FARMOOR FLY FISHING Club rules (2023).
Members and Guests shall use the fishing facilities of the club, including waters, access, accommodation, and car parking, entirely at their own risk.
All members should be aware that the club’s Combined Liability Insurance Policy does not cover Guests.
Membership confirms the member’s acceptance of club rules.
Health and Safety Regulations posted at Darlow must be followed.
Wading is forbidden on all club waters
A Junior Member (aged between 10 years and 18 years on the 1st March) must be accompanied at all times by a Senior Member.
A Guest must be accompanied by the member at all times.
A member wishing to give tuition to a non-member may do so without a guest ticket provided that only one rod is in use at any time and that he/she is booked-in “under tuition” Any fish killed will count towards the members bag limit.
Members shall comply with any regulation made by the Environment Agency or the Committee.
Dogs are not allowed on any club waters.
Gate Security Codes are changed annually and should be memorised to facilitate entry to club waters. Do not reveal these codes to non-members.
Details of members’ responsibility for security are posted on club notice boards.
Disabled members only may obtain a permit to drive their around Darlow Water when bank conditions allow. Apply to the secretary for details.
BOOKING IN, OUT, AND ROD RETURNS.
All members and their guests, (including non-fishing guests) must book in at the Lodge on arrival.
Fishing is restricted to members only until 14th March, guests may be invited on 15th March provided that guests tickets and payment are posted in the clubhouse prior to fishing.
Five guest tickets are issued to each member per season.
The guest ticket fee must be paid before a guest is permitted to fish.
On leaving club waters, members, and guests, must accurately record fish caught and record the weight and species of each fish taken when booking out.
The use of boats and float-tubes, on Darlow, are subject to additional rules which are displayed on the club notice-board.
FISHING METHOD. Fly fishing only, as it is commonly understood. Barbless (or debarbed) hooks are mandatory.
MEMBERSHIP CARDS. When fishing, members must carry with them, at all times, their club membership cards and a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence, both of which must be produced on request.
THE SEASON commences on 1st MARCH 2023 on Darlow Water, 1st April 2023 on the River Windrush, and expires on 30th SEPTEMBER 2023 on the River Windrush, and on 14th February 2024 (the last day of fishing) at Darlow Water.
TIMES OF FISHING Commences 1 hour before Sunrise, and ends 1 hour after Sunset
FISH LIMITS. All browns must be returned, unless the fish is damaged and unlikely to survive. In which case please make a note in the Comments section of the returns record. Rainbows can be taken subject to the limits below.
A senior member may kill up to 4 fish in any one week. With a week commencing Monday. After killing the fourth fish, the member must stop fishing. There is no continuing catch and release fishing.
A senior member has a season limit of 30 fish. Once the limit is reached, the member must cease fishing for the rest of the season. There is no continuing catch and release or second ticket option.
A junior member may kill up to 2 fish in any one week. With a week commencing Monday. After killing the second fish, the junior member must stop fishing. There is no continuing catch and release fishing.
A junior member has a season limit of 10 fish. Once the limit is reach, the junior member must cease fishing for the rest of the season. There is no continuing catch and release or second ticket option.
A guest may kill one fish per ticket. A guest may continue fishing catch and release after killing a fish, but any damaged fish unlikely to survive must be killed and added to the accompanying members allowance and the accompanying member must have sufficient allowance available, if not, then both the member and guest must cease fishing.
All rubbish, especially monofilament, must be taken away with you.