NICAS RULES

Offence Codes

Any offences will be dealt with using our Disciplinary Policy which is available upon request.

All offences must be reported to a committee member by means of formal communication i.e. hand written letter, email from private account or a text message from the reporter’s phone.

 

Rule Swan Hole Rules
1A Close Portaferry Road Gate even if open on entry.
2A Park in designated parking area located at the notice board, overflow carpark is on the Portaferry road not adjacent laneways!
3A Sign in and out; log book is located in the notice board.
4A Maximum of 8 anglers at any one time.
5A No guests or visitors without written consent from a committee member.
6A No entry before 06:00 or after 22:00 summer April – September.
No entry before 08:00 or after 20:00 winter October – March.
7A Rubber bivvy peg mallets only not metal or wood.
8A Green bivvy or brolly only.
9A All fish must be weighed using a suitable purpose made sling!
10A Large unhooking mats or cradles must be used for all types of fishing.
11A 36″ landing net minimum for all types of fishing.
12A Carp sacks are not permitted, retaining sling to be used to allow safe photography no holding fish longer than 30 minutes to allow photography.
13A Medicarp or anti-bacterial gel too be used on all hook holds or wounds. Please contact a bailiff if excessive damage is observed.
14A No wading in lake other than to land fish.
15A No boats other than radio controlled bait boats.
16A No nut baits of any kind.
17A No unattended Rods, with the following two exceptions:
1. Swims 2, 3, & 4 no more than one swim away i.e. 2 – 3, 3 – 4 vice versa, not 4 -2 or vice versa.
2. Swims 7 and 8 no more than one swim away i.e. 7-8 or vice versa.
18A Public Toilets are available in Greyabbey Village.
19A No fires or BBQ’s
20A No dogs or pets of any kind
21A Bivvy only in designated swims 10 off
22A Remove all litter, litter in your swim even if not yours!
23A No damaging vegetation to include tress, reeds etc. If there is an obstruction when casting please alert a bailiff.
24A Horses use the lake please ensure the following;
1. Give right of way
2. keep alarms volume off if using a receiver or low if not
3. Always face towards a horse with your hands by your side
25A Minimum 15 lb breaking strain line (No Braid).
26A Minimum size 8 hooks.
27A No chod or any variation of it.
28A Do not climb trees.
29A No bent hooks or long shanks.
30A No fixed leads, lead clips are advised.
31A No raking weed without consent from the committee.
32A Pike Fishing Rules;
1. No gags or pike tubes
2. Forceps to be used
3. Pike fishing only permitted November ending 1st of March
33A All fish to be returned unharmed.
34A Maximum three rods at any time.
35A No reserving swims.
36A All members should challenge any breach of these rules, failure to do so is an offence.
37A Keep swims clean and tidy with all bright coloured equipment stored out of sight whilst not is use.
38A Members must carry membership cards and valid EA Rod Licenses.
39A No straying from the lakeside paths, boundary is the last swim closest Greyabbey.
40A Juniors must be accompanied at all times by an experienced adult angling guardian.
41A Only Quad ticket members can use the quad for transportation of equipment.
42A Members may bring a guest in a one off come and try basis, the member is to obtain permission for the guest through the secretary. All guests are to pay the secretary £15 per 24hr period prior to commencing fishing.
43A No more than 8 members on the premises at any time (10 swims, 8 anglers) this is to include guests and visitors.
Rule Nr Swan Hole Quad Rules (Members Only)
1Q Use designated pathways only.
2Q Do not drive off main path to access swims or turn quad
3Q Horses have right of way, pull to the side of the road way and turn off engine, do not restart until the horses are a safe distance away.
4Q Quad must always be covered and the key retained when stored at the lake
5Q Club house must be kept locked at all times
6Q Only members with a valid SWAN HOLE QUAD TICKET, members may use the quad & trailer.
7Q No use before 06:00 or after 22:00 summer April – September
No use before 08:00 or after 20:00 winter October – March
8Q Use the quad only for taking equipment to and from your swim
9Q Follow pre-use checklist as per training before using the quad
10Q Sign for quad before use and after, log book to be retained in quad storage compartment and hand over to new user completed!
11Q Maximum second gear is to be selected at any time, drive slow!
12Q Quad must always be covered and the key retained when stored at the lake
These rules should be read in conjunction with the constitution, committee code of conduct and member’s code of conduct.

 

Offence Codes

Any offences will be dealt with using our Disciplinary Policy which is available upon request.

