Rules & Constitution

Rules & Information For 2021 Season.

No night fishing is allowed on any of our fisheries.

Please remember to carry your membership card / I.D Card at all times as failure to produce it on request could result in you being asked to leave the fishery immediately. All members are empowered to question the presence of anyone at either fishery, and ask them to leave if they cannot produce a current membership/ I.D card. Please remember also a current water authority rod licence is also necessary and can be purchased at most Post Offices.

Always display your parking permit clearly and park in the correct area.

keepnets used by members must comply with the Enviroment Agency bylaws and fishery regulations.

Carp & Silvers must be kept in separate keepnets.

NO more than a total 60lbs of fish per keepnet.

No braided hooklengths to be used.

Members may not leave any baited hooks unattended in the water.

No Fires.

No dogs except guide dogs and must be secured by leash at all times.

Barbless hooks ONLY to be used on our club Lakes.( Weirwood Fishery excluded ).

Guest tickets must be obtained and paid for in advance before fishing. The guest must be accompanied by a club member and he/she must be responsible for the guests conduct. Guest tickets can ONLY be used at the following fisheries:

Betchworth, Polebrook Farm 

Betchworth River Mole

  • Fishing is allowed between dawn and dusk
  • Guest tickets available.
  • Close season applies.

Polebrook Farm River Eden

  • There is an intercom that secures the gate at Polebrook Farm. Mr Scott the farmer has kindly given permission for members to park in his farm yard at the end of the concrete drive by the barns next to the round slurry tower.
  • Guest tickets available.
  • Close Season applies.

Bernies Lakes

  • Fishing is only allowed between 7AM and dusk,you must not enter Bernie’s fishery before 7AM.
  • Guest tickets are NOT valid at this fishery members ONLY.
  • Failure to display your car permit will result you paying the FULL Day ticket charge.
  • Members have free fishing 7 Days a week.

Beaver Farm Lakes

  • Fishing is only allowed between the hours displayed on the notice board at entrance to fishery.
  • Guest tickets are NOT valid at this fishery members ONLY.
  • Members must check in with the fishery before fishing.
  • Members free fishing Monday /Friday.  Day ticket at weekends.
  • Tuscany & Snipe Lakes are excluded to members however a daily surcharge is available via the on site bailiffs.
  • Members must abide by the fishery rules.

Weir Wood Reservoir

  • Fishing is only allowed between 7AM and dusk.( Members can Night fish for a small surcharge with the onsite Baliff please contact fishery before hand). 
  • Guest tickets are NOT valid at this fishery members ONLY.
  • Fishing from the Sailing club bank is only allowed from Mon/Friday.
  • Members can only fish within the boundaries found on the map in the Members Only Section of the website.
  • Members can fish from boats for a small fee with permission from the onsite bailiffs before fishing.
  • Members must use Barbed Hooks at this fishery.

Orchard Place Farm Fishery 

  • Fishing is only allowed between 7AM and dusk, you must not enter Orchard Place Farm fishery before 7AM.
  • Guest tickets are NOT valid at this fishery members ONLY.
  • Members must carry their Membership Card and I.D Card, Failure will result on you being charged a D.T.
  • Lakes 5 – 6 & 10 are available severn days a week for free to our members but any matches that are booked will take precedent check with the fishery for availability of swims as it does get busy/booked up at weekends.
  • Members must abide by the fishery rules.

Five Oaks Fishery

  • Fishing is only allowed between 7AM and dusk, you must not enter Five Oaks fishery before 7AM.
  • Top lake will be CLOSED to members when a scheduled fishing competition is taking place. (see fixture list on website under matches for more information).
  • Guest tickets are NOT valid at this fishery members ONLY.
  • Failure to display your car permit will result you paying the FULL Day ticket charge.
  • Members have access to free fishing 7 Days a week on the Top Lake.
  • Members may ONLY use one rod or pole on the Top lake at any one time but can have other rods/pole set up.                          
  • The Middle lake is available to members at a reduced Day ticket of £5.00.                    
  • The Bottom lake is not available to members from 1st January 2021 but can book a swim in advance with the fishery management for a fee.
  • Keep nets ONLY to be used in club competitions.
  • Members to abide by the fishery rules.                                

Basic Match Rules

Fixtures: A list is provided each year either on the back of your Membership card or via the Societies website.

Draw time and duration of match shown on Membership Card, fishing will commence and cease at the sound of a whistle.

Queries: All match queries should be referred to the Match Secretary.

Booking for Away Fixtures: Members wishing to take part in away matches or where there is a peg limit must book in with the Match Secretary no later than 8pm the Thursday prior to that Sunday.

Pools: Pools money is optional and must be paid prior to the draw, late arrivals where they have contacted the Match Secretary before the draw will be allowed to enter.

Prize money NOT collected immediately after the match will be forfeit.

Pegged Matches: On pegged matches, competitors will draw for swims and must fish that peg for the duration of the match.

