Tactics and Rules
As a general rule maggots, sweet corn and bread punch work well in the winter.A huge variety of baits work well in the summer:
- Bread crusts and dog biscuits as floating bait together with:
- Flavoured meat (tandoori)
- Pellet paste (cheese and curry)
- Banded pellets
- Liquidised bread
- Chopped worms
- Old faithfuls - maggots, sweet corn, bread punch
- Cat food
- Macaroni cheese
- Baked beans
- Anything smelly from your fridge that will stay on your hook!
Feed the swim little and often.
Fish lighter than you think you need to for best results
The main rule is COMMON SENSE but please read on
- The lakes are open from dawn to dusk - no night fishing
- Before you start to fish you must have:
A fish-friendly landing net capable of holding a 10lb+ fish
A landing mat (or something soft to place the fish on whilst you de-hook it – an old baby changing mat is ideal!) is essential on the Carp Lake and good to have on the other lakes too.
- Fish friendly keep nets only. It is compulsory to use two keep nets when fishing in a match. Large and small fish must be kept separately to avoid the smaller ones from becoming crushed. We ask that pleasure fishermen either use two separate nets or decide only to keep small or large fish in a keep net.
- Please treat fish and anglers with respect
- No boilies, dried nuts or bloodworm
- All other baits limited to a maximum of 1kg
- Do not throw surplus bait into the lakes, bin it or take it home
- No rod to be left unattended
- No braided line
- No stalking of fish, you must fish from a peg
- 14's and under MUST be accompanied by an adult, unless a valid season ticket holder
- No dogs
- No alcohol
- It is a criminal offence to leave litter (including cigarette ends), please use bins provided. Bulky items such as chairs, fishing rods, umbrellas, etc must be taken home or to your nearest recycling centre
- All visitors, their vehicles and possessions are permitted on the premises entirely at their own risk.
- No moaning!