PDAS Covid 19 Updates


(Updated 8th July 2020)

Following advice, the PDAS are pleased to confirm the following in addition to the General Water Rules and Specific Water Rules:

1 – All waters will re- open on Wednesday 13th May at 12 noon. Exchange books are not currently available. Day tickets & Guest tickets are available, please check website for details.

2 – All waters will have restrictions to conform to Angling Trust and Government guidelines. This could mean for example that certain swims are closed and taped off. Under NO circumstances is fishing allowed outside the swims that are open

3 – Maximum stay on any water is limited to 24 hours.

4 – Anglers must take notice of social distancing rules. They must always remain at least 2 metres distant from other anglers or club officials. Swims may be shared if the 2 metre rules is adhered to and tackle is not shared.

5 – Anglers MUST carry their own hand sanitizers to use after opening gates and pad locks.

6 – Anglers who car share with people from a different household MUST ensure they follow the current GOV guidelines. Take particular care when parking not to break social distancing rules. (updated 27th June 2020)

7 – Bailiffs will still be checking memberships and adherence to rules. This will be carried out at a safe distance; you need to show your membership and not pass it to the bailiff. Do not approach within 2 metres of a bailiff.

8 – Do not visit any water if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Stay at home and follow Government advice on isolation.

9 – Anyone breaking these rules or existing club rules will be asked to leave and reported to the disciplinary committee.

Please stay safe and be responsible for your actions to protect yourself and other anglers and understand that there may be times you turn up and all swims are taken.

If you have any concerns or are unsure of anything, please contact the pond warden or the fishery team, telephone numbers are in handbook or on website contact page.

These rules may be subject to change at any time as government advice changes. Please regularly check the website, our social media, Forum and read notices on the waters. For waters that require booking please see updated information on the website under its own water page.

PDAS Committee 8th July 2020