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CLUB PURPOSES: To stimulate awareness of bass fishing as a major sport. To offer our state conservation department (TWRA) and the Fairfield Glade Biologist and Lakes Committee our organized support and encouragement. To improve the fishing experience on Fairfield Glade's lakes by financial support from the Club Fisheries Management Fund and by volunteer support of habitat improvement and stocking efforts. To promote full adherence to all conservation codes and sound conservation practices. To detect and report any polluter or fish and game law violator and call attention to those crimes. To improve our skills as bass anglers through a friendly exchange of knowledge and shared love of this great recreation.

FAIRFIELD GLADE BASS CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

As members of the Fairfield Glade Bass Club, we commit ourselves to support the purposes and projects of the Club and to follow the rules that we have collectively agreed upon.

In addition, we commit ourselves to:

  1. Remember that the primary purpose of the tournaments is to enjoy fishing and improve our bass fishing skills and those of our partners.
  2. Participate in one or more Bass Club projects, including serving as an officer, July 4th Kids’ Fishing Tournament, minnow stocking, structure placement, or other activities the Club may support.
  3. Observe sound catch and release practices including ensuring that our live wells are clean and operating properly and exercising care in our handling of all fish.
  4. When culling, avoid releasing dead fish into the lake and bring any dead fish that are not to be weighed to the ramp for proper disposal.
  5. Share bass fishing knowledge and techniques with our partners and other Club members.
  6. Show courtesy to other boats by allowing at least thirty (30) yards from other boats.
  7. Avoid trolling with the main engine or high speed trolling with an electric trolling motor.
  8. Leave the lakes as clean or cleaner than we found them by preventing any cans or other trash, discarded fishing line, or lures from entering the lake and where practical removing such items left by others.
  9. Ease the scheduling task of the Tournament Director by timely registering for tournaments and promptly reporting any change or cancellation.
  10. Be willing to wait for up to fifteen (15) minutes or return to the dock to pick up a late partner.
  11. Assist each other, especially those with physical limitations, in boarding, launching or loading boats.
  12. Take personal responsibility for safety during tournaments, including carrying emergency notification information. Wear our life jacket when weather or water conditions are hazardous or our physical condition is such that balance, agility, or ability to survive a fall into the water is impaired. Respect the right of the boat owner to require the wearing of your life jacket while in his boat.
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