WORCESTER & DISTRICT UNITED ANGLERS’ ASSOCIATION (Headquarters: Barbourne Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Moors, Worcester) RULES AND REGULATIONS IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF AN AFFILIATED CLUB, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR ELECTED WDUAA REPRESENTATIVE TO INFORM YOU OF ANY CHANGES OF ASSOCIATION RULES AND REGULATIONS. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT OF ANY MATTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE SECRETARY WHOSE NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER IS LISTED ON YOUR WDUAA MEMBERSHIP CARD. Rules and regulations are accepted on membership, and members must make themselves familiar and compliant. Failure to obey may lead to disciplinary action and potential expulsion from the Association. This can only be revoked at the discretion of the Executive Committee. IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE! Members fishing on Association venues which are leased by the Association MUST comply with all rules and regulations imposed by the respective land owner in addition to Association rules and regulations. Any member found fishing on Association venues with any metal or glass container, whether opened or not, or proven to have left line on the bank, will be subject to a suspension of a period of one year. Any member leaving litter on the bank will be liable to disciplinary action. Any person found fishing Association waters without a membership card will be subjected to a disciplinary procedure and at the discretion of a bailiff or officer may be asked to vacate the water. Any member or club, whose conduct is detrimental to the Association shall be liable to expulsion. In the event of expulsion, any such member or club shall forfeit all rights and privileges of membership, but will remain liable for any dues or debts incurred. All members must be in possession of a relevant Environment Agency license and abide by all relevant Water Authority Bye Laws at all times. Any club or member proven to have caused damage to land or property or to have lit fires on any land owned or leased by the Association will be subject to expulsion from the Association and responsible for all costs incurred for any damage incurred. Any club or member not utilising official car parks or correct approaches on any waters controlled by the Association shall be liable to disciplinary action. Any club or member using or aiding and abetting any person to use a mechanically propelled vehicle to transport himself/herself or tackle along the field or river banks of waters controlled by the Association shall be liable to disciplinary action. Any club or member who in the opinion of a Bailiff or member commits an offence which may bring the Association into disrepute shall be liable to disciplinary action. No dogs or picnics are allowed on Association venues. No night fishing allowed on Association venues. No spinning is allowed on any Diglis water except for bona-fide salmon permit holders during the salmon season. Any member who assaults or promotes other persons to assault any bailiff or other member of the Association shall be subject to Association and civil \ criminal disciplinary actions. Live baiting is not permitted on any Association venues. Grayling are not permitted to be retained in keep nets. No “Roamer” contests are permitted on Association venues. Any member fishing a peg that is booked for a competition must vacate the peg when requested. With the permission of the relevant club, an angler may fish any peg not required for the contest, however, not in between contestants. Before exercising any authority to expel a member of the Association, the Executive Committee shall give such a member not less than fourteen days written notice of the date of the meeting at which the members’ conduct is to be examined. The notification shall provide details of the venue, date and time of the meeting. It shall provide details of the allegation(s) made against the member informing him or her of the Executive Committee’s intentions to examine the conduct of the member, and that the member will be given an opportunity at the meeting to explain or justify his or her conduct – verbally or in writing. At any meeting of the Executive Committee summoned to consider the expulsion of a member, the Committee shall conduct a fair enquiry into the validation of the offence giving the relative member the opportunity to state his or her case to the committee. Having considered the allegations against the member and the representations of the member, the decision of the committee shall be reached by a majority vote of those present at the meeting. If a casting vote is required, it shall be made by the Chairman of the Association.