Coarse fishing guidelines from the Angling Trust.
FISHING IS PERMITTED From May 13th, 2020, when the first lockdown rules where relaxed, fishing andsome other forms of outdoor recreation were specified as a ‘reasonable excuse toleave home’. This has been maintained throughout the introduction of a second lockdown and the current four-tier system of restrictions. The Tier 4 guidance clearly states that it is permissible to be ‘outdoors or visit some public outdoor places, such as parks, the countryside accessible to the public, public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them) or outdoor sports facilities’ for the purpose of exercise and recreation.
WHO CAN YOU FISH WITH? In Tier 4 the guidance states that you can ‘continue to do unlimited exercise alone, orin a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble, or with one otherperson if you maintain social distancing’.In Tiers 1, 2 & 3 the Rule of Six applies although social distancing must be maintained at all times.
WHERE CAN YOU GO FISHING? In all tiers we are advising anglers to limit their travel to go fishing. In Tiers 3 & 4 there is strong advice not enter or leave these areas and although this has not been written into the regulations we are urging anglers to follow the guidance as far as is practically possible. The guidance states that you can leave home for the purpose of ‘spending time or exercising outdoors. This should be done locally wherever possible…’