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.


1. BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY. Minimum Size 8 on Carp Lakes, Minimum size 14 (preferably 12) on others. (The fish have swallowed smaller hooks!)

2. NO SACKING OF FISH OVER NIGHT, or when spawning, NO KEEP NETS. Unhooking Mats MANDATORY on All Lakes.

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 a 4lb on others.

5. No fixed leads, double strength line, bent hooks or Inpointing hooks.

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

7. Book Lake specials and nights etc before 5pm.

8. No fishing on Saturdays on day of departure.

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

10. No walking around the Specimen Lakes or using the Dragon Raft on the Koi Lake if someone is fishing.

11. Forcep disgorgers a must.

12. Braided line can only be used as a hook link and must never be used as a main line.

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

14. NO LITTER, please take it back.

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

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

17. All particle baits (nuts and pulses) except sweetcorn and hemp are banned.

18. The beach-caster method is suspended.

19. No live baits for Catfish at all. Only use deadbaits purchased from our on site tackle shop

20. No Driving to lakes.

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

22. All Bait Boats and Drones are banned

23. No Fly Fishing except on the Trout Lake

24. No Standing Up with Fish (unless you physically can't or are in a wheelchair), always kneel down over an unhooking mat when handling a Fish.

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 usually 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.

Specimen Lakes and Koi Lake only available at the quoted price to those who have booked to fish other lakes. Otherwise prices are double.

25.  All children under the Age of 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

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