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Club Rules




General Club Rules


  1. Junior members become senior members at the age of 17. All junior members must have their Guardian`s permission t fish club waters. Provision is made on the club card for this permission to be granted by providing their signature.
  2. Day Ticket juniors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  3. No member is allowed to lend or transfer his/her membership card to any other person.
  4. All members must carry their membership card with them when fishing club waters, and are obliged to produce it on request by a club Bailiff.
  5. All senior members must hold a current Natural Resources Wales Rod Licence. Juniors aged 12 to 16 must also have one, these are currently FOC and are available online.
  6. No member can run hold a match on club waters without the permission of the Committee.
  7. NO ALCOHOL to be taken onto, or consumed at club waters.
  8. Members are requested NOT to leave litter of any kind and it is strictly forbidden to throw bread into the water or leave it lying about. PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME.
  9. No cycling around the pathways, disabled anglers are requested not to take mobility scooters around the pool, but make use of the dedicated pegs provided.
  10. Transistor Radios may be used, but only when fitted with an earpiece so as not to upset other anglers.




Angling Rules


  1. No Night Fishing, permitted, hours are strictly dawn till dusk.
  2. Barbless hooks only.
  3. Landing nets suitable for the targeted fish must be used.
  4. Keepnets, if used, must be a minimum of 2.4m long and NRW approved. Fish must not be held for more than 6 hours and must be carefully swam up the net when being released.
  5. Carp over 5lb must not be placed in a keepnet and a maximum overall weight of 30lb held in any one net.
  6. Keepnets must be emptied and removed from the water 1 hour before dark.
  7. No tents or Bivies to be erected around club waters.
  8. No Livebaiting and the use of artificial lures is forbidden.
  9. Anglers may use a maximum of 2 rods, but strict rules must be followed. All baited hooks must remain within the confines of the peg occupied. That is, no further than half way to adjacent pegs left and right (occupied or not), and only half way towards the opposite bank. Baited rods must not be left unattended at any time, either on the bank or in the water. Failure to follow these rules may result in expulsion.
  10. Only shop bought boilies are permitted, and these must only be fed by use of stringers or PVA bags ONLY. All seed and nut baits are banned, with the exception of Sweetcorn  and well cooked Hemp and Tares.
  11. The use of Bait Boats is prohibited.
  12. Only pegs 8 ,13 and 33 may fish to the Island.
  13. All fish caught, must be returned unharmed to the same club water in which they were caught.
  14. We ask that all F1 carp are landed with a landing net and not swung in, irrespective of their size.





Every member shall accept the rules under penalty of expulsion. The Association has as its main objective, to improve the local angling facilities and members are honour bound to do all within their power to achieve this.


The Rules are subject to alteration or addition (with good reason) at the sole discretion of the Committee.


 Buckley AA do not hold themselves responsible for any personal injury sustained, or      loss or damage to personal property in connection with any of the Clubs activities.



Match Rules


  1. Angling Trust Rules apply.
  2. Keepnets must be a min of 2.4m
  3. Carp over 5lb to be placed in a separate net.
  4. A max of 30lb in any one net.
  5. At the draw, competitors are allowed to draw only one peg.
  6. No ground baiting before the all in.
  7. The match will start and finish with an agreed signal given by the selected timekeeper.
  8. Competitors must bait, hook and land their own fish unassisted.
  9. At the signal to stop fishing, and allowance of 15 minutes will be given to land a fish hooked before the signal to stop fishing was given.
  10. Competitors intending to weigh in, must stay at their peg until their catch has been weighed.
  11. Any complaint regarding pegging, must be made to the match organizer before the match starts. Any redraw permitted will be at the sole discretion of the match organizer.
  12. All F1 carp are to be landed using a landing net and so must not be swung in.



Temporary Rules under COVID-19 Restrictions


  1. Observe social distancing at all times.
  2. Certain pegs will remain closed at this time, due to the close proximity of the pathway. Please respect this rule at all times.
  3. Avoid congestion on the car park, on arrival, please stay within your vehicle if there are others loading or unloading tackle, then move to your chosen peg taking care not to pass closely others using the pathway.
  4. Ensure that you and your tackle are placed within the confines of the chosen peg and not encroaching on the adjacent path, thus compromising on social distancing.
  5. Absolutely NO Bank walkers, spectators or visitors at these times.
  6. Day tickets and memberships are available on the bank. Please go to a peg and at some point, a bailiff will come along and take your money. Please have the correct money with you, we cannot accept card payment.