Leighton Buzzard Angling Club

LBAC waters are open from 7.30am to 5pm during February.
If any member is found fishing outside of
the stated hours they will have their membership
removed. Support angling, follow the rules.
Protect our right to fish during lockdown.

1. You must fish one angler to a swim.

2. No guests in your swim.

3. Stay at least 15m from other anglers when fishing, wear a mask when near other people and stay 2m apart.

4. Absolutely no night fishing on our waters until further notice.

5. Carry hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching locks or gates.  

6. Anglers found to be fishing our waters out of the stated hours (7.30am - 5pm) will have their membership withdrawn. Please take advantage of being allowed to go fishing during these very challenging times but do not abuse the privilege. Many other sports are banned, the Angling Trust lobbied on the behalf of all anglers for our sport to be allowed during lockdown 3. It is up to all anglers to ensure that nothing is done to change the minds of the Government. Be thoughtful, be safe, protect your right to go fishing.

Information from the Angling Trust website.

This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May.

We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.

The Government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.

Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.

The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.

To remain within the law you should follow the Government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

 


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