Fishery Rules

Fly Fishing Rules for All Boat & Bank Anglers 

If In Doubt Call the lodge 01536 770264

By purchasing a fishing permit or membership you agree to abide by the rules set below

Fishery Staff reserve the right at all times to search customer’s personal bags & vehicles. 

Any person who is abusive to fishery staff, our landlord’s representatives, or found to be breaking any of the fishery rules will be reported to senior management & you may be asked to leave. 

  1. Eyebrook is a private estate & nature reserve, please drive slowly. On arriving at the fishery go directly to the fishing lodge reception area and sign yourselves in, you are required to sign out at the end of your visit
  2. Fly fishing is the only permitted method – No Treble Hooks
  3. All anglers must be in possession of a valid fishing permit & Environment Agency rod license
  4. Lifejackets to be worn at all times when on the boat pontoons & in boats.
  5. Bank fishing commences from 7.30am with boats available from 8.30am, closing times displayed at the lodge
  6. Ensure all trout returned are allowed adequate time to recover
  7. Any bleeding, badly hooked or trout unlikely to recover must be despatched and given to a member of staff
  8. The boat Angler in charge of the engine should ensure the Engines Kill Cord is connected to them while driving the boat.
  9. Boat Anglers – NO TROLLING
  10. No Electric engines
  11. No boats allowed out on the water if the average wind speed exceeds 25mph
  12. 3 people maximum allowed out in boats with only 2 permitted to be fishing at any one time
  13. Boat Anglers give way to bank anglers
  14. Boat Anglers should keep 50 meters from other boats
  15. Boat anglers to keep 50 meters from any bank angler
  16. Boat anglers when traveling should keep 50 meters from any bank
  17. No beaching or grounding of boats, ensure you have adequate depth of water for the boat to travel, drift, anchor safely at all times.
  18. The yellow marker buoys surrounding the main pontoon denotes a no fishing zone, this area is for boat access and egress only
  19. All litter to be placed in the dustbins provided
  20. At the northern end of the fishery at Bloods Dyke, a line of buoys & a tern raft marks the limit for fishing boats and bank angling to avoid disturbance to wildfowl and nesting terns.
  21. Be aware of sudden changes to the weather, increased wind, thunderstorms, temperature. Seek shelter off the water during thunderstorms

Predator fly fishing permitted from 5th March to 31st October

Specific Predator Angler Fishery Rules

  1. Fly Fishing Only for the pike & perch – No Treble Hooks
  2. We will suspend predator fishing if the water temperature exceeds 19c
  3. We limit the available pike fishing boats to 5 per day
  4. No Electric Engines.
  5. Float Tubing is allowed.
  6. All pike caught must be carefully unhooked. Predator boat anglers must have the correct unhooking equipment-a large 42 inch landing net or larger and a large unhooking mat suitable for a large double figure pike and a suitable pair of  forceps.
  7. Never weigh or lift a fish by the gills, always use a net or weigh sling
  8. When moving the fish to and from the water use a landing net or zipped unhooking mat at all times; never carry the fish unsupported even for short distances.
  9. When photographing fish, support the fish over a large unhooking mat, kneel and never stand up with the fish.
  10. When returning fish after capture, please support the fish in the water giving it plenty of time to recover before releasing.
  11. Minimum of 20lb leader with a wire trace must be used at all times.
  12. Minimum 9wt rod and a reel capable of holding 100yds of backing.
  13. Call the lodge if you need assistance with your catch 01536 770264