Water bailiff is an officer responsible for the policing of bodies of water.
SAA appoint a number of Bailiffs whose duty it is to check members books and issue day tickets. All Bailiffs are issued with, and must produce , a valid Bailiffs warrant, dated for that season.
Under no circumstances should anglers pay on the bank to anyone not carrying a valid Bailiffs Warrant. Please alert the club if anyone appears to be collecting money under false pretence.
Other officials of the SAA will also carry Bailiffs Warrants and may make spot checks from time to time.
Members should ensure they carry their membership books when fishing on any club waters, and produce without fuss when asked to do so by a Bailiff. If no book can be produced, then if it is a day ticket water then a day ticket must be purchased. Please note that Bailiffs will check matches booked periodically to ensure that each angler is carrying a valid members book. If any angler cannot produce a book, he will be required to purchase a day ticket then that club will be asked to pay the difference in pegging fees for the whole match.
Bailiffs cannot check membership status on the bank. If you haven’t got your book with you as required in the club rules you will be considered a non member. It is also now a club rule that bailiffs check rod licences. Anyone unable, or unwilling to produce their rod licence will be subject to disciplinary action by the club and maybe asked to leave the venue.