Lake Rules

  • All Fishing Ticket’s to be purchased online BEFORE fishing.
  • If 4 anglers or less are fishing, 3 rods may be used. 5 or more fishing, everyone must use 2 rods.
  • Do not park on grass.
  • Night fishing is permitted. (Anglers wanting to night fish must book in to save disappointment as we generally are very busy)
  • NO STANDING UP WITH FISH (Visit our Fish Care page for more info on how to care for fish whilst they are on the bank)
  • Barbless hooks ONLY to be used. 
  • Rods must not be left unattended.
  • No carp to be retained – sacks are not allowed. (Unless you have been given special permission by a member of staff)
  • PADDED unhooking mats must be used at all times for all carp of any size!
  • No boats, bait boats, guns, fires, swimming, drugs or excessive drinking.
  • Dog’s are permitted if not aggressive, please keep on lead at all times and clean any mess up.
  • There are no bait restrictions, but all multiple baits such as seeds, nuts, peas and beans must be from a branded company such as Dynamite Baits, Monster Particles etc and fresh out of the tin/jar.
  • Permanently fixed leads are allowed on a helicopter setup if the hook length can come off the mainline/leadcore. – RIGS WILL BE CHECKED BY OUR BAILIFF/STAFF.
  • No transferring of fish between waters – no fish to be taken away or killed.
  • The lakes are on private property, so you should do nothing to disturb others, make minimal noise and keep lights at night to a minimum.
  • The use of BBQ’s are permitted but they must be raised off the ground. If you use a disposable BBQ and it burns the grass you will be asked to leave the fishery.
  • NO LITTER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, THERE IS NO EXCUSE – THERE ARE PLENTY OF BINS ON SITE… USE THEM
  • Braided mainline is not allowed, but you may use braided hooklinks. Such as Korda N-Trap etc
  • Surface Fishing is allowed (please be vigilant of the surrounding wildlife, birds etc)
  • Strictly no tents (I.E Camping tents bright yellow). Proper green fishing bivvy’s only.
  • Only one guest per angler allowed.
  • You must either use Rig Tubing or some kind of leader (Leadcore etc) above your lead system, strictly no bare line as this can damage fish whilst playing. The only exception to this is if you are using a naked helicopter style rig which are allowed.
  • A proper carp net is required, minimum size 42inch.
  • Never use a cloth (damp or dry) to handle/unhook any fish.
  • Anglers under the age of 16yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.

Fish Welfare

  • Fish may be retained for photography for a maximum of 10 minutes whilst camera and weighing kit is assembled.
  • Minimum of 42″ landing net and suitable unhooking mat must be used. Padded beanie/cradle etc, not a paper thin fold out one.
  • You must either use rig tubing or some kind of leader (leadcore etc) above your lead system, strictly no bare line as this can damage fish whilst playing. The only exception to this is if you are using a naked helicopter style rig which are permitted.
  • Minimum of 0.25mm or 8lb hooklength when zig fishing.
  • Never use a cloth (damp or dry) to handle/unhook any fish.
  • Break down net and get fish out in weigh sling, check all fins are flat to the fish’s body.

General Etiquette

  • Keep within the boundaries of your swim. Rods fished outside boundaries must be wound in when challenged. (maps available)

  • Tackle cannot be placed in more than one swim.

  • Double swim’s can only be used for two anglers. If one angler set’s up in a double peg and 2 anglers arrive who would like to double up then you will need to move.

  • Daytime stalking and floater fishing is allowed without removing your session tackle from your swim but your session rods must be wound in, if other anglers arrive or wish to move, you may have to decide which swim you wish to fish.

  • Every care should be taken when setting up/casting in not to disturb the fishing of your neighbours.

  • No boats (including bait boats) or swimming is permitted.

  • Waders are allowed to place rig’s in marginal areas or if you wish to get in whilst dealing with a fish.

  • Dog’s are permitted if not aggressive, please keep on lead at all times and clean any mess up.

It is Lavender Hall’s policy to be fair and honest with the visitors to their waters and for this reason we have no silly rules. Very few visitors are banned from the waters or told to leave but the bailiff or staff will send anglers away if they blatantly disregard the rules that we do have. For instance anglers have been told to leave after parking their vehicles on the grass having driven past notices saying they should not do so, standing up with fish, lighting fires on the bank, being abusive and spoiling the fishing for others, leaving their rods unattended and leaving litter.
Lavender Hall operates a zero tolerance policy to any acts of aggression or abuse towards its bailiff and staff.


The owners/management of Lavender Hall Fishery Ltd accept no responsibility or liability for any personal loss, damage, or injury whilst using our facility. Water is hazardous, please use caution and common sense when lakeside. Each person using our fishery does so at there own risk. Kind regards, Director of Lavender Hall Fishery