All offences must be reported to a committee member by means of formal communication i.e. hand written letter, email from private account or a text message from the reporter’s phone.

 

Rule Nr The Glenvale Dam Rules
1B Close and lock Entrance Gate.
2B Park in designated parking area located at the notice board!
3B Sign in and out; log book is located in the notice board.
4B Maximum of 8 anglers at any one time.
5B No guests or visitors without written consent from a committee member.
6B No entry before 06:00 or after 22:00 summer April – September
No entry before 08:00 or after 20:00 winter October – March
7B Rubber bivvy peg mallets only not metal or wood.
8B Green bivvy or brolly only.
9B All fish must be weighed using a suitable purpose made sling!
10B Large unhooking mats or cradles must be used for all types of fishing.
11B 36″ landing net minimum for all types of fishing.
12B Carp sacks are not permitted, retaining sling to be used to allow safe photography no holding fish longer than 30 minutes to allow photography.
13B Medicarp or anti-bacterial gel too be used on all hook holds or wounds. Please contact a bailiff if excessive damage is observed.
14B No wading in lake and no waders to be bought on site.
15B No boats other than radio controlled bait boats.
16B No nut baits of any kind.
18B Public Toilets are available in Newtownards.
19B No fires or BBQ’s
20B No dogs or pets of any kind.
21B Bivvy only in designated swims.
22B Remove all litter, litter in your swim even if not yours!
23B No damaging vegetation to include tress, reeds etc. If there is an obstruction when casting please alert a bailiff.
25B Minimum 12 lb breaking strain line (No Braid).
26B Minimum size 10 hooks.
28B Do not climb trees!
29B No bent hooks or long shanks.
30B No fixed leads, lead clips are advised.
31B No raking weed without consent from the committee.
32B All fish to be returned unharmed.
33B Maximum two rods at any time.
34B No reserving swims.
35B All members should challenge any breach of these rules, failure to do so is an offence.
36B Keep swims clean and tidy with all bright coloured equipment stored out of sight whilst not is use.
37B Members must carry membership cards and valid EA Rod Licenses.
38B No straying from the lakeside paths, boundary is clearly signed.
39B Juniors must be accompanied at all times by an experienced adult angling guardian.
40B 3 x rods permitted between 1st December and 1st of March (WINTER ONLY).
41B Members may bring a guest in a one off come and try basis, the member is to obtain permission for the guest through the secretary. All guests are to pay the secretary £15 per 24hr period prior to commencing fishing.
42B No more than 8 members on the premises at any time (10 swims, 8 anglers) this is to include guests and visitors.
These rules should be read in conjunction with the constitution, committee code of conduct and member’s code of conduct.

 

Offence Codes

Any offences will be dealt with using our Disciplinary Policy which is available upon request.

All offences must be reported to a committee member by means of formal communication i.e. hand written letter, email from private account or a text message from the reporter’s phone.

 

Rule Nr The Mill Lodge Rules
1C Speed limit of 5 mph.
2C Close and lock Entrance Gate.
3C Park in designated parking area located on the left after the bridge!
4C Sign in and out; log book is located in the notice board!
5C Maximum of 10 anglers at any one time.
6C No guests or visitors without written consent from a committee member.
7C No entry before 06:00 or after 22:00 summer April – September.
No entry before 08:00 or after 20:00 winter October – March.
8C Rubber bivvy peg mallets only not metal or wood.
9C Green bivvy or brolly only.
10C All fish must be weighed using a suitable purpose made sling!
11C Large unhooking mats or cradles must be used for all types of fishing.
12C 36″ landing net minimum for all types of fishing.
13C Carp sacks are not permitted, retaining sling to be used to allow safe photography no holding fish longer than 30 minutes to allow photography.
14C Medicarp or anti-bacterial gel too be used on all hook holds or wounds. Please contact a bailiff if excessive damage is observed.
15C No wading in lake.
16C No boats other than radio controlled bait boats.
17C No nut baits of any kind.
18C No unattended Rods, except for swims within 20 meters distance over land.
19C Toilets are available keep clean and tidy at all times
20C No fires or BBQ’s
21C No dogs or pets of any kind
22C Bivvy and fish only in designated swims
23C Remove all litter, litter in your swim even if not yours!
24C No damaging vegetation to include tress, reeds etc. If there is an obstruction when casting please alert a bailiff.
25C Minimum 12 lb breaking strain line (No Braid).
26C Minimum size 10 hooks.
27C Do not climb trees!
28C No bent hooks or long shanks.
29C No fixed leads, lead clips are advised.
30C No raking weed without consent from the committee.
31C All fish to be returned unharmed.
32C Maximum three rods at any time.
33C No reserving swims.
34C All members should challenge any breach of these rules, failure to do so is an offence.
35C Keep swims clean and tidy with all bright coloured equipment stored out of sight whilst not is use.
36C Members must carry membership cards and valid EA Rod Licenses.
37C No straying from the lakeside paths, boundary is clearly signed.
38C Juniors must be accompanied at all times by an experienced adult angling guardian.
39C Members may bring a guest in a one off come and try basis, the member is to obtain permission for the guest through the secretary. All guests are to pay the secretary £15 per 24hr period prior to commencing fishing.
These rules should be read in conjunction with the constitution, committee code of conduct and member’s code of conduct.

