Fisheries to Re-open
Following the Prime Minister’s statement, fisheries will be allowed to re-open on Wednesday 13th May 2020 subject to certain conditions which have been provided by the Angling Trust. Leamington Angling Association has been a member of the Angling Trust for many years and it is thanks to their tireless efforts on our behalf that the lockdown is being eased for anglers.
Our main priority is the safety of our bailiffs and members and so it is essential that we all adhere to the special regulations which will apply at all fisheries. Please read the details below very carefully.
- Payment for membership can be made online here:- https://www.leamingtonangling.co.uk/membership-paypal
- Anglers should travel alone unless you are with a member of your household.
- Local fishing only – anglers must follow current Government guidance on travel for the benefit of recreational activity.
- You can purchase your member’s day ticket or member’s guest ticket online here:- https://www.leamingtonangling.co.uk/member-s-day-tickets-guest-tickets
- No cheques or credit cards
- If you wish to pay with cash, you MUST have the right money. No change will be given. You will not receive a ticket but your bailiff will record it.
- All anglers must be in possession of a current Environment Agency Rod Licence.
- One angler per peg only unless you are fishing with a member of your household. Social distancing in accordance with Government guidelines must be maintained at all times.
- No sharing of fishing tackle or any other items.
- No angler to fish within 15 metres of any other angler.
- No keepnets. No matches.
- Take gloves and hand sanitiser with you for opening gates etc
- Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID19, or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, should not go fishing and should continue to follow Government advice on isolation.
Bear in mind that fishing is from dawn to dusk only. If you are not sure when those times are, you can see dawn and dusk, updated every day, on the website. https://www.leamingtonangling.co.uk/snitterfield-reservoir
When you arrive at the fishery, bear in mind that you need to leave room for other anglers at 15m spacing.
If you need to pay for your ticket with cash, please leave it at the back of your peg in a bait box or similar so that the bailiff can just pick it up. Your bailiff will make out a ticket but will not give it to you.
At the moment, Ryton Pool is not open. We are in touch with the County Council and they say:- “The health and well-being of all our users, staff and the entire community is our top priority at this time.
Warwickshire County Council has taken measures to safeguard the public throughout this pandemic. As part of these measures the car parks within Country Parks REMAIN CLOSED to all visitors across all sites.”
More details on this when we have it.
The interest generated by the lifting of some restrictions resulted in a visit by the BBC’s Bob Hockenhull to Jubilee Pools.