Club Bye-Laws

CRICKHOWELL AND DISTRICT ANGLING SOCIETY

BYE-LAWS

MADE BY THE COMMITTEE UNDER RULE 7 OF THE RULES

1. Senior Members of the Society shall be entitled to fish the Bullpit Meadow
but priority is given to Junior Members.
2. Where the water upon which any member is entitled to fish does not
extend across the full width of the river a Member must not fish beyond the
extent of the water upon which he is entitled to fish.
3. All Members of the Society shall record all catches of fish taken from
the Society’s water and shall make a return in writing each year to the
Catch Returns Officer of all catches of fish, showing the date of catch,
stretch of water (Bullpit Meadow, The Legar, Grwyney River, Red Barn,
Glangrwyney Court, Bridge Meadow and any Rented Water), the assessed
weight of any salmon caught, and any other information which the Member
shall consider of interest to the Society.
i. To comply with Environment Agency requirements, catch
returns, nil or otherwise, are required by 31st October in each year.
ii. Failure to submit a catch return, nil or otherwise, to the Catch
Return officer by 31st October annually will result in the
non-renewal of their Membership.
4. All Persons fishing the Society’s water shall comply with all reasonable
requests of the Water Bailiffs appointed by the Society or any Officer of the
Environment Agency (EA)/Natural Resources Wales (NRW). This includes
the checking of fishing permits, Environment Agency rod licences,
subscription receipts, identification cards, fishing tackle, fishing tackle bags
and bags of any retained fish.
5. Worming for trout on and between the 3rd March and the 15th June and
on and between the 16th September and the 30 September is banned
annually on the river Usk; this is to coincide with the EA/NRW bye-laws
affecting salmon fishing on the river Usk.
6. EA/NRW bye-laws will apply to the River Grwyney for salmon and trout
fishing. Fishing for salmon and trout on the River Grwyney will cease on
the 30th September annually.
7. Only approved legal baits as laid down by the EA/NRW shall be permitted.
8. There will be a bag limit of 2 brown trout on any water owned or rented by the Society.
Any Member having caught 2 brown trout is not permitted to
take fish from any other part of the Society’s water in that day.
9. Minimum size for brown trout is 10 inches.
10. Members are only permitted to use barbless or de-barbed hooks,
throughout the entire fishing season, whilst fishing for any species of fish
on all waters belonging to or rented by the Society.
11. All Members of the Society are to acknowledge that they have received
and read the Society’s Angling Safety: Guidelines.
12. All subscriptions are due by 28th February annually. If any member has
not paid by this date it will be deemed that he/she has resigned.
13. All persons being Members of the Society shall provide to the Hon Secretary a
full postal address (inc a post code), land line telephone number and mobile telephone number
(where available) and an e-mail address (where available). All Members shall express a preference
for the method of communication.
14. It is the Member’s responsibility to advise the Hon Secretary and Hon
Treasurer of any change of address, telephone number change or change
of e-mail address.
15. Any Club Junior Member on having attained the age of eighteen years
and entering employment will be required to pay the full senior annual
subscription plus the joining fee.
16. Any Club Junior Member on having attained the age of twenty one,
irrespective of employment status, will be required to pay the full senior
annual subscription.
17. All Members (except Junior Members) are required to pay a joining fee in addition
to the annual subscription.
18. There a single category of Junior Membership.
19. Junior Members being under the age of 18 or under the age of 21 and in
full time education.
20. A Junior member on attaining the age of eighteen years and entering
employment will not be required to pay the joining fee providing the have
been a Junior Member for a minimum of five years.
21. A Junior Member on attaining the age of twenty one years will not be
required to pay the joining fee providing they have been a Junior Member
for a minimum of five years.
22. All Committee Members are to be Honorary Bailiffs and any other
approved full member appointed by the Committee.
23. All Members must carry their current subscription receipt, identification card and
EA/NRW rod licence when fishing.
24. To comply with EA/NRW rules relating to spring salmon fishing of fly only to the 1st June
annually, all members must move through the pools and runs in an orderly and gentlemanly
fashion and maintain an adequate and sensible distance between themselves and their fellow
anglers to ensure safety at all times.
25. A limit of 5 rods only will be allowed to fish on the Llangattock side of the Bridge Pool at
Crickhowell at any one time. All Members must move
through this pool and run in an orderly and gentlemanly fashion and
maintain an adequate and safe distance between themselves and their
fellow anglers to ensure safety at all times. It is suggested that Members
have a maximum of five casts from any one position before moving
downstream by at least two paces.
26. All Junior and Special Junior Members of the Society under the age of 13
years must at all times be accompanied by a Parent, Guardian or Adult
when fishing the Society’s water (Owned or Rented). Failure to carry this
out will result in the withdrawal of Membership.
27. Society Junior Members may fish the Bullpit Meadow only