Fishery Rules

Fly Fishing Rules for All Boat & Bank Anglers 

If in doubt Call the lodge 01530 230807

By purchasing a fishing permit or membership you agree to abide by the rules set below

Fishery Staff reserve the right at all times to search customer’s personal bags & vehicles. 

Any person who is abusive to fishery staff, our landlord’s representatives, or found to be breaking any of the fishery rules will be reported to senior management & you may be asked to leave. 

  1.  Fly Fishing from the Bank, Boats & Float tubes
  2. On arriving at the fishery go directly to the fishing lodge reception area and sign yourselves in, you are required to sign out at the end of your visit
  3. Fly fishing is the only permitted method – No Treble Hooks
  4. All anglers must be in possession of a valid fishing permit & Environment Agency rod license
  5. Lifejackets to be worn at all times when on the boat pontoons & in boats.
  6. Bank fishing commences from 7.30am with boats & float tubes available from 8.30am, closing times displayed at the lodge
  7. Ensure all trout returned are allowed adequate time to recover
  8. Any bleeding, badly hooked or trout unlikely to recover must be despatched and given to a member of staff
  9. Boat Anglers – NO TROLLING
  10. Electric engines are allowed
  11. No boats or float tubes allowed out on the water if the average wind speed exceeds 25mph
  12. 3 people maximum allowed out in boats with only 2 permitted to be fishing at any one time
  13. Boat Anglers give way to bank angler
  14. Boat anglers to keep 50 meters from any bank angler
  15. Boat anglers when traveling should keep 50 meters from any bank
  16. No beaching or grounding of boats, ensure you have adequate depth of water for the boat to travel, drift, anchor safely at all times.
  17. All litter to be placed in the dustbins provided
  18. Be aware of sudden changes to the weather, increased wind, thunderstorms, temperature. Seek shelter off the water during thunderstorms