These rules have been updated and superceeded by the latest rules. These rules are left here for historical reference reasons only.


(Previous) Rules and conditions of membership

Syndicate Rules

1. Access to the lake only is permitted.
2. Dates on supplied Membership Card both dates inclusive and only for the purpose of coarse fishing.
3. Up to a maximum of FOUR rods may be used at any one time. No rods may be left unattended. Note if more than two rods are used then additional NRA licences are required . The NRA Licence states rods should be no further than 3 metres apart
4. Minimum line strength of 10lbs.
5. All fish over 15lbs (mirrors) or 20lb (commons) must be added to the website using the gallery facility. This is so we can monitor the stocks.
6. Fish must not be kept in sacks.
7. Fish can be retained in recovery slings but for a MAXIMUM of 30 minutes.
8. A large quality unhooking mat must be used.
9. All fish caught to be treated with Carp Clinic or proprietary brand.
10. No HARD particle baits. Particle baits may be used only after soaking and cooking.
11. No Tiger Nuts / Peanuts . Boilies which include Tiger Nuts & Peanuts are permitted.
12. Microbarbed / Barbed hooks only.
13. Leadcore / Leaders / Tubing must be used at all times to protect the fish. Strictly no direct line to lead.
14. Access is strictly limited to Ticket members. + 1 Non Fishing Guest.
15. Membership is not transferable. Membership cards must be carried when on site.
16. Green bivvies are permitted, but all other types of tent are not allowed. Bivvies / rods must not be pitched/setup and left unattended for more than 2 hours.
17. All gates must be left closed and fences are to be left as found and all rubbish must be removed from site - observe the country code.
18. Car parking is only allowed in the car park area designated.
19. No pets or other live animals may be brought on to the land at any time (except for use as bait).
20. No guns or other weapons (such as crossbows or slingshots except for projecting bait) may be carried or used at any time.
21. No bathing or swimming in the lake.
22. No trees, bushes, fruits, nuts, berries, cuttings or birds eggs to be removed or damaged.
23. All Members must be in possession of valid N.R.A. fishing licence(s).
24. Toilets are for use by Syndicate Members only and must be kept clean at all times, failure to do so will mean leaving the Syndicate.
25. If you find the toilets are not clean please ring Dale on 07967 378082.
26. Bait Boats allowed, please use carefully.
27. Rowing boats / inflatables are not allowed.
28. Please observe the no fishing areas (Dales Bank) which is clearly marked - Dale uses this area for field testing. Fishing from this bank needs prior permission from Dale - If the lake is busy please ring Dale to get permission to fish.
29. Rods must not be left unattended. You may go one swim (appx 20 metres) away from your rods (as we understand socialising is a big part of fishing). You may leave your rods under the care of another fisherman who is within 20 metres of your rods and able to hear your alarms. If in doubt please reel in.

Conditions of membership

1. All members enter the property entirely AT THEIR OWN RISK.
2. Dale Mclachlan his family or servants are not responsible for any loss damage or injury howsoever caused.
3. Please remove all surplus baits or foodstuffs as this may encourage the spread of rats and therefore increase the risk of contracting Weil's disease.
4. AVOID INGESTION OF LAKEWATER.
5. All members/ ticket holders are encouraged to expel trespassers using reasonable force only if necessary.
6. Please Report all Poaching either to Dale Mclachlan 07967 378082 or the Police or both.
7. ANY BREACH OF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS OR RULES CAN RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF TICKET and LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP.