- 3 Rods max per person.
- No rods to be left unattended at any time.
- 15lb Mono line minimum.
- No braided lines or leadcore. Rig tubing to be used at all times minnimum 30 inches.
- No fixed leads.
- All fish to be returned to lake as soon as possible.
- No sacking of fish.
- No nuts , particles or seeds (tinned sweetcorn allowed).
- No shelf life boillies.(See bait deals)
- Antiseptic to be used on hook holds and sores.(KLINIK etc) **
- If boat is to be used, life jacket must be worn at all times.
- No fish to be held above waist height.
- No swimming.
- All rubbish to be put in bins provided.All GLASS to be put in separate bin provided.
- No excessive alcohol consumption whilst fishing.
- Please keep noise to a minimum so respecting the local neighbourhood.
- Barbless or Micro barb only
- All fish to be weighed at your swim, NO WALKING ROUND LAKE WITH FISH IN A SLING
- Marking or the theft of fish will be reported immediately to the police and you will have to deal with the French Justice System. You and your party will also be immediately removed from the property with no recourse
- NO bent or curved hooks
Checks of equipment WILL be made to ensure the rules are being adhered to
If you are not happy with these rules, please do not book with us
The welfare of our carp is paramount
Below are a few common sense guidelines to which all our guests must adhere
- Always keep your net within reach of where you intend to play fish
When you have a fish on, it requires your full attention. Slack line caused by any distraction could result in snagged fish and unnecessary suffering and mouth damage.
- Once netted, make sure the fins are folded flat before lifting from the water and when placing on the unhooking mat provided. Fins are fragile and if caught in nets can be broken easily, damaging the fish for life.
- Always use an unhooking mat on a flat, shaded, soft, grassy area where possible and always away from rocks and the waters edge. Once netted, immediately place the fish on the mat. Placing fish directly onto hard bank can cause serious external and internal injuries and removes protective slime thereby increasing the risk of infection upon their return to the lake.
- Always have a bucket of lake water by the side of your mat along with your scales, sling and camera. Slings should always be wet before weighing a fish to avoid removing protective slime. By having lake water to hand you can keep the fish wet and prepare it for weighing without leaving it unattended
- Never leave carp unattended on the unhooking mat. Carp sometimes flap without warning and if unattended, can easily escape your mat and injure themselves on hard ground.
- Remove the rig from the carps mouth immediately and treat with antiseptic. By preventing further damage and treating the fish you are reducing the risk of infection and ensuring it remains in good condition.
- When holding fish for photographs:
- Support the carps weight with both hands underneath
- Do not lean or rest the fish on its stomach
- Take care not to interfere with the gills or damage fins
- Never stand to have your picture taken or hold the carp too high above the mat
- Do not over extend the carp towards the camera
- If a carp flaps whilst raised, cradle it towards your body to prevent the fish falling - you may get messy but it will prevent fatal injury
- Always use your sling or unhooking mat to return the fish to the water. Never carry it yourself
- Always remove wristwatches before handling fish
Many thanks for your co-operation in safeguarding our Carp
These rules are there for the welfare of the fish and enjoyment of the angler.
Anyone who does not adhere to them will be asked to leave with no course for reimbursement .
**ANTISEPTIC is available for purchase on site**