RULES 2017/ 18 SEASON

 

BEFORE FISHING ANY MID KENT FISHERIES VENUE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR GEAR IS FULLY DRIED TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF FISH DISEASE SUCH AS KHV.

  1. NO MORE THAN 3 RODS TO BE USED AT ANY ONE TIME. 4 RODS CAN BE USED BETWEEN 1 NOVEMBER AND 31ST MARCH BUT CHECK INDIVIDUAL LAKE RULES FOR EXCEPTIONS.
  2. WHEN DOUBLING UP IN A SWIM, MEMBERS CAN ONLY USE TWO RODS EACH
  3. ONLY USE BARBED HOOKS WHEN CARP FISHING
  4. MEMBERS MUST BE IN POSSESION OF BOTH A LANDING NET AND UNHOOKING MAT, FULLY ASSEMBLED WHEN FISHING AND MUST BE OF A SUITABLE SIZE FOR THE FISH YOU ARE FISHING FOR.
  5. CARP SACKS AND CARP CRADLES ARE BANNED AND MUST NOT BE BROUGHT ONTO ANY MID KENT VENUE, CARP CAN BE RETAINED IN A LANDING NET OR RECOVERY SLING IN THE WATER FOR A MAXIMUM OF 30 MINUTES IN ORDER TO TAKE PHOTOS ETC THEN RETURNED IMMEDIATELY TO THE WATER. USE OF KEEP NETS FOR OTHER SPECIES TO BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM. NET SIZE MINIMUM 20” x 80” [50CM x 200CM]
  6. DOGS ARE PERMITED ON MOST WATERS BUT MUST BE KEPT UNDER CONTROL EITHER ON A LEAD OR RETENTION CHORD, CHECK INDIVIDUAL LAKE RULES. YOU MUST CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG.
  7. GUEST TICKETS: ONLY AVAILABLE TO ADULT MEMBERS AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE FROM THE OFFICE, CHECK WITH OFFICE FOR CHARGES. GUESTS CAN ONLY FISH NIGHTS BETWEEN OCT/MARCH.  NOTE OF MEMBERS NAME MUST BE LEFT ON DASHBOARD OF ANY VEHICLE BELONGING TO GUEST. GUESTS MAY USE 3 RODS PROVIDING THEY HAVE THE RELEVANT LICENCES.GUESTS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, NON FISHING GUESTS [EXCEPT PARTNER] ARE NOT PERMITED ON ANY VENUE AFTER SUNSET.
  8. SIBLINGS UNDER THE AGE OF 12 CAN FISH FREE WITH THEIR PARENT MEMBER PROVIDED THEY ARE IN THE SAME SWIM AND CAN ONLY USE ONE FLOAT ROD ONLY ONE CHILD PER ADULT MEMBER.
  9. NO LITER TO BE LEFT AT ANY TIME. MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL LITTER IN THEIR SWIM.PLEASE CHECK BEFORE YOU LEAVE. ANY LEFT LITTER WILL RESULT IN A LIFETIME BAN.
  10. NO BRIGHT LIGHTS /LASERS TO BE USED AT NIGHT EXCEPT HAND / HEAD TORCHES. PLEASE KEEP USE TO A MINIMUM. PLEASE ALSO KEEP NOISE TO A MINIMUM. NO FIRES ON ANY LAKE OR EXCESSIVE DRINKING, ANY MEMBER DEEMED INCAPABLE OF HANDLING FISH IN A SAFE MANNER WILL BE REMOVED. BARBECUES ARE ALLOWED AS LONG AS THEY ARE RAISED OFF THE GROUND SO THEY DO NOT BURN THE GRASS.
  11. THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED BUT EXCESSIVE DRINKING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY MEMBER DEEMED INCAPABLE OF HANDLING FISH IN A SAFE MANOR WILL BE ASKED TO REEL IN A LEAVE THE FOLLOWING DAY.
  12. MID KENT FISHERIES DO NOT CONDONE THE USE OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES. ANY MEMBER FOUND IN POSSESSION OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS WILL BE REPORTED IMMEDIATLEY TO THE POLICE.
  13. ALL NUT BAITS ARE BANNED IN THEIR WHOLE FORM, THEY ARE NOT TO BE BROUGHT ONTO ANY M.K.F WATERS, ALL SEED BAITS MUST BE BOILED. PLEASE USE PELLET & GROUNDBAITS IN MODERATION, EXCESSIVE USE CAN LEAD TO POLLUTED WATER.
  14. ALL PLASTIC BAITS ARE BANNED.
  15. RODS MUST BE ATTENDED AT ALL TIMES WHILE FISHING, YOU SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 3M FROM YOUR RODS AT ANY TIME. YOU MAY REEL IN AND LEAVE YOUR SWIM FOR A MAXIMUM OF 1 HOUR – ANY LONGER AND YOUR SWIM MUST BE VACATED
  16. CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD AND EA LICENCE TO BE CARRIED AT ALL TIMES WHEN ON OUR WATERS, EVEN IF NOT FISHING.
  17. NO LEADERS AT ALL TO BE USED ON ANY M.K.F VENUE, ANTI TANGLE TUBING TO BE USED WHENEVER POSSIBLE, FISH SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT. NO LEAD SHOT TO BE USED, NO PERMANENTLY FIXED LEADS TO BE USED.
  18. TOILET FACILITIES WHERE AVAILABLE SHOULD BE USED AND CLEANED AFTER USE, PLEASE LEAVE ALL OTHER VENUES CLEAN – AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND THEM.
  19. CURRENT PARKING PERMIT MUST BE DISPLAYED ON DASHBOARD OF VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES, WHEN FISHING OR VISITING.
  20. NO FISHING ON ANY RIVERS AT M.K.F SITES
  21. NO BOATS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED ON ANY OF OUR WATERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HANDLE AND WESTBERE.PLEASE SEE INDIVIDUAL LAKE RULES. WADING IS NOT PERMITTED EXCEPT FOR LANDING FISH.
  22. NO TREES TO BE CUT OR DAMAGED
  23. JUNIORS UNDER 16 FISHING NIGHTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT MEMBER.
  24. ALL FISH MUST BE RETURNED TO THE WATER AND AT NO TIME TRANSFERRED TO ANY OTHER WATER. PLEASE REPORT ALL DEAD FISH TO A STAFF MEMBER,
  25. NO CARS TO BE TAKEN AROUND ANY VENUE UNLESS PERMISSION HAS BEEN GIVEN BY A MEMBER OF STAFF
  26. MAXIMUM LENGTH OF STAY 48 HOURS WITH 24 HOUR BREAK FROM WATER BEFORE RETURNING.
  27. ON LAKES WHERE THERE ARE SIGNING IN SHEDS YOU MUST SIGN IN AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE AND SIGN OUT AS YOU LEAVE. NO NAME, NO FISHING!!
  28. ANY MEMBER BEING ABUSIVE T OTHER MEMBERS OR TO THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP REVOKED. UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
  29. ANY MEMBER LEAVING NEGATIVE OR DEROGATORY COMMENTS ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITES WILL BE BANNED.
  30. VALID MEBERSHIP CARDS MUST BE CARRIED AT ALL TIMES AND MUST BE SHOWN TO ANY MEMBER OF STAFF OR BAILIFF UPON REQUEST.
  31. KEYS TO BE RETURNED WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF NON REJOINING FOR REFUND.
  32. ANY PERSON FPUND BREAKING ANY OF THE RULES WILL BE BANNED. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

