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

  • Maximum hook size 8 Micro-barbed
  • No treble hooks or spinning allowed
  • No braided mainline – Maximum 6″ braided hook length permitted
  • No fixed weight rigs – Safety clips or free running rigs only
  • Carp Matt or Cradle compulsory
  • Forceps or hook degorger compulsory
  • Carp Care kit compulsory
  • 36″ Carp net minimum on Match Lake and 42″ Carp net minimum on Top Lake unless authorised
  • 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
  • No Luncheon Meat to be used
  • 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

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
  • 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 2 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
  • 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
  • In the event of a medical emergency please inform Fishery Staff after you have called the Emergency Services
  • ABSOLUTELY NO NIGHT FISHING OR NIGHT GUESTS WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION

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