Fishery Rules

  1. Number of anglers on the lake limited to 3 (excluding child under 12 with parent). Maximum of 3 rods per angler, 1 line, 1 hook
  2. Children are not to be left unattended around the lake
  3. No rods to be left unattended for any reason.  If you need to go further than 30m then remove your hooks and baits from the water. Even if you are using receivers
  4. No sacking of fish under any circumstances
  5. No swimming, wading is encouraged only to release fish
  6. Only on-site landing nets, slings and mats/cradles to be used, all provided upon arrival. Please do not bring your own. We also have weighing tripods and scales.
  7. Minimum line 15lb/7kg breakage
  8. No braid as main line
  9. No lead core or lead-less leaders to be used
  10. Tungsten tubing to be used – minimum 2 feet. This is to prevent damage to the scales of the fish. If you are unsure how to use it we will show you how and we will have some available on site.
  11. No long shank, nailer, bent, circle hooks.
  12. Micro barb hooks only
  13. No metal or clips above the lead.
  14. No fixed leads, all rigs must be safety rigs, ie eject the lead. If in doubt, please ask.
  15. All rigs will be inspected
  16. No shelf-life boilies. No plastic baits. No nuts. No maggots. Particle to be purchased on site only to ensure correct preparation.
  17. We have our own quality proven bait on site at competitive prices saving you money and time.  You are welcome to bring your own fresh or fresh frozen bait – please advise of brand name. No shelf-life boilies or tiger nuts please.
  18. Keep cradles and mats wet as they can become VERY hot in the sun
  19. Carp care is paramount. Treat any hook holes or wounds with a carp care product (Steri Seven or similar). This will be available on site.
  20. If line gets snagged, don’t pull for a break. Tie off to a nearby tree etc, cut line and let us know so we can remove the line and tackle from the water.
  21. If line is snagged with a fish on, let us know immediately and we’ll come and help with the boat.
  22. Our boat is only to be used for freeing up snagged line and fish.
  23. Please photograph all carp on both sides and weigh before returning to water
  24. Do not stand up with fish to be photographed, return fish to the water as soon as possible.
  25. All fish over 40lb (18kg) – get in the water to take photographs, and return the fish whilst in the water to ensure the safety of the fish
  26. Please send us all photographs and weights of fish caught as this allows us to keep accurate records of fish health and weight. We’ll set up a WhatsApp group with you.
  27. We have a bait boat for hire.  Please advise in advance if you wish to bring your own and it must be thoroughly cleaned before arrival.
  28. No marking, disfiguring or damaging of the fish in any way (you will be asked to leave the site without refund or compensation)
  29. No removing fish or introducing fish.
  30. If using the lake-side facilities (kitchen, BBQ, picnic area, toilet and shower) please keep them clean and tidy as you would expect to find them 😊

Environment and Safety

  1. Dogs are only permitted by prior arrangement.  If agreed then the dog must be friendly with other dogs (as our dogs will be exercised around the lake), kept close and under control at all times.  Dogs are not to be left unattended at any time when on the premises.  All poo to be collected and bagged for disposal
  2. No litter, including cigarette ends, matches, tea bags, nylon line etc. Use the rubbish bags provided and the bin near the facilities
  3. No fires or barbeques.  We have provided a gas barbeque for you to use
  4. Alarms – please set them to their lowest volume or have a receiver
  5. Radios and televisions – please set the volume so that only you can hear it
  6. Respect the wildlife
  7. No cutting of vegetation around swims or lake
  8. Respect each other and the owners and their representatives
  9. Please do not use the bushes or trees as toilets – There is a toilet near the lake
  10. No recreational drugs are permitted on site, excessive alcohol consumption is not permitted, especially when fishing (you could be asked to leave the site without refund or compensation)
  11. No aggressive or anti-social behaviour (you will be asked to leave the site without refund or compensation)
  12. No firearms, bladed or offensive weapons, cross-bows, archery equipment to be brought on site (you will be asked to leave the site without refund or compensation if you do)

We have worked hard to make this a comfortable place to come on holiday with your family or partner and enjoy some fishing.  Most of the rules are usual at most fisheries, clubs, syndicates etc and are designed to help us help you to have a more enjoyable holiday