Rules of Membership

  1. Members must carry their membership ID card, bailiffs will ask for ID card in the first instance endorsement for breaking club rules will be held on the member’s record, bailiffs will also check your EA licence as this is required to fish club waters. MAX OF 2 RODS ONLY TO BE USED
  2. Access to waters must only be obtained by the routes indicated.
  3. It is an offence to fish on any water without the appropriate EA rod Licence .EA Licence is required on all waters and rivers. The bailiff will check EA Licences. No more than 2 rods can be used at any one time.
  4. Baited tackle must never be left unattended either in or out of the water or unattended tackle be left in any swim for more than 1 hour in a 24 hour period.
  5.  Every member including match anglers and guests must be in possession of a suitable landing net of knotless construction, with a minimum size of 20” from the spreader bar to the front of the net with  4ft handle and must be assembled before starting to fish. Except when members might reasonably expect to catch fish in excess of 10lb they must use a landing net which has a minimum 36″ length arms or 32″ diameter for circular nets. It is expected that all members carry an appropriate size net for landing larger fish.NO sharing of nets permitted.
  6. No keepnets allowed on any waters unless on official club match.
  7. Gaffs are banned and the taking of fish by unfair means is strictly forbidden
  8. Night fishing is permitted on some waters. These are specified in the schedule of waters.
  9. Lights must not be shone on waters during hours of darkness, or in such a way to cause annoyance to other anglers.
  10. All fish must be returned alive to the water with no exceptions.
  11. You must vacate the venue 2 hours prior to a competition being held on the club water, details of which is on the match fixture list.
  12. Specimen fish and catches should be reported to the fisheries manager within 7 days of capture, together with the name and address of a witness who must be a club member or a temporary member of the club, except in exceptional circumstances.
  13. Reports to the news or social media, including national and local newspaper, radio or television on matters concerning the club must be approved by club secretary before publication.
  14. The transfer of fish from one water to another is a criminal offence unless authorised by the appropriate authority
  15.  Members are responsible for removing all litter in the vicinity of their swims including surplus bait.
  16. Offensive weapons or items that could cause harm to other people are not permitted. No music of any kind is allowed on a venue .No fires, bbqs or cobb ovens may be used on any waters owned or leased. Any behaviour by members or there guest  liable to cause offence to other members or bring the club into disrepute will not be tolerated. There must be no interference with wildlife, trees, shrubs, fences or livestock. Abusive behaviour towards bailiffs is not tolerated.
  17. NO dogs other than that belonging to a bailiff is permitted (must be kept on a leash at all times) on any club waters owned or leased. Blind person’s guide dog is not included in this ban.
  18. Motorised vehicles are to be parked in the appropriate area shown on schedule of waters unless special permission to park elsewhere has been granted by the committee.
  19.  All items of tackle and personal belongings found on club waters to be handed in to an official of the club. Items lost should be reported to the Head Bailiff.
  20.  Competitors take precedence over other anglers. All anglers, competitors must report to the steward before starting to fish.
  21. Guest tickets are available for guests fishing with members,the member being responsible for informing the guest member of the club rules and seeing he or she is properly equipped. Guest tickets are available online with club mate. Duration for guest tickets are dawn to dusk only (no nights) When fishing other waters members must be conversant with the relative rules applicable to these waters.
  23. Live baiting is prohibited on all club waters. Bait fish are not transferable to or from waters. Dead sea-fish and trout are permitted baits.
  24. All glass and cans, including disposable gas canisters are banned, vacuum flasks are permitted.
  25. When using dead baits or lures the wire trace must be a minimum of 18” must be used.
  26. NO species of carp shall be retained in keepnets or sacks. Except in an official match where carp can be retained in an approved carp material keepnet and all other species be retained in a 2nd or 3rd  keepnet.
  27. Specimen winners will receive a fishing voucher details on page 62
  28. Fishing tackle must include a suitable disgorger for the species expected to be caught.
  29. NO juvenile may fish nights unless accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult member fishing in the same swim or peg. Limited to a max of two juveniles per adult member and only 4 rods between them.
  30. Members must be responsible for there own welfare during all fishing sessions .All members with special requirements must make adequate arrangements to ensure there own safety is maintained.
  31. Members must keep all pathways clear of any obstruction at all times .
  32. EADAC follow the fishing rules as laid down by EA Licence subject to riparian owner’s permission, S.S.S.I restraint and guidelines of the RELIVENT AUTHORITY with the committee having the right to close waters when required.
  33. No fish must be contact with the ground, All anglers must have and use a suitable unhooking mat of minimum size 18″ x 30″ with padding of foam/beanie material.
  34. All particle baits must be correctly prepared i.e. peanuts, tiger nuts etc.
  35. Matters not provided for: should anything arise which is not provided for in these rules, the same shall immediately be notified to the general committee who shall have full power to act in the matter.
  36. All waters can be closed for maintenance at the discretion of the committee.
  37. The use of bait boats is prohibited on all clubs waters owned or leased. No drones to be used on any club waters owned or leased .
  38. Any fish over 8oz must be landed using a landing net, the only exception being when pike fishing and only experienced pike anglers may “hand or glove” this species but they must also be in possession of a landing net suitable for larger species when fishing.
  39. When pike fishing tackle must include a pair of forceps minimum of 12” long and a pair of side cutters capable of cutting hooks. Pike gags are banned.
  40. The consumption of any alcohol and or the use of illegal substances are banned on all waters owned or leased by Eastleigh and district angling club. Any members found to be using drugs or being inebriated will be banned from the club
  41. No angler may stay in the same designated swim for more than 72 hours without moving to a different swim. ( except lakeside where there is a 3 nights maximum stay and  no return within 4 days)
  42. Membership is none transferable.
  43. No hammering in of banks sticks or bivvie pegs, all pods and banks sticks must be within the swim and not in the outside edges of swim.
  44. No riding of cycles around club waters (owned or leased)
  45. All children must be with the member at all times in the same swim. Children must not be left unattended at any time
  46. Pike fishing closed season from 31st March – 1st October on all waters.
  47. Bivvies only /No tents permitted on club waters owned or leased.