Lake Rules

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR ROUGHGROUNDS LAKE

  1. The gate to Roughgrounds is to remain closed at all times, the combi lock code is in the handbook and on membership card. The private house opposite the gate is to be respected at all times. the occupiers do not know the code.
  2. Vehicles are to be parked facing the hedge and not sideways on. The grass overspill area is not to be used when the ground is wet.
  3. Members are to ensure they are conversant with the notices specific to Roughgrounds prior to commencing fishing. the NOTICE BOARD is located at the gate entrance. Notices of matches, grass cutting, work parties, keepnet bans, rod rules, lake closure due to spawning, or flooding etc. will be displayed as required.
  4. If you wish to publish pictures of our fish on any website or on social media, DO NOT identify the lake, but instead simply put it down as ” a local club water”
  5. One rod only to be used from 1st April to 31st October.
    Two rods can be used (providing the angler is proficient) from 1st November to 31st March. if 2 rods are used they must be held in appropriate rod rests.
  6. All species: – Appropriate size unhooking mats, landing nets to be 18 inch minimum must be used at all times. Unhooking from lap, providing angler is proficient, is acceptable.
  7. All fish to be returned to the water in a responsible and safe manner without causing any stress or harm.
  8. The use of keep nets will be decided by the committee and reviewed on a regular basis.
  9. The following is to be observed if keep nets are permitted. Silver fish only (bream, Tench etc.) can be placed in a keep net for a maximum of 5 hours, do not overcrowd your keep net, and use 2 nets if reqd. To eliminate disease Anglers are to ensure that their nets have been thoroughly dried prior to fishing.
  10. All Carp to be released after capture, unless under 5lbs during club matches.
  11. Maximum size of BARBLESS hook for all species, to be size 8.
  12. Hook lengths of lesser breaking strain than main line to be used.
  13. No fixed or semi fixed rigs of any kind, straight leads and all feeders to be free running.
  14. Fly fishing is not permitted.
  15. The following are not to be used…..Electronic bite alarms/Floating baits inc bread/Braid – main line and hook lengths/Cat or dog meat/Boilies/ Nuts.
  16. Anglers are only permitted to fish to half way to the next peg (This includes the opposite bank)
  17. PIKE FISHING SEASON WILL BE OCTOBER 1st TO  MARCH 31st
  18. Pike fishing barbless hooks maximum size 6
  19. 60lb Braid and Wire traces to be used for pike fishing.
  20. Bite indication for Pike fishing- Bobbin, monkey climber or float to be used

On no account must live or dead freshwater fish be brought to use on Roughgrounds Lake for pike fishing. Only NON freshwater species of fish may be used

FAILURE TO COMPLY TO HAC RULES WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP

If unsure about any rules, bait etc. contact a committee member