Rules & General Notes

Rules Applicable to All RFA Waters


a)  Fishing from dawn to dusk only. 

b)  Maximum two rods. 

c)  No live fish to be used as bait. 

d) Pike fishing permitted only from October 1st – March 14th inclusive and restricted to members of RFA clubs only. No Day Ticket angler may fish for either Pike or Perch on RFA waters.

e) No dogs, fires, barbecues, camping, boats, or weapons are permitted. 

f) The Close Season of March 15th – June 15th applies to all RFA waters. 

g) All persons using RFA facilities must show the club permit to the authorised RFA  Bailiff (upon production of his own RFA identification) and they must behave towards the bailiff in a polite and civilised way at all times. Any person making any sort of threat, or subjecting the bailiff to any form of abuse, verbal or physical, shall (if asked by the Bailiff) leave the fishery immediately. 

h) When fishing on RFA waters, all anglers will fish subject to the Rules of the Club to which they are a member EXCEPT that if there is any difference between their own Club Rules and RFA Rules, the RFA Rules will take precedence when the angler is fishing on RFA waters.

i) In the event of any matter arising which an RFA member or Bailiff considers may be in breach of any RFA Rule, the matter will be referred to the Club to which the angler belongs, and that Club will then deal with it as it sees fit. If an angler belongs to more than one club, it will be the Club whose membership permit is produced as identification when fishing which will be the Club to which the matter is referred.