The following rules apply specifically to those targeting Pike and Perch. Pike season for dead baiting runs from 1st October to 15th March
A. No live baits .
B. No fish to be removed from the venue.
C. A suitable sized net and unhooking mat must be carried (and used for bigger fish) at all times. This rule applies to all forms of lure fishing. Rubber mesh nets are preferred.
D. No use of lip grip devices for handling, unhooking, weighing, or retaining fish. An instant suspension if found using this tool
E. Fish must be handled, weighed and photographed close to the ground (No standing)
F. Adequate long nose unhooking tools must be carried and used. Failure to produce such tools will result in an instant ban.
G. Fish must be returned to the water straight away.
H. Static bait fishing rod limit is per venue rules. One rod rule when lure fishing.
I. Barbless hooks for lures and trebles. These can be crushed and filed (1 semi bard on a treble can be kept to aid hooking of the dead bait) Maximum of 2 trebles per trace.
J. Static pike fishing minimum 15lb line – 30lb trace. No braided main line.
K. Lure fishing – minimum 10lb line/braid and a wire trace.
If you have any queries please contact a Fishery Manager before fishing.