Club Rules

 1 The AGM shall take place on the last Thursday in April of each year at 1930 hrs in the Chippenham Liberal Club. All members are invited to attend.
 2 5% of net adult subscriptions to be set-aside for re-stocking and water improvements.
 3 No person to fish club waters without being in possession of a valid club permit.
 4 A member must produce his/her CAC permit whenever requested, either by the tenant owner or occupier if the land through or by which the water rented or leased by the club passes or by any member of the club or bailiff. Club bailiffs may also inspect the tackle of any person fishing club waters. They have no rights to confiscate any items of tackle.
 5 Any person discovered fishing without a valid CAC permit or valid temporary permit should be reported to any committee member immediately.
 6 Children of current adult permit holders under the age of 12 yrs are permitted when accompanied by that member, to fish the club waters without a permit. The married partner of a current permit holder, when accompanied by that member is similarly permitted to fish club waters without a permit.
 7 Juniors are prohibited from fishing club waters from one (1) hr after sunset until one hour before dawn unless accompanied by an adult member over the age of 21 yrs.
 8 Replacement membership permits due to loss or damage, carry an administration charge of £1.
 9 No fishing whatsoever shall be allowed on club river waters during the close season 15th March to 15th June inclusive.
10 No member shall be in charge of a dog whilst fishing, or allow any damage to river/lake banks, or to fences or mowing of grass. Unauthorised bank digging is strictly prohibited. Members are to ensure that all gate are properly closed.
11 TAKING OF FISH IS PROHIBITED - All fish caught on all waters controlled by Chippenham Angling Club are to be returned to the water.
12 The only modes of fishing allowed are a maximum of two (2) attended rods/poles with hook and line.
13 The holding of "Pegged Down" matches other than those listed in the club permit are not allowed, unless agreed and the committee grants permission in writing.
14 The Environment Agency, South-Western region, rules and bylaws apply.
15 No person to use any radio/sound reproduction equipment, unless using personal headphones.
16 Members are expected to respect the rules of other waters when representing CAC on those waters.
17 Members must not be abusive to or be obstructive to other water users and wildlife.
18 No member is allowed to fish on the same day, waters already allocated for competitions or visiting clubs, from either bank, as stated in the permit, until completion of the said competition.
19 All live baiting with fish is strictly prohibited on all club waters.
20 Club members upon reaching 80 years of age, on application to the committee, to be given free membership (including close season if applicable)
21 Members are not permitted to pay for outside angling tuition on club waters under any circumstances. Neither is a member permitted to charge for giving such tuition on any club waters.
22 Litter - The attention of members is drawn to the avoidance of leaving litter. All members and visiting anglers must accept responsibility for their own swim and remove any litter in the vicinity when they cease fishing. The carrying of sweet corn and luncheon meat tins is strictly prohibited. In the case of proven disregard of this ruling, expulsion from the club will ensue.

Pockeridge Lake(s) (Pockeridge Farm Waters)
  Two lakes at Pockeridge Farm, Corsham are available to Members Only. In addition to normal club rules the following, dictated by the terms of lease, also apply:-
FISHING between the hours of sunrise to sunset. NO NIGHT FISHING.
MAXIMUM OF TWO RODS ONLY
Children under 12 to be supervised by an adult at all times and be fishing the same swim. (Bottom lake only)
Pockeridge TOP LAKE may only be fished by adult full members only.
BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY, SIZE 10 OR SMALLER.
LEAD FREE weights only.
NO SURFACE FISHING, FLOATING BAITS OR FLOATING LOOSE FEED.
NO TINS OR GLASS BOTTLES are to be carried.
NO LINE TO BE IN EXCESS OF 10LB BREAKING STRAIN
No Braided line, Hooklenghs or similar material to be used.
Permitted Baits Only. Maggots, Casters, Worms, Sweetcorn, Luncheon meat, Hemp, Tares, Prawns,
Bread (hook bait only and must be sinking)
Pellets and Paste (paste as a hook bait only) can be used only from the 1st of April till the 30th of September.
NO PELLETS OR PASTE BETWEEN 1ST OF OCTOBER & MARCH THE 31ST
KEEPNETS may be used for silver fish only, NO CARP to be retained, unless in AUTHORISED MATCHES where Carp and Silvers to be in separate nets. All match anglers must lay out their nets when arriving at their peg even if it is raining. Nets can be placed in the water 10 minutes before the match begins.

Burbrook Lake - Bromham
 1 Fishing from platforms provided only, between the hours of sunrise and one hour after sunset.
 2 No night fishing.
 3 A maximum of two rods only to be used in each swim.
 4 Seperate Keep Nets to be used when retaining Carp.
 5 No boilies, no nuts.
 6 No tins or glass bottles are to be carried.
 7 No Braided lines (including hook lengths and Lead Core) to be used.
 8 No Line to be in excess of 10lb breaking strain to be used.
 9 Barbless hooks only.

Note: In addition to the normal river season, Burbrook Lake will be fishable from 15th March until 15th June. Fishing during this period is permitted using the current years permit non members can purchase a seperate permit available from Premier Angling.

In the case of proven disregard of these rules expulsion from the club will ensue.
The use of un-hooking mats for large carp on all lakes is recommended