Please note that we operate a dry net rule here at the fishery. All nets must be dry before entering. Checks will be made and anyone with a wet net will not be allowed to fish 

• Fisherman must book in before starting to fish and be in possession of an EA Rod Licence.
• Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult and not left unsupervised unless a member of our Junior Club.
• Visitor’s dogs are not allowed on the fishery.
• Vehicles/cycles must be left on the car parks (not on the grass) and are left entirely at your own risk
• The management will not be held responsible for loss of tackle, personal injury or damage to cars.
• Fishing is only allowed off pegs provided.
• No stoves, no cooking, no bad language.
• Radios can only be used with earpieces.
• Toilets are provided. Please use them rather than fouling the environment.
• All litter must be taken home.
• A fisherman will be held responsible for any litter on/near his peg unless he has notified the management of previous abuse.
• No fish may be taken from the fishery nor be brought to the fishery (dead or alive).
• Anyone caught stealing will be prosecuted.
• Any accident or injury that takes place on the fishery must be reported to a member of staff and logged in the Accident Book.
• Anyone breaking these rules will be made to leave without any refund.


Fishing Rules – to safeguard the health of the fish and the quality of the waters

• Barbless hooks only, max size 10. Note: a barbed hook with the barb ‘pinched in’ is not allowed.
• No braided lines, braided hook lengths or fixed leads and all feeders, whether swim or method, must be free running.

• All nets be be dry before use.
• All fish (regardless of size) must be landed using a landing net. An unhooking mat must also be used for large fish. All fish should be handled with care and returned to the water immediately.
• Keepnets are only allowed during matches with a maximum of 50 lbs per net.
• Baits allowed are worms, maggots, casters, pinkies, squats, hemp, sweetcorn, cheese, coarse pellet and part-boiled potato.
• Anglers can use their preferred soft hooker pellet but any hook bait must be used at a sensible level.
• Baits banned are Luncheon Meat, trout pellets, halibut/marine pellets, boilies, peanuts, tigernuts, chick peas, tares, pet food, bloodworms, jokers and surface floating baits of any description.
• All litter, including cigarette ends, must be taken away.
• Groundbait can only be used in method feeders, cage feeders or pole cups up to a maximum of 2kg.
• Any unused bait should be taken away, not dumped in the pool.
• Anyone breaking these rules will be made to leave immediately without any refund.

Special Rules for West Sooty, our Specimen Lake

Single barbless hooks only, MAXIMUM SIZE 6, (no micro barbed, bent or long-shanked curved)

No wire traces, lead core or braided line

All leads must be free-running and able to break free should a fish become snagged
No spinning

No live or dead baits, no nuts of any description, no pet food.

Only BRANDED BOILIES (Mainline, Nash, Dynamite, Impulse, SAE, Marukyu, Mad Baits etc) are allowed.

Each angler must carry a large unhooking mat and a large landing net (36 inch minimum). Please note: sharing these is not allowed.

Each angler must also carry KLINIK Carp Care Antiseptic (or similar)

All nets and unhooking mats to be bone-dry before use.

No keep nets or sacks.

Rod(s) must not be left unattended