What can an individual do to help?
- Become a member off the Ribble Fisheries Consultative Association.
- Keep abreast of
developments affecting angling in both the Ribble area and in the wider
- Be an active member
of a local angling club.
- Be prepared to
lobby on behalf of angling and associated issues.
How do I become a member of the Association?
Membership of the Association is open to all riparian owners, lessees
of fishing, clubs & associations, individuals and Council of Management
appointees. There is a range of subscription fees to reflect the
various categories of membership – from as little as £15p.a. for an
Who do I contact to become a member?
What do you get for the money?
- You can directly contact officers of the Association to get your
- You can get up to date information on what is happening on
the river from a conservation point of view.
- If there are proposals, for
example from the EA, which affect the Ribble system then the RFCA will
be involved and you can be involved through your membership.
- Twice a
year reports come to members on the state of play on the Ribble with
reports from clubs and the EA.
- As an individual member you can attend
the AGM, find out what is happening and get your views heard.
the most important benefit is that as an individual member you will be
part of an organisation dedicated to the welfare and improvement of the Ribble system.
Membership fees are due on 1st January each year and there is
provision for membership to be arranged via a Banker’s Order.
Ribble Area Issues:
- Fly Life
- Impact of
- Calder Improvements
- River Basin Management Plan
- Support work on monitoring fish movements
- Work to agreed criteria for data to indicate fisheries
- Support work on propagation of all species
- Provide, with the E.A., webcams to assist anglers in judging
river height and condition
Predation of Stocks
Limitation Order Review
- Monitor potential Bridge developments and changes to access
along the river bank
- Monitor potential Barrage development proposals
- Scrutinise all applications for Hydro developments and
co-ordinate objections in line with Position Paper.
Removal of barriers to fish migration
- Work with partners to remove barriers to fish passage especially
on the Calder system.
- Work with partners - E.A. and Police - to reduce incidences of
poaching within the catchment
Pollution at Sea
Exploitation at Sea
- Exploitation of fish stocks at sea
Preservation of Angling for Recreation and Sport
Please enrol me as an individual member of RFCA. I enclose my
first annual subscription by way of cash, a cheque, bankers order form
(delete as appropriate).
J.W.Whitham, Pendleside, 58, Lingmoor Dr., Burnley. BB12 8UY
Download bankers order here