Coarse Angling: Coronavirus Information

Issue date: 12 May 2020 15:45
Reviewed and updated: 13 May 2020 17.40

Prior to every fishing trip, it is essential that you check the information on this page to ensure that you are up to date with relevant site information, rules and regulations.

In line with government guidance to continue to stay home but enjoy more time outdoors we are commencing a phased re-opening of the lakes, however we urge visitors to act cautiously and not rush to the lakes or travel unnecessarily.

Safeguarding our visitors and team of employees is our priority and therefore we have certain measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus and maintain the safety of everyone. Please respect our team; they are doing their best to keep you safe during your visit.

Whilst open, we must maintain social distancing and hygiene standards to a level that we feel minimises the risk of spreading coronavirus. If at any point we have concerns that visitor numbers or public behaviour are restricting our ability to do this, we reserve the right to close particular lakes or facilities without prior notice.

Following these instructions will help us to keep our visitors and our team safe and enable our gates to stay open.

Lake Information, Rules and Regulations

> Coarse waters will be open to season permit holders only from 10am Wednesday 13 May 2020.

> Day permits will be available from Saturday 16 May 2020.

If you have a new, persistent cough, temperature or any other reason to suspect you may have coronavirus, please do not visit and help save lives.

Toilet facilities will remain closed at all lakes and will only be opened when we can ensure they can be maintained in line with government guidance.

Following further guidance from the Angling Trust night fishing is permitted. 

Social distancing; please maintain 2 metres distance between yourself and others at all times

We do not actively clean furniture such as benches; only use if absolutely necessary

All fishery rules and regulations available on our website and the notice board still apply with the additional rules below as recommended by the Angling Trust:

• Fishing must be undertaken on a solitary basis and sharing of swims can only be done by members of the same household
• No sharing of fishing tackle or any other items
• No angler to fish within 15 metres of any other angler
• Bring disposable gloves and anti-bacterial hand sanitiser to use when handling gates, locks and other surfaces that anglers come into contact with
• When parking please leave at least 2m in between cars
• Fishing permits are only available online through our website or by calling 01566 771930 (Mon – Fri only)

Thank you for your support at this time

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