Site Management Fishing rules

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL FISHING TERMS AND CONDITIONS September 2020 

ALL ANGLING BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE ONLINE

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT FISHING BOOKING BY EMAIL NO ACCESS TO SITE WILL BE ALLOWED FOR ANY ANGLERS WHO HAVE NOT BOOKED ONLINE.

  1. BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE ONLINE ONLY.

  2. ONLY ANGLERS WHO HAVE PRE BOOKED ONLINE WILL BE ADMITTED. 

  3. THE SHOP WILL BE OPEN EVERYDAY FROM 8:30 until 16:00.

  4. DOGS ARE ALLOWED, BUT MUST BE TETHERED AND UNDER CONTROL AT ALL TIMES. 

  5. NO VISITORS WILL BE PERMITTED TO THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

  6. SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES MUST BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES. 

  7. ONLY MEMBERS OF THE SAME HOUSEHOLD TO SHARE A SWIM. 

  8. THE ENTRANCE GATES WILL OPEN AT 08:00 AM.

  9. DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 08:00 AM AND BLOCK THE ENTRANCE OR PARK ON THE SLIP ROAD.

  10. ALL ANGLERS MUST BE PACKED UP AND VACATE SITE BEFORE 19:30 

  11. ALL NIGHT ANGLERS ARE FREE TO ARRIVE FROM 08.00 THEY MUST BE
    ONSITE BY 16.00
    AND VACATE THE SWIM BY 07.30 THE NEXT MORNING.

  12. ANGLERS MUST ONLY USE THE SWIM WHICH THEY BOOKED ONLINE.

  13. THE DISABLED W.C. IS AVAILABLE TO USE AND HAND SANITISER MUST BE APPLIED BEFORE AND AFTER USE.

  14. ALL RUBBISH AND WASTE MUST BE BAGGED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE WASTE BINS PROVIDED. ANGLERS WHO LEAVE ANY RUBBISH ON THEIR SWIM WILL BE BANNED FROM THE SITE.

  15. A DRONE WILL BE OPERATING FOR SURVEILLANCE AND SAFETY REASONS.

  16. THESE ADDITIONS TO OUR NORMAL FISHING RULES ARE NECESSARY TO
    ALLOW THE LAKES TO OPEN IN A SAFE WAY FOR ALL TO ENJOY. BY
    PURCHASING AN ONLINE BOOKING YOU ARE BOUND BY THESE ADDITIONAL
    TERMS TO OUR NORMAL FISHING RULES BELOW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, PLEASE ASK IF YOU NEED ANY
CLARIFICATION ON ANY POINT.​

DAY TICKETS VALID FROM 8:00 to 19:30

NIGHT TICKETS VALID FROM 8:00 through to 07:30 THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE LAKES IF AN ONLINE BOOKING HAS NOT BEEN MADE.
IF A BOOKING HAS NOT BEEN MADE ONLINE THEN ACCESS WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE WILL NOT BE ISSUING ANY TICKETS AT THE LAKES.

NO BANK STICKS ARE ALLOWED ON OUR LAKES. PLEASE MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS.

Our normal terms fishing and conditions below still apply

  1. All anglers report to a staff member on arrival during opening hours only.

  2. Do not arrive early, do not block our main gate or the access road.

  3. All fishing to be booked online ONLY.

  4. Only one guest is allowed with each angler, chargeable at published rates and booked online. NO GUESTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

  5. All lakes are available to hire for matches and private sessions, please phone 01462 812645 for availability and prices.

  6. 24 hr male and female toilet/washroom facilities are provided near reception and must be used. Please do not use the facilities inside our main block (muddy boots)!

  7. Full range of bait and tackle available from our on-site shop.

  8. HBL ltd cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or accident sustained from vehicles, equipment, the waters or footpath, whilst camping, visiting or fishing from the site.

  9. HBL ltd reserve the right to request any person breaching the camping or angling site management rules to leave the site.

  10. From February 2020 we have banned the use of bank sticks on our site.

  11. There is a 5 mph speed limit on the entire site.

  12. Vehicle registration numbers must be provided to allow site ANPR access.

  13. Use landing mats/nets at all times on any swim where you are fishing. No mat, no net, no fishing.

  14. River fishing only during the season.

  15. An environment agency rod fishing licence is required Click here to buy one.

  16. Maximum mainline breaking strain 20lbs.

  17. Keep nets are not permitted except for prior arranged matches.

  18. No wading or swimming in lakes.

  19. Maximum size 6 barbless hooks only.

  20. No trout pellets, boat bait or surface/floating baits, no spodding.

  21. Return all fish immediately (except agreed match fish).

  22. Do not return crayfish to water (EA Regulation).

  23. No tents, only recognised fishing shelters, i.e bivvy or umbrella overwraps.

  24. Please give up disabled platforms if required.

  25. Dogs on leads/tethers only, and under full control at all times.

  26. When casting be aware of overhead power cables and walkers on footpaths.

  27. No audio equipment except when being used with an earpiece.

  28. No fires or metal tray barbecues.

  29. No vehicles to drive on the grass to swims.

  30. Anglers and guests must comply with ALL instructions given by HBL staff.

  31. No rods to be left unattended in the water (no more than one swim away).

  32. You must not stand up and hold fish for photographing. The fish must be held as close to the ground and unhooking mat as possible and returned to the lake in a net.
    DO NOT throw fish back in, return them gently.

  33. Do not obstruct footpaths with shelters/bivvy’s. Access is required across the fishery at all times.

  34. It is an offence to remove or introduce fish to these waters. Anyone found killing and/or removing fish will be prosecuted.

  35. All litter to be removed from swims. 
    Offenders will not be welcome at the HBL fishery. Please use the litter bins provided. 
    In the event that we do find litter on your swim, we will contact you and advise accordingly, which may result in a ban.

  36. ALL vehicles must park in designated areas only. No parking in passing bays or grass access routes.

  37. Fish only from your pre-booked swim platforms.

  38. Do not tailgate through ANPR controlled access gates.

  39. Dip keep & landing nets.

  40. No lead core or unleaded lead core or lead core alternatives. (safe zone style leaders and tubing can be used as an alternative).

  41. No braided mainline or shock leaders.

 

Anybody breaking these rules will be asked to leave the site.


Conservation, Sport & Leisure working together.

 

 

 

Copyright © 2020 Henlow Bridge Lakes | Privacy Policy 01462 812 645 | info@henlowbridgelakes.co.uk |

Company Registration No: 02337170  | VAT No: 678852472 | Registered Address: Bridge End Road, Henlow, Bedfordshire. SG16 6DD