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All fish under 11inches to be returned.
No trawling, hand lining or bait.
No anchoring or mooring.
Maximum of three persons per boat, all of whom may fish.
The Health and Safety Executive requires that buoyancy aids or life jackets provided must be worn.
Landing on islands is forbidden. No interfering with nets or fixed equipment.
All large pike to be returned unharmed.
Even if you use this Fishery regularly, please take the opportunity to read the following common sense guidance notes. They will help you and other fishers have a much more enjoyable session.
Fish can sense and are disturbed by undue noise, e.g. stamping on the floorboards, from within a boat. Try to keep your noise to a minimum.
Always remember an outboard engine is a means of propulsion, and not necessarily a way of getting directly from point A to B in the straightest line or the fastest time possible, especially if it disturbs your quarry and other fishery users.
Do not leave litter, especially nylon traces as they can kill birds. Glass bottles which get washed up will cut feet. At the end of the day remove all litter from the boat and draw boat up adjacent to other boats.
If you don’t know the water, ask for a map of the fishery, showing depths, etc. This will help you avoid disturbing fish in ‘hot spots’ such as shallow ground, and also prevent engine damage.
Try to maintain a good distance, (say 150 metres wherever possible), from any shoreline when travelling between marks or renewing a drift.
Try not to cross within 150 metres of another boat’s drift, especially at full speed.
Do not motor at full speed over known drifts, or when moving away from a drift.
If your drift tends to run you onto a shoreline, move out either by using the oars, very low engine revs, or an electric engine.
Unless by prior agreement, try to keep a minimum of 50 metres from other boats.
Do not hog a productive spot or backtrack over your old drift if other fishers are on the same drift. When you have exhausted a drift and wish to run through it again, take your place at the end of the boats on the same drift, bearing in mind the above points.
Always try to be aware of the location of other fishers and what type of fishing they are doing. Do not encroach too close to drogue drifters. Bear in mind a drogue drift is much slower than a standard drift.
Inconsiderate and persistent offenders should be reported to the fishery staff by giving them the boat number involved.
Do not engage or retaliate with threatening or abusive language as this will undermine any complaint you may have.