RFC FISHERIES ARE RE-OPENING SATURDAY 09-01-2021 AM
The government have now agreed to allow angling to continue
during this lockdown thanks to petitioning from the
Angling Trust. However, ALL of our RFC venues (including rivers)
will remain closed until Saturday am (9-01-2021).
This is due having go around all our venues again changing
lock codes back to what is in the permit as well as removing
lockdown closure signs.
All health and safety COVID related guidelines as posted
on our RFC and the government website must be adhered
to at all times.
Anyone found ignoring social distancing rules will face
SOTS HOLE CAR PARK BEALE PARK CLOSED 7th January 2021
The owner of Sots Hole, our lower car park at Beale Park,
will be carrying out some maintenance on the car park on
Thursday the 7th of January 2021 and will have machinery on
site. The car park is closed for that day.
Reading Fishing Club will not be issuing any more permits
for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
Demand for permits has been high and we have used all of
the permits that were printed earlier this year.
In order to preserve the quality of fishing for our members,
rather than try and cater for too many, we have taken the
decision not to print more 2020/21 permits.
Please note, now we have been put in Tier 4 COVID
restrictions in Berkshire, all RFC fishing matches are
cancelled until further notice.
Following initial guidance from the Angling Trust all
RFC waters are at present remaining open for fishing
by members within the new guidelines. These allow fishing
as an individual, with a household or bubble member, or
one other non-household person. Travel should be ‘locally
where possible’ but no clear limit has been set. All Club
matches scheduled before 2nd December are
cancelled. Any change will be notified on website and
Beale Park Parking during lockdown
Beale Park main gates will remain open during lockdown.
Although the park is closed to the public. This is to allow
RFC members to park the car and fish. If Beale Park end
up having members of the general public coming in and
trying to access the park, this accessmay be reviewed and
alternative parking announced.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MEMBERS
The EC have agreed the following new addition to Local Rules for Beale Park Fishery (page 20 in your permit). 8. The use of any live fish as bait is prohibited. This new rule takes effect immediately
PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM Angling Direct THURS - SATURDAY ONLY
Permits are available to purchase at Angling Direct Reading from THURSDAYS - SATURDAYS ONLY
CASH or CHEQUE payment only. Cheques made payable to Reading Fishing Club
To make your permit application/renewal quicker and easier for Angling Direct Staff adhering to COVID-19 working practices, if you are able to, please download and print the new permit application/renewal form from our website at home first, then complete the form at home before taking it with you to Angling Direct.
Postal applications can also be made by downloading the new permit membership/renewal form above. Address where to send postal application to is on the permit application form, do not forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
The toilet located near the maintenance hut between Tappens and Osier is open for emergencies, providing that people bring and use their own hand sanitiser/wet wipes and wipe it down before and after use.
A reminder all rubbish to be taken home with you, no excuses.
COVID 19 REGULATIONS ON OUR FISHERIES
It is vital that members adhere to the guidelines below, any
transgressions will be severely dealt with and may result
in withdrawal of membership or the re-closure of fisheries.
1. Maintain social distancing of a minimum of
2 metres AT ALL TIMES.
2. Use disposable gloves or clean hands with sanitiser after
handling locks/gates etc.
3. Minimum distance of 15 metres to adjacent angler.
4. No keepnets or carp sacks to be used.
5. No non-fishing guests permitted.
Members please note that the AGM and following EC meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Could all members with RDAA trophies please take them to a Tadley Angling so they can be collected from there.
For returning RFC trophies please contact Pete B.
2020/2021 PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM
ANGLING DIRECT - READING
The Io Trade Centre, 9, 8 Deacon Way,
Reading RG30 6AZ
Phone: 0118 941 2896
Many thanks to Angus Norman ( SA Scaffolding ) for donating the scaffold for our signage project
WELCOME TO READING FISHING CLUB
Reading Fishing Club is affiliated to Reading & District Angling Association, and is one of the founder members when the association was formed in 1923. The club is also a member of the Angling Trust and Kennet Valley Fishery Association.