RULES & REGULATIONS

Property Directory – Each member will receive a custom three-ring binder containing detailed maps, directions, property descriptions, property rules and rates for each property. Also included is a copy of your Membership Agreement, Club rules, regulations and policies, a supply of Reservation Cards and Guest Agreement forms. If lost, binders can be replaced for $30.00.

Catch and Release Fishing – Most Club waters are managed to provide the largest possible population of big, wild trout. Therefore, catch and release fishing is the policy at all Club properties. Club members are urged to practice CPR on the fish that they bring to net–Catch, Photograph, Release. Regulations for each tract, as described in the Property Directory, are frequently more stringent than State regulations, but members and guests are expected to strictly comply. The outstanding fishing Club members enjoy is due to catch and release.

Flies Only – Fishing is restricted to single-barb flies only on all Club waters. Bait fishing is not permitted. Anglers are encouraged to use barbless hooks or to pinch down the barbs whenever possible.

Limits on Number of Anglers – To assure the highest quality experience possible, a limited number of anglers are permitted on each property each day. A somewhat larger number are allowed if all are part of a single group.

Fishing by Reservation Only – To fish, you must first obtain an authorization number from our reservation office. The number is to be filled in on your personalized reservation card, along with the property number and date or dates of the reservation. The reservation card is to be prominently displayed on the dash of your vehicle while parked at the fishing area. To ensure the expected quality experience for those with reservations, any person on the property without authorization for that date will be guilty of trespass and, if apprehended, will be aggressively prosecuted.

Reservation Limits – Reservations will be accepted for groups of two or more for any date or consecutive dates during the season. However, to give everyone a chance to fish all waters, we suggeat that members have only one unused reservation in effect on any specific parcel at any time.

Reservation Fee – A non-refundable $5 fee will be charged for one to three reservations when those reservations are being made at the same time.

Day Rate Charges – Rocky Mountain Angling Club charges are based primarily on a day use rate. Daily rates vary widely from $45/day to $130/day with the average about $65/day. Young people, age 13-17, are discounted 25% and children 12 and under are free at most properties.

Half-Day Rates – An afternoon rate that is 25% less than the full day rate is offered on most properties; however, reservations at the afternoon rate will be confirmed only after 12:00 noon on the preceding day.

Manner of Payment – Payment is due when the reservation is made. Members should furnish a credit card number (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) and authorization to charge by phone when filling out the application. Charges are usually applied on the day after members fish.

Reservation Cancellation – Full refund of day rate charges will be made if a reservation is cancelled more than 48 hours before the first day of the dates reserved. A 50% refund will be made if the cancellation occurs within 48 hours, but before the first day reserved. No refund will be made if the cancellation is not made until the day of the reservation.

Reservation Phone Hours – The Club reservation office is located at 3805 Marshall Street, Suite 303, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Telephone reservations will be accepted seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Denver area residents may call (303) 421-6239. Our toll-free number from anywhere else in the country is 800-524-1814. Our fax number is 303-421-4807. The Club’s email address is rmangling@gmail.com

Club Office Hours – Stop by our office at 3805 Marshall Street, Suite 303, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday Apr. 1 – Oct. 31 and Monday-Friday from Nov. 1 – Mar. 31.

Guests are Welcome – Guests are restricted to the number of rods allowed on a given property on a given day. However, payment of the day rate charge must be made for each guest at the time of the reservation. All guests, or their legal guardians, must sign the guest agreement and send it to the club before the reservation date.

Individual/Family Membership – All memberships, except business memberships, are deemed to be family memberships. There is a one-time initiation fee of $350.

Business Membership – Memberships are permitted in business names. The one-time membership initiation fee is $725. Each key employee authorized to use the business membership must also pay the annual dues and complete the membership application. Each key employee will then receive his or her own copy of the property directory and a subscription to the club newsletter.

Annual Membership Dues – An annual fee is charged each member to cover the cost of the Property Directory and a Newsletter subscription. The current rate is $120 per year.

Identity Disclosure – A member’s identity will be revealed to others fishing the property that day if a request is made through the reservation office. Members are encouraged to say “Hi”, discuss plans to minimize the disruption of each others fishing, and even to get acquainted if you wish. But remember, many join the club to get away from the crowds. Please be sensitive to other’s desire for solitude.

Property is Patrolled – Club employees, authorized agents, and landowners will, on an irregular basis, check to make sure that only members and guests with valid reservations are using the property and that all members and guests are complying with the property regulations. Violation of any regulation will subject the member and guest to immediate expulsion from the property.

Respect Private Property – Each member and guest must agree to respect all rights of the property owners who are allowing us on their land to fish and to be personally responsible for any damage caused on the property.

No Littering – Trash cans are not provided on club properties. Members and guests are expected to leave to take off the property all that is taken on. That means every little piece of litter. The next member should find it as pristine as you found it. If you ever find a property trashed, please call the club office that day. We will know who fished the site last, unless there has been a trespasser. We will investigate and arrange clean-up.

Sanitation Facilities – They can be described in one word – “none”. No smelly outhouses or port-a-potties. Please treat the area as you would a wilderness.

Fires Prohibited – Fires are prohibited on Club properties unless otherwise noted in the property directory. A fire ring will be provided on any property were fires are permitted. Fires are not to be started outside of a designated fire ring.

Camping – Camping is prohibited on club properties unless specifically allowed. However, directions to nearby public and private campgrounds are provided in the property directory. Where overnight camping is permitted, camping areas are unimproved – no hookups, water, or bathrooms.

Membership Termination – Rocky Mountain Angling Club reserves the right to terminate the membership of any member, without stated reason, by notifying the member of the termination in writing and making pro-rata refund of the membership fee.

Rule Changes – Rocky Mountain Angling Club reserves the right to change any of its rules, regulations, policies, or practices with written notice to the club members. Publication in the newsletter will be deemed to be adequate written notice.