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Bempton Cliff Fishing Code Of Conduct

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing WebSite Reviews And Links' started by Baramundi Bob, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    I got this from the RSPB at Bempton. I thought I would post it here as a reminder for other years.

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    CODE OF CONDUCT

    FOR ANGLERS USING BEMPTON CLIFFS RSPB NATURE RESERVE

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds owns its nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs. It is one of the largest breeding seabird colonies in the UK and is designated a site of international importance hence its status of Special Protection Area (SPA), and indeed a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Therefore the reserve is protected by UK and European law at all times. The area covered by this Code stretches 3.5 miles from grid reference TA185746 (Hoddy Cows) to TA222727 (Close Nooks).
    In recent years the cliffs have become very popular with sea anglers which has lead to non-compliance of RSPB and local fishing club guidelines. This code of conduct sets out agreed rules and guidelines, in order to maintain a best practice procedure on the cliff top. We would be grateful if all fishermen comply with this code of conduct:

    FISHING PERMITTED BETWEEN OCTOBER AND END OF FEBRUARY

    NO FISHING ALLOWED FROM RSPB VIEWPOINTS AND AREAS OF POST & RAIL FENCING DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS

    TACKLE TO COMPRISE; MINIMUM 30lb BS MAINLINE; TERMINAL TACKLE TO INCORPORATE A ROTTEN BOTTOM AND A MINIMUM 50lb BS LEADER TO BE USED WITH ANY MEANS OF CASTING

    ALL FISHING TACKLE AND LITTER TO BE REMOVED FROM SITE, EVEN IF IT IS NOT YOURS

    AVOID DAMAGING CLIFF TOP VEGETATION AND OTHER RSPB PROPERTY SUCH AS FENCES, GATES, STILES, SEATS AND SIGNS

    BE CONSIDERATE TO THE PUBLIC USING THE CLIFF TOP

    COLONIAL NESTING AND ROOSTING SEA BIRDS TO BE AVOIDED AT ALL TIMES

    PAY & DISPLAY IN CAR PARK IF APPLICABLE

    STRICTLY NO VEHICLES ON THE CLIFF TOP

    FISHERMEN TO REPORT ANY POACHING/ILLEGAL OR UNAUTHORISED ACTIVITIES
    TO THE RSPB (Tel. 01262 851533/851179)

    ENSURE YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT OF OTHERS AT ALL TIMES

    THE SEA CLIFFS AT BEMPTON ARE DANGEROUS. FISHERMEN CLIMBING OVER THE CURRENT FENCE-LINE TO FISH FROM THE SEA-WARD SIDE, OR CLIFF BOTTOM, DO SO ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK


    THE RSPB HAS THE FULL SUPPORT OF HUMBERSIDE POLICE. THEREFORE, ANYONE NOT COMPLYING WITH ANY OF THE GUIDELINES ABOVE MAY BE INVESTIGATED AT ANY TIME



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