As of 7th January 2021 and during third lockdown, as Angling continues to be a permitted exercise, members are reminded that this applies to LOCAL members only. Bailiffs will carry out spot checks.
Look out for:
Ospreys over flying Shillinglee en route from and to Africa - usually March/April and Sept/Oct. Red Kite becoming more prevalent and relatively rare Snipe - two pairs appeared at top end of Shillinglee during last summer.
Members are reminded that fully barbed hooks are NOT permitted. Only barbless or microbarb hooks are to be used. Since 2010 it has been illegal to remove Eels; furthermore no member is permitted to transfer fish from one water to another or remove any fish from Society waters. In each case spot checks will be made and appropriate action taken against miscreants.
We would remind all members both existing and new that it is essential for all of us to protect the environment (particularly Shillinglee as a SSSI) and not carry out any activities that may be detrimental to our waters or other members. The role of Bailiff is not simply to check rod licences and club membership cards but is all embracing to include the following duties:
We would ask members to be our 'eyes and ears' and report any suspicious persons, vehicles or circumstances leading to a potential rule breach, and any other issues within the above list.
Dan Winfield (Head Bailiff) tel: 07961 688518