North Bank - Day Ticket

Rules

Venue

  • Paying anglers only allowed on site. No visitors or guests at any time. Arrival/departure times are non-negotiable.
  • You must be in possession of your current EA rod license in order to fish.
  • All gates must be shut and locked at all times. No exceptions.
  • Max vehicle speed 5mph at all times.
  • Vehicles off the grass at all times. Only stop in designated car park.
  • Angler’s bivvies to be pitched in the designated swims.
  • Respect your fellow anglers and keep within the stated swim boundaries.
  • Intoxicated and/or anti-social anglers will be asked to leave the lake.
  • No bait boats or hard boats allowed.
  • Dogs are allowed on site but must be kept under control and all mess must be cleared up after them.
  • Anglers must use the barbecue provided if having barbecue’s. No fires.
  • No air rifles or other weapons.
  • Do not cut trees or foliage without the fishery manager’s permission.
  • Maximum of three rods per angler and they must all be in the same swim.
  • No wading.

Baits

  • No shelf life boilies (except hookbaits).
  • April 1st to October 31st – Pellets, boilies, maize and floaters only.
  • November 1st to March 31st – Only our ‘winterised’ low oil pellets plus high carb/low protein boilies and all particles/pulses (these MUST be freshly prepared, no preserved/PVA friendly particles in tubs etc.).
  • No nuts, maggots, worms or other live baits at any time.
  • All spombs/spods/bait rockets must float.

Rigs

  • Barbless hooks only (crushed barbs are fine).
  • No long shank nailer (long, curved shank) style hooks. Standard long shank hooks are fine.
  • No 360 rigs but Ronnie/Spinner rigs ARE allowed.
  • Zig rigs on one rod only. Minimum breaking strain line 10lb.
  • Minimum reel line is 0.35mm or 0.33mm if using tapered line.
  • Braided reel line on spod and marker rods only.
  • No spodding over zigs.
  • Leads must eject or pull free easily.
  • Leadcore/fused leaders must not be more than 1m long.
  • Nothing fixed on the line behind the lead system except putty.

Carp Care

  • Every angler must have a suitable carp landing net, unhooking mat and weigh sling. All of which MUST be dipped in the dip tank at the beginning of your session.
  • You must have suitable carp care liquid for treating injuries on landed fish.
  • Unhooking mats are compulsory and must be a minimum of 1.5” thick unless using an elevated, cradle type mat.
  • Fish must be lifted from the water in a weigh sling.
  • Fish can be retained for no longer than 15 minutes (retainer slings only, NO sacks) and must be out of water for the minimum time possible.
  • All fish must be weighed and photographed safely in the swim they are landed from.
  • Any dead fish or fish that look to be distressed or injured, please inform the fishery manager immediately.

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