The Scottish Carp Group
Terms & Conditions


Group Rules 2022


Rules applicable to all Scottish Carp Group waters

·       All fish must be returned alive and unharmed.

·       Unhooking mats must be used.

·       Anglers must carry a suitable Carp care kit or wound treatment solution such as Propolis.

·       Carp must not be retained in keepnets. Carp may be retained only for photographic purposes in purposed designed carp sacks or retaining sling, in which case the sack must be located in deep water, inspected regularly, and the fish released as soon as possible.

·       All litter must be removed from the swim the member is fishing, whether it is the member’s or not. This includes cigarette butts, tea bags etc.

·       SCG membership card should be carried at all times and be produced at the request of another member, bailiff or landowner.

·       No fires.

·       The unauthorised/illegal movement of ANY fish from or to any Scottish Carp Group water is strictly forbidden. Contravening this rule may lead to expulsion from the SCG and legal action may be taken.

·       A minimum sized landing net of 36 inches with knotless mesh must be used.

·       All rigs should be “Safety” rigs- if you are unsure contact the Committee or see one of our bailiffs.

·       Only shelters designed for angling should be used. For example, a red or blue camping tent would not be allowed.

·       In the interests of the membership, you are not allowed to have your kit in a swim and be away for more than two hours. This is to stop the unfair reservation of swims. Reserving of swims is not allowed unless an angler has just arrived and is returning to their vehicle to collect their tackle.

·       When fishing for Pike, only sea fish baits are allowed. This is to minimise the risk of introducing disease to our waters. The use of live bait is strictly forbidden and is illegal in Scotland.

·       Members can use a maximum number of 3 rods for fishing on all SCG waters.  This is inclusive of float rods or similar for other species.

·       No trees or bushes or foliage are to be cut/pruned/removed etc. unless at an organised work part or with permission of the committee.

·       Lifejackets must be always worn when using a boat.  Boating should be performed safely and sensibly where boats are permitted on SCG waters.   Members can only use electric motors on our venues and only where boats are allowed on the water.



Work Parties


All members are requested to attend work parties if possible.

Angling is NOT ALLOWED on waters during a work party.

Work Parties are beneficial for your angling and the maintenance of the waters.



Rules relating to individual Scottish Carp Group waters


Loch Libo

·       Access is via the level crossing only; members must not cross the railway line at any other point.  Fishing from permissible areas only. (See water guide on website).

Lanark Loch

·       Cars should not be taken to loch side at all as it is a public park.

·       Do not block any paths.

·       Fishing on Lanark Loch is not exclusively for SCG members, although fishing is free on production of a current SCG membership card.


Kinghorn Loch

·       Fishing from the conservation area (West end of North bank) is for Scottish Carp Group members ONLY and is from marked areas only. Please keep strictly to these areas and do not block the path. Carp fishing on the East Shore is also for Scottish Carp Group members only.

·       No fires or BBQ’S on SCG pegs- Please keep noise to a minimum

·       DO NOT damage any of the trees or bushes.

·       Members must have a valid SCG membership card with them and show them on request.

·       Fishing from all other areas on the North and Road bank is not allowed.

·       Rods must be cast from the bank or platform on Kinghorn- boats and bait boats cannot be used to place baited rigs. 

·       Braid is banned from Kinghorn with the exception of marker and spod rod 

·       Lifejackets must be worn on any Scottish Carp Group Water when using a boat.

·       No braided shockleaders on Kinghorn. They must be mono only.  

·       Members can also use the toilets at the Farm / old Ecology centre on the left at top of hill but please respect the residents and be quiet during the night and early morning! An eco friendly composting toilet is also available on the East shore.


Danskine Loch

·       Barbless hooks only (you may use hooks with the barb crushed).

·       NO VEHICLES under any circumstances to be taken along the loch side track. Vehicles not to be taken any further than the car park.

·       Access to the loch & car park is via a locked gate, you must purchase a key to gain entry. No cars are to be parked on the road.

·       Strictly NO FIRES and NO DOGS

·       No fishing between 1st November to the 7th February (Closed for shooting)

·       Keep out of the woods on the outside of the track at all times


West Binny Reservoir

·       Under no circumstances should vehicles be taken into the field or down to the water.



SCG Committee 2022    Amended  7/03/22




1.         Name and Object

1.1.     The name of the organisation is the Scottish Carp Group and its objects are: -

1.1.1.  To promote Carp angling in Scotland.

1.1.2.  To lease or purchase waters with a view to stocking with Carp and enabling Scottish Carp Group Members to fish these waters.

1.1.3.  To undertake all other functions at the discretion of the members.


2.         Amendments to the Constitution

2.1.     The Scottish Carp Group shall not be dissolved, nor its Constitution and Rules altered except at a general meeting called for that purpose, and then only by a majority of two-thirds of those entitled to vote, and provided that the quorum laid down for the General Meeting is reached.


