Rules of the Fishery

All Anglers must hold a valid EA rod licence

If you cannot produce evidence of this then you will be asked to leave

Protect The Fish

  • Carp/Cat care kit is compulsory
  • Maximum hook size 8 Micro-barbed for Carp rigs. Maximum hook size 4 micro-barbed on Cat rigs. Cat rigs must be free running only!
  • No treble hooks or spinning allowed
  • No live or dead baiting
  • Minimum 15lb mainline whilst fishing on the bottom of water. lower lb mainline acceptable for float fishing and where targeting smaller species
  • No fixed weight rigs – Safety clips or free running rigs only
  • Large Carp Matt or Cradle compulsory
  • Forceps or hook degorger compulsory
  • 42″ Landing net minimum on Horseshoe Lake and 50″ recommended landing net on Barn Lake although 42″ minimum
  • No keep nets permitted – only exception during matches or where authorised. Holding slings permitted for short time
  • All fish to be returned promptly and safely unless retained due to injury. Inform Fishery Staff if this is the case
  • Do not lift Cats by bottom jaw without supporting their body weight
  • No Tiger Nuts to be used
  • Bread via hook bait only
  • No excessive baiting or dumping of leftover bait in water
  • Under no circumstance introduce any fish from anywhere other than the lake in which you are fishing
  • If you suspect or witness any wrongdoing or suspicious behaviour – inform Fishery Staff immediately. We have a zero tolerance policy for any mistreatment of fish
  • IF NIGHT FISHING – Ensure that all equipment  etc is to hand before dark. Proficient lighting is essential or you will be sent home. If you cannot see fully then you can cause damage to our fish

Look after the environment and yourselves

  • Ensure that ALL litter is disposed of either in a bin provided or taken home
  • Ensure no litter blows into the water, if so promptly retrieve it safely
  • If you smoke take away all cigarette ends with you
  • Do not enter the water even if wearing waders
  • Beware of floating Aeration platforms – keep lines clear as they will turn on incrementally
  • Do not interfere with any fishery or agricultural equipment around the Fishery
  • If you lose any equipment in the water please inform Fishery Staff
  • Maximum of 3 rods per any Angler at all times
  • Only surface fish if Wild-Fowl are not present
  • Do not feed the animals
  • No open fires or BBQ’s – Gas burners only please
  • Max 3kg Ground-Bait over 24hr period
  • Disability priority pegs are provided on both lakes. Please do not use if needed by others
  • Keep noise to a minimum as to not distract other Anglers
  • Radios are permitted at a low volume
  • No antisocial behaviour. You will be asked to leave and repeat offenders banned
  • We reserve the right to inspect any fishing tackle you have at any time
  • First Aid kit(s) provided at signed areas
  • In the event of a medical emergency please inform Fishery Staff after you have called the Emergency Services

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