• Full Members. A maximum of 30 full members living or having residence within a radius of 30 miles from Lapford, and  paying the full annual subscription of not less than £100 per annum, the actual amount to be fixed at the Annual General Meeting. New Full Members also pay a one-off joining fee equivalent to the annual subscription.

  • Emeritus Members who do not fish regularly but would still wish to support the club and its objectives. Emeritus Members pay £50 per annum and can fish up to ten days per annum. This membership is restricted to existing Full Members.

  • Junior Members, up to age 20 years - Free fishing but all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.        

  • Honorary and Honorary Life members may be elected by an Annual General Meeting.  They will not be asked to pay a subscription.



  • The joining fee for a new (Full) member is presently the equivalent of the appropriate annual subscription. In the case of a past member seeking re-election, the question of the entrance fee shall be at the discretion of the Committee. 

  • Subscriptions are due to be paid on the 1st January each year and members are asked to pay by Bankers Order.

  • If a member has not paid his subscription by the 1st March the Hon Secretary is empowered to accept a new member in his place.  The case of the defaulting member shall be dealt with by the Committee.

  • No member’s ticket shall be issued until the subscription, and where applicable, the entrance fee has been paid and the previous season’s catch return made.




  • Each member will receive one non-transferable member’s ticket for his own use. In addition, three daily tickets will be issued to all except Junior members.  The member is responsible for signing and dating any daily ticket he may give away and will be responsible for the person using it.

  • Fishing tickets and Rod Licences must be shown by anglers on demand of any member of  the Club who produces his own ticket, and also, if required, be shown to the Water Bailiff and owners or tenants of land or their agents.

  • Holders of Club fishing tickets are required to purchase an Environment Agency Rod Licence.

  • Landowners, who give fishing rights to the Club, shall be entitled to one non-transferable season ticket for their own use



General Fishing Rules

  • The season is from 15 March to 30 September.

  • The Club waters extend from Brushford Bridge to Hawkridge Bridge (including Coldridge Bridge) plus a further 400 metres below Hawkridge Bridge on the right bank only. Full access is itemised in the Members’ Handbook (and will soon be added to this website). 

  • No bait is to be used for Trout or Sea Trout except artificial fly.

  • Anglers are requested to return all fish gently into the water.  On no account should fish be dropped or thrown into the river, as such treatment generally kills them.  The use of knotless mesh nets and of barbless/de-barbed hooks is mandatory.

  • Members may fish for Salmon or Sea Trout provided they hold an Environment Agency Rod Licence for migratory fish.  Fly only. No spinning or bait fishing. Catch limits for Salmon and Sea Trout, which are to be observed by members, are set out in Environment Agency Bye-Laws.

  • Members are not to sell or otherwise dispose of their fish for profit.

  • Members are to ensure that gates are secured behind them.

  • In order to assist the Committee and the Environment Agency in monitoring fish populations, members are to return to the Hon Secretary by 31 October their member’s ticket completed to show fish caught/killed during the season.  The return is to include any fish caught/killed by persons using members’ guest tickets. 

  • The committee may, in its absolute discretion, cancel any ticket if it is satisfied that the owner has contravened any rule of the Club, any provision of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act or Environment Agency Bye-Laws.




A Copy of the current rules will be provided to all new members on joining. 

A very useful good practice guide including regulations covering trout, sea trout

and salmon may be found at the RTFA website.