Notices

 

NOTICE – FOR ALL ANGLERS 

 

Lake Closures Due to Match Bookings.

  • Lens Match Lake - Saturday 4th November 2017, Sunday 5th November 2017, Sunday 12th November 2017, Sunday 19th November 2017, Sunday 26th November 2017.
  • The Kidney Lake - Saturday 4th November 2017, Sunday 5th November 2017.
  • The House Lake - Sunday 26th November 2017. 

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have Caused. 

 

UNDER 16 YEARS OLD!

 

Can only fish Lens Match Lake & Kidney Lake and must be accompanied by an ADULT ANGLER AT ALL TIMES ( Over 21 years of age ) 

 

OVER 16 YEARS BUT UNDER 18 YEARS OLD! 

May fish the House Lake, Lens Match Lake and Kidney Lake unaccompanied. 

 

OVER 18 YEARS OLD! 

May fish any Lake. 

 

CAFE – Only Food & Sauces are now operating from our original cafe, open from 8am – 11am on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. 

 

CASH/CREDIT CARDS

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A CREDIT CARD MACHINE WHICH IS AVAILABLE FOR SHOP PURCHASES ONLY.  FISHING TICKETS ARE CASH ONLY.

 

NOTICE – FOR THE GENERAL ATTENTION OF ALL ANGLERS

Milton Pools has a strict policy on the use of barbed or micro-barbed hooks. This rule has been put in place to maintain the welfare of all of our fish and as such, has been in place, even prior to our takeover of the fishery in 2002. This along with the use of no zig rigs or surface fishing, has allowed us to offer fish in good condition for all anglers to fish for.

As everybody is aware, all anglers are reminded of our 4 main rules upon purchasing a ticket, these are:

  • All anglers must have a landing net and unhooking mat which must be dipped in the sterilization tank outside the shop door prior to purchasing a ticket
  • Barbless Hooks only, the use of barbed or micro-barbed hooks is strictly prohibited
  • Total ban on the use of all surface fishing and zig rigs
  • No floating baits including the use of bread

 

There are also a number of signs which highlight these rules again and are placed throughout the fishery. Therefore there is no excuse for anyone who is caught breaking any of these rules and therefore anyone caught disobeying these rules will be asked to leave immediately and as stated in our rules, no refunds will be given.

 

We would like to highlight a prime example of anglers who chose to break one of these rules. Two anglers who were fishing the Specimen Lake for what was supposed to be a 48 hour session, were rig checked the morning after their arrival on the Saturday morning, to which we discovered they were using micro-barbed hooks. The angler, which as stated in our rules, was asked to leave the premises immediately with no refund given. He then CHOSE to feign ignorance, saying he had no idea what a barbless hook was, however he knew EXACTLY what a micro-barbed hook was. Also we would like to point out that if he was uncertain, which he was not, he could have asked in the shop when he was advised of the main rules. He then persisted to try and get a refund, even though it is stipulated that a violation of any of our rules voids any refund of any kind. We would later receive an e-mail threatening to bad-mouth Milton Pools Fishery in every publication possible, even though they were the individuals in the wrong. Following this incident and after a conversation with our solicitors who made us aware that should this happen we would be in a position to take legal action for libel and loss of earnings.

We would also like to point out that another angler who was found to have left his rods unattended, also left the fishery (again, no refund was given).

We chose to highlight this event to make clear to ALL ANGLERS who visit Milton Pools Fishery, that our rules are put in place for the safety and welfare of our fish and anyone in violation of these rules will be asked to leave and will void any right to a refund and any cause for complaint.

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