 

Offence Codes

Any offences will be dealt with using our Disciplinary Policy which is available upon request.

All offences must be reported to a committee member by means of formal communication i.e. hand written letter, email from private account or a text message from the reporter’s phone.

 

Rule Nr Brookhall Rules
1D Close and lock Entrance Gate
2D Park in designated Carpark only.
3D Sign in and out; log book is located in the Kitchen.
4D Maximum of 8 anglers at any one time
5D No guests or visitors without written consent from a committee member.
6D No entry before 06:00 or after 22:00 summer April – September
No entry before 08:00 or after 20:00 winter October – March
7D Rubber bivvy peg mallets only not metal or wood
8D Green bivvy or brolly only
9D All fish must be weighed using a suitable purpose made sling!
10D Large unhooking mats or cradles must be used for all types of fishing
11D 36″ landing net minimum for all types of fishing
12D Carp sacks are not permitted, retaining sling to be used to allow safe photography no holding fish longer than 30 minutes to allow photography
13D Medicarp or anti-bacterial gel too be used on all hook holds or wounds. Please contact a bailiff if excessive damage is observed.
14D No wading in lake and no waders to be brought on site
15D No boats and No radio controlled bait boats
16D No nut baits of any kind
18D Toilet available in lower farmyard.
19D No fires or BBQ’s.
20D No dogs or pets of any kind.
21D Bivvy only in designated swims 10 off.
22D Remove all litter, litter in your swim even if not yours!
23D No damaging vegetation to include tress, reeds etc. If there is an obstruction when casting please alert a bailiff.
25D Minimum 12 lb breaking strain line (No Braid).
26D Minimum size 10 hooks.
28D Do not climb trees!
29D No bent hooks or long shanks.
30D No fixed leads, lead clips are advised.
31D No raking weed without consent from the committee.
32D All fish to be returned unharmed.
33D Maximum two rods at any time.
34D No reserving swims.
35D All members should challenge any breach of these rules, failure to do so is an offence.
36D Keep swims clean and tidy with all bright coloured equipment stored out of sight whilst not is use.
37D Members must carry membership cards and valid EA Rod Licenses.
38D No straying from the lakeside paths, boundary is clearly signed.
39D Juniors must be accompanied at all times by an experienced adult angling guardian.
40D 3 x rods permitted between 1st December and 1st of March (WINTER ONLY).
41D Entry to the upper farmyard near the church is strictly forbidden.
42D Members must not feed the farm animals at any time.
43D Anglers must fish within the designated swims only, which are clearly marked on the map and by the white designation posts which are between each swim.
44D Members may bring a guest in a one off come and try basis, the member is to obtain permission for the guest through the secretary. All guests are to pay the secretary £15 per 24hr period prior to commencing fishing.
45D No more than 8 members on the premises at any time (10 swims, 8 anglers) this is to include guests and visitors.
46D No longer than 72hours in any one swim and no return for 96 hours.
These rules should be read in conjunction with the constitution, committee code of conduct and member’s code of conduct.

 

6.0 DISCIPLINE

6.1 It is the responsibility of all members to inform the Committee of any conduct on Society premises, associated media or angling facilities under the control of the Society by any person, whether or not they are a member of the Society, that is illegal, unsafe, dishonest, discreditable, ungentlemanly or contrary to the rules and aims of the Society as agreed by the membership at that time.

6.2 The Committee may take disciplinary action against any person who is suspected of breaking any Society Rule or whose conduct is otherwise objectionable or is liable to bring the Society into disrepute. Such person or persons shall be asked to appear before a disciplinary Sub-Committee where all evidence shall be considered.

