Rod licence: All anglers fishing are required by law to have an Environment Agency, EA, rod licence. This national licence is valid for 12 months and can be bought online from the post office. Concessionary prices are available to senior citizens and those aged under 17. Please note that EA bailiffs do carry out checks from time to time.
Opening times: Reservoirs are open from 8am; the closing time for each day is displayed at the lodge.
Overnight/evening fishing: Due to health and safety reasons we don’t allow night fishing at our sites.
Boat hire: We recommend booking a boat in advance by calling the lodge directly to avoid disappointment.
Keep nets: These are only allowed at organised fishing matches.
Dogs: No dogs, apart from assistance dogs, are allowed at any of our sites.
Stock: Our reservoirs are regularly re-stocked with quality rainbow and brown trout. To ensure stocks are maintained, it is essential all returns are made before leaving the site, stating size and number caught. Details of the rod average for the previous week and the largest fish caught are displayed in the lodge.
Tuition: Tuition is available at Sutton Bingham reservoir, the West Pond and at Hawkridge reservoir. We also regularly hold fly tying sessions for both beginners and experienced anglers at these sites
Code of conduct: All anglers must follow our reservoirs’ code of conduct, as outlined on this page.