Rules

We operate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. You will be asked to leave immediately and banned if you break ANY of the following rules.

You will not get a second chance. Please do not arrive too early. You can turn up 15 mins before your session starts, to unpack your gear.

We do not allow people not booked on to walk around the lake. This is for security and also to ensure all anglers are undisturbed when fishing. Anglers may book a non fishing partner for a cost of ?2.50 per 24 hours.

My Number 1 rule - Barbless hooks on ALL rigs. Please check if you have tied new rigs that they are barbless. Failure to read my rules, or get caught using a barbed hook will mean an imeadiate  ban without refund. If you have crushed your barbs down, they must be able to go in and out of my clothing without snagging. If they snag on the way out, then they will be considered to still be barbed, so please test thoroughly before you cast it out.

  • Please note you do NOT need unhooking mats as we have placed some Nash xls cradles in every swim. Please Use them.  
  • All fish must be photographed above the cradles, and not standing up away from the cradle.
  • Strictly NO wading under ANY circumstances. The lake bed is very unstable and this is for your own safety.
  • ALL under-16s must be accompanied by adults at all times.
  • 3 rods allowed all year, except if you have paid to fish together in a swim when its a Max 2 rods each.
  • No Tents. We are NOT a CAMP SITE. If you are not a serious enough angler to own a bivvy or brolly, please dont book on.
  • We do check all vehicles for tanks to stop thefts. This is routine. Please dont be offended if we ask to look in your vehicle.
  • 15lb min breaking strain main line for carp anglers.
  • No Braided main lines for carp. Braid is ok for pike anglers only.Braided hooklinks for carp are OK.
  • Pike fishing is only allowed between October 1st - March 31st.
  • Pike anglers can use shop brought dead baits only. No live or deadbaits from other venues / rivers allowed.
  • Live baits are allowed, but must be caught from Blakemere.
  • Radios are allowed but must be turned down and not be heard from the next swim.
  • No leadcore. We DO allow the new lead -free leaders that are available- such as Solars unleaded, or Taska's Core Zero
  • BARBLESS Hooks ONLY on ALL rigs if you crush them down it must not snag on my clothes if I test it.
  • Barbed or Semi-barbed hooks are BANNED on ALL rigs, we do random rig checks.
  • Bite Alarms must be used if carp fishing overnight.
  • Rods must be a min of 2 1/4 Test curve if carp fishing. Quiver tip rods can be used for maggot fishing for silvers, but not for Carp.
  • No fires.  We do allow disposable BBQ's . Please take the trays away with you, and don't throw Hot burnig coals into the bushes.
  • No pets
  • No Bait boats, or rowing boats of any kind allowed.
  • No litter whatsoever. Please take it home with you.
  • No Alcohol.
  • No DRUGS of any sort.
  • No fixed rigs. Running rigs preferred, but lead clips allowed if used properly and not pushed on too tightly.
  • No Shelf Life Boilies allowed, only good quality freezer baits ok. We sell them on site if you can't get any before your trip.
  • Maggots ARE allowed all year round.
  • Prepared nuts allowed in moderation.
  • Floater fishing for carp is allowed.
  • No carp sacks allowed on site
  • You may be asked to reel in at any time in order for your rigs to be checked.
  • You may visit your friends fishing if they are in the next door swim. We do not allow anglers to be more than ONE swim away at any time, so if you need to go to your car, or the toilet, or to collect food from the gates, or see friend a few swims away, please wind in first.
  • Please be considerate towards other anglers at all times.
  • You must be in possession of a valid EA rod licence, or 2 licences if fishing 3 rods.
 
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