Coarse Angling Rules

  • All anglers must purchase a ticket to fish the lakes
  • All anglers must have a valid Environmental Agency Rod License to fish the lakes
  • Anglers can be accompanied by 1 non-fishing guest. Any further guests are at the bailiffs/tackle shops discretion
  • Barbless hooks only
  • Every angler must have a suitable landing net
  • Every angler must have a suitable disgorger/unhooking tool
  • Every angler must have a suitable unhooking mat
  • No keep nets except for match fishing
  • No bolt rigs
  • No more than 1 hook to be used on any one rod set-up. The ONLY exception to this is dead-baiting for Pike, where 2 treble hooks may be used
  • No fishing between swims
  • No Pike fishing between 1st April and 30th September.
  • No spinners/lures/jigs and dead baits to be used between 1st April and 30th September
  • Weigh nets to be used for weighing fish
  • Under 12s to be accompanied by an adult
  • Cooking appliances/small BBQs are permitted but must be raised off the ground to avoid leaving burn marks on the bank
  • Surplus bait must not be thrown into the lake at the end of your session. Please take it home or place in rubbish bins.
  • For night fishing, under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • A night fishing ticket allows the use of 1 fishing bivvi and the attendance 1      non-fishing guest. Additional guests must be agreed with the bailiff or tackle shop staff prior to purchasing ticket.
  • A night fishing ticket allows fishing for 24 hours and the use of up to 3 rods.
  • Use rubbish bins provided
  • Anglers are responsible for tidying their own swim
  • Please use toilets provided on the site
  • Coarse fish species in all lakes are for pleasure angling only and at no time can be killed and kept by any angler. This includes Carp (Mirror,Common, Crucian and Ghost), Tench, Bream, Chub, Roach, Rudd, Gudgeon, Pike and Perch. Anyone found doing so will be banned from the fishery and may be subject to prosecution.
  • The management reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons without explanation. Any angler considered to be breaking fishery rules may be asked to cease fishing and may forfeit any monies paid.