Contacts

For further information please contact:

Club Secretary: Rob Sawdon: secretary@ytaa.co.uk

Club Treasurer: Ian Hardy: treasurer@ytaa.co.uk



Membership Fees

2019 Membership Fees:

Members: £80.00

Juniors: £20.00

For new members a £50.00 joining fee is also payable.



Diary Dates - 2019
16 February Stearsby working party bank clearance work
18 February AGM - Ainsty Hotel 19:30
01 March Stearsby opening day
02/03 March Isle Beck/Willow Beck working parties, A19 10.00hrs
09/10 March Beck working parties as required (TBC)
25 March Becks open for trout fishing
01 October Becks closed for trout, grayling fishing is permitted on Isle Beck up to 1st January
01 November Stearsby closed
Extra work/weed parties and restocking dates to be notified


Rules & Regulations

Rule change reminder

National byelaws restricting the killing of Grayling were introduced in 2010 which state that: "Anglers are prevented from taking any Grayling less than 30 cm fork length (to protect immature fish) and greater than 38 cm (trophy fish).i.e. 12-15".

The club rules have been amended and this supersedes the text in current membership cards.

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1. The size limit for Trout is 10 inches (25.4 cm). For Grayling the minimum size is 12 inches (30 cm) and the maximum size is 15 inches (38 cm).

2. No more than one brace of Trout or Grayling shall be retained on any one day.

3. Maggot fishing on all rivers is prohibited during the coarse fishing closed season.

4. If badly hooked and liable to injury in extracting the hook, the line should be cut as close to the mouth as possible and the fish immediately liberated as gently as possible.

5. Minnow fishing is allowed from 1 June but only artificial minnow may be used.

6. Only single hooks are permitted.

7. No guests are to be allowed to fish any club waters before the 1 June of each season.

8. No guests are to be allowed to fish the club waters unless the guest fee agreed at the AGM has been paid to the Treasurer

9. A guest shall always be accompanied by a member. When a member is fishing with a guest the bag remains the same i.e. only one brace of fish to be taken, the rods may take a fish each or the member may relinquish his bag and let the guest take two fish.

10. The Trout closed season is 1 October to 24 March on all rivers.

11. Winter Grayling fishing is permitted on Isle Beck up to 31 December. Isle Beck is closed from 1 January to 24 March.

12. Members are permitted to fish the Association waters between the hours of 07.00 hrs and half-an-hour after sunset.

13. Stearsby Ponds:

a. Strictly fly only;

b. Flatten barbs or use barbless hooks;

c. Only two fish may be retained in any 14 day period;

d. All brown trout and large rainbow trout to be returned;

e. Return book to be filled in on every visit;

f. All litter and discarded line must be taken home;

g. Fishing season is 1 March to 31 October;

h. Limited number of guest tickets available only after 1 June at a cost agreed at the AGM;

14. Members are entirely responsible for their own safety



Constitution

THE YORK TRADESMEN'S ANGLING ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION FEBRUARY 2004


1. That this Association shall be called THE YORK TRADESMEN'S ANGLING ASSOCIATION.

2. Objects of the Association: acquiring rights, preservation of fish.

3.The number of members shall be limited to 60 excluding senior citizens and junior members. Membership cards are to be issued to all members of the Association and subscriptions are due and shall be paid at or before the Annual meeting. Any member failing to renew his subscription by 25th March shall cease to be a member.

4. The Annual Meeting shall be held on a date to be notified by the Hon. Secretary to elect Officers, Auditors and Committee; to receive reports; to form, revise, or confirm rules, and transact general business.

5. A new member may be nominated at any time by an existing member, full details to be submitted to the Hon. Secretary.

6. The business of the Association shall be conducted by a Committee consisting of a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and not less than four members, five to form a quorum.

7. The size limit for Trout is 10 inches (25.4 cm). For Grayling the minimum size is 12 inches (30 cm) and the maximum size is 15 inches (38 cm).