3.         Dissolution of the Scottish Carp Group

3.1.     In the event of the dissolution of the Scottish Carp Group, any funds remaining after meeting all liabilities and expenses shall be disposed of in such manner as the Scottish Carp Group see fit at the meeting called for that purpose.


4.         Membership

4.1.     The Scottish Carp Group membership shall consist of persons who have paid the joining fee and the membership subscription as agreed at the Annual General Meeting on the recommendation of the committee.

4.2.     On paying his/her joining fee and subscription, a member agrees to submit him self / herself to the Constitution and Rules of the Scottish Carp Group, and on that condition alone is entitled to enjoy the advantages and privileges of the Scottish Carp Group

4.3.     All applications for membership shall be submitted to the committee who in their absolute discretion can approve or reject the application.

4.4.     Members shall be issued with membership cards by post only when a passport type photograph has been uploaded to the website. The membership card must be produced at the request of any member or authorised person when fishing any of the Scottish Carp Group waters.

4.5.     Anglers up to and including the age of 16 at membership renewal are allowed to become junior members after paying the appropriate fee.

4.6.     The membership year runs a full calendar year from date of payment- see website for details.

4.7.     Types of memberships are: Adult, Junior and OAP/Disabled.



5.         Annual Subscription


5.1.     The monetary amount of the annual subscription will be determined by the committee.

5.2.     Annual Subscriptions become due one year from the member’s joining date.

5.3.     Members who have not renewed their annual subscription by the date issued on their card will not be eligible to fish any Scottish Carp Group water.


6.         Joining Fee 

6.1.     A joining fee shall be payable at the time of applying for membership, This fee is in addition to the annual subscription and is a singular payment.

6.1.1. Existing members who have not renewed their subscription by end of the seven day grace period from the expiry date on their membership will be required to pay the joining fee.

6.1.2. Applicants for membership who were not members in the immediately preceding year must pay the full joining fee and the subscription applicable to their membership.


6.2. 7. Committee of Management

7.1.     The affairs of the Scottish Carp Group shall be conducted by a committee of management consisting of a Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and a minimum of 3 other members.

7.2.     The committee may fill any vacancy occurring during the year. The committee shall also have the power to co-opt additional members for special or ad hoc purposes.

7.3.     The committee shall meet as and when necessary.

7.4.     Each committee member shall serve for a minimum of 2 years.

7.5.     Any member of the club who wishes stand as a committee member should send his proposal to the secretary no later than 1 month before the Annual General Meeting.

7.6      The Scottish Carp Group shall have power and authority to purchase heritable property, waters and land to be held for the purposes of the group. The title to all property so purchased including any land or buildings, the tenants interest under any lease and so far as appropriate any investments shall be held in the names of the chair, treasurer and secretary of the association and their successors in office or in name of a nominee company holding such property in trust for the association: any person or body in whose name the association’s property is held shall act in accordance with the directions issued from to time by the management committee. 


8.         Meetings

8.1.     All meetings whether Annual General or Committee, shall be presided over by the Chairman who is elected at the Annual General Meeting, or in his absence, by the senior member of the Committee present.

8.3.     The Annual General Meeting shall be held each year for the election of Office bearers, and members of the committee of management, submitting the balance sheet, reporting the results of the seasons working, and the transaction of any other competent business. 10 members shall form a quorum.

8.4.     Only fully paid-up member shall be entitled to vote at an AGM.

8.5.     In the event that a vote on any matter in a Committee meeting or AGM is tied, the Chairman shall have the casting vote.

8.6.     Periodic meetings for all members shall be held on dates and locations to be determined by the Committee.


9.         Funds

9.1.     The Treasurer shall receive all monies due to the Scottish Carp Group and make all relevant payments on behalf of made the Group.

9.2.     All Scottish Carp Group funds shall be lodged in an appropriate bank or Building Society account in the name of the Scottish Carp Group.

9.3.     All cheques drawn shall be signed by the Treasurer, and countersigned by at least one other Committee member authorised to do so.


10.      Liability of Members

10.1.   Every member of the Scottish Carp Group shall be liable proportionately in payment of debts and fulfilments of all the obligations incurred in connection with the Scottish Carp Group by the committee acting on behalf of the Scottish Carp Group.

10.2.   The Scottish Carp Group and/or its officers and committee members shall not be liable for any personal injury to members, their guests, or any persons on the Groups property. They shall not be liable for any loss off, or damage to members property or equipment.

10.3.   All persons who visit the Scottish Carp Group waters do so entirely at their own risk.


11.      Conduct of Members

11.1.   Members are expected to represent the Scottish Carp Group in a courteous manner and behave accordingly as stipulated in the rules of the Scottish Carp Group.

11.2.   If the conduct of a member in the Scottish Carp Group contravenes the rules of the group, then the committee shall be empowered to investigate the matter, make an appropriate decision which can result in the expulsion of that person from membership.




Updated 1/4/22

SCG Committee