Additional rules for Day Ticket anglers
Rother Fishery Association Waters are Private Waters – Rules for Day Tickets (Additions / Reminders, read with other Rules.)
Extracts from the Rules – you MUST read before fishing – they apply WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
These waters* are private – for RFA Members fishing ONLY
NO Night Fishing, Boats (of any type / size) Fires, Radios, Barbecues, Camping, Tents or ‘Bivvies’, Traps, Snares, Dogs, Guns (or other Weapons) are permitted.
A maximum of TWO rods to be used. ALL fish to be returned ALIVE to the water IMMEDIATELY.
Pike fishing is restricted to RFA Members ONLY. NO livebaiting. Deadbait or lure / fly fishing ONLY is permitted, and a suitable landing net (42” or more)** with unhooking mat** MUST be used. NO gaffs to be used.
(** = also applies to anyone carp fishing.)
Banks must NOT be disturbed in any way eg. digging out swims and NO parking is permitted on the canal or river bank. NO litter to be left. NO damage or disturbance of livestock, or wildlife.
“Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.”
If the RFA Bailiff considers a person to be in breach of any of these Rules that person shall be asked to leave the waters immediately and it shall be reported to the Committee. The Bailiff’s decision is final and not subject to appeal on the day. Day permits to fish MAY be issued at current prices, solely at the discretion of the bailiff.
(* – Royal Military Canal, Iden Lock to Appledore Dam, both banks, and Blackwall Bridge / Potmans Heath Channel.)