The boring, BUT important
UPDATED 3/6/2014 (updates in red)
Please note that rule 30 is worded differently on the website to the
wording in your Membership Book. The website wording is correct and the one that should be adhered to.
1. No member may serve on the Broome Society Committee if he or
she are Committee Members of any other Angling Society or Club.
2. Membership lapses on 8th June each year, but subscriptions are due not later than 1st June each year.
3. Membership shall be open to people regardless of colour, creed, religion, sex or disability and no member shall
be discriminated against because of these factors.
4. Members may apply to the Secretary or Senior Water Officer
for permission to take a guest. Permission must be obtained in writing. One ticket only per occasion will be issued
and no member can apply for more than two tickets per season. Seven day guest tickets are available at £10 (£5
concessional) or single day tickets at £5 all classes, throughout the year.
5. Except on Amalgamated Waters, a
members spouse may fish on his or hers spouses Membership Book, provided he or she is accompanied by his or her
spouse. No junior shall fish free of charge. Junior members are not allowed to fish between the times of 9pm and
5am unless each junior is accompanied by an adult, except in the case of juniors with their own parent.
6. A Junior Member is a member who has not attained the age of 17 at the 1st June in any year and is still in full
7. Any member on production of this own permit may ask anyone else fishing for proof of membership.
8. No litter must be left behind. It must be taken home and disposed
of properly; in particular, line is dangerous and is on no account to be discarded on the waters. Failure to
observe this rule will result in automatic expulsion from the Society. Every member is responsible for the litter
in their swim whether left by them or not.
9. In each season between 1st March and 28th February, at the discretion of the Committee, a trophy will be awarded
for the heaviest fish of each species caught by a member on rod and line in Society waters. Each entry must be
weighed and witnessed by two other persons and details sent to the Secretary. Please return such fish alive to the
10. The Society accepts no responsibility, nor do the owners for accident or loss to any members' property or
person or that of their guest.
11. Any member or guest interfering with owners' plant or property will be expelled from the Society.
12. A special General Meeting may be convened if 10% of members apply in writing to the Secretary and state the
business that they wish to discuss at such a meeting. Notice of any resolution to be moved at an Annual General
Meeting unless recommended by the Committee shall be submitted in writing to the Hon. Secretary by 14th March in
each year and signed by the Proposer and Seconded. Any such resolution unless withdrawn, shall be included in the
notice of Annual General Meeting.
13. The playing of transistor radios, etc. is prohibited.
14. Dogs may be brought to the water, subject to the wishes of individual land owners provided that they are kept
on a leash at all times and kept under strict control.
15. The lighting of fires is prohibited as is the digging out of banks.
16. All Pike 5lb and over and all other fish except Zander must be returned to the Society waters alive. All Zander
should be removed.
17. Unattended rods must be out of the water and not baited.
18. Surplus bait must not be left on the bank when you cease fishing.
19. Keep nets must be of size and design strictly in accordance with the regulations laid down by the
Environment Agency. All members must treat fish with utmost care and release
them at the first sign of distress. Carp friendly type nets only, to be used on Colver Lake. Silver fish must
be kept in a seperate keepnet.