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Join the premier Essex carp syndicate - Fryerning Fisheries

Fishery Rules

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These rules are in place to make YOUR time at the lakes safer and more enjoyable. Please stick to them and enjoy your fishing. Anyone found breaking the rules or acting in an unsporting or ungentlemanly way, at any part of the catch or your stay will be ejected from the site and forfeit their membership fees in entirety.
  • All  equipment must be bone dry before entering the fishery. Anyone found breaking this rule will be asked to leave & banned for life! 
  • Photographing / fish care; all carp must be photographed over a cradle preferably ones which hold water.
  • Fish should not be lifted above knee height.
  • All anglers must use a suitable recovery weigh sling, cradle and landing net.
  • When stalking anglers must have recovery sling to hand, cradle can be collected once fish is safe and secure in sling. 
  • A large bucket of water preferably two next to unhooking mat.
  • No keep nets or sacks to be used at any time.
  • Rods must not be left unattended at any time.
  • Barbless hooks only. No bent hooks.
  • No weighing poles allowed. All top fitting of scales must have Karabiner fitting.
  • Minimum of 12lb breaking strain to be used.
  • No Braided mainline except spod or marker rods
  • No permanently fixed leads or bolt rigs. All leads must be able to break free should a fish become snagged.
  • All fish to be returned ASAP after weighing and photographing.
  • No nuts of any description, unless ground down.
  • Maggots only to be used from British summer time end 29/10/2017 to 25/03/2018.
  • Main Lake rod Limit: Three until British summer time end when four may be used.(29/10/2017 to 25/03/2018)
  • Valley Lake Rod Limit: Two until British summer time end when three may be used.(29/10/2017 to 25/03/2018)
  • New for 2017. An addditional all year round three rod ticket is available, please ask for further details.
  • No bait boats
  • Catch report must be filled in FULLY with all captures over 20lb.
  • Members to supply mangement photos of fish over 30lb's 
  • All anglers must hold a valid Environment Agency Licence.
  • Non-members may not be brought to the lakes without owner’s permission. No Children under the age of 12.
  • All cars must be parked in designated areas.
  • All gates to be closed at all times. The surrounding farmland and woods are strictly out of bounds.
  • No litter. Anglers are responsible for removing their litter, which must be removed from the site.
  • Please do not leave litter in our bins.
  • Maximum stay five days. No return within seven days.
  • No excessive drinking of alcohol.
  • No Generators.
  • No BBQs on the grass.
  • In winter, cars must be kept off the grass verges.
  • No swim holding.
  • Pastport sized photo must be given when joining for membership cards.
  • Anglers can arrive/leave from 6am until half an hour before dark summer hours. Winter hours 6am- 6pm. This is strictly enforced.
  • Anyone found breaking these rules will risk losing their ticket with no refund.

At Fryerning we take great care in breeding and maintaining our fish stock to the highest possible standard. When caught our fish must receive the highest quality care along with respectful treatment during the catch / weighing and photographing process, before being released unscaithed back into the water.