8. No more than one brace of Trout or Grayling shall be retained on any one day.

9. Maggot fishing on all rivers is prohibited during the coarse fishing closed season.

10. If badly hooked and liable to injury in extracting the hook, the line should be cut as close to the mouth as possible and the fish immediately liberated as gently as possible. Minnow fishing is allowed from 1st June but only artificial minnow may be used.

11. Only single hooks are permitted

12. No guests are to be allowed to fish any club waters before the 1st June of each season.

13. No guests are to be allowed to fish the club waters unless the guest fee agreed at the AGM has been paid to the Association Treasurer

14. A guest shall always be accompanied by a member. When a member is fishing with a guest the bag remains the same i.e. only one brace of fish to be taken, the rods may take a fish each or the member may relinquish his bag and let the guest take two fish.

15. The Trout close season is 1st October to 24th March on all rivers.

16. Winter Grayling fishing is permitted on Isle Beck up to 31st December. Isle Beck is closed from 1st January to 24th March.

17. Members are permitted to fish the Association waters between the hours of 07.00 hrs and half-an-hour after sunset.

18. You are entirely responsible for your own safety

19. See separate rules for Stearsby

20. EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

Members of the Club whose conduct is inappropriate or who decline to abide by any of the Rules or Bylaws may be expelled or suspended by a resolution passed at a meeting of the disciplinary subcommittee where their entrance fee and subscriptions may be forfeited. Members shall have the right to appeal in person to the management committee with regard to any decision affecting themselves, provided that notice of such appeal be submitted to the Secretary, in writing, within seven days of notification of the decision.

21. DISSOLUTION

If at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution be passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held not less than one month thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution

If at that Special General Meeting, the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the Full Members present at the meeting, the General Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the assets of the Club and ischarge all debts and liabilities of the Club.

After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the Full Members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to some other voluntary organisation having objects similar to those of the Club.



Safety and Environmental Policy

THE YORK TRADESMEN'S ANGLING ASSOCIATION (YTAA) SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

General Statement

The main objectives of YTAA are acquiring fishing rights and the preservation of fish.

Together with the above YTAA are committed to care and protection of the environs within the area of YTAA waters. This shall include waterbeds, banks, hedgerows river corridors, woodlands and paths. Facilities are managed in such a manner that the natural habitat of wildlife is maintained and improved where possible.

Safety

Every member of YTAA is required to act in a safe manner at all times. Members are entirely responsible for their own safety and that of their guests at all times.

Special care should be taken when accompanying children. Rods should remain aware of other rods fishing in the same vicinity and members of the public that may pass by. Particular care should be taken with back casts. Rods should be aware of overhead power cables and note that contact is not required for conduction; current can arc up to one meter. It is strongly advised that the life jackets provided are used when boat fishing. Contact with open water where rats, mink and other carrier species exist presents a risk of leptospirosis (weils disease) care should be taken with open cuts or grazes and the possibility of ingestion.

Working Parties

Shall be preceded by a briefing that shall cover as a minimum; general safety rules, location and nature of the work, emergency and first aid arrangements, nearest hospital, communication methods and the use, limits and restrictions with power tools.

Environmental

All activities shall be carried out in accordance with Environment Agency (EA) codes and guidelines. It is not permitted to leave litter on any YTAA site. Branch and tree clearance shall not be undertaken during the birds' nesting season. During in working parties noise and air pollution will remain below current acceptable thresholds. Any suspicion of water pollution shall be reported to the EA immediately.

Every effort shall be made to encourage natural recruitment of fish stocks. This shall include setting bag limits, maintaining natural spawning redds and releasing wild fish. Where re-stocking is appropriate to supplement wild stocks and enhance sport this shall be carried out inline with EA guidelines and in strict accordance with the requirements Section 30 of the Fisheries Act.

Any sightings of notifiable species e.g. signal crayfish shall be reported to the EA as soon as possible.

YTAA Committee