TYM Specific Rules



Failure in adherence to any of the following criteria will result in the individual(s) being asked to leave the venue.  

  1.  TYM is a high security venue open for members only. The site has strict private areas to which there must be absolutely no entry at any time, for any reason. BMAPS boundaries (clearly marked on the TYM site map) must be adhered to at all times. The venue is operated under a pre-booking system, with reservations being required before any member may fish. Available dates and times for fishing are pre-prescribed by TYM staff. All inquiries regarding available dates and times, as well as booking arrangements, are to be directed to the BMAPS club secretary.  
  2.  All BMAPS members are required to carry a valid membership card. No non-members, guests or visitors are permitted on the site. 
  3.  All anglers must be in possession of a valid EA rod License. 
  4.  All members must display a valid parking permit clearly on their windscreen (issued by BMAPS secretary on behalf of TYM). All vehicles must be parked in designated areas provided (clearly marked on the TYM site map).  
  5.  All members must keep to prescribed footpaths and ensure gates are closed behind them. 
  6.  Night fishing alone is not permitted. There must be a minimum of 2 members booked in and present to fish, this decision has been made for health and safety reasons.    
  7.  The use of a maximum of three rods is permitted.   
  8.  Micro barbed or barbless hooks only  
  9.  Fish care and welfare must be paramount at all times. You must be in possession of a Carp care/clinic solution (for both body and mouth) to treat hook holds and any injuries/abrasions present on landed fish.  
  10.  A Minimum 30” Carp landing net is mandatory and must be in your possession and ready for use while fishing. 
  11.  A large carp mat/cradle is mandatory and must be in your possession and ready for use.  Minimum Recommended Dimensions: Depth – 6cm  Width – 70cm Length – 110cm (Contact Head Bailiff for further guidance and/or information.) 
  12. No keepnets are to be used, except within committee sanctioned matches. Sacking of and/or retaining of fish is not permitted.   
  13.  Fishing is permitted from designated swims only.  
  14.  Strictly no fishing in sports-reserves or non-fishing zones (clearly marked on the TYM site map).  
  15.  Back leads must be use when Ledger Fishing. This decision has been made with the health and safety of swimmers and other water users in mind. 
  16.  TYM water sports (e.g. Swimming and Sailing/Canoeing) have priority on this venue. 
  17.  No active fishing rods are to be left unattended. Baited hooks must be removed and made safe to wildlife. Rods will be considered unattended if, at any time, the angler is further than one swim away from said rods.    
  18.  Main line to be a maximum of 18lb. 
  19.   No braided main lines.  
  20.  No lead-core leaders, bolt or fixed rigs. Leads and lead shot must be as specified by EA laws.  
  21.  Bait boats are permitted with due consideration to other anglers and TYM water users. Under no circumstances are inflatable boats, punts or similar to be used  
  22.  No individual under the age of 16 is permitted to fish without adult supervision.  
  23.  Any anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary being taken upon the offender(s).  
  24.  No open fires or BBQ’s are permitted.  
  25.  All litter must be removed from the venue and taken home.  
  26.  Assistance dogs only are permitted and must be on leads at all times. They must not be allowed to enter the water.  
  27.  No cycles to be ridden around the lake.  
  28.  Radios, mobile phones or similar apparatus are permitted to be used discretely. 
  29. No member shall remove or introduce any fish or spawn. No member will interfere with wildlife or damage any plants, trees, lake banks, fences/gates. No member will commit any act that may cause pollution to the water.  
  30.  Failure to observe any aforementioned rules may result in the member(s) being instantly banned from TYM and brought before the BMAPS committee for possible further sanctions. 
  31. If you are booked on for the evening only, then the earliest you can arrive onsite is 4:30pm. Any member arriving before this will be pulled before the Committee.