Fishery Rules

If you are found not abiding by the rules you will be asked to leave.

Fishery opening times:

  • No access 7 am.
  • Water closes 9 pm or by dark, whichever occurs first.
  • From 1st May until 30th September, and from 1st October until 30th April, finish fishing by dusk and off the venue by dark.

Fishery rules:

  1. An Environment Agency rod license is required before purchasing a ticket.
  2. All anglers must purchase a day ticket or register their club membership number in the tackle shop during opening hours.
  3. All nets, mats, and slings are to be dipped in tanks provided on the fishery before entering the lakes.
  4. Each angler must be in possession of a disgorger and a suitable landing net with a minimum size of 18” across and assembled before starting fishing.
  5. No fish must come into contact with the ground, where the size of the fish is expected to be large, a suitable unhooking mat of a minimum size 18” x 30” with padding must be used.
  6. Keepnets are only permitted in official competitions only (see notice board for rules)
  7. Allowed baits and bait limits please see the notice board entering Barnmoor Lake.
  8. Barbless hooks only, (no bigger than size 8).
  9. No fixed rigs, braided mainline, or braided hook lengths.
  10. No rod sharing or rods to be left unattended.
  11. No litter, radios, fires, or barbecues.
  12. No spodding or spombs allowed.
  13. Only bailiffs or assistant dogs are allowed.
  14. Maximum of 2 rods per angler.
  15. All visitors to Witherington Farm enter at their own risk and no liability attached to the club for any damage, loss, or injury to persons or property.
  16. Fishing is from marked platforms only.
  17. Children under the age of 13 MUST be supervised by an adult.
  18. No night fishing allowed.
  19. Purchase of a day ticket is an acknowledgment of these rules.

If you are found not abiding by the rules you will be asked to leave.

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