1. By signing below, I agree that I am a guest of a member of Private
Water Fishing ("PWF"), and that as such I, both individually and on behalf of my minor
children, as listed below, have read the Member`s Membership Agreement and the
Membership Conduct and Club Regulations of PWF and agree to comply with all such rules,
regulations and policies of PWF as in effect from time to time, and do abide by all
covenants of the member under my Membership Agreement and to assure that all such
children do the same. I agree that failure to abide by such rules, regulations and
policies of the undersigned or such children shall result in revocation of the guest
membership of the undersigned and such children.
2. I agree that this Guest Membership Application, if accepted,
entitles me to use PWF properties on the terms and conditions of, and pursuant to the
obligations in the Member's Membership Agreement, but at the guest rates in effect
from time to time, and that I will use such properties only while accompanied by a
member of PWF unless other arrangements are approved by PWF. I agree that this
Membership Agreement is revocable at will by PWF, with or without cause.
3. RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
AGREEMENT.In consideration of being allowed to use the various water bodies of
PWF for fishing and hunting pursuant to the guest membership, I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE ON
BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY MINOR CHILD, IF APPLICABLE, THAT THE RISK OF INJURY RELATING TO
PERFORMANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND MY VISIT TO OR USE OF THE WATER BODIES AND LAND
AVAILABLE TO ME UNDER THE GUEST MEMBERSHIP IS SIGNIFICANT, INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL FOR
PERMANENT DISABILITY AND DEATH. ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY MINOR CHILD, IF APPLICABLE,
I KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME SUCH RISKS, BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, EVEN IF ARISING
FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF PWF AND ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, OFFICERS, AND
DIRECTORS (THE RELEASED PARTIES). ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY MINOR CHILD, IF
APPLICABLE, I HEREBY FURTHER AGREE TO AND DO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY AND
AGREE TO DEFEND THE LANDOWNERS AND PWF AND ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, OFFICERS,
AND DIRECTORS (THE RELEASED PARTIES) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, CLAIMS,
DEMANDS, OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR WRONGFUL DEATH, PERSONAL AND BODILY INJURY
(INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY OR PARALYSIS), OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, RELATING TO OR
RESULTING FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (I) THE ORDINARY OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL
MISCONDUCT OF ME OR ANY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, (2) ANY INTENTIONAL TORT COMMITTED BY
ME OR ANY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, (3) ANY STRICT LIABILITY THEORY UNDER WHICH I OR ANY
OF THE RELEASED PARTIES MIGHT BE LIABLE FOR SUCH DAMAGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR EXPENSES,
OR (4) PERFORMANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT BY ME OR PWF, INCLUDING MY UTILIZATION OF, AND
FISHING OR HUNTING UPON, THE VARIOUS WATER BODIES AND LAND AVAILABLE TO ME AS A GUEST.
Each instance of my visit to or use of any of the water bodies or land of PWF shall
constitute my ratification and re-affirmation of the previous provision releasing,
holding harmless, indemnifying, and agreeing to defend the Released Parties. ON BEHALF
OF MYSELF AND MY MINOR CHILD, IF APPLICABLE, I FURTHER AGREE THAT I WILL NOT SUE OR
MAKE ANY CLAIM AGAINST ANY LANDOWNERS OR ANY INDIVIDUAL, ENTITY, OR GROUP INVOLVED WITH
PRIVATE WATER FISHING NOW OR IN THE FUTURE CONCERNING ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING
WRONGFUL DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE) RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM
PERFORMANCE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR MY USE OF, AND FISHING AND HUNTING UPON, THE WATER
BODIES OR LAND AVAILABLE TO ME AS A GUEST. On behalf of myself and my minor child, if
applicable, I hereby waive the right to any notice of defects, latent or patent, or
dangerous conditions, reasonable or unreasonable, which may exist upon any lands or
water bodies. I also agree that, notwithstanding the termination or expiration of the
term of this agreement, the covenants herein to indemnify, hold harmless, defend and
release the Released Parties shall expressly survive the termination of this agreement,
the same are severable, and that but for my agreement to indemnify, hold harmless,
defend and release certain parties as set forth herein, Private Water Fishing would not
accept the offer represented by this application.
FOR MYSELF AND MY MINOR CHILD, IF APPLICABLE, I HAVE READ THIS
GUEST AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY ITS TERMS. I FURTHER STATE THAT I UNDERSTAND THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS GUEST AGREEMENT, INCLUDING SECTION 3 (RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND
ASSUMPTION OF RISK) IN WHICH I, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY MINOR CHILD, IF APPLICABLE,
HAVE GIVEN UP MY RIGHT TO SUE AS DESCRIBED IN THAT SECTION.
Private Water Fishing Conduct and Club Regulations ensure that every member enjoys the benefits of the Club waters. All members agree to comply with these conduct rules and regulations when they sign their Membership Agreement. Failure to adhere to the following regulations can result in membership termination and, in the case of trespass, criminal prosecution.
