LBAC Club Rules
Members are provided with this booklet as proof of membership.
The member's full name, address and club agent stamp must be clearly
recorded. You must sign the book, agreeing to the club rules.
Unsigned booklets are NOT VALID.
Members failing to observe the club rules may be called before the
committee. The disciplinary procedures are explained in the
Members have the right to request any other angler to produce a
valid club membership booklet. Club booklets must be carried when
fishing club waters and produced on demand. Booklets must be on
display, easily seen, at Claydon and Broadwater.
Club bailiffs and officials hold a warrant card which they must
produce as evidence of their authority to challenge anglers fishing
Persons found taking fish from club waters will be prosecuted. All
fish must be returned unharmed to the water. Fish must not be
transferred between waters.
All members must have a valid rod licence and be aware of EA fishing
Carp and catfish may only be retained temporarily for photographic
purposes.. Members must ensure that all captured fish are treated
with respect and not harmed. Fish must be returned ASAP.
Members must respect the environment. Camping tents may not
be erected. Firearms or other weapons may not be taken onto club
waters. No fires may be started. Self contained cooking apparatus is
allowed if adequate safety precautions are taken. Cook outside of
your bivvy to stay safe. Dogs may not be taken onto club waters.
Catapults may only be used for depositing bait in your own swim,
they must not be used as a weapon or for any purpose other than
baiting your swim.
Members are responsible for any litter in their swim. At the
discretion of a club bailiff members found with litter in their swim
may be reported to the club committee, your membership may be
removed. You must keep your litter in a bag, ready for removal when
All Club members intending to participate in Club or Inter Club
matches should produce their membership booklet and a valid rod
licence when requested to do so.
No juniors are to fish Tiddenfoot Pit without the supervision of an
Adult Club member. Junior members and anglers less than 18 years of
age may not night fish Tiddenfoot Pit.
A junior member is allowed to fish Rackley Hills Lake if accompanied
by a responsible adult member. Only one junior per adult is allowed.
Rackley Hills lake may not be fished at night from April 1st to 15th
October unless a written invitation and permission is given by the
club committee. Members without permission to night fish can arrive
one hour after the Claydon arrival time. You must leave by TWO
HOURS BEFORE and not beyond the Claydon departure time, April 1st
to 15th October. (See back of this booklet for Claydon
times). Leaving times are available on the noticeboard by the
Rackley main gate. Rackley arrival time is one hour after the
Claydon arrival time. Members with a Tiddenfoot night pass
may fish at night from October 16th to March 31st.
No treble hooks or multiple hook rigs may be used on club waters
containing catfish (Rackley, Tiddenfoot, Claydon). On other waters,
without catfish present, one hook, treble or single, may be used.
Club matches will be fished to NFA rules, subject to amendment by
the committee. The club match programme is in the membership book
and on this website.
No heaters, cooking stoves or candles may be used to heat a bivvy or
angling shelter. This rule is for your personal safety.
Members must acquaint themselves with the Club match programme
printed in this membership book. The club match programme is also
published on the club website.
Night fishing is not allowed at Claydon Lakes. Times for
arrival and departure are printed at the back of this booklet. Club
members found to be fishing outside of the stated times will be
automatically barred from club membership and may face prosecution.
Keep nets may not be used at Claydon with the exception of an
official club match.
Bivvies or bivvy system umbrellas may not be used at Claydon. Only a
fishing umbrella with a single pole when required. Membership books
MUST be clearly displayed by your seat or rods.
No live fish may be taken onto Club waters. Live fish baits or dead
freshwater fish may not be used at Claydon. EA rules forbid the
movement of live fish between waters.
No boats are to be used on Club waters, except in extraordinary
circumstances where the verbal permission of a club officer may be
given. Bait boats may not be used.
Anglers fishing Tiddenfoot lake may leave their tackle (baits out of
the water and at their own risk) for a maximum of 2 hours in any 24
Club members fishing Tiddenfoot lake may fish for a
maximum of four nights in any seven day period, then they must leave
the water, with their tackle, for 72 hours and may not return
within that time period.
Club members fishing Tiddenfoot lake during the night must be in
possession of a night fishing permit. Anglers under 18 may not night
fish at Tiddenfoot. See the Tiddenfoot pages for further details
and tackle rules, which must be obeyed.
Club members fishing Rackley Hills lake and Tiddenfoot for catfish
must use a line of minimum 18lb breaking strain. Rods of 3lb test
curve or more, a minimum 50 inch landing net and large unhooking mat
must be used. Club officers have the right to inspect tackle used by
a member, if tackle is inadequate you may be asked to leave the
Only 3 rods and one bivvy, or angling shelter, will be allowed per
swim at Tiddenfoot. If two anglers share a swim the rule still
applies, only three rods may be used.
Anglers fishing for catfish or carp on any club water must use a
large padded unhooking mat or cradle, a padded unhooking mat must be
used for all species of specimen fish.
Club members may use up to three fishing rods on club waters with
the exception of Claydon and the River Ouzel, where two rods is the
maximum allowed. Club members must have the appropriate licences for
the rods they use and keep lines in their own swim.
No bankside changes, building of swims, refurbishment or any other
work may be carried out on any club water without the written
permission of the club committee.
Bottles and tins must be kept inside a bivvy or out of view. Take
ALL litter home with you. Keep empty containers and litter in a
bag out of view.
Crayfish may not be used as bait on any club water. Any captured
signal crayfish must not be returned to the water. This is an
Environmental Agency rule.
The club reserves the right to refuse or withdraw membership.
Anglers fishing lakes may not retain fish in a keepnet. Matches on
club waters are the exception, keepnets may be used in a match.
Handle all fish with care and return them as soon as possible.
Members fishing under the influence of alcohol or
drugs will be told to leave the fishery for their own and the safety
of others. Disciplinary action in accordance with the club
procedures will take place at a later date.
your litter home. Do not leave litter on the bank.
members should respect other anglers,
all people frequenting our waters and all club officers.
Inappropriate behaviour may result in membership being withdrawn