they have in use at the time to be inspected by such a person. Members are obliged to co-operate with PADCAC bailiffs when asked to do so.
- Junior members (under 17) who are under the age of 12 must always be accompanied by an adult. An adult need not be a PADCAC member but if they’re not they are not permitted to fish. No junior member may fish overnight unless accompanied by a Full member.
- Without prejudice, PADCAC reserves the right to refuse membership and may, at the committee’s discretion, ban membership rights of any member found to be in serious breach of the clubs rules.
- All disputes in the affairs of PADCAC shall be referred to the committee to seek a decision. PADCAC is not liable for any claims made by members arising from a member’s negligence or that of a third party.
- Decisions made by PADCAC will only be authorised via the committee. Where a matter affects the constitution of PADCAC, an annual general meeting (AGM) will be convened to determine the issue and a decision made.
- The officers of PADCAC (Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary & any other member of the committee) shall not incur any personal liability for any duties properly carried out on behalf of PADCAC and any officer so acting shall be indemnified from club assets.
- All fish (including Eels) in club waters remain the property of PADCAC and fishing methods are restricted to rod and line only. The use of Gaffs is strictly prohibited and all fish must be returned to the water alive.
- No person shall leave rods unattended at any time.
- All hooks must be barbless and treble hooks are strictly prohibited.
- All members must carry and use where appropriate a carp landing net (minimum size 30”), and a suitable padded unhooking mat whilst fishing club waters. (The only exemption to the 30” Rule being the Tench / Crucian lake at Cadover). ALL fish over 6 ounces must be netted and not swung in, all fish to be landed and unhooked safely and in accordance with club rules no fish are to be unhooked in the water. Fish should be left in nets to recover whilst you organise weighing equipment/camera etc…
- All nets and keepnets must be Carp friendly and bear the official Carp friendly logo. Keepnets shall have a top ring of no less than 12 inches diameter and be a minimum of 6 feet in length.
- All Carp over 3lb must be returned immediately after capture and can only be placed into wet sacks for weighing in purposes only. All sacks shall be perforated industrial nylon in construction and be a minimum size of 36” by 36”.
- Excessive noise or disturbance to others is strictly prohibited. Radios may only be used at low volume.
- Excessive ground bait must not be thrown into the water after fishing ceases.
- Fishing from boats on PADCAC waters is strictly prohibited.
- All dogs must be kept tethered on a short tether within the confines of your own swim or on a lead whilst on club waters. Members are reminded to keep to designated paths ensuring that all gates are closed/locked behind them.
- Fishing is only permitted from officially recognised swims/pegs. A swim/peg shall be halfway to the adjacent swim and halfway across the lake, no line should pass beyond these points.
- Bait Boats are permitted; however members must use these responsibly and stay within the confines of the swim/peg they are fishing.
- Setting up/leaving of equipment in one swim whilst stalking or fishing from another is strictly prohibited. Members or their tackle may occupy one swim at a time. Stalking may only be carried out as a strictly mobile exercise and only from a vacant swim. Strict care must be taken not to interfere in any way with anyone already fishing the lake.
- All litter and discarded line must be removed from PADCAC waters and swims are to be left clean and tidy. Any litter in the vicinity of a members swim shall be deemed to be their responsibility and must be removed; Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action against offenders.
- No camping tents or fires allowed on club waters. No damage to trees or cutting of water lilies on PADCAC waters unless duly authorized by a club official.
- Drinking of alcohol on and around PADCAC waters is permitted in moderation to all members over 18. Please remember that alcohol taken to excess around our waters may well lead to disturbance to others and dangerous and unsafe occurrences. Anyone caught/reported for being drunk on our lakes will be liable for expulsion from the club.
Note: All members are asked to carry a fish skin abrasion treatment. Any fish carrying spawning marks, Heron or Cormorant damage, ulcers or skin damage of any kind should be liberally treated.