- Only lake nets, mats and slings to be used.
- No fish to be retained or left unattended. All fish to be returned to the lake as soon as possible.
- Rods are NEVER left unattended.
- Only Standard wide gape BARBLESS hooks to be used.
- No type of Curved Shank or long shank hooks to be used. Minimum size 8 hook.
- Safe rigs only. Rig tubing or safe zone leaders must be used at all times.
- Weight clips (Lead clips) must be standard plastic type that secure the swivel. Rubber must be set so if snagged weight can release with ease.
- Leads must eject if line breakage occurs.
- Every angler must have forceps or they can be borrowed from us. (£5 refundable deposit required).
- No Zig rigs.
- No Kamakura hooks.
- No Korda Goo.
- Only fresh freezer boilies to be used
- Minimum 15lb mainline to be used. No braid or lead core. All lines will be tested.
- NO Ronnie or 360 rigs
- Maximum three rods per angler.
- Always set the tripod over the cradle and weigh the carp over the cradle
- All fish to be returned unharmed or unmarked.
- Only our own particle should be used. (Notice required if bait needed).
- Clinic iodine or similar to be used on ALL catches. (If you don’t have these, we have them for sale at the lake).
- All litter, including cigarette ends, must be placed in the bins provided.
- At the end of your stay, it is strictly forbidden to throw the rest of your bait into the water.
- The House must be left clean and tidy.
- The management takes no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to you or your property.
- All equipment hired or borrowed must be returned in the condition it was hired and returned to the bailiff before departure, or you may lose some or all of your damage deposit.
- No climbing trees.
- Use of the boat is not permitted.
- Fires are forbidden.
- Grilling (barbecue/plancha) under the terrace is not allowed.
- Please do not let cats in the house.
- Dogs are not allowed
- Please leave the lake clean and tidy by 10am on your final Saturday morning.
- Please put your rubbish bins (from the house and from the post office) in the large rubbish bin. There will be a special bin for glass. Also, please put your surplus bait in the bait bin.
- The Children’s Forest is to be used under the supervision of parents/guardians. Legendia Carp is not responsible for any accidents that may occur.
- Please respect the equipment inside the house as well as the outdoor equipment. A deposit of £300 at the beginning of your stay (refundable if no damage) will be required to cover the cost of repairs or replacements if the equipment is damaged.
- The management reserves the right to immediately exclude you from the site in case of obvious drunkenness
Anyone one found breaking rules will be leaving without refund.
NO SECOND CHANCES
Please make sure you and other members of your group know and understand all rules
When you catch a carp …
a. Once netted, leave them in the net in the water, making sure the line in the net is slack. Ask a friend or nearest angler to help, pop the hook out if easy to do.
b. Wet your craddle and weigh sling. Zero the scales with the sling, have your camera and everything ready including fish care ointment/antiseptic.
c. Lift the fish out of the water using the sling (dismantle the landing net and slide it into the sling). NEVER USE THE NET TO CARRY THE FISH TO THE CRADDLE. Also making sure the line is slack in the net and the fins are flat to the fish.
d. Carefully unhook the fish and get it out of the net. Take your photos now, please do not weigh the fish before photos; there is no point in double handling any fish. remember to wet the fish
e. Check the fish for any damage and treat with fish care products if necessary. Close the sling, checking that the fish is well positioned. Carry it firmly to hook the sling to the scale. Do not hesitate to ask for help
f. Return the fish to the lake in a reasonable depth, carrying it in the sling. If you want water shots let the carp have a breather before doing so.
Photo of a lifetime
For carp photography, at least one knee on the ground to hold the fish which should be done only over the carp craddle.
– Never stand up while holding the fish.
– If the fish flaps whilst holding it, simply bring the fish into your body then place back on the craddle. Recover with sling and wait some seconds.
– Some fish are very difficult to handle for photos, in which case it is better not to insist on one or two extra photos. The health of the fish comes first
– Wet the fish up from the bucket provided, again and again…
– All fish should be returned to the lake using the sling provided.
– Do not necessarily take photos of both sides of the fish. The fish should not be out of the lake for more than 2 or 3 minutes, so make sure that everything is ready before you take the fish out. The sooner the carp is back in the lake the better.
Our fish are now of considerable size and we want them to increase even more, so following these steps will avoid any fatalities on the bank. The rules are standard and are there for the well-being of the fish and to ensure first class fishing for everyone.