Trout Fishing

We have around 8 miles of fly only water on the River Lark see maps for more info.

The trout section is stocked annually with brown trout, there are also a number of wild brown trout; the wild fish are easy to identify as the spots are also on their dorsal and anal fins, all wild fish must be returned to the waters

All members must complete a trout return and send in at the end of the season this is a condition of membership

This can be done by downloading the return form from the download section of how to join.

Where to fish

View our Trout map below. Click the panel at the top left for each area name.

If you are unable to see the map please click here.

How to join

To complete this process, download your Trout Application.
Once downloaded, complete the form and send it back to us, with payment to the address on the form.
If the society's trout section is full, your cheque will be returned to you and your name will be placed on a list for next season.

Downloads

Click one of the files below to download.

You only have to fill out one application.
(Word Doc / PDF depending on your preference).


Trout Application (Word Doc) Trout Application (PDF) Trout Return

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Rules

TROUT RULES

  1. Only one rod, one line, two hooks/flies, per fishing member.
  2. Trout/Fly fishing permits are not transferable and should be carried at all times
  3. HOOKS Fly fishing with one or two flies maximum hook size 10 short shank barbless or de-barbed is permitted between Lackford Bridge and Barton Mills, as shown in the Society’s maps of the trout section; spinning, lures, streamer, , double hooks, treble hooks are all prohibited.
  4. All trout under 12 inches in length must be returned to water dead or alive.
  5. Catch and Release preferred but otherwise no more than 2 trout may be killed in any one day or 12 in any one month.
  6. The open season for the trout water is 1st April to 29th October.
  7. Vehicles are to parked only in the recognised parking areas, and not adjacent to the gauging station at Temple Bridge or in front of any gates giving access to any area.
  8. Removal of pike may be undertaken if and when considered necessary by the Society’s members. Permission in writing must be obtained from the Secretary for each visit to the trout section for this purpose. When spinning for pike a lure of not less than 3 inches or 7.6 cm must be used.
  9. Gentlemanly conduct is expected of all anglers in respect of property, wildlife and fellow members. Any person infringing any of the foregoing rules and byelaws of the E.A. shall be liable to prosecution/immediate expulsion from the society.

A full copy of the rules and byelaws of the Society may be obtained from the Gen.Sec, Mrs. Lesley Pigerham, 8(b) Church Lane, Worlington, Bury St. Edmunds. Suffolk. IP28 8SG or by email at gen.sec@lark-angling.co.uk

Please always carry your membership card.

LARK ANGLING & PRESERVATION SOCIETY
BYE-LAWS AND REVISED MEMBERSHIP RULES

  1. Taking of fish The taking of fish by any means other than by rod and line is strictly forbidden. Any person taking fish by netting, liggering, fouling, snatching, shooting, setting timers, bank runners or nightlines will be proceeded against. The use of lead shot is strictly prohibited. No angler shall have more than two lines in the water at one time. No rod shall be left un-attended. If leaving a rod, the line must be removed from the water and the bait removed from the hook. Ground bait may be used in moderation only. Any member taking fish at any other time than those hereto aforementioned or otherwise in contravention of the forgoing rules or byelaws shall forfeit his ticket and be liable to expulsion from the Society.
    No angler shall have more than two lines in the water at one time. No rod shall be left UN-attended. If leaving a rod, the line must be removed from the water and the bait removed from the hook. Ground bait may be used in moderation only. Any member taking fish at any other time than those hereto aforementioned or otherwise in contravention of the forgoing rules or byelaws shall forfeit his ticket and be expelled from the Society.
  2. Coarse close Season Close season for coarse fish shall be in accordance with Environment Agency rules.
  3. Trout Close Season Close season shall be from 29th October and end on 1st April.
  4. Bubble float fishing Prohibited on the trout fishery. No trout shall be taken under 12”long.
  5. Membership Coarse section members residing outside an 15 mile radius of Mildenhall shall be honorary members only, with no right to vote at meetings. Such membership shall be granted at the discretions of the Committee.
  6. Limit on No of Anglers No more than five members in a group to be permitted to visit the river at any one time, unless prior agreement had been given fourteen days before such a visit. The Society reserves the right to decide the venue for such a visit. for such a visit.
  7. Permissible fishing Fishing is permissible from the footpath or towing path only, except with the permission of the owners or occupiers, and no angler shall under circumstances be accompanied by a dog, or carry a gun, approach or leave the waters belonging to the Society by any way other than by the recognised footpaths. The towing path does not give the right to fish to those who are not members of the Society.
    No angler shall carry or use lock keys or any other implement by which the gates of any locks of staunches can be interfered with, and no angler is allowed under any pretext whatever to illegally interfere with the property of the E.A. or any landowner. Any person violation this rule will be liable for such disobedience, should a prosecution ensue, to a fine conforming to the rules of the E.A. besides rendering himself liable for the amount of loss sustained by the E.A. and mill owners and occupiers, as a result of such illegal interference, and to expulsion from the Society.
  8. Membership Tickets Every member fishing on the Society’s waters shall carry their membership card and show their ticket and the contents of his bag or basket when requested to do so by one of the members of the committee, Bailiffs or the Police or another member.
  9. Fish No No Carp (or fish) over 18” (45.7cm) in length may be retained in the keep net. Sea baits and lures only may be used for Piking. Live bait is strictly forbidden.
  10. Tins and Glass All tinned baits must be decanted into the anglers own bait containers and no glass items are to be taken to the bank side.
  11. In the case of any of the aforementioned rules being broken by any member, they shall be liable to expulsion from the Society and / or prosecution.
  12. The Committee reserves to themselves the power to refuse the granting of a membership ticket to any person.
  13. All members whilst fishing on the Society Waters shall carry a suitable landing net.
  14. Additional rules for Harbens Lake. For these rules please contact the General Secretary.
  15. NO FISHING ON THE JUBILEE FIELDS EXCEPT FOR RESIDENTS OF MILDENHALL PARISH.
    Revised and updated April 2017

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