PIKE FISHING

33.JUNIORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT MEMBER

34. MAXIMUM OF 3 RODS AT ANY ONE TIME

35.MINIMUM 15LB MONO OR 30LB BRAID

36.WIRE TRACES TO BE USED AT ALL TIMES, MINIMUM 28LB B/S

37.MINIMUM TRACE LENGTH 15 INCHES

38.NO LIVE BAITING

39.CRUSHED BARBS OR SEMI-BARBED SNAP TACKLE TO BE USED.

40.NO GAGS, GAFFS OR BOGA GRIPS TO BE USED- CARRY APPROPRIATE UNHOOKING TOOLE IE: LONG  FORCEPS, LONG HANDLED WIRE CUTTERS, LONG HANDLED PLIERS, DEEP THROAT DISGORGERS.

WE WANT OUR MEMBERS TO ENJOY FISHING ALL OF OUR VENUES. PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE AND BE RESPECTFUL OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND OTHER PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES. ALL MEMBERS MUST BE VIGILANT AND ENSURE THAT NO UNAUTHORISED FISHING TAKES PLACE.

MEMBERS FISHING DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK AND ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CLUB ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY.

THE BAILIFFS DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

BEFORE FISHING ANY MID KENT FISHERIES VENUE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR GEAR IS FULLY DRIED TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF FISH DISEASE SUCH AS KHV.