Rules

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Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:03
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THE RULES FOR VISITORS & ANGLERS AT IREMONGERS POND


ANYBODY DAMAGING ANY FACILITY, PLANT OR TREE ON THE SITE, OR BREAKING ANY OF OUR RULES, WILL BE REPORTED TO THE POLICE, PROSECUTED AND BANNED FROM THE POND, THE CITY COUNCIL MAY ALSO BAN THEM FROM ANY PARK WITHIN THE CITY COUNCIL BOUNDARY.


FIRES OF ANY TYPE ARE NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON SITE.


Metal detctors may only be used with our IPA committee permission and any holes or damage

must be properly filled in and repaired.


No magnet fishing in the pond as this will disturb or destroy the enviroment in the pond.


No cars allowed pond side of the tram track, except for IPA Pond Maintenance Vehicles.


RULES FOR FISHING

Anyone fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales must hold an “Environment Agency

Rod Fishing Licence” in addition to an IPA membership or Day Ticket and must comply with the

bylaws for the waters they are fishing.


Anyone failing to comply with these bylaws could face prosecution and receive a fine of up to

£2000.


Care of the fish, both in and out of the water, is of utmost importance.


No use of unattended fishing setups.


Members only can use 3 rods maximum, but if the pond is busy, please drop to 2 rods and have respect for other anglers.


Day Ticket holders are limited to 2 rods.


No sharing of a peg.


If carp fishing you must have a landing net of at least 36 inches (92 cm).


You must have an UNHOOKING MAT or CRADLE. A carp care kit or similar should be used at

all times to treat damaged fish before returning them to the pond.


Only barbless or micro-barbed hooks to be used. Any barbed hooks should be pinched before

use.


You must use FORCEPS and or a DISGORGER to unhook fish.  


You must use a quick lead release system ie. Korda lead clip. NO FIXED RIGS ! Semi fixed or

running leads only and Chods are also allowed.


Coated braid hook length is allowed.


No dog or cat meat baits are allowed.


The Bailiffs will perform occasional random rig checks.


No dry handling of fish with a towel or similar, before handling fish wet your hands.


NO SACKING OF CARP.


Bait boats and drones are not allowed.


If you are found to be neglecting care of the fish you will be asked to surrender your

Membership Card or Day Ticket and escorted off the site.


The use of NUTS for bait is PROHIBITED.  No mass or heavy pre-baiting prior to fishing, and a

maximum of 1kg per 24 hour fishing session allowed.


Suitable tackle for the species of fish you fishing for must be used.


Pike fishing with Dead-baits is from 1st October until 31s t March only, NO LIVE BAITS to be

used at any time, and you must use a wire trace. Forceps or long-nosed pliers should be used

for un-hooking. Spinners and Lures to be used in GMT spring and summer months only.


Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult or they will be asked to leave.


If you leave your rods unattended you will be asked to leave the site.


Night fishing is allowed for full members only.


The drinking of beer, wine and spirits is allowed, but not to excess. No shouting or loud music.

Radios are allowed but at a low volume remember respect the privacy of local residents and

other users.


BBQs are not permitted on site. Bright Torches are not allowed.  For night fishing please use a

low powered torch or head torch.


The use of specialist fishing bivvies or brolly systems only, is preferred for night fishing, but in

additionally small, discrete tents only (preferably green) – no large tents or parties of tents - at

the discretion of the Bailiff’s.


One non-angling guest only, when night fishing.


NO FISH ARE TO BE TAKEN OFF SITE.  ALL FISH ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE WATER ALIVE.


ANYONE FOUND STEALING FISH OR TAKING FISH TO EAT WILL BE SEVERELY DEALT

WITH AND PROSECUTED AND CAN BE FINED UP TO £4000.


ALL DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD OR LONG LEASH AT ALL TIMES.



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