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ABERAERON TOWN ANGLING CLUB

THE RIVER AERON’S ONLY ANGLING CLUB

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 1    The Club shall be called the Aberaeron Town Angling Club. Full membership is confined to persons residing permanently within a two mile radius of the County Hall, Aberaeron.


2a    Non local residents who have previously received local membership tickets will continue to be classified as local members provided their membership does not lapse.


2b    A native of the town of Aberaeron who has moved away to live is entitled to receive full local membership. Applications to made in writing to the Secretary giving full details.


3     That only the holder of an E.A. (Salmon and Sea Trout) National license may be permitted to fish on Club waters.


4     Only the following baits or lures may be used on Club waters: a) worm, shrimp or prawn; b) artificial fly; c) artificial minnow, spoon or plug.


5     No rod shall be left unattended.


6     Any water bailiff or ticket holder (on producing his or her ticket) may demand to see the ticket of any person found fishing in Club waters and may examine any basket, bag or any other receptacle used by such person for carrying fish or tackle.


7     Members must be careful to ascertain the boundaries of Club waters.


8     Fixed spool and multiplier reels are only permitted upstream from the second road bridge (former Water Board Offices).


9     There is a limit of 4 migratory fish (2 taken and 2 released) per day between 12 midnight one day and 12 midnight the following day, i.e., a normal day.  Any takeable fish returned shall count towards the 4. The above is subject to Natural Resources Wales Bye-laws (i.e., maximum of 2 salmon per day and a maximum of 5 salmon per week). The maximum number of sewin that may be taken in any one season is 15. This is a voluntary limit but all anglers are expected to comply.


10    Members guilty of willful damage to crops, fences or other property, or taking dogs on the land, will forfeit their membership. No litter, weights or nylon to be left on the river bank.  Anglers are not permitted to have dogs with them whilst fishing.


11    No spinning below the second road bridge in low, clear water. One hook cast to be used for bottom fishing.


12    It is illegal to catch peel (gwyniad).


13    No encroaching on the weirs beyond the white lines.


14    Any member found convicted of an angling offence is liable to be banned.


15    No float fishing on Club waters.


16    No fishing for trout below the second road bridge before 31st May.


17    All complaints must be made in writing to the Secretary.


18    Day permit holders to fish only above the second road bridge.


19    The Committee has the right to close Club waters at its discretion.


20    No nylon less than 4 lbs to be used for sewin and salmon fishing.  Traces must be used.


21    Only disabled anglers and OAPs to use seats.


22    River competitions are open to Full Members only; lake competitions are open to all members.


23    Specimen fish to be entered in Club competitions must be weighed in to an officer of the Club or a Committee member and then confirmed in writing to the Secretary within seven days of the date of capture together with evidence of the weight of the fish from a commercial weighing scales, e.g., from a butcher or grocer.


24    No alcohol to be consumed on the river bank.