A. The B-CC ponds and streams are managed to provide fishing and aesthetic satisfaction for chapter members and their escorted guests.
B. The management of the ponds and streams is the responsibility of the Ponds and Streams Committee.
C. No animals or plants are to be placed in the ponds without approval of the Ponds and Streams Committee Chair and with the concurrence of the B-CC Wildlife Committee Chair.
D. No chemical control treatment may be carried out in B-CC ponds and streams without written approval of the ponds and streams Chair and with the concurrence of the B-CC Farm Committee Chair and informing the B-CC Board of Governors.
E. Boats, canoes, rafts, or other watercraft or floating devices may not be used on the ponds without the permission of the Ponds and Streams Committee Chair and with concurrence from the B-CC Board of Governors.
F. Only earthworms, blood worms, insects, or similar bait may be used for fishing. Minnows and live fish are not to be used for bait. Plugs, spinners, and artificial flies are permitted. Digging for worms or other bait is not permitted around the pond. Stones and logs may be turned over to search for live bait, but must be replaced to their original position before being disturbed.
G. All trash and garbage, however small, must be taken with you when you leave the pond. Keep the ponds and banks clean and beautiful.
H. The following activities are not permitted:
- Throwing material of any kind into either pond.
- Camping at the little or big pond without approval.
- Swimming in either pond.
- Use of live minnows or other fish as bait.
- Ice skating.
- Waterfowl hunting on little or big pond.
I. Care or other vehicles may be driven to the Big pond only for management work.
J. Retriever training is permitted and governed by the current Maryland State rules and regulations and any additional B-CC Chapter restrictions.
K. ALL FISHING AT THE SMALL AND LARGE PONDS AND IN STREAMS IS CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY. All rules and regulations pertaining to fishing established by the state of Maryland must be observed. All persons 16 years of age and older must possess and have on their person while fishing a valid Maryland fishing license. All bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, and catfish are to be returned to the water alive and in good condition.
L. Always check the bulletin boards at the Big pond, at the beginning of the Nature Trail, and at the B-CC Chapter House for any current changes in the above regulations.
M. For questions and additional information contact the Ponds and Stream Committee Chair, Steven Swartz, at 301-527-1292.