The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on everybody and it is the club's (and it's members) responsibility to ensure that everything we do is carried out safely and according to the current regulations. This page is intended as a guide to the current regulations, but it is stressed that members may need to check with external websites for any changes.
Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown.
Having now examined the government’s new Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations the Angling Trust is pleased to be able to offer some initial guidance and interpretation to anglers and fishery providers. Our formal guidelines will be published following further consultation with colleagues at Sport England and DCMS once Parliament has debated the regulations today and passed them into law.
Overall the Angling Trust is pleased that ministers have recognised the value of allowing angling and some other forms of outdoor recreation to continue through the forthcoming lockdown period. However, the new rules are more complicated than we had hoped and anglers should be fully aware of what we can and can’t do in the next 28 days.
How to Fish
The regulations are clear and you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The Rule of Six is now effectively the Rule of Two for most of us. The tightening of the rules on ‘gatherings’ means that match fishing or any other organised fishing event is prohibited by law during lockdown. However, competitive fishing will be able to resume once there is a return to the three tier system of restrictions.
Reddish Angling Club is committed to ensuring that it members can attend the clubs waters in as safe a manner as possible. In order for this to happen all members must follow the following guidance.
Do not attend Jackson's if you or any member of your household have any Covid symptoms - follow government guidlines on self-isolating.
Social distancing must be observed at all times (2m minimum distance)
Hand sanitizer to be used before and after opening or closing locks and gates. wipe down any surfaces that you touch.
One angler only per peg (unless members from a single household or "bubble")
No sharing of tackle and equipment.
Observe any bailiffs instructions.
Members should only visit Jackson's when attending to fish or on official committee business. Bank walkers should not attend.
Unfortunatley, as we cannot guarantee the complete cleanliness of the toilet facilites, they must remain closed until we are advised that it is safe to reopen them.
Following the Government’s latest Covid-19 guidance relating to the phased return of sport and recreation, organisers of angling competitions are now legally required to carry out a thorough Risk Assessment to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus.
We can confirm that the Match Secretary carries out this risk assessment before each match and guidance given to participants as
Useful Covid related websites
The Angling Trust Covid page - https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/
The UK Government Coronovirus page - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS Coronovirus page - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Stockport Council Covid-19 page - https://www.stockport.gov.uk/showcase/coronavirus
Any member seeking clarification on any matter please contact the relevant committee member (see the contacts page).
Reddish Angling Club will not be held responsible for anyone contracting Covid-19 (nor any other disease for that matter) when fishing the clubs waters or matches. Members fish entirely at their own risk.
1. Mike Bickley 52pts
2. Mark Wheatcroft 45pts
3. Chris Bickley 39pts
4. Jack Walton 31pts
5. Chris Ridgway 28pts
J6. Lee Cherry 23pts
J6. Paul Slee 23pts
8. Wayne Slee 21pts
9. Danek Imiolek 19pts
10. Dave Parry 15pts
11. Dave Wheddon 14pts
J12. Tom Cherry 13pts
J12. Dean Slee 13pts
14. Rob Holtom 10pts
15. Mark Bowden 9pts
16. Louie Brown 8pts
J17. Daniel Russell 0pts
J17 Dave Yates 0pts
J17 Luke Yates 0pts
Tuesday Night League Table
1st Jim Fleming 100pts
2nd Lee Cherry 96pts
3rd Mike Bickley 92pts
4th Rob Holtam 68pts
5th Paul Slee 41pts
6th Jack Walton 39pts
7th Mark Bowden 22pts
8th Wayne Slee 15pts
9th Danny Russell 14pts
J10th Louis Brown 0pts
J10th John Turnbull 0pts