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DAY TIME TICKETS*** We are running a window hatch service for day tickets on Match Lake 1 and Match Lake 2 from Monday to Sunday and the Traditional Lake (£10 for max 2 rods) Monday to Thursday. All of the pegs on the Match Lakes will be available EXCEPT the Night fishing pegs on Match Lake 1 (1,17,19,37,39).

Please read the guidance HERE -   PLEASE READ  ***

NIGHT FISHING TICKETS***   BOOKING ONLY - 24 hour and 48 hour sessions ONLY on the Big Lake, Traditional Lake and Match Lake 1 Night Swims can be made by calling 01473 832327:

MONDAY to SUNDAY between 9am to 12pm.  

Bookings can only be made a MAXIMUM of 1 week in advance.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AND BANK CARD DETAILS READY FOR WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR BOOKING 

All anglers must pre-book individually and can only book 1 swim by phone with a card payment.  CALL 01473 832327, at which time we will allocate a specific peg to you and explain all the restrictions and procedures that will be in place.  There are limited pegs available due to social distancing.  Read our additional rules HERE!

PLEASE NOTE ANYBODY ARRIVING FOR NIGHT FISHING WHO HASN'T PRE-BOOKED WILL BE TURNED AWAY AND PLEASE DO NOT RING OR MESSAGE OUTSIDE THE TIMES SPECIFIED.

  Thank you for your continued support, Stu, Bex and Nick. 

12 Top Tips on Safeguarding Your Catch

Courtesy of the Professional Coarse Fisheries Association

  1. A plastic disgorger is essential to help you unhook fish quickly and safely - always take a selection with you when fishing.
  2. Handle fish with wet hands only - do not use dry towels or cloths as these will strip them of their protective slime.
  3. Hold fish low - never stand up holding a fish and do not carry them in anything other than a landing net or weigh sling.
  4. Unhook on a mat - think about where you unhook fish - wet unhooking mats help to cushion the fish. NEVER unhook fish on hard ground or on wooden stages.
  5. Keep fish calm. When the fish is out of water, try shielding its eyes with your hand or the wet landing net - fish become much calmer in the dark.
  6. Balance your tackle (rods, lines, poles and elastics). Tackle that is too heavy for the size of fish being caught can cause unnecessary damage - match your tackle to the size of fish you are likely to catch.
  7. Use fish friendly landing nets and keepnets that have the Angling Foundation's water-lily' approval mark - they have been tested to ensure that they are fish safe. Also ensure your landing net is large enough for the fish you may catch.
  8. Keepnets well submerged - In summer water temperatures are higher in shallow water. If you use a keepnet, ensure that as much of it as possible is submerged and extended,
  9. Never discard line - Always ensure discarded line is cut into lengths no longer than 25mm and that you dispose of it properly. As with all litter, take it home if there are no bins provided.
  10. Use keepnets sensibly - Where possible, never retain over 50lb of fish in one keepnet at a time, as you can crush the fish in the bottom of the net when lifting it out of the water. Take two or more nets if large catches are expected.
  11. Do not use fixed rigs - this will prevent the fish dragging a leger weight or swim feeder behind it should the line break.
  12. Return fish gently to the water - and never 'throw them back'. If a fish rolls onto its side, hold it upright in the water until it swims away strongly.

Finally, remember that you are the eyes and ears of waterside wildlife. If you see fish or other wildlife in distress, please report your sightings immediately to the fishery owner, manager or bailiffil it swims away strongly.

Finally, remember that you are the eyes and ears of waterside wildlife. If you see fish or other wildlife in distress, please report your sightings immediately to the fishery owner, manager or bailiff.