>>>>>NIGHT FISHINGWEST WALL ONLY<<<<<
PLEASE NOTE BY ORDER OF THE MARINA HARBOUR OFFICE
ALL POWERED LIGHTS ON THE WALL AT NIGHT MUST BE BLUE
EAST wall now closed at night
WEST WALL< WED TO SUN incl. unchanged
EAST WALL CLOSED at night THERE WILL BE NO MORE NIGHTS ON THE EAST UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LOSS OF NIGHT FISHING
it seems that some people still don’t understand that the top level of the east is NOT A TOILET or a walk way.
Contractors have again complained that night anglers are using the upper level as a toilet and they continue to find faces and urine all along the upper east left behind by lazy anglers.
Continued use of a closed footpath, noise abuse by anglers unable to consider others and misuse of the east car park has lead to a chat with senior marina management, contractors and dave from the shop. As a result the east will now close, possibly until finish of contracted work. The WEST will continue with night fishing for now on a continuance of WED to SUN nights.
More info on blog page
Please note that the towpath by the boats runs alongside residential flats. While NIGHT anglers are walking down to the east RESIDENTS ARE SLEEPING.
The path that begins from the west jetty where the restaurants end is meant to be closed at 8pm till 8am AND IS CLOSED TO ALL.
There have been a number of complaints that not only are anglers using this towpath but a few are also making a LOT OF NOISE and disturbing residents.
Night anglers bound for the east wall should be using the main road
route through the marina quietly. Angler disturbances are putting
at risk the use of the east wall for night fishing
Please remember the marina is residential and make an effort to reduce noise level when moving around the marina at night and use the MAIN ROAD
CLOSED AT NIGHT
Urinating or using the upper levels or any other part of the marina as a toilet will not be tolerated.
BLUE LIGHTS ONLY all powered lighting on the walls are now like Shoreham to be blue. Wardens will carry marker pens to assist with this.
NO RED , CLEAR or GREEN LIGHTS(glow chemical tip lights are fine any colour but please no battery powered bulbs other than blue) Anglers please be aware that behaviour last year when we re-opened at night was a serious concern AND WILL NOT be tolerated by any duty warden, please help us to help you and keep the marina walls open at night , thankyou
ANGLERS ONLY on the lower fishing level and all must have a valid ticket fishing or not. Numbers are tightly monitored, thus a ticket is expected of everyone on the lower fishing level
MAX 4 to a bay please.
LIGHTS & HEADLAMPS
Please note, All lights(not tip lights) used on the marina walls should now be blue in colour. GREEN AND RED or CLEAR WHITE are navigation colours and should not be used
The toilet block MAY STAY OPEN if the numbers using the wall warrant it with the extension closed to general use.
The extension may at the discretion of the duty warden be opened subject to meeting requirements at the time of need.
Booking enquiries for the extension should be made directly with Dave (a minimum of 8 for this please)
As with day fishing there is a no fishing “inside” policy, any breaches of this will see anglers banned.
Tents BBQ’s & Shelters
After discussions it has been decided there will remain a NO TENT policy,
Beach buddy type shelters with open fronts will be allowed at night ONLY. The lower levels remain anglers only and with open shelters the duty warden can swiftly see that only anglers are using the wall, we wish to discourage camping or the appearance of a campsite on either wall, after all anglers should be fishing not sleeping with the limited space on the walls we all want to fish & find a space on the wall.
BBQ’s are not allowed nor any other fossil fuel type of fire, we do allow small controllable gas burners for cooking. There is also now a no glass policy on the walls
Night charges will remain the same as daytime charges
MAX 4 TO A BAY.
The duty warden has the discretion to allow household members to share a bay subject to any covid rules set providing it doesnt impact on other users
Fishing the walls
How do you pay and how much is is ? Wall fees are collected by a duty warden, (set up start fishing a warden will find you)They wear a green “marina warden” jacket and carry id. Wall fees are shown below, So best to start with some wall rules.
- Supermarket Trollies or marina barrows not allowed on the wall
- No BBQ’s or open fires,
- small gas burners are permitted
- U14 Must be accompanied at all times
- Night fishing, U18’s Must be with an Adult
- No casting inside or Pendulum casting
- No running
- No climbing on fences, wires or front wall
- Alcohol , please in moderation (no glass please)
- Currently no tents
- please check the legal sizes guides
We ask all visitors to respect others, moderate any music volumes, to be respectful to others around them. Drinking is allowed but please within reasonable limits. And please take all litter with you, skip bins are provided at the ends of both walls.
Duty wardens and issues on the walls
Every day there will be a duty warden (nights included when allowed to open) Wardens are there not only to collect money and issue wall fishing permits but to also ensure wall safety for all visitors.
They will often offer advice and directions on the walls. Wardens may ask to check catches to ensure legal sizes are being adhered to (see size regs page) or simply give some tips on what to fish for or with.
Any problems for visitors should be directed towards the wardens or if not available visitors should ring the shop (01273 696477) for guidance. Often a swift resolution can be found or the duty warden can be notified and sent to assist. The facebook group can also get a swift contact response if needed.
Please respect our wardens, they are there to help and guide visitors, and while issues do arise that may need intervention we have a zero tolerance policy towards abuse of our wardens and shop staff.
A ticket is valid for a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 12 hours, everyone using the fishing area must hold a valid ticket, even non anglers
A 6-6 session being the maximum of 12 hours
Adults £5.00 A Rod or £6.00 for 2 Rods Per Person
Juniors £3.00 A rod or £4.00 for 2 Rods Per Person
Seniors £3.00 A rod or £4.00 for 2 Rods Per Person
Please note at night any under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.