we have a strict policy on the use of barbed or micro-barbed hooks for the welfare of all our fish.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 5 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 and before entering onto the fishing lakes.

  • We are a pleasure fishery, which does mean Catch and release only! 

  • 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 OR dog biscuit 


Barbless hooks ONLY, no barbed, micro barbed ( or crushed hooks )  

  1. Total surface fishing and zig rigs are banned on all lakes (hooks must be at least 18 inches below the surface of the water).

  2. All landing nets must be dipped and left submerged in the blue tank by the shop door before going on to the fishery. Please bring your landing net  and unhooking mat with you before purchasing a ticket (do not take your gear on and then come back and dip your net).

  3. no keep nets or stink bags to be taken onto the fishery.

  4. 2 Rods maximum on all lakes.

  5. Unhooking mats are required on all lakes ( No towels to be used to handle our fish )

  6. Anybody found disobeying these rules will be told to leave immediately – NO refunds will be given.

  7. No self prepared hemp or mixed particles (except sweetcorn and shop bought hemp).

  8. No nuts in particular tiger nuts.

  9. No braided main line but braided hook-links are allowed.

  10. No lead-core.

  11. No fixed rigs (i.e. must use a safety rig system).

  12. Minimum of 12lbs line must be used on the Specimen Lake and 10lbs on the House Lake.

  13. No Dogs Allowed (except for Guide Dogs)

  14. No floating baits ( Including bread and dog biscuit )

  15. Pike Fishing – No spinning or lures, dead bait only shop bought (no dead bait from other waters or the same water) barbless hooks and no pike gags ( pike season runs from October – march ) 

There are also a number of signs which highlight these rules again and are placed throughout the fishery. Therefore there are no excuses 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.