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NOTES ON PARKING: at GAAFFS Beats APRIL 2024 (updated)

NOTES ON PARKING: at GAAFFS Beats APRIL 2024 (updated)

NOTES ON PARKING: at GAAFFS Beats 2024
Please see maps on GAAFFS website.
THE LEFT AND RIGHT HAND BANKS OF A RIVER ARE DETERMINED BY FACING DOWNSTREAM

BEATS A, B AND N GREAT PONTON
Parking for 2-3 cars on grass verge at Great Ponton Bridge on Dallygate Lane

BEAT N:  Park at Great Ponton Bridge and access beat N from the top of beat A (approximately 1 mile from Great Ponton Bridge). Cross the ford, on to the left hand bank. N beat is upstream
WASHDIKE LANE OFF THE A1 IS NO LONGER A GAAFFS PARKING AREA FOR BEAT N. This is due to necessary Health and Safety measures.
Members wishing to fish Beat N MUST access beat N by parking on the verge at the Great Ponton Bridge on Dallygate Lane
THERE IS NO ACCESS FROM THE A1 TO WASHDIKE LANE FOR GAAFFS MEMBERS.

BEATS C, D, AND E SYSTON AND BARKSTON
Parking at top of Beat C on the Hard Standing.what 3 words location: pest.filled.encloses  see also website Beat C map for parking
Access from off the A607 at Belton. Coming from Barkston it is the first turning on the right after the A607 road bridge. Coming from Grantham it is the turning on the left after the Belton Garden Centre.  The hard standing is immediately on your right.
Open metal barrier with coded padlock using code: 1963.
Swing right round and fasten at far end with chain. Do this to avoid loose barrier swinging and scraping your vehicle. Park up and avoid blocking farm machinery. Parking for 4 vehicles. Lock the barrier back in place with padlock and walk down to water the top of Beat C.
Make sure to remember the code so you can get out!

NO PARKING AT THE BEET PAD RIVER LANE.
Parking for 2 to 3 cars in Syston Village Main Street .
Park sensibly. This a BUS ROUTE.
DO NOT PARK  opposite driveways  on bends or at a Bus stop or near it!

BEATS F AND G
Parking for 2 to 3 cars at the White Bridge Picnic area ,  Station Road Barkston.

BEATS H AND I AND I BEAT EXTENSION
Parking at Mill Farm for 3 cars No 4x4s for Beats H and I. What 3 words location: crispier.surpassed.aliens
Access Mill Farm from West Street Barkston. Carry straight on through West Street and continue straight  to farm You will come to a gate with GAAFFS Parking. Code on padlock 11700 Park carefully on the left  do not block farm track. Make sure you close the gate. Walk down track to stepping stones. You are on Beat H. See extensive helpful coverage of parking and access notes for the beats on our Facebook page under files.

Access  from A607 on to West Street Barkston continue and take right fork before Mill Farm. Rough track suitable for 4x4s only.Parking for 4 or 5 cars on the grass over the Girder Bridge. Open the T bar with  pad lock – code 31510  lay it down. Cross over the Bridge carefully and put the T bar and pad lock back in place. Park on the grass area on your LEFT. DO NOT block path ways , farm vehicle access or Bridleways .

Parking for 1 car on Frinkley Lane Marston. See map for details

BEAT K BELTON PARK ESTATE NATIONAL TRUST.1. FISHNG IS FROM 10AM TO 5PM
TO AVOID BEING LOCKED IN PLEASE LEAVE THE CAR PARK BY 4.45PM.
THE GATES ARE CLOSED AT 5PM ON THE DOT2 No more than 4 anglers on the beat.

3. On arrival at the Main gate entrance please show your membership ID card to N.T staff and carry it with you at all times in case you are asked for ID by a Park Warden and make sure you have a current GAAFFS logo sticker on your car windscreen

4. If you intend to fish at Belton, please contact by text or email, Stuart the Head River Keeper before you go to make sure there are no more than four anglers fishing. Stuart has kindly offered to monitor the number of anglers, The National Trust will be keeping an eye on the fishing situation but they have a lot of visitors to contend with and their system will not be perfect. Contacting Stuart will solve the matter and hopefully avoid disappointment.

• Text mobile: 07738 936926

• Email: riverkeeper2018@gmail.com

• K Beat Extension, see map

• Parking for 1 to 2 cars Belton Village Stone Bridge a short beat on the right hand bank to A607 Bridge downstream.

Parking Beat P Papermill Farm: what3words location: easy.trade.pizza. 

See also website Beat P map for access and parking.From A52  Bridge End Road, turn on to Bridge End Grove or Somerby Grove  continue until you come to the end. See map for details on parking which is the right turn of the track. Park close in on your left hand side. 2 or 3 cars at most.

FURTHER NOTES ON PARKING AND ACCESS
Please maintain good relations with landowners and members of the public.
Be polite at all times. Our fishing access depends up on it. Report any parking difficulties you may experience to the Chairman. In the event of a complaint please take the complainant’s details and ask them to contact me as Chairman or should the situation arise I will contact them.
Maps of the  River Chater  and the River Welland will be put on the website, though they are still to be annotated. Refer to these maps for access and parking.
When parking at any beat please make sure you display a GAAFFS parking sticker. Carry your GAAFFS card with Photo ID and a current EA rod licence
If fishing any of the GAA coarse waters Please display a current GAA parking permit.

Paul Kittson
Chairman
Mobile: 07714 288055
Email: pkittson@btinternet.com

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