Oakwood Park Lakes - Fishing Rules

Oakwood Park Lakes is renowned not only for being a great fishing environment but also for having some of the largest freshwater fish in the uk. All anglers must read and understand the fishery rules, before fishing the lakes. No excuse will be accepted for not understanding the rules. Any questions regarding these rules can be answered by the owner or the on site fishing bailiff.
 
Oakwood Park Lakes contain some exceptionally large fish that need very careful handling on the bank side. Any angler found not to be using the nets, mats, weigh sling, or breaking the fishery rules, or mishandling fish will be banned without refund.
  • Strictly Pre - Telephone Bookings only
  • Fisherman must inform the bailiff on arrival at the office
  • Payment to be made to the water bailiff on the day
  • A maximum of 2 fishing rods per person
  • No rods to be left unattended at any time
  • No Leadcore is to be used
  • Fisherman attending cookhouse must remove rods from water
  • No double or treble hooks - Maximum size hooks 2/0. Barbless hooks or micro-barbed only. No wire traces.
  • End tackle that allows the fish to free itself is compulsory, no fixed lead, tether or bent hook rigs allowed
  • Fishing is allowed in the designated areas only, no fishing is allowed behind the islands or the restricted area or as shown in the maps
  • All main line must be either mono or braided with a minimum breaking strain of 25lb. Braid recommended 50lb+
  • Minimum of 2.5llb test curve rods
  • Rig tubing or leaders to be used at all times, this reduces the risk of line damage to fish. Rig tubing must be at least 3'0" long to ensure no scale or fin damage occurs when playing the fish
  • Fish friendly - Rigs
  • Dead baits allowed, but only that purchased on site.
  • Live baits on only 1 rod (subject to bailiff/owner on approved rigs) MUST BE CAUGHT FROM LAKE
  • Minimum size landing nets 42” recommendation of 60/72”
  • Halibut pellets are banned from October to March due to oil contents
  • Large fish to be beached on tarps and adequate unhooking mats must be used at all times for the safety of the fish.
  • Anybody seen holding the fish while standing up WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
  • Bivvies are to be placed on the lower water ledge only, and not on the higher bank
  • Photography must be carried immediately after capture if required
  • No Nuts or Pulse of any description allowed
  • The use of remote controlled bait boats are allowed, as long as they are used appropriately
  • The sacking or retaining of any fish is not allowed in any circumstances
  • Anglers must use a bottle of fish anti septic, to treat any damaged areas of the fish or any hooking points
  • Under no circumstance must anglers damage bank side or any foliage by cutting trees, reeds or shrubbery
  • No walking down banks. Steps must be used at all times
  • One non fishing guest is allowed per angler. However this is flexible as long as we have prior notice to your booking.
  • Guests visiting need prior permission to enter the fishery, and must call 07919 865636 on arrival inform the water bailiff
  • All rubbish to be cleared from swim and be placed in the provided waste bins
  • No keep nets. No fish to be taken away from lake at anytime
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Valid rod license to be held and available to be seen
  • All anglers are expected to behave in an orderly conduct, and have consideration for the other anglers around them
  • Loud or Drunken behavior will not be tolerated

Any angler breaking any of the fishing and site rules will be asked to leave the fishery immediately without refund.

Oakwood Park Lakes - Site Rules

Oakwood Park Lakes is renowned not only for being a great fishing environment but is also a picturesque location. Please help us to keep it that way.

All anglers must read and understand the site and adhere to the site rules at all times whilst at the lake. No excuse will be accepted for not understanding the rules. Any questions regarding these rules can be answered by the owner or the on site fishing bailiff.

Please note that Otter prevention fancing has bee erected around our main and Carp Lakes to help ensure we have the largest fish in the country! Please help us achieve this by not hanging items on the fencing and always ensuring that the enrance gates are closed.

  • All notice to be abided by
  • Guests can view the venue strictly via telephone appointments only
  • Gates in Otter fencing must be closed at all times and must not be climbed over
  • Nothing is to be hung on or placed against Otter Fencing
  • 10mph speed limit at all times on premises
  • Vehicles to be parked in designated car park at owners risk
  • No vehicles to be driven or parked around the lake
  • Caravans are to be placed in designated areas only
  • No unnecessary noise or nuisance disturbing other fisherman
  • Swim areas to be left tidy and rubbish placed in litter bins
  • Cook house to be left clean and tidy
  • Barbecues are allowed in designated areas only. No fires allowed
  • Dogs allowed only by prior permission of Oakwood Park Lakes
  • Toilets and showers must be left clean after use
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Oakwood Park Lakes will not be held liable for any incident caused through injury or death

Any angler or visitor breaking any of the site rules will be asked to leave the fishery immediately without refund.

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