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Swanswater Fishery Rules


The following rules are made to enhance your enjoyment and ensure your safety.
Please assist us by keeping to these rules and ensuring that others do too.
For Bait Fishing on Mill Pond see rules below.

FISHERY RULES - FLY FISHING

  1. NO FISHING WITHOUT A PERMIT

  2. FLY FISHING ONLY.  NO SPINNING, NO BAIT, NO FLICKERS, NO BOOBIES, NO EGG PATTERNS ALLOWED.  NO LURES TO BE FISHED UNDER INDICATORS AT ANY TIME

  3. ONCE AN ANGLER HAS CAUGHT HIS LIMIT, CATCH AND RELEASE IS AVAILABLE ON ALL PONDS.   FISH MUST BE WEIGHED IN AND RECORDED BEFORE PROCEEDING TO CATCH AND RELEASE.

  4. BAG LIMITS AND FINISHING TIMES MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.   ALL CATCH RETURNS, INCLUDING NIL RETURNS, MUST BE MADE IN THE BOX PROVIDED.

  5. NO ANGLER MAY ASSIST A LESS SUCCESSFUL ANGLER IN ATTAINING THEIR LIMIT

  6. LIFE-JACKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO ALL ANGLERS USING A BOAT.  THESE MUST BE SIGNED FOR AND WORN AT ALL TIMES IN THE BOAT

  7. THE MANAGEMENT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHECK PERSONS, EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES AT ANY TIME

  8. THE MANAGEMENT DO NO ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL ACCIDENT OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY ON THE PREMISES           ALL VEHICLES PARKED AT ANGLER’S OWN RISK.

  9. NY ANGLER IN BREACH OF THE RULES OR BEHAVING IN A DISORDERLY MANNER, MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE WITHOUT A REFUND, REFUSED RETURN AND REPORTED TO OTHER ASSF FISHERIES

  10. THE PURCHASE OF A PERMIT IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES OF THE FISHERY.     THESE RULES ARE MADE TO ENHANCE YOUR ENJOYMENT AND ENSURE YOUR SAFETY.  PLEASE  ASSIST US BY KEEPING TO THESE RULES AND ENSURING THAT OTHERS DO TOO.    

CATCH & RELEASE  RULES
                

  1. BARBLESS OR DE-BARBED HOOKS ONLY.   NO DOUBLE HOOKS.

  2. FISH MUST NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE WATER FOR ANY REASON.   NETS, FORCEPS AND C&R TOOLS CAN ALL BE USED.   ANY FISH SEEN ON THE BANK MAY RESULT IN ANGLER BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THE WATER.    FISH MUST NOT BE PHOTOGRAPHED OR WEIGHED.

  3.  INDICATORS CAN BE USED WITH BUZZERS ONLY.   NO LURES TO BE FISHED UNDER INDICATORS

  4. A MAXIMUM OF THREE FISH TO BE RELEASED ON ANY ONE PEG.   PLEASE MOVE AT LEAST THREE PLATFORMS ONCE THREE FISH HAVE BEEN CAUGHT

  5. ANY FISH THAT WON’T SWIM AWAY MUST BE TAKEN TO RECEPTION IMMEDIATELY.

  6. ALL ANGLERS ON CATCH AND TAKE TICKETS MUST WEIGH IN FISH BEFORE PROCEEDING TO CATCH AND RELEASE.   PLEASE VACATE YOUR PLATFORM AFTER BAG LIMIT IS REACHED.

  7. HE MANAGEMENT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE CATCH AND RELEASE TO ANY ANGLER AND ALSO TO STOP CATCH AND RELEASE ALTOGETHER IN CERTAIN WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    THE MANAGEMENT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHECK THAT HOOKS ARE COMPLETELY BARBLESS.

  8. ONLY FISH ON CATCH AND TAKE TICKETS WILL QUALIFY FOR TROUTMASTERS ENTRY.

SWANSWATER  FISHERY - Bait Fishing Rules - Millpond Only

Any bait purchased from us can be used.   We stock reasonably priced live baits and Power Bait (in a variety of colours).

The following are NOT ALLOWED

  1. Spinning lures
  2. Ground Baiting
  3. Sweetcorn
  4. Cooked food
  5. Swim feeders
  6. NO Catch and Release.   Once limit is reached anglers must cease fishing or purchase another ticket.
  7. Unwanted bait must not be thrown into pond.
    Any person found breaking the Rules will be asked to leave the Fishery with no refund.