• No Litter! Please take all your rubbish home
  • All anglers must be in possession of a landing net
  • Barbless hooks only - maximum size 6
  • Night fishing is for members only and only on the main lake (maximum of 24 hours on a Peg)
  • No tins or glass bottles to be taken onto the fishery
  • Rods with baited hooks must not be left unattended
  • Unhooking mats must be used
  • Minimum 5lb breaking strain line when fishing for Specimen
  • No Keepnets to be used except in official club matches 
  • All day ticket anglers must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency Fishing licence if over the age of 12.


  • No seeds, nuts or pulses to be used as bait e.g. tiger nuts, beans, chick peas
  • Sweet corn and hemp are permitted
  • No bloodworm & joker
  • No live baits
  • No loose feeding of boilies - boilies to be introduced on stringers only, maximum of six
  • Small PVA bags only permitted and at the discretion of the bailiff
  • Excess bait must taken away from the fishery - do not throw unwanted bait into the lake

Pike & Perch Fishing

  • Spinning is only allowed between 1st October and 31st March.
  • There is no live baiting, although dead baiting is allowed, but only if commercially purchased bait.

For matches, please also refer to the match rules.


Regular inspections will be carried out by bailiffs (and members).

Any person(s) found contravening these rules face expulsion from the fishery and with possible disciplinary action taken if a HAPS member.