Fishing Rules

Specimen Lake (Trevor’s) Rules

  • Barbless hooks (maximum size 6)
  • 2 rods maximum
  • No lead core
  • No fixed leads – all rigs must be free running and must be able to lose the lead in the event of a line breakage
  • Minimum 15lbs mainline – no braided mainline (no microbraid rigs)
  • Rig tube must be used – 3ft minimum (where applicable)
  • No plastic or artificial baits
  • No zigs
  • No tiger nuts to be used as loose feed
  • Fishery pellet and boilies only (available from on-site shop)
  • No floating baits
  • Please use landing net, cradle, sling, and water bucket provided, no others allowed on site
  • Carp care antiseptic/propolis must be used by each angler
  • Respect all other anglers and swim boundaries
  • Bivvies on peg areas only – please keep them off the grass
  • All stoves must be gas only and raised off the ground – no naked flames
  • Fishing at the specimen carp pool is only permitted from numbered pegs. No cutting or digging bankside vegetation is permitted
  • Please take all rubbish home with you or use bins provided
  • No dogs are permitted at any of the fishing lakes
  • All fish estimated to be over 20lbs, please contact the fishery team before removing from the net for photos and confirmation of weight
  • All anglers to give the upmost care dealing with fish once landed
  • All fish must be left in landing nets for a minimum of 5 minutes to recover once landed. Unhook the rig if possible.
  • When handling the fish for photos, this must be in the cradle and lifted out over the top, kneeling
  • No guns/firearms/weapons
  • No bait boats
  • No non-fishing guests are allowed on the lakes
  • Anti-social behaviour, excessive drinking or drug use will not be tolerated
  • Spring Lea is a family venue, please use the toilets and bins provided
  • We co-operate with other fisheries within the area to make sure problem anglers cannot fish here. Anyone banned at Spring Lea will have their details passed onto other fisheries.
  • Takeaway deliveries are permitted until 8pm
  • We do not accept any liability for any damages or losses of angler’s property while visiting the fishery.

Queries and Penalties

At Spring Lea Fishery, our aim is to create a pleasant, fair environment for anglers to enjoy our facilities. Anyone found to be breaking the rules above will be asked to leave the fishery without a refund.

Please report any violation of the above rules to the fishery team as soon as possible. We reserve the right to disqualify, evict and ban any individual/s that we regard to be showing a blatant disregard for our rules.