Since the club introduced the new padlock and key access to the fisheries it has been widely welcomed as a positive step forward in protecting our waters from unauthorised access and safeguarding our fish. We wish to appeal to all members to make sure they lock up properly when arriving and leaving. The locks were designed to retain the key while unlocked for a good reason - to make sure it is locked to get the key out.

However there have been instances of the padlock being locked but not to the gate, leaving free access to the fishery. As a member these are your waters, paid for by your club, with your membership fee. Everyone has an interest to make sure they are locked so please check carefully when you take your key out of the lock, that the gate cannot be opened. The club will lock gates if found open.