FISHING BY ADVANCED RESERVATION ONLY Members must use the online reservation system or, contact the Club Office to reserve a site before fishing. In most cases, reservations need only be made 24 hours in advance. Reservations may be requested with less than 24-hour notice, but availability may be limited (See cancellation policy below). At the time of reservation, the member will receive an email confirmation and confirmation number. This confirmation number must be displayed on the dashboard of the member's vehicle. This card identifies Private Water Fishing members to the landowner and verifies their right to enter Club sites. The Club reservation policy ensures a quality experience for all our members. Any person on Club sites without a valid reservation and authorization number will be guilty of trespass and will be subject to criminal prosecution. Entering Club sites without a valid reservation and authorization number is also grounds for membership termination. The membership initiation fee will not be refunded.
RESERVATION CANCELLATION To receive a full refund of day rate charges, you must contact our office 72 hours in advance of your reservation.
SITE ANGLER LIMITS Site angler limits are established for each site and can be found in each site entry. This limit ensures un-crowded conditions for all Club members. In most cases, the angler limit will be slightly higher if all anglers are in one party.
MINORS All minors, (children 18 and under), must be accompanied by an adult when visiting Club sites. One adult must accompany every two minors at all times.
FIREARMS Absolutely no firearms will be allowed on any Club site.
ALCOHOL Alcohol policies vary from site to site. Some sites allow no alcohol use due to the owner's request.
LITTER All litter and trash must be handled on a pack in- pack out basis, which means everything you take on a site must be removed when you leave. Be sure to pack garbage bags and use them accordingly. The next member to visit a site should find it as clean as you did. If you ever arrive at a site with litter, call the Reservation Office as soon as possible. We will know who reserved the site last. We will investigate and arrange a clean-up. Those who litter will be fined.
CATCH AND RELEASE POLICY Catch and release is not just a good idea, it is mandatory for Club membership. Catch and release ensure a plentiful, healthy bass population for all Club members to enjoy. If you land a trophy bass while on club waters, feel free to take a photo before releasing it. Be sure to send a copy of the photo along with the weight and length to the Reservation Office for inclusion in our membership newsletter.
LURES AND FLIES ONLY In keeping with the catch and release policy, only lures, artificial bait, and flies are allowed. Live bait and stink bait are prohibited. The use of barbless hooks is strongly encouraged.
CROPS AND LIVESTOCK Many of our sites are located on a farm and grazing land. It is extremely important that all gates are closed when entering and leaving all Club sites. Do not approach any livestock that may be in the site area. Supervise children and instruct them to stay away from livestock. Be aware of crops. Stick to the paths on the maps provided and camp only in designated camping areas.
NO HARM OF WILDLIFE Absolutely no hunting privileges are included in Club membership. There will be no harm or killing of wildlife of any type, including turtles, frogs, snakes, spiders, etc. Failure to comply with this rule will result in immediate membership termination.
LEAVE SITES INTACT Many Club sites have been selected for their scenic beauty. To preserve them for all members to enjoy, absolutely nothing is to be taken away from any Club site. Please do not remove rocks, foliage or wood from the site. All arrowheads, pottery shards, and old buildings which may be on the site are the property of the landowner and are not to be removed from the site for any reason.
CAMPING AND CAMPFIRES Camping is prohibited on Club sites unless specifically allowed in the individual site entry. Where overnight camping is permitted, some camping areas are generally unimproved- without electrical hook-ups or running water. Absolutely no campfires are allowed on any Club sites. Members are welcome to use gas grills or Coleman stoves.
SANITATION FACILITIES Sanitation facilities vary from site to site. As some properties also support hunting leases, hiking trails and camping areas, please do not use the area indiscriminately. On all sites proper wilderness sanitation disposal must be practiced. Guidelines for proper wilderness sanitation disposal are included in this Directory. Please familiarize yourself and the members of your party with the guidelines before visiting Club sites.
GUEST POLICY Private Water Fishing welcomes guest anglers when accompanied by an active club member. Guest Membership Agreements can be found at the bottom of the home page of our website. The Guest Membership Agreement must be completed and submitted to our Reservation Office prior to the date of the trip. The Guest Membership Agreement will inform members and guests of Club conduct and regulations. In addition to the day fishing rate, guests must pay an additional $15.00 to fish Club waters. Active members may bring as many guests as they would like but no one guest may visit more than three times in one year.
SITES ARE PATROLLED Club security and landowners will check to make sure that the only subjects on the property are members and guests who are listed on a valid reservation. Failure to comply with this will result in immediate expulsion from the site. Using the site without a valid reservation is considered trespassing and will expose the violator to criminal prosecution.
RESPECT SITE PROPERTY Members and guests agree to respect all rights of the landowners who are allowing us to use their land and fish their waters. Members will be personally responsible for any damage caused to the property during their visit to the site.
MEMBERSHIP CONDUCT AND REGULATION CHANCES Private Waters Fishing reserves the right to change any of its membership conduct and regulations with written notice to the membership. Publication in the newsletter will be deemed adequate written notice.
MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION Private Water Fishing reserves the right to terminate the membership of any member without stated reason, by notifying the member of the termination in writing. If membership termination occurs, the Membership Initiation Fee may not be refunded.