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. Please ensure you read these rules thoroughly before fishing!
-Photographing / fish care, all carp must be photographed over a cradle. Preferably ones which hold water.
-Fish should not be lifted above knee height.
– From 1st October 01/10/18 All anglers must use a suitable recovery weigh sling, cradle and landing net. (See Below)
–At present all anglers are to use fishery Nets, Mats and Cradles. Carp Master XL versions for Main Lake only! These will be found in the bio-secure unit found next to the toilet/shower block with the ones for The Valley Lake and Car Park Lake found in the metal containers found around the lakes. All items to be returned as found; in the same containers, clean, dry and stacked neatly. If you do damage an item or see a damaged item please inform a member of the team as soon as possible. Any equipment used by a guest will be the reponsibility of the member. Anyone found to be mistreating any equipment will be banned from the fishery. Remember The Bio Security Unit is covered by CCTV.
-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.
-Rod limits also increase by one rod on all 3 waters (Main Lake from 3 to 4, Valley lakes from 2 to 3)
-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, any photo is welcome though!
-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.
-Fish 24 hours or more, no return for 7 days, under 12 hours you can return in 3 days. (Standard ticket)
-Gold ticket enables you to fish when you like (maximum stay 5 days).
-No excessive drinking of alcohol.
-BBQs welcome but please do not place directly on the grass.
-In winter, cars must be kept off the grass verges.
-No swim holding.
-Passport 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.
-All lakes close during spawning.
-Anyone found breaking these rules will risk losing their ticket with no refund.