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Rules: 2021

Alders Farm Fishery Rules are as follows. We reserve the right to amend any of the following rules at no notice and a level of common sense and best practice is assumed, there are no exceptions (other than Hemp being allowed on Specimen (Oak Lake) Only. Please obey the rules and remind others to do the same. Your assistance and understanding is much appreciated. 


All rules are designed with the welfare of the fish and the water quality in mind, and we want to keep the fishery and its surroundings at its best, so please try to stick to them. If you are found breaking these rules you maybe asked to leave the fishery.

 

Rules General 

  • All anglers, vehicles and belongings are here at your own risk

  • All cars to be kept in the car park, if you need assistance please ask

  • DO NOT ENTER fishery unless you have reported to shop

  • No Spectators and No Guests (unless spouse or partner)

  • Night fishing is only allowed for members who have booked in advance

  • All Children welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult

  • Everyone fishing must be in possession of a current EA Rod Licence

  • All nets & unhooking mats must be dipped prior to fishing

  • No fires or BBQ's – stoves allowed at your own risk

  • No alcohol or drugs tolerated on the premises

  • Please use the toilets provided

  • No one is to enter the water under any circumstances, if you need help please ask

  • Please be considerate to other anglers and your surroundings

  • No Littering! Please take all rubbish away with you

  • No removal of fish

  • No bank walkers whilst matches are in progress

  • Only 1 rod to be used by any person at anytime on all lakes, except Oak Lake where a maximum of 2 rods can be used.

FIshing rules (Specific) 

  • Everyone fishing must have their OWN LANDING NET & UNHOOKING MAT

  • All fish are to be returned safely /No fish to be taken or transfered

  • All nets, net bags, mats and cradles must be dipped before fishing and then left to dry on bank before use

  • Barbless hooks only/No Micro Barbs or Crushed barbs

  • You must have a carp cradle and carp care kit to fish Oak (Specimen) lake

  • Fishing from platforms only

  • Keep nets only allowed in organised matches (not pleasure fishing) 60lb per keep net max during matches & max 5-hour matches *If your keep net weighs in over 60lb,it will be counted as 50lb*

  • When Fishing a match on Pines Lake, all Silver Fish to be kept in a separate Keep net

  • No surface fishing

  • No rolling fish down keep nets

  • No bolt rigs, free running only (for more info please ask) 

  • No Leaders allowed of any kind! 

  • No lead core or Lead Free 

  • Feeder fishing (including method) is allowed but it has to be in line with no elastication - GURU XSafe elastic are allowed

  • No floating poles

  • No Surface Fishing allowed

  • No Braid as Mainline (braided Hook-links are allowed)

  • No carp sacks

  • No fish to be handled in towels

  • No Bait Boats allowed#

Bait 

  • Only Alders Farm Fishery in-house feed pellet is allowed

  • No 'Shelf Life' boilies - Only Frozen (unless purchased from our shop)

  • Match Boillies only allowed as hook baits

  • No Meat of any kind 

  • No Bait Boats

  • No Bread

  • No floating baits allowed

  • No Nuts of any kind

  • Hemp allowed on Oak (Speci) Lake only

  • No Halibut or Trout Pellet of any Kind (Fishery Pellets Only)

  • No Live bait/Dead bait 

If you are caught breaking ANY of these rules, you will be asked to leave the fishery with no refund! As well as our usual rules, the following also apply to Night Fishing

Night Fishing Rules 

  • Night Fishing reinstated for Members only (limited to one guest per night, memberships available from the shop) 

  • Night fishing must book and fish from 7:30am but you must be off your peg by 7:15am the following morning with no exceptions. 

  • Night Fishing ticket is for 24hrs from 7:30am

  • No Admittance after 7pm

  • You must book your peg in advance by phone or email

  • You must be over 18 to Night Fish (unless accompanied by an adult)

  • No alcohol or drugs (Zero Tolerance) 

  • No coming & going during the night is allowed, if you leave there is no re-admittance

  • Anyone disturbing the peace will be asked to leave and membership revoked

  • Night fishing is at your own risk

  • No fires or BBQ’s – stoves allowed at your own risk

  • No one is to enter the water under any circumstances, if you need help please ask

  • No removal of fish

  • You must have a carp cradle and carp care kit to fish Oak (Specimen) lake

  • No keep nets

  • All general fishery rules apply 

If you are caught breaking ANY of these rules, you will be asked to leave the fishery with no refund!