The Rules
the rules

Whilst we try not to have too many rules, we do have a few to ensure the fishery is a pleasant place for all and to protect the fish:

  1. An Environmental Agency License is required to fish these waters. The fishery allows you to use a maximum of three rods per angler on the specimen lakes. You can purchase a License online or via the Post Office.
  2. We have slippery/uneven areas so fishing is at your own risk.
  3. All anglers to come to ticket/tackle shop before fishing unless it has been agreed.
  4. All nets and unhooking mats to be completely dry before fishing.
  5. No braid to be used as main line.
  6. No Lead core.
  7. Micro barbed or barbless hooks only.
  8. A minimum of 42″ net although 50″ is preferred especially if you are going for the catfish. Extra-large padded unhooking mats/carp cradles.
  9. Fish are to only be lifted 8 inches off the ground for photos and replaced back in to the water ASAP.
  10. No sacking of fish.
  11. Minimum main line 15lb for carp fishing, 20lb for cat fishing.
  12. No live bait (maggots and worms allowed) and only dead sea baits allowed.
  13. Definitely no rubbish or cigarette ends to be left in or by the swim or the hedges. Take your rubbish home with you.
  14. No fires – only barbecues that are off of the ground.
  15. Have the upmost respect for other anglers. No poaching swims or casting over lines, only fish your water. In the event of a dispute please speak to a member of staff ASAP.
  16. Facilities are to be left clean and tidy at all times. There are 24hr toilet facilities (bring your own toilet roll) – use them or be banned!
  17. Bait boats can be used, but please do not encroach on other swims.
  18. Radios are to be used at a minimum volume.
  19. Alcohol is to be used sensibly and in moderation.
  20. Dogs must not come down to the main car park (tackle shop/canteen), and must be well behaved and cleaned up after!
  21. No Driving on the grass under any circumstances. Park in the car parks only.
  22. Weekends, including Fridays, anglers must leave at time of arrival on ticket.
  23. Any misuse of our fish or facilities will entail in you being asked to leave immediately.
  24. Any abusive or unreasonable behaviour will entail in you being asked to leave immediately.
  25. Cars parked in the various car parks are left at your own risk.

Any person found to be breaking the rules will be asked to leave with no refunds offered