Fishing at RVSC

Permit Holders only

Fishing is permitted at Clowbridge by annual permit.  Annual permits can be bought through the club’s “My RVSC” link to WebCollect.

Fishing is managed by Rossendale Valley Sailing Club.  The Membership Secretary will send the permit following successful application for a permit.  Permits run from 1 Jan until 31 Dec.  The annual permit permits fishing and access from all public access points.  It does not confer access rights to the sailing club and its facilities.

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Fishing at Clowbridge

Fishing is by permit only.

Permit holders shall:

  • do no damage to the property
  • cause no nuisance to other users of the property
  • not pollute or contaminate the water
  • not add any fish to the water
  • not leave any litter or fishing tackle or bait
  • not interfere with anyone sailing

Fishing Rules

  1. All permit holders are to fish from a single location.
  2. The footpath around the reservoir must not be impeded by any fishing equipment i.e. bivvie’s, umbrellas or any other fishing tackle.
  3. Two rods maximum may be used at a time from a single fishing location.
  4. No baited rods are to be left unattended.
  5. All fish to be returned to the water alive.
  6. No live-baiting.
  7. All anglers must be in the possession of disgorger and landing net.
  8. No closed season.
  9. Keep nets must conform to EA guidelines.
  10. Please take all litter home.
  11. No spinning.
  12. Anglers deliberately in pursuit of large fish must be in possession of  a suitably sized landing net and unhooking mat.
  14. All anglers will be held responsible for all litter surrounding their pegs regardless of whether it is their own or left by someone else.
  15. No night fishing, fishing is from dawn until dusk.
  16. All anglers shall be in possesion of a rod licence.  See below for details.

If you require any more information on this matter, please use the contact links.

EA Freshwater rod fishing rules

UK Rod Licence