Rules for Fishing Tardebigge

Carp Fishing Rules


Identification and Membership

• All members must carry their membership card when at the water whether  fishing or not.

• All members must be in possession of current E.A Licences which reflect the correct number of rods. 

• All party members must attend at least ONE work a year as part of your membership. Failure to do this will result in your membership not being renewed.

• No fees returnable under any circumstance.


Equipment and Fish Care

• A maximum of 3 rods to be used at any one time (plus Marker and Spod rods)

• Fixed markers such as a H block, may be used in your swim during fishing sessions but must be removed at the end of your session.

• Minimum line strength 15lb carp / 15lb pike.                           

• Unhooking mats with sides or a carp cradle must be used at all times. 

• A weigh sling and a container of water by the mat, weighing scales and a Carp Care kit must be ready to use and clearly visible. 

• No sacking of fish under any circumstances

• All carp caught are to be reported to The Head Bailiff within 24 hours of completing your fishing session.


Fishery Safety

• Hook baits must not be rowed out and dropped from a boat. 

• Electric outboards may be used but no petrol engines under any circumstances.

• If you use a boat you must wear a life jacket, no excuses and their use is entirely at your own risk. If you disregard this fundamental safety rule you will receive a permanent ban from this fishery. No questions asked.

• No swimming at any time.

• Dogs are allowed but keep them under control at all times and all dog waste removed.


Bankside Etiquette 

• You will be responsible for any litter in your peg whether it is yours or not. Please take all rubbish home 

• No rods to be left unattended once cast out at any time. If you want to go and see your mate several pegs away from your swim, then wind in!


Guests and Socials

• Guest Fishing Tickets must be booked for and paid in advance. Bookings need to be made by contacting Michelle Tuffley either on Facebook or ring 07544138125

• Only ONE guest will be allowed on the fishery at any given time. 

• The Guest is limited to two sessions per year regardless of the member taking them. A session is either 24 hours or 48 hours.

• Guests must be in an adjacent peg.


 Non-Fishing Guests

• Non-Fishing Guests are allowed free of charge but must arrive in your vehicle. 

• Non-Fishing guests must NOT be given the gate key or code. 

• If a Non-Fishing guest is dropping off an item or food then please ensure they park responsibly and do not block any gates.


Leaving your swim

• If you occupy a swim you may leave the water with your gear still set up for a maximum of 3 hours please ring or text 07544138125 and let us know you are leaving straight away. 


Car Park

• The car park is only for anglers in possession of a current permit and car parking pass which must be displayed on the vehicle at all times. Guest vehicles must also display a guest parking pass.


EVERYTHING ELSE IS COMMON SENSE


Pike Ticket Rules

Pike fishing season runs from 1st November until 31st March each

fishing year from Dawn to Dusk.


Identification and Membership

• All members must carry their membership card when at the water whether  fishing or not.

• All members must be in possession of current E.A Licences which reflect the correct number of rods. 

• No fees returnable under any circumstance.


Equipment and Fish Care

• A maximum of three rods fished from the same peg.

• Hooks must be semi barbless trebles up to size 4 maximum. 

• Wire traces must also be used of at least 14 inches in length and 20lb minimum breaking strain.

• Mainline mono 15lb min breaking strain or braid 25lb minimum breaking strain.

• A large landing net, unhooking mat, soft weigh sling and bucket of water needs to be set out in the swim.

• Baits should be dead baits and/or livebaits. All livebaits MUST be caught from the reservoir.

• When dead baiting, rigs should be assembled with pike safety in mind and if a fish is lost due to line breakage all beads, leads, floats etc. should detach leaving only the trace and mainline. If unsure then check with the bailiff team.

• Artificial lures should be semi barbed avoiding oversized treble hooks.

• For unhooking long artery forceps 8 inches minimum, long nose pliers of 12 inches plus and side cutters 8 inches minimum. No gags or gaffs.


Fishery Safety

• No fishing from the boats. 

• Electric outboards may be used but no petrol engines under any circumstances.

• If you use a boat you must wear a life jacket, no excuses and their use is entirely at your own risk. If you disregard this fundamental safety rule you will receive a permanent ban from this fishery. No questions asked.

• No swimming at any time.

• Dogs are allowed but keep them under control at all times and all dog waste removed.


Bankside Etiquette 

• You will be responsible for any litter in your peg whether it is yours or not. Please take all rubbish home 

• No rods to be left unattended once cast out at any time. If you want to go and see your mate several pegs away from your swim, then wind in!


Car Park

• The car park is only for anglers in possession of a current permit and car parking pass which must be displayed on the vehicle at all times. 



EVERYTHING ELSE IS COMMON SENSE

Any questions?