Venue Rules

  • Paying anglers and staying guests only allowed on site. Strictly no visitors. Guests must be cleared with the fishery team prior to arrival. Opening/closing times are not negotiable.
  • You must be in possession of your current EA rod license in order to fish.
  • Vehicles off the grass at all times. Only stop in designated car parks. No unloading at swims.
  • Angler’s bivvies must be pitched in the designated swims. No tents.
  • Respect your fellow anglers and keep within the stated swim boundaries.
  • Intoxicated and/or anti-social anglers will be asked to leave the complex.
  • No bait boats or hard boats allowed.
  • Dogs are allowed on the complex but must be kept under control in the confines of your swim and all mess must be cleared up after them.
  • All BBQ’s must be raised off the floor. No fires.
  • No air rifles or other weapons.
  • Do not cut trees or foliage without the fishery teams permission.
  • You must leave just before the stated time on your ticket or buy an extension.
  • 4 or less anglers then you can use a maximum of three rods.
  • 5 or more and you can use a maximum of two rods.

Baits

  • No shelf life boilies (except hookbaits).
  • April 1st to October 31st –  Only freezer boilies, maize and floaters are permitted along with our fishery pellets. 
  • November 1st to March 31st – Only our ‘winterised’ low oil pellets plus high carb/low protein boilies and all particles/pulses (these MUST be freshly prepared, no preserved/PVA friendly particles in tubs etc.). Maggots, casters and worms are also permitted during this time.
  • No nuts of any kind but nut-based frozen boilies are fine.
  • All spombs/spods/bait rockets must float.

Rigs

 

    • Barbless hooks only. No crushed barbs.
    • No long shank nailer (long, curved shank) style hooks. Standard long shank hooks are fine.
    • No 360 rigs but Ronnie/Spinner rigs ARE allowed.
    • Zig rigs on one rod only. Minimum breaking strain line 10lb.
    • Minimum reel line is 0.35mm or 0.33mm if using tapered line.
    • Braided reel line on spod and marker rods only.
    • No spodding over zigs.
    • Leads must be able to eject or pull free easily.
    • Leadcore/fused leaders are allowed but must not be more than 1m long.
    • Nothing fixed on the line behind the lead system except putty.

Carp Care

 

    • Suitable carp landing net, unhooking mat and weigh sling are mandatory. All of which MUST be completely dry before coming onto site. Wet fish handling equipment = no entry.
    • All nets, mats and slings must be dipped in the yellow disinfectant tank at the front of the lodge before fishing.
    • You must have suitable carp care liquid for treating injuries on landed fish.
    • Unhooking mats are compulsory and must be a minimum of 1.5” thick unless using an elevated, cradle type mat.
    • Fish must be lifted from the water in a weigh sling.
    • Fish can be retained for no longer than 15 minutes and must be out of water for the minimum time possible. All fish must be weighed and photographed safely in the swim they are landed from.
    • Any dead fish or fish that look to be distressed or injured, please inform the fishery team immediately.