Commencement of fishing: Fishing will commence when a whistle is blown at the start time to be given out at the draw. Competitors may only break the water before the whistle to place a keepnet and test the depth.

Cessation of fishing: Matches will end on the whistle at the time shown on the fixture list unless agreed before the match that the end time is different to that stated. All competitors must remove their rods and line from the water at the sound of the whistle to indicate the end of the match.

Fish hooked before the whistle ending the competition will have 10 minutes to land the fish any time longer it will be disqualified from the weigh in.

Maximum weight per keep net must not exceed 60 lbs with a 6 lb tolerance, exceeding this weight of 66 lbs angler will have his net reduced back to 50 lbs.

If you see a large number of fish in distress on any of our waters please report it as soon as possible to the NRA using the Freefone number 0800 80 70 60. The call may be made from the nearest telephone box or any other telephone without charge. Please do not wait until you get home before calling as this could be too late to save the fish, the number is manned twenty four hours a day, Seven days a week.
Please take all your litter home. Respect the country code and all wild life. Tight lines and good fishing.




(a) The affairs of the Society shall be conducted by a Management Committee of

Members all of whom shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting by

those members present.

(b) The Management Committee shall consist of the following:-

Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon. General Secretary, Hon. Treasurer,

Hon. Membership Secretary, Hon. Competition Secretary and a general Committee of four members.

(c) The Management Committee shall be responsible for the conduct of the Society

between Annual General Meetings and shall have voting powers of co-option.

(d) Voting in general committee shall only be by elected Management Committee

Members. The Chairman having a casting vote in the event of a tie at

Committee or General Meetings.

(e) Four members of the Management Committee shall constitute a quorum.

(f) The Society is intent that children, young people and vulnerable adults will find angling a safe environment in which to have fun, learn and develop, and will seek to ensure this by adopting, using and promoting the Joint Angling Governing Bodies Child Protection Policy Guidelines Document.

(g) The Committee shall have the power to expel any member of the Society who shall willfully break any Rule or Bye-law or who shall bring discredit on the Society and he shall have no claim for compensation or for a return of any subscription paid. No member shall be expelled under this rule except at a meeting of the Committee convened for the purpose and at which he may lodge an appeal.

(h) The Management Committee reserve at all times the right to withhold

membership of any individual.

(i) Minutes shall be taken and records kept of all meetings, records being kept by the

Honorary General Secretary.

(j) Management Committee Members have the authority to remove Rule Book and

I.D card if a member is discovered to be in breach of Society rules. The member’s

Rule Book and I.D card shall be handed to the Honorary General Secretary who

will write to the alleged offender requesting that he or she attend the next

Committee Meeting.


Auditors for the Society’s accounts shall be appointed at each Annual General Meeting.


The financial year shall end 31st December and the Annual General Meeting shall be held the following February.


An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society may be called either by the Management Committee or by written request of not fewer than twenty-five members, stating the reason for the meeting. Ten days notice of the Annual General or an Extraordinary General Meeting must be given. The Chairman at a General Meeting may at his discretion refuse to permit discussions or resolutions to be taken on any matter of which twenty-one days notice has not been given before the Meeting. The quorum for a General Meeting shall be twenty members.

6. AMENDMENTS TO RULES AND REGULATIONS (excluding General Rules and Rules for Competitions):

No amendment, addition nor deletion to the Rules and Regulations shall be made other than at an Annual General or an Extraordinary General Meeting called for that purpose. Any resolution to amend the Rules and Regulations must be set out in the notice covering the General Meeting. Proposed alterations and additions to existing rules must be made in writing to the Secretary at least twenty-one days before the date of such meeting. Propositions must be seconded. Such resolutions shall not be carried unless voted in favour by a two-thirds majority of the members present. Any alterations to the sections of the Rule Book referred to as General Rules and Rules for Competitions are within the discretion of the Management Committee.


Nominations for Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and Honorary Membership Secretary must be submitted (with the consent of the nominee), signed by the member proposing, seconded and handed to the existing Honorary Secretary not later than twenty-one days prior to the Annual General Meeting.


The funds of the Society shall be lodged in the name of the Society with a Bank approved by the Management Committee and shall be operated only by means of cheques signed by two of the Officers of the Society. The Honorary Treasurer shall keep an account of all the monies received and paid. Such an account shall be made available to the Auditors for the Balance Sheet to be presented at the Annual General Meeting.


As CADAS is a Permanent Society it shall not be dissolved except by a General Meeting; all members previously having received written notice of the meeting from the Honorary General Secretary. Should the Society be dissolved, the assets are to be sold and the proceeds shared between the current members at the time of dissolution.


Membership is limited to 250 Adults and 50 Juniors. New members are admitted to the Society between 1st March and 31 of February in any one year, subject to payment of the current annual membership and entrance fees.


Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society. The Society respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status. The Society is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. All Society members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. The Management Committee will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to Society disciplinary procedures.