1. All Club members use the Club waters, facilities and equipment at their own risk.
2. Membership of the club does not include rights of fishing any water but only permission to fish under certain conditions.
3.All members fishing any water must pay attention to the privilege afforded to them. The following rules MUST be followed at all times
a) All gates are to be closed, do not damage fences or crop
b) No litter of any description to be left, including any discarded line.
c) No dogs, with the exception of those owned by the Bailiff , allowed on any waters
d) No fires to be made on the banks of the river or in the fields adjoining the Club water
e) No night fishing is permitted (Night fishing is one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise). For the avoidance of doubt, sunrise and sunset means the sunrise and sunset times published for Ross-on-Wye on the Met. Office website each day. Members must cease fishing no later than one hour after sunset and must then immediately leave the fishery and car parking areas.
f) No tins or glass bottles to be taken onto Club waters.
g) Guns may not be taken onto or used on the banks or adjoining fields without the written permission of the landowner.
h) Boat fishing is prohibited with the exception of accredited Salmon anglers at Weirend.
i) Coarse Anglers are allowed to fish the white post pegs during the coarse fishing season, however during the Salmon season a coarse angler must give way if a salmon member wants to fish through the white post peg.
j) Do not leave baited rods unattended or unsupervised whether the bait is in the water or not.
k) All anglers must be in possession of a landing net when fishing Ross Angling Club waters irrespective of the species they are fishing for. The possession and or use of a gaff is not permitted under any circumstances.
l) Anglers must fish only one peg at any one time.
4. Members when fishing must always carry both parts of their membership cards ( i.e. Photo ID and Membership card ) together with their Environment Agency Licence, which must be available for inspection upon request. The holder of a membership card has the right to challenge any person fishing on Club waters
5. No fish to be removed from club waters.
6. Only bleak or minnows can be used as live bait.
7. Deadbaiting allowed with SEA FISH ONLY.
8. NO BARBEL, CARP OR GRAYLING TO BE RETAINED IN KEEPNETS.
9. No spinning by coarse fishermen on the Weirend stretch in the salmon season the dates of which are 3rd March – 17th October.
10. Spinning for Pike is allowed on the Lower and Upper Benhall stretches and the Town waters during the coarse season only.
11. Fishing for SHAD is NOT PERMITTED on any Club waters.
12. Any member conducting themselves in any way detrimental to the interests and principles of the Club shall be liable to expulsion.
13. Further conditions of use and access to specific waters which may be included on the Club card or maps must also be observed.
14. Members must comply with all Environment Agency Regulations and By-Law.
Should any member see a swan in distress call Swan Aid on 07763 424892 or 01285 712003.
Updated for the 2016 season.