Rules

General Rules.

 

  • The purchase of a Tiverton and District Club Permit will be deemed as acceptance of the Constitution and Rules as laid down herein.

 

  • No defined close season will be imposed on any club user other than that required by the riparian owner or required by the General Management Committee for reason concerning the safeguard of a Fishery or its stock.

 

  • Devon County Council and Local Authority by-law will be strictly adhered to.

 

  • The use of lead shot or lead ledger weights is prohibited. The prohibition does not apply to weights of lead of  0.06grms or less or more than 28.35grms

 

  • No monies or property of the Club, or any gain arising from the carrying on of the Club shall be applied otherwise than for the benefit of the Club or for some charitable or benevolent purpose by resolution of the General Management Committee.

 

  • The use of Braid to be limited to a maximum hook length of l2ins.

 

  • A pegging fee will be applied to all open matches and to matches and visiting clubs who have pre-booked through the match  organiser.

 

  • The General Management Committee shall have the power to expel any member who has offended against the rules of  the Club or whose conduct shall in the opinion of the General Management Committee render them unfit for membership.

 

  • Before any such member is expelled the Secretary shall give them seven days written notice to attend a meeting of  the General Management Committee and shall inform them of the complaint made against them.

 

  • No member shall be expelled without having the opportunity at appearing before the General Management  Committee and answering complaints made against him or her and unless at least two thirds of the General   Management Committee then present vote in favour of their expulsion.

 

  • Any member having cause of complaint shall send the same in writing, to the Club Secretary and such complaint shall be considered by the General Management Committee at its next meeting. The General Management  Committee decision shall be final.

  • The club shall admit no liability for events arising from  members fishing waters controlled by the club. Members shall be held personally responsible for any damage or claim arising there from.

 

  • Any members fishing in waters controlled by the club shall do so at his or her own risk and shall have no claim on the club whatsoever.

Match Rules.

 

  • Anglers wishing to enter Club competitions must post their names on the official match booking-in form or contact the Match organizer by 12.00 noon on the day prior to the competition unless advertised differently. There will be strictly no entry after that time, all persons so entered will be liable to pay the match pegging fee.

 

  • Apart from open matches, entrants must have proof of a full membership licence to be eligible to fish club competitions.

 

  • The draw for pegs will close 15 minutes after the commencement or as soon as the last participant has drawn whichever is the later.

 

  • Members are requested to remain at their pegs for the duration of the match and cause the minimum amount of disturbance to other anglers participating. Any dispute or complaint during any match must be reported to the match organiser within 1 hour of the close of the match .0n receipt of a complaint to the Match organiser, a competitor may render him or herself liable to disqualification. The Match organiser's decision will be final.

 

  • To be eligible for the Top 12 qualifier or Top 12 final, full members must have fished a minimum of 6 club organised points matches excluding opens.

 

  • The total points gained at the end of the season will be on aggregate of the best 9 results from 12  matches for which  points are awarded. 

  • At the end of the series the top 10 points placings will qualify to fish the Top 12 final. The remaining 2 places will be taken by the winner and runner up of the Top 12 qualifier which will comprise those anglers in the 11th to 20th points placings, provided they have fished the mandatory 6 points matches. 

  • Pike will count in all matches. But Dead or Live Baiting with snap tackle other than in bona fide pike matches will not

 

  • Any peg found to contain litter at the weigh-in would render the angler disqualified from the match.

 

  • Only live fish to be weighed in.

 

  • All matches organised by the club will be fished to rules set by the match organiser.

 

  • No artificial baits or lures to be used during the matches.

 

  • No practicing match venue 48 hours prior to the competition.

  • Anglers who fail to attend a match, having duly signed in will be liable to a £5 fine.

Rules concerning The Grand Western Canal.

  • Members are requested not to place pole rollers or fishing tackle in a position that is likely to obstruct the free passage of the tow path.

 

  • Members are requested to cause the minimum amount of obstruction when unshipping a pole or playing a fish

 

  • The digging of the bankside is strictly prohibited.

 

  • Fishing must be from the marked out swims in all other areas where they are present.

 

  • Fishing is only allowed from the Towpath bankside.

  • Driving of motor vehicles on the towpath is strictly forbidden.

  • The use of tents and bivvies is NOT permitted at any time. Fishing is only permitted during the hours of daylight.

  • Members are restricted to the use of one rod only at any one time in the canal basin Only.

Rules concerning Lakeside Fishery.

 

  • All anglers must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency Rod licence, a current full   member's licence and/or day ticket before fishing.

 

  • All anglers will be responsible for closing the gates on entering and exiting the fishery and for the taking away of any litter left by anglers on or around the waters. 

  • No Carp over 5lb to be retained in keep nets.

  • Please ensure carp and silver fish are kept in separate keep nets. Guideline max 25kg per net.

  • No boilie or nut baits to be used. 

  • No Artificial baits / lures

  • No fixed feeders / leads

  • Barbless Hooks Only 

 

  • An adult full member must accompany juniors at all times. 

 

  • NO night fishing allowed (1 hour before sunrise and I hour after sunset).

 

  • The Water is restricted to FULL members at weekends with day tickets available for Monday to Friday.

 

  • The digging of swims is strictly forbidden. Anglers must fish from the permanent marked swims.

 

  • No dogs allowed.

 

  • Only Club organised matches allowed

 

  • A maximum of ONE rod may be used at any one time. NO rods or baited tackle to be left unattended.

 

  • All vehicles to stay within designated parking area, NO vehicles to be driven on the grass.  

 

  • All fish to be returned alive to the water, no fish to be transferred between ponds.

 

  • Tiverton & District Angling Club will not be held  responsible for any loss or damage to property or vehicles whilst on club waters.

Rules concerning Little Yeo Fishery.

  • All anglers must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency Rod licence.

 

  • Current FULL Membership: Only anglers with this licence are permitted to fish these waters. Day tickets are NOT available for this fishery.

 

  • Night fishing is strictly prohibited (1 hour before sunrise and I hour after sunset).

 

  • All fish must be returned safely to the waters, no fish to be transferred between ponds.

 

  • No carp to be held in keepnets except for official club competitions, whereby carp and silver fish must be kept in separate nets. Guideline 25kg per net.

  • All nets to be dipped including landing nets.

  • Bait restrictions: Boilies and nut baits are strictly  prohibited.

  • No Artificial baits or lures.

  • No fixed feeders / leads.

  • A minimum of 12" hook length must be adopted at all times.

 

  • Barbless hooks only, to max size 12.

 

  • Juniors must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.

 

  • When visiting Little Yeo, members are requested to respect the premises by keeping to designated pathways, closing all gates and by only using the permanent pegs provided.

 

  • NO dogs permitted.

  • Only Club organised matches allowed.

 

  • Maximum of ONE rod to be used at any one time, no rods or tackle to be left unattended.

 

  • Tiverton & District Angling Club will not be held responsible for loss or damage to property or vehicles whilst on club waters.

Club Rules concerning Pike Angling.

 

  • Anglers should be in possession of a suitably large landing net, unhooking mat and unhooking tools at all times and these must be used. 

 

  • Pike anglers are to use a wire trace at all times. 

 

  • No fixed leads or any other rig that could tether a fish are to be  used.

 

  • Pike should not be kept in keep nets and should be returned to  the water safely.

 

  • Main line strength should be suitable for size of fish (15lb  preferable). 

 

  • Semi-barbless or crushed barb hooks only, including lures.

 

  • Pike anglers are asked to observe the Pike Anglers Club of GB   fish care guidelines at all times.