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Fishing Rules

Specimen Lake (Trevor’s) Rules

  • Barbless hooks (maximum size 6) we reserve the right to check your hooks at any time. Anyone found using barbed hooks will be asked to leave and banned from the site.
  • 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
  • Well behaved friendly dogs are allowed, any mess must be cleaned up immediately and disposed of in the bin.
  • 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.