General Information for Commoners and Rods and Guests:
1. The Hungerford Fishery is administered by, and is under the control of, the Trustees of the Town and Manor of Hungerford.
2. Fishing permissions are given to Rods on payment of Fees, Commoners based on rights of access granted, and Guests at the discretion of the Water Keeper.
3. Water Bailiffs, who are Commoner members of the Fishery Committee, have the authority to examine licences, baskets and flies to ensure conformance with the rules.
4. Rod subscriptions and Guest tickets are issued subject to the Commoners' right of fishing on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the season.
5. Day tickets for guests of Rods and Commoners are available by application to the Hungerford Fishery Office. The annual number of guest tickets per Rod and the number of tickets issued per day are limited at the discretion of the Water Keeper. As the number of available tickets is restricted, Rods are recommended to apply well in advance, and are asked to give notice of cancellation as early as possible, at the latest on the eve of the nominated day, otherwise they will be charged.
6. Car parking space is available through the five-bar gate opposite the Shell Garage on the A4 and also at Denford, between the River Kennet Bridge and the River Dun. Rods wishing to fish Harvey's Meadow may park in the lay-by on the A4. For access to the River Dun on Freeman's Marsh there is space for a few cars on the roadside at the western access to Freeman's Marsh opposite Cobbs Farm Shop.
7. Wild Brown Trout (WBT) are key in the development of the Fishery. We are encouraged by the rise in our protected WBT population, and we wish Rods and Commoners to join in our efforts by returning WBT to the water where possible throughout the Fishery. Freeman's Marsh is an SSSI, (Site of Special Scientific Interest), where the objective is to man,age the River Dun specifically as a WBT River, thereby protecting and increasing the biodiversity of the River Dun corridor, thus increasing the populations of Brown Trout and Grayling.
8. Fishing for Grayling should be selective; shoals of Grayling should be targeted, please note that general fishing is not permitted. Grayling fishing is only allowed in clear water conditions.
9. Dogs may accompany their owners on sufferance but it is preferred that fishermen do not bring them to the riverbank. If they are brought along, they must be kept under strict control and not allowed to dig, hunt or enter the water. Dogs must not be taken into Dun Mill or Eddington Mill.
10. Safety Considerations for fishermen and their guests. The Hungerford Fishery takes the safety of fishermen and their guests very seriouslv, and your attention is drawn to the safety statement in this document/booklet
11. Public Liability; All Rods, Commoners and their guests acknowledge that the Trustees of the Town & Manor of Hungerford accept no responsibility for personal injuries received whilst on the Fishery or elsewhere on the Town & Manor's proper , nor for any loss or damage to private or personal property. By exercising their fishing rights, Rods, Commoners and Guests acknowledge that they have read and accept the Rules and the Safety Statement.