6.3 The Secretary, or in his absence the Chair or Treasurer shall establish an investigation committee of three persons to consider the matter not later than 14 days after notifcation of the incident.

6.4 The Secretary, Chair or Treasurer shall in the intervening period obtain statements in writing from both the accused and the accuser, and if necessary from any witness(es), and will lay those statements before the Investigation Committee when it meets.

6.5 Any person who is suspected of committing an offence against  Society Rules shall have their card removed and their membership suspended pending investigation. Such period of suspension shall count towards their overall sanction should one be applied.

6.6 The Investigation Committee, having examined the evidence, may decide:

1) That there is no case to answer in which case the accuser and accused will be informed by the Secretary that the matter is closed,

or

2) That there is a case to answer in which case the matter shall be the subject of a disciplinary hearing.

6.7 If there is a case to answer, the Secretary or in their absence the Chair or Treasurer will establish a Disciplinary Committee comprising three persons who shall conduct the disciplinary hearing within 28 days of the meeting held under 6.3 above.

6.8 At the disciplinary hearing all parties to the incident may attend in person, and the accused may have with him / her a friend. This friend will take no part in the proceedings. Should the accused or any other person connected with the matter wish not to attend, they can submit a full written submission which will be considered as if they were in attendance. If the accused does not attend they shall be entitled to receive a copy of the record of the hearing within 7 days of it taking place, or within 3 days of requesting the same, whichever is later.

6.9 The Disciplinary Committee will consider all written evidence as well as oral submissions when reaching their decision.

6.10 The Disciplinary Committee shall first decide whether the allegation has been proved or not.

6.11 If it decides that the allegation has not been proved it shall declare formally that the matter is closed.

6.12 If it decides that the allegation has been proved, the Disciplinary Committee may impose one or more of the following penalties:

1) A verbal warning

2) A written reprimand.

3) Withdrawal of the right to use the Society’s waters for a fixed period of time, the minimum being one month and the maximum being five years.

4) Withdrawal of the right to use the Society’s facilities for a fixed period of time, the minimum being one month and the maximum being five years.

5) Withdrawal of all membership rights for a fixed period of time, the minimum being one year and the maximum being ten years.

6) Immediate termination of membership of the Society or in the case of a non-member of the right to make use of any of the Society’s facilities.

6.13 All proceedings of the Investigation and Disciplinary Committees under 6.3 and 6.5 above shall be fully minuted.

6.14 Any person who disputes any decision, whether as to liability or penalty, by the Disciplinary Committee may appeal against that decision by serving upon the Secretary within 7 days a notice of appeal in writing. This should be accompanied by a security of £150.00. Should the appeal be successful the security will be returned in full. In the event of the appeal being unsuccessful the security will be forfeited and the sanction may be increased. An appeal will only be deemed successful if the allegation is found to not have been proven.

6.15 Upon receipt of such a notice of appeal the Secretary or in his absence the Chair or Treasurer will appoint an Appeal Committee consisting of three persons to hear the appeal. No member of this Appeal Committee will have been involved in the previous investigations or hearings.

6.16 The appeal shall take the form of a re-hearing, so the meeting shall not be entitled to enquire into the manner in which the Disciplinary Committee reached its decision.

6.17 On the hearing of the appeal by the Appeal Committee the provisions of clauses 6.7 to 6.12 inclusive shall  apply.

6.18 All decisions on disciplinary matters by the Investigation Committee, the Disciplinary Committee and the Appeals Committee shall be reached by means of a vote by those attending and eligible to vote. A simple majority will decide the issue and if necessary the Chair shall have a second or casting vote.

6.19 On completion of the Disciplinary Proceedings a full report shall be made to the General Committee.

6.20 Littering of Club waters will be viewed as an extremely serious offence.

6.21 Non-compliance with any determination made by the Disciplinary Committee or Appeals Committee will lead to a life ban from membership.

6.22 Any member who receives a sanction for breach of rules shall have no claim to a refund of subscriptions paid.

6.23 Persons suspended or have had their membership terminated shall not be permitted to fish as a guest.

6.24 Any person whose membership is suspended for a period of 12 months or more will be eligible to re-apply for membership of the Society on completion of their suspension. If their application is successful a joining fee will apply.

6.25 Any person who has received a sanction under paragraph 6:12, sub-paragraphs 3 to 6 inclusive will not be entitled to attend any meeting nor have any voting rights during the period of the sanction.

6.26 Any person who may be considered for immediate termination of membership or a life ban will be offered the option to resign their membership.

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