Our Fishing Rules

Please Respect and Abide the following Rules for the well being of fish and fellow anglers. Non compliance could mean being banned from fishing.

FISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS

Please Respect and Abide the following Rules for the wellbeing of fish and fellow anglers.
Non-compliance could mean being banned from fishing

FISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS

**The following are banned**

            Fixed Leads                             Bent, Long Curved Shank or In pointing hooks

            Livebaits and Deadbaits         Bait Boats & Drones

            Beachcaster Method               360 rig

            Lead Core                                Double Strength Line

            All particle baits (large nuts & pulses) except Sweetcorn and Hemp

            Shock-snag leader and any other Non coated Catfish rigs (Kevlar etc)
        
            Barbed Hooks

 

1. Maximum 2 rods. Minimum Size 8 hooks on Carp Lakes, Minimum size 14 (preferably 12) on others.

2. NO SACKING OF FISH OVER NIGHT, or when spawning, NO KEEP NETS. Unhooking Mats are MANDATORY on All Lakes and must be suitable in size for the resident fish.

3. Large knotless nylon Landing Nets for all Lakes and a minimum of 30”. Must be (42”+) wide for Easy Access, Octopussy, Main Carp Lake, Specimen Lakes and all Carp and Cat Lakes. There is no pole fishing on these lakes and the rods must be strong enough for big carp. No quiver tips etc.

4. Minimum 10lb line throughout on Carp Lakes and 4lb on others.

5. Fishing is dawn to dusk or 9pm whichever is earlier.

6. Book Lake specials and nights etc. Before 5pm.

7. No fishing on Saturdays on day of departure.

8. No Fishing before the appropriate fee has been paid. Anyone found fishing before appropriate fee has been paid will be charged double.

9. No walking around the Specimen Lakes unless you have booked and paid the appropriate fee.

10. Forcep disgorgers must be used.

11. Specialist Braided hooklinks only. No braided main line.

12. The rods are not transferable. Do not leave rods unattended – a few rods have been pulled in.

13. Anyone found LITTERING will be banned from fishing. please take it back.

14. No Swims to be left unattended for more than 2 hours (i.e. lunch etc.)

15. No tackle or shelters to be left overnight unless night has been pre booked, first come first served basis.

16. No Driving to lakes.

17. At Spawning times or when oxygen levels are low, certain lakes may be temporarily closed.

18. No Fly Fishing except on the Trout Lake

19. No Standing Up with Fish - Always Kneel down when handling Fish

20. Please use toilet facilities in your villa or Bar toilets.

21.  All children under the Age of 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT at all times whilst fishing.

22. If you are NIGHT fishing You MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES if you are Under the Age of 18.

A limited amount of night fishing can be negotiated, enquire on arrival. Maximum number of fishing nights allowed:

 

Main Lake - 2 nights                 Specimen Carp Lake - Day-Night-Day

Octopussy - 1 night               Easy Access – 1 night

 

The First Sunday of the month between May and October, there is a 5C’s fishing match on the Main Carp Lake. You can join in. Please enquire. Saturdays on the Main Carp Lake between May and September inclusive, are reserved for Syndicate Members only.

OUR BAILIFFS MAKE REGULAR SPOT CHECKS

 THE ABOVE RULES ARE RIGIDLY ENFORCED, FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE RULES COULD MEAN A BAN FROM FISHING.