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BCAA waters and the Covid-19 lockdown

We are pleased to find the government have now decided that it is OK to fish during lockdown.

A DEFRA statement says:

Cabinet Office have now officially confirmed that angling / fishing (incl. sea fishing off private boats, water sports) can be considered exercise and are hence permitted.”

The Angling Trust states on its website:

With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.

Please bear in mind these key points which will be reflected in the new Angling Trust guidelines which we will publish shortly:

  • This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May.
  • We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.
  • The Government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
  • Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
  • The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
  • To remain within the law you should follow the Government’s guidance, and only fish locally. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

This is clearly a fluid situation so for up to date information please refer to the Angling Trust website .

NEW AGENT SELLING BCAA MEMBERSHIPS AND KEYS
We are pleased to announce that from 11 Jan 2020 BCAA has a new agent selling BCAA memberships, and keys for locked fisheries. This new agent is:
Calder Angling Supplies, 143 Bradford Rd, Brighouse HD6 4AD Tel: 01484 711063 Website: www.calderangling.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE: SHIPTON LAKE – NEW OTTER FENCE
Anglers please note that an otter fence has now been erected at this fishery. ALL ANGLERS MUST ALWAYS CLOSE AND LOCK THE GATE AFTER ENTRY.  If any member is found to have left the gate open, they will be asked to account for their actions to the General Committee, and may have their membership withdrawn.

Bradford City Angling Association
Don’t let the name confuse you. Bradford City Angling Association does have fishing a short bus ride from the centre of Bradford in Yorkshire. But a quick look at Our Fisheries will show you just how many other fishing waters we have, scattered throughout the Yorkshire Dales.

Is your interest in catching a 20lb carp from the Association’s own lakes? Is it Match fishing or trying to outwit the trout on one of our fly-only river beats?

You might even try for a salmon or sea trout on our own stretch of the River Ribble. Whatever you want, we have fishing for you.

Are you planning a visit to Yorkshire, or are you a genuine ‘Tyke’ who normally fishes day-ticket waters?

Whichever, why not Join Online or contact us for information and details about the Club? If you’d rather not buy on-line, use the Application Form

Membership enquiries
Mike Briggs
Membership Secretary
Tel: 07759 815202
E-mail:  bradfordcityaa@aol.com.

Membership costs not much more than you might pay for just a couple of days’ fishing on a typical trout or coarse fishery but gives you access to all our waters for a full 12 months (subject to the close season).

We also have Guest Tickets, for members to take a friend to try a fishery or two.

We have a thriving Fly-Fishing Section, which runs an Open Day at the waterside for anglers new to using the fly.

Regular working parties work to keep our Waters in tip-top order.