Lake John Fishery operates on a purely first come first served basis.
A booking system will however remain in place for the club organisers.
Speed Limit 5 MPH
There is a 5 MPH speed restriction at the fishery which is rigorously enforced, There is absolutely no tollerance for excessive speed within the fishery, you will be asked to leave the venue.
Rules and guide lines for fishing lake John Fishery.
No Driving on the banks to the pegs.
No Litter to be left on the bank, use bins provided.
No discarding of bait on the bank, or in the lake.
No fish are to be taken from the fishery (strictly catch and release).
No fishing between swims.
No holding pegs for friends or family that are arriving late
All landing nets must be dry before being used at the fishery.
Two rods maximum on the lakes.
Please use toilets provided.
No fish are to be taken from the fishery at any time
Rules for the Carp anglers
No night fishing.
No boilies, Bolt rigs, Barbed hooks, Beach casting, Nuts, Paste, fixed method feeders, bait boats.
No braid to the hook links, strictly mono.
No Fires or barbeques.
No carp sacking at any time.
No walking with fish along the bank (call for assistance).
Two rods maximum.
All fish must be released back to the water in the safety of a weight sling or net, not by hand.
Un hooking mats must be used at all times.
Match angler Rules.
No Cat Meat
No balling of ground bait
No discarding bait after the match
No blood worm or joker
No fixed feeders
No method feeder, pellet feeders, minimum hook length 6″, No tucking bait in feeders
No Barbed hooks
No Floating baits, hooked or loose fed
No feeding a line while fishing another, unless loose feeding via hand
No walking fish along the bank, call for assistance
No fish hooked after the final whistle are allowed to be put in the keep net
No rods or baited lines to be left unattended during the match
One rod only at any one time
Rod must not be left unattended at any time
All nets are supplied
Maximum hook size is 14,
Match times must be obeyed, six hours maximum
All pegs are feeder pegs but there are only nine island pegs
pegs 11, 12, 13, left bank 29, 30, 31, back bank, 34, 35, 36, right bank
agree your feeder line with the surrounding anglers
Hand lining is permitted via the elastic puller bung
POWER CABLES on front bank please be carefully, no long poles
All fishing must stop on the final whistle, poles and lines must be out of the water
Any fish hooked before the final whistle will be allowed 15 minutes to land the fish.