General Rules – Updated 17th March 2020.

/General Rules – Updated 17th March 2020.
General Rules – Updated 17th March 2020.2020-03-22T08:22:11+00:00

1. Members must read and understand these Rules. Members breaking any Rule may be
expelled from the Association. THE COMMITTEE’S DECISION IS FINAL

2. All members must obey the Environment Agency (E.A.) bye-laws.

Members must:-
1. Keep to the river bank or tow path, or to an appropriate access, fishing
from banks only.
2. Close all gates where appropriate. Our lock may be accompanied on a
gate by other locks. In this case our lock must always be kept locked.
3. Not leave any litter
4. Not damage any property
5. Not light any fires including BBQ
6. Keep a distance of 15 yards apart, if requested.

3. Members must pay their subscriptions in full:
(see subscriptions page)
i. online
ii. at one of the paying-in nights.
iii. by post; enclosing an appropriately stamped, addressed envelope together with their
membership card and current receipt (OR A PHOTOCOPY)
Any member not having paid within 30 days of membership expiring will forfeit
Proof of membership is by an identification card together with a current receipt, or a printoff/photo of your membership if payment was made online.
Proof of payment of subscription is by a current receipt. It is the member’s
responsibility to renew membership each year, by paying the appropriate subscription.

4. Members, when fishing, must produce their proof of membership on demand of other members or bailiffs. All members should be on the alert
to prevent trespassing by asking strangers to produce their identification.

5. If any unauthorised person or persons are found fishing in the waters of the Association,
such person or persons may be prosecuted at the discretion of the Committee.

6. All Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout must be returned to the water. All coarse fish
must be returned to the water (including pike, eels and grayling) on termination of fishing.

7. During the close season for coarse fish, fishing for trout is by fly only. There is no
fishing with bait or lures on any running water during the close season.

8. Guest Day tickets are available to all members except Juniors.

9. Any Member may take his/her spouse fishing free of charge. Senior members may take
persons under the age of 17 free of charge in a effort to teach/encourage them – provided
that they all fish the same peg, with NO increase in the number of rods allowed per peg.
(See also general rule 14).

10. For all matches listed on BMAA website, no members shall
pleasure fish either bank of the match length during the match.

11. All members must use a suitable landing net and when fishing for specimen fish and
must use a suitable unhooking mat. The applies to ALL waters.

12. Night fishing at Branston Water Park, or any other water designated by the Committee,
is controlled by use of a night permit that must be applied for each year. A Charge may be
made and/or numbers may be restricted.

13. When fishing the River Dove anglers must not fish the swim of another angler already
fishing from the opposite bank, unless they have no objection.

14. Only two rods are allowed on all club waters except Branston Water Park, Manor Park,
Oddstone and Staunton Harold where 3 rods are allowed, subject to EA rules.

15. Only semi-barbless treble hooks are allowed (with the exception of lures where barbed
trebles are allowed).

16. Carp sacks/retainers are allowed during the hours of darkness and for a maximum of one daylight
hour only.

17. A member can spend no more than 24 hours on one river peg, but that member can
move to another peg.

18. Members should not take dogs with them onto club waters with the exception of
Branston Water Park where dogs are allowed to be taken.
Dogs must be tethered AT ALL TIMES.

19. Bait boats are NOT allowed on Kingstanding, Cauldwell, Callingwood and Rangemore.

20. All person(s) fishing B.M.A.A waters must carry a current EA Rod Licence and produce
it on request of any authorised official.

21. No member may spend more than 5 consecutive nights an ANY water, and no return is
allowed within 2 nights.

22. No camping on any club water under any circumstances. Our fisheries and car parks
are for angling only NOT for camping.

23. Night fishing is for members only unless an application is made to the secretary for a single guest to join them (this must be approved before the date). When night fishing it is only permitted to use a single bivvy or a brolly (NOT tents) – If night fishing on a river brolly’s only, (no bivvies or tents permitted on any river).

24. You are responsible for any litter in your swim, whether its yours or not. Litter must be cleared before fishing and taken with you when you leave. No excuses

The following Tackle Dealers stock Guest Tickets and Canal and
Staunton Harold Day Tickets:

Burton Angling – Wellington Street, Burton, DE14 2DP – Canal/Staunton Harold 01283 548540
Bacchus and Rhone – Woodville, DE11 7DU – Canal/Staunton Harold 01283 216870
Staffs Angling Supplies – Chasetown, WS7 8XL 01543 683308
Carthys, Armitage – WS15 4AA – Staunton Harold 01543 491228
Fishermania 142 Derby Street, Burton, DE14 2LG – Canal/Staunton Harold 01283 540433
Tamworth Fishing Tackle – Tamworth, B79 7QE 01827 66701
Melbourne Tackle and Gun – Staunton Harold (ONLY) 01332 862091


The agreement has been renewed without significant change for this season. The main points are:
1. It applies to all canoeists, who must display on their person, or canoe or paddle, a form of identification,
which should be quoted if any complaints or comments are to be made.
2. It covers the following stretches of the River Dove at the following times:-
a) From Marston Bridge to 200 yards below Marston Weir on Monday evenings from 4.30 p.m. until sunset
– April to July inclusive. (Maximum of 20 canoes)
b) Anywhere under “Flood Conditions”, which are deemed as water above the parapet at the Monks Bridge, or
ABOVE 1.5 metres on the marker by Tutbury Road bridge. (Maximum of 30 canoes)
c) Anywhere on March 15th, 16th, or 17th, or the first weekend of the closed season for coarse fishing.