Coarse Fishing Rules

  • Persons accessing Press Manor Fishing Lakes do so at their own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any accident and/or injury to person’s vehicles or possessions, whilst on the premises. It is the person’s responsibility to ensure they are protected and are aware of the dangers associated with fishing before entering the site.

  • All fish to be returned immediately and carefully to the lake.

  • For Bio Security – All landing nets, keep-nets and un-hooking mats must be bone dry before fishing.

  • Keep nets are permitted from 1st September until 31st March – No carp to be placed in nets.

  • All litter to be taken home. Let us know if you peg is NOT clear of litter on arrival.

  • A 3rd rod for an additional £2.00 to be used with discretion.

  • Maximum speed for cars is 5mph and no driving on or off the fishery at night.

  • Cars to be parked responsibly allowing free access.

  • Courtesy to all other anglers; no radios, open fires, disposable barbeques, swimming, or heavy drinking. The highest standard of behaviour is expected from all.

  • No Camping tents ‘Fishing Bivvies Only’.

Additional rules for carp anglers

  • Night Tickets (including any guests) must be booked in advance–  do not turn up to do a night session without phoning me to book on 07976 306073. If you haven’t booked on you will be asked to leave, no exceptions.

  • Carp are not to be lifted above knee height at any time.

  • Bait Bans: no nuts, beans of any kind.

  • Barbless hooks only.

  • No lead core, fixed leads, or snag leaders.

  • Coated Braid Hook Lengths are permitted.

  • Carp Anglers use thick un-hooking mats, and 36inch Landing Nets.

  •  Bait Boats, ask a Bailiff before using.

  • No Keep sacks to be brought onto the venue.

  • If you are opposite an angler, you must cast no further than half way across the lake.

  • Non fishing (Day) Guests £1.00 per person, (Night)  £2.50.

  • No vehicles are to be driven at night.

Random rig checks please do not be offended if asked.

Remember these rules only exist to ensure the welfare of the Carp, and the consistency of your sport, please report anyone in breach of the rules.

Enjoy your fishing

Tight Lines