Risk Assessments

We were advised through the Angling Trust that from an insurance standpoint we should have Risk Assessments carried out.

These were produced by a member of the committee and are now published in the Members Forum under the category Club Documents

This portion of the club forum will be used in future to publish any documentation we think the members need access to.

Fenton Car Park

Some new fencing has been erected at the Fenton Car Park. The car park remains the same albeit a bit smaller but access to the path that leads down to the fishing is now through two new access gates. 

River Till, Fly only until February 15th

Members living locally to the River Till and thinking of fishing are reminded that it is fly only until February 15th. Not sure?  Please check the Tweed Angling Code at:   tweed_codes.html

Annual General Meeting, Wednesday February 3rd

One last call for any member not yet registered for the Zoom AGM to be held tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd February, but who would like to attend please email the secretary today please. Thank you.

Lockdown 3: Fishing now allowed

The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust and fishing will be now permitted during the third national lockdown in England as a form of exercise. However anglers must adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time outdoors. 

The Angling Trust ask that anglers  bear in mind the following key points :

  • This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May.
  • We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.
  • The Government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
  • Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
  • The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
  • To remain within the law you should follow the Government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

Further details can be found on the Angling Trust Website: https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/

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