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Member's Rules


Please take the time to read ALL of our rules as ignorance is not an excuse.
If you do not follow these rules you may be asked to leave the fishery and in some cases banned.

1. Members only. Over 16's only. No guests allowed.

 

2. You must not arrive any earlier than 15 minutes before your allocated start time and your peg must be empty for the next angler before your allocated end time.


3(a). March to November - Boilies & Pellets ONLY - No other baits allowed. (These include nuts, sweetcorn, hemp & other types of particles)
3(b). December to February - Particles allowed during these months, however no nuts.

3(c). No live baits allowed at any time. e.g. Maggots & worms.

 

4. No artificial baits allowed. The ban includes fake corn, foam, zig aligners etc. 

5. When fishing on the surface, no bread or dog biscuits allowed. Floating pellets as free offerings, and pop-ups as hook baits only. 

 

6. Minimum 15lb breaking strain for main line and hook links. 

7. Barbless hooks only. No barbed or micro barbed hooks.

 

8. No leadcore - Leadfree leaders and safe zone leaders are allowed.


9. No fixed leads. All leads must be able to eject or release if caught in weed or a snag. Inline leads must be able to slide off the main line if it parts. 

10. The ‘Twig Rig’ or any other similar product is NOT to be used on this venue.

 

11. No nets, mats or cradles to be brought on site. These will be provided for use by the fishery. When you have finished your session, please replace these into the designated storage boxes.

12.  Anyone caught stealing the equipment provided will be reported to the police and prosecuted. They will also have their name(s) passed onto other fisheries and banned.

13. Any damage to the carp care equipment must be reported immediately even if it's not your fault. Accidents happen and its important we make sure every angler has the right equipment. No equipment means no fishing!  

 

14. All anglers must be in possession of a Carp Care Kit. Treatment must be given to all hook holds and any other damage found on the fish.
 

15. No fish to be retained longer than it takes to set up cameras, mats, scales etc.

16. All Carp must be carried onto the bank using the weigh slings provided ONLY. Fish must not be lifted from the lake in the landing net even with the net dismantled and rolled up. 

17. BBQ's allowed but MUST be used on the communal BBQ which is located near the Social Swim. 

18. No litter including cigarette butts, tea bags and discarded tackle. All litter must be taken home. Do not use any of the bins on site. These are for residential use only. 

19. No Dogs.

20. No fishing from vehicles. You must be next to your rods. 

21. No drones to be used without the express permission of the Lake Manager or Bailiff(s) 

22. When 2 anglers fish a double peg, there is a maximum of 2 rods each, or 4 rods in total. 

23. No walking past The Lodge. Baiting up from the far bank must be done by walking round via Weedy Corner

24. No bait boats to be used when fishing from the Gate Swim.

25. No fishing into the Snags Swim from other areas.  If fishing the Gate Swim your maximum distance is 8.5 wraps. This is due to various snags located near The Lodge. 

26. Snags swim & Weedy Corner are stalking swims for the use of members already booked on, in another allocated swim. However Snags swim is closed Saturday & Sunday. 

27. Weedy Corner can be night fished by being booked in advance, but not when the weed is at its thickest which is generally between June and August (inclusive)

28. Any members not following the lake rules, or behave in such a way that may affect the safety of our fish or other angler's enjoyment on our lake, will be asked to leave the fishery, and may be subject to either a temporary or permanent ban.

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Landing nets, mats and slings are provided 

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We recommend Propolis as a form of Carp Care, which is cheaper than the branded carp care kits. The above photos are from a wound treated with Propolis and just 3 months apart.

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