Rules

Rules

  1. The water extends from Somerset Bridge downstream to the road bridge on the A3. Both banks may be fished, except for a small stretch on the North Bank bordering the Peper Harow school, and on the South bank from Deer Bridge upstream.
  2. There are two lakes at Oxenford farm. The Oxenford Lake and the Park Lake They may be fished Wet or Dry.
  3. Fishing to start on April 1st. for Rainbow and Brown trout. To stop on September 30th. For Brown trout and October 31st. for Rainbows. The fishing week starts on a Monday. No fishing permitted on the day of the Point-to-point.
  4. Fishing is restricted to dry or wet fly. One fly only. Maximum hook size is 10 long shank. The river may be fished wet or dry throughout the season. A second fly may be used on the river – if upstream nymph fishing only.
  5. Spinning, worm or bait fishing is not permitted.
  6. The subscription for the following season will be decided at the AGM in November and is due on February 1st. An additional £15.00 will be charged if not paid by February 15th. If the subscription is not paid by March 1st. the rod will be automatically lost.
  7. Two guest tickets per annum are given to members. The ticket to be signed by the member. Guests to be given their tickets, which they must carry at all times, before they start fishing and place it in the tin in the hut at the end of the day. No guest ticket is valid until May 1st. Members and their Guests should complete the record book.
  8. Members and their guests intending to fish the river OR the lakes must enter their names in the record book before they start fishing. If no fish are taken, a nil return should be entered in the appropriate column in the record book. The actual amount of time spent in each section of the river to be entered in the record book. Please enter interesting comments if possible. The Lakes: To assist the temperature research a NIL return must now be entered.
  9. Extra day tickets are available from the Hon. Secretary, to be purchased at a cost of £10 per adult and £5 per juvenile under 18 years of age but there is no charge for children under 12 years of age. Members are permitted one guest per week.
  10. The DAILY limit of trout taken, that is, either caught and then killed, OR RELEASED shall be TWO BRACE, whether the fish come from the ponds or the river or from both. During APRIL and MAY the maximum take of trout PER WEEK shall be no more than SIX from the ponds and no more than EIGHT fish from the river. For the remainder of the season the limit of take is SIXTEEN fish PER WEEK, no more than EIGHT of which may come from the ponds and no more than EIGHT from the river. For ‘half rods’ the weekly limits are half the full rod figures. The fishing week starts on the Monday.
  11. Rainbow Trout Fish under 10″ in length, if caught and uninjured, shall be returned to the water. Any injured fish are to be killed. All fish 10″ and above must be retained.
  12. Brown Trout Catch and release are permitted on the river. If planning to release fish, members must use barbless hooks. Any Brown trout under 10” and all wild browns must be released. Knotless nets, as required by law, are to be used.
  13. The membership is not transferable. A Member may share a rod, as long as the Member is present with the rod user.
  14. All members must have an Environment Agency license.
  15. An Annual General Meeting will be held as soon as possible after the end of the season.
  16. If Members bring their dogs, they must be kept in the car.
  17. Neither Oxenford Farm nor The Peper Harow Park Flyfishers Club accepts any liability for personal injuries received by fishermen using the waters, nor for any loss or damage to personal property or cars. This includes any damage from cattle.
  18. Cars should be parked in the area by Oxenford Farm, Taking care not to cause an obstruction.
  19. Members should wear their name badges at all times on Club water. Members should brief their guests that they may be asked for identification.
  20. Members must always display the Club identifying badge in their vehicle when on the Oxenford Farm property.
  21. GATES. To be closed securely if found closed on arrival at all times.
  22. There is a Junior members section of the Club, please refer to the associated rules for further information.

Junior Member Rules

  1. To qualify as a junior member you must be under seventeen years of age as at 1 April in the year of application.
  2. All prospective junior members have to be sponsored by an adult member of the Club.
  3. All junior members must abide by the general club rules and their sponsoring member will be responsible for ensuring such compliance.
  4. The total junior membership will not exceed 25% of the adult membership of the Club.
  5. Junior members must be accompanied by an adult member at all times. No junior member shall fish without the full supervision of an adult member.
  6. Junior members accepted into the club will not be required to pay a joining fee.
  7. Junior members aged twelve years and over as at 1 April will be charged an annual subscription equivalent to 25% of the adult member subscription for the year.
  8. Junior members under eleven years of age as at 1 April will not be required to pay an annual subscription.
  9. Junior members will not be entitled to guest tickets.
  10. When junior members become eighteen years of age as at 1 April, they will cease to become junior members and will have to apply for adult membership of the Club.
Peper Harow Park Fly Fishing Club