Stacey's Fishing Club

Infection - Do not leave home to go fishing if you or any member of your household has any of the symptoms of COVID-19 – please follow government advice on isolation

To help maintain the safety of our members during this “Phase One” we have followed the published guidance from the Angling Trust on how angling should be practised during the phased easing of the lockdown.

Temporary Fishing Rules:

1: No Member shall open or close the fishery gates, as this will be the sole responsibility of the bailiffs.

2: Gates to the lakes will be opened at 7:30am and closed at 7:30pm each day, members should stop fishing at 7:00pm to be off the venue by 7:30pm.

3: When parking, anglers are expected to leave suitable space (a minimum of 2 metres) in between cars.

4: Anglers must arrive alone unless they are travelling with someone who they can prove resides at the same address. Anglers must only fish alone at their swim unless they are fishing with another member who resides at the same address.

5: Anglers shall only fish those swims which have been designated by the club as available for fishing, which will be MARKED “X”. Anyone fishing any other swim will be asked to leave the venue. Where possible, available fishing swims will be approximately 15 metres apart, on most venues this will mean fishing every other swim.

6: When walking to or from their swim, every angler must, wherever possible, take care to maintain the 2 metre social distance from other anglers fishing the lake. Whilst talking to other anglers is permitted, please always remain at least 2 metres away, and please minimise unnecessary movement around the lake.

7: Anglers must not share any items of tackle or bait whilst on the fishery, or help any other member unless it’s another member who resides at the same address.

8: As limited swims will be available; no Guest tickets will be available until further notice.

9: All anglers must carry their Environment Agency Coarse Licence and Stacey’s Fishing Club permit at all times. Bailiffs will maintain a 2 metre distance, and not physically handle members’ permits. Instead they will request “sight” of the permit and membership number.

10: Be aware that the club may reserve one swim on each fishery to aid bailiffs in managing compliance and maintaining an on-site presence.

11: Keepnets are banned on all venues at this time.

12: No competitions are allowed at this time. Competitions are considered to be organised gatherings which are currently not permitted under government regulations.


1: Anglers are encouraged to bring and use disposable gloves and anti-bacterial hand sanitiser when handling any surfaces that other anglers may have come into contact with.

2: As the cleanliness of the toilet facilities can’t be regularly monitored, if you decide to use them please wipe all surfaces before and after use.   Protect yourself.

3: Anglers must take all litter home, and don’t throw unused bait in the lake at the end of your fishing session.

Rule breaking 

1: Anglers not adhering to these temporary rules will be reported to me, I will investigate and if proven guilty, it could result in loss of permit.

2: If you have not received your 2020 /21 permit yet don’t try and fish, as the bailiffs will ask you to leave the venue and report you to me.

3: Any of the above is subject to change in accordance with Government instructions, or if I find I need to re-review in cases where things are not working effectively.

Please help our club keep our venues open by abiding by these mandatory criteria driven by the Government guidance for all our safety. This will be effective from Friday 15th May at 7.30 am and lake closure signs will be removed. As always, my primary aim is to keep all our members safe, so please adhere to these temporary requirements.  Keith Brown Club Secretary