Rules

THE RULES FOR FISHING AT IREMONGERS POND

Anyone fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales must hold an “Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence” in addition to an IPA membership or Day Ticket and must comply with the bylaws for the waters they are fishing.

Anyone failing to comply with these bylaws could face prosecution and receive a fine of up to £2000.


Care of the fish, both in and out of the water, is of utmost importance.

No cars allowed pond side of the tram track, except for IPA Pond Maintenance Vehicles.

No use of unattended fishing setups.

Two rods maximum, per member or day ticket holder.  No sharing of a peg.

If carp fishing you must have a landing net of at least 36 inches (92 cm).

You must have an UNHOOKING MAT or CRADLE. A carp care kit or similar should be used at all times to treat damaged fish before returning them to the pond.

Only barbless or micro-barbed hooks to be used. Any barbed hooks should be pinched before use..

You must use FORCEPS and or a DISGORGER to unhook fish.  


You must use a quick lead release system ie. Korda lead clip. NO FIXED RIGS ! Semi fixed or running leads only and Chods are also allowed.


Coated braid hook length is allowed.

No dog or cat meat baits are allowed.

The Bailiffs will perform occasional random rig checks.

No dry handling of fish with a towel or similar, before handling fish wet your hands.

NO SACKING OF CARP.

Bait boats and drones are not allowed.

If you are found to be neglecting care of the fish you will be asked to surrender your Membership Card or Day Ticket and escorted off the site.

The use of NUTS for bait is PROHIBITED.  No mass or heavy pre-baiting prior to fishing, and a maximum of 1kg per 24 hour fishing session allowed.

Suitable tackle for the species of fish you fishing for must be used.

Pike fishing with Dead-baits is from 1st October until 31s t March only, NO LIVE BAITS to be used at any time, and you must use a wire trace. Forceps or long-nosed pliers should be used for un-hooking. Spinners and Lures to be used in GMT spring and summer months only.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult or they will be asked to leave.

If you leave your rods unattended you will be asked to leave the site.

Night fishing is allowed for full members only.

NO FIRES. The drinking of beer, wine and spirits is allowed, but not to excess. No shouting or loud music.  Radios are allowed but at a low volume remember respect the privacy of local residents and other users.

BBQs are not permitted on site. Bright Torches are not allowed.  For night fishing please use a low powered torch or head torch.

The use of specialist fishing bivvies or brolly systems only, is preferred for night fishing, but in additionally small, discrete tents only (preferably green) – no large tents or parties of tents - at the discretion of the Bailiff’s.

One non-angling guest only, when night fishing.


NO FISH ARE TO BE TAKEN OFF SITE.  ALL FISH ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE WATER ALIVE.

ANYONE FOUND STEALING FISH OR TAKING FISH TO EAT WILL BE SEVERELY DEALT WITH AND PROSECUTED AND CAN BE FINED UP TO £4000.


ALL DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD OR LONG LEASH AT ALL TIMEs.



----------------------------- Iremongers Pond Association Bailiff Team - Head Bailiff Andy Spiers 0115 8371844 --------------------------------