RODS maximum 3 per angler, soft through action rods 2.5 -3.0 lbs Test curve. Do not bring stiff casting rods as these are totally unsuitable.
REELS - Big pit style reels are required at this venue (Daiwa Emblem, Emcast, WIndcast etc, Shimano Big Baitrunner, Biomaster, Aerlex, Ultegra etc)
We do not allow small or standard size baitrunner type reels - if you are unsure about this rule please ask.
LINES minimum 14lb line (0.33mm absolute minimum) - nylon monofilament and flourocarbon mainlines only.
END TACKLE Simple running or semi-fixed rigs only (inline or leads on a safety clip system) Helicopter/chod rigs are prohibited. 3oz leads maximum.
Nothing must be fixed above the hooklink swivel, and tubing/leadcore/safety leader must be used above the lead to protect the fish during capture.
We recommend the use of a fused nylon leader (KORDA Safe Zone/TFG Secret Trap/NASH Diffusion etc) or leadcore, as this will allow you to cut the
line without the need to re-thread tubing . Only mono, flourocarbon, and coated braid hooklinks are permitted.
Coated braid hooklinks must not be stripped back from the hook, the coating must be intact the whole length of the link.
HOOKS Barbless size 4 - 7 only. No long shank hooks. Shrink tube or silicon tube must be used over the eye of the hook.
Only flying backleads are allowed, clip-on and captive type backleads are prohibited.
All fish must be unhooked, weighed and photographed in the water, this is very easy to do, please read the page on fish care to see how this works.
Anglers must be in possesion of, and use NASH MEDI CARP antiseptic treatment on all hookholds and any visible body damage.
During some dry years the water level falls a little, it is then neccessary to enter the water to net and to return the fish.
Fishing is allowed from 06:00 to 22:00 April to October. If you want to fish 24/7 then you will need to look elsewhere.