Rules

General Rules

• Fixed and elasticated feeders can be used with a minimum 4" hook length

• No surface fishing or floating baits

• No braid

• No feeding with the pole whilst fishing a rod

• Manufactured barbless hooks only - maximum hook size 10

• No dogs • No barbeques or radios

• No under 16's unless supervised by an adult

• No fish are to be taken from the fishery

• Please use the car parks provided

• All fish landed with a net should be unhooked on an unhooking mat or supported in a net

• All bait on your peg will be deemed as being used

• A maximum of two rods to be used at any one time

• All personal littler to be removed from site by yourself

• No gardening on site- if there is an issue with your peg, please talk to a member of staff

• No Keepnets to be used when pleasure fishing.

 

Bait Rules

Baits allowed

Only Fishery Pellets can be used as feed pellets (New Rule for 2018)

• Maggots, Casters and Worms

• Ground bait is allowed but a maximum of 2kg

• Any pellet can be used as a hook bait • Bollies - hook bait only

• Sweet corn

• Luncheon meat- maximum of 2 no. 340g tins

• Cat meat - hook bait only

• Hemp

• Mixed particles - Dynamite Tins and Jars only

• Paste

• Colour and bait additives- please use sensibly

• Bread is allowed from November to the end of March but not as a floating bait

• Any bait not listed cannot be used. If you are unsure, please ask a member of staff.

 

Match Fishing Rules

• Anglers are to lay their keepnets and landing net out behind their peg on arrival.

• Keepnets are not to enter the water until the start of the match

• No floating pole

• When fishing a pole you must use a float at all times and not overshot your float

• Slapping is allowed but no tapping

• Minimum 6" of line above and below the float

• No surface fishing or floating baits

• No assistance from others while the match is in progress

• All matches need to be finished by 4pm to keep the fishing consistent

• 13mtr pole limit on Hurricane and Tornado open matches

 

Keepnets and Weighing-in Policy

• Anglers are to lay their keepnets and landing net out behind their peg on arrival at your peg

• Keepnets are not to enter the water until the start of the match

• If using less than 3 nets, there is a maximum weight limit of 60lb per net

• When using less than 3 nets, if your weight goes between 60lb and 65lb your weight will be knocked back to 60lb in that net

• When using less than 3 nets, if your weight goes over 65lb your net weight will be disqualified in that net

• When using 3 keepnets, there is no weight limit per keepnet - just be sensible and split your fish evenly between 3 nets

• When weighing in fish, please do not tumble fish down the keepnet. Instead, collapse the net down and pull the 2nd or 3rd ring through the keepnet

• Weighing mats and weigh nets will be provided by the fishery and must be used

• When returning fish to the water, place the weigh net into the water so fish are not dropped from a height