Chart Fishery Rules

  • Rules are for everyone.All Weekend and Night Fishing MUST be booked in advance. Bank holidays classified as weekends.
  • All anglers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times (in your swim or the very next swim to you.) Sorry no under 16s on the specimen lake.
  • All anglers must hold a current EA rod & line license(s) as required.
  • Max 3 rods per angler.
  • Barbless hooks only (no crushed or microbarbed)
  • No nuts or boilies of any type.
  • No fake/artificial/plastic bread.
  • No braided main line or leaders of any type (leadcore, silico or shock)
  • Braided hooklinks are ok but keep them less than 8inches long.
  • No fixed leads or bolt rigs (lead clips are ok)
  • No rods to be left unattended at any time.
  • No keepnets (except in matches) & no carp sacks.
  • Fish only from proper swims.
  • Use landing net & unhooking mats provided in every swim (not your own).
  • No fish to be held above waist height.
  • No tents (bivvys/fishing shelters only)
  • No excessively bright lights
  • No excessive loud noise (shouting/loud radios etc)
  • No spectators or dogs
  • Use (and flush) toilets provided
  • Keep all gates on site closed.
  • No BBQs or fires.
  • No Bait Boats
  • Take ALL litter/rubbish away with you.
  • There is a miminum tackle requirements on specimen lake (Check with Bailiff for details)

These Rules are NOT open for Negotiation

Due to some anglers taking liberties with the rules, when you are fishing at Chart (either lake) you WILL BE “RIG CHECKED” AT SOME TIME DURING YOUR VISIT. This applies to ALL anglers. (including matches) We are particularly looking for BOILIES,(this includes pop-ups) BARBED HOOKS, ANY TYPE OF LEADERS, (Silicon, Tungsten, Leadcore) & Braided mainlines & Fixed leads. If you are not happy with this, you have two other options, 1st, you can fish somewhere else, 2nd you can buy the lakes and change the rules to suit yourself

PLEASE MAKE YOURSELF AWARE OF THE RULES BEFORE YOU START FISHING, RULE BREAKERS WILL BE BANNED FOR LIFE NO EXCEPTIONS