Kingfisher Lakes Fishing Rules
We’re all passionate about our fishing and the Kingfisher complex. Please take ten minutes to read the Code and understand that these regulations are for the good of the waters, the fish and all who fish them.
Who Can Fish
- Syndicate membership will be restricted to 100 members so as to avoid pressure on the waters.
- Holiday guests staying at the apartments on site can also fish the lakes on day tickets.
- A small number of anglers are allowed to fish by invitation of the management.
Care of the Fish
- NO KEEP NETS are allowed on the fishery. We all really value the pristine condition of our fish and want to maintain this.
- We encourage the use of barbless hooks, micro barbs or barbs squashed down with forceps. Please ensure that you have forceps and / or disgorgers to help remove these hooks.
- Always use unhooking mats for decent-sized fish. Guests, please, hire these from the management if you are without one. When pike fishing, please ensure you have pliers and forceps and know exactly how to treat your catch with care. Don’t be afraid to ask advice from experienced anglers around you if in doubt. We are very much a team here at Kingfishers.
- Fish may be kept in carp sacks for photographic purposes only. All fish must be returned as soon as possible to the lake from which they came.
- No peanuts must be used and all particle baits must be prepared properly.
- If targeting the carp, please do not use lines less than ten pounds breaking strain. The lakes have healthy stocks of weed and we hate to leave hooks in fish. If targeting the tench and bream, we suggest four pound breaking strain minimum.
- We do not allow bait boats on Kingfishers. This is a conservation area and we aim to maintain its natural serenity.
Care of the Fishery
- Cars are not to be taken into the conservation area or driven around the lakes. Please park in the car parks provided.
- Please drop no litter on the fishery. All litter must be taken home including anything you find in you swim, please, upon arrival. Remember this is a conservation area and we are showing the world how anglers respect their playing field.
- No TVs or radios and no fires on the bankside.
- Please do not climb trees or prune branches and bankside vegetation without discussion with the management.
- Dogs are permitted on the fishery but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please do not feed waterfowl. We encourage a natural environment as far as possible.
Care and Consideration
- Night fishing is permitted but no syndicate anglers are to leave the site after sunset or enter the site before sunrise. Holiday makers may obviously go back to their apartments when they wish.
- No swimming or water sports are permitted.
- If members leave the complex for more than four hours, they should remove their tackle from any swim. If leaving the complex for more than two hours, please sign yourself out in the visitors book and resign yourself in upon your return.
- Carp anglers on the Kingfisher Lake are allowed to occupy a swim for seventy-two hours rather than the previous forty-eight hours. This is to help accommodate the weekend anglers. Please observe this rule, especially at all peak periods. We aim to be sensible: if you are fishing in the very late season and in cold weather when the lake is virtually deserted, this rule does not apply.
- Our river is closed from March 14th to June 16th.
- The lakes are open throughout the year. Members may fish as soon as they have paid their money and had their membership tickets returned. The management reserves the right to close any of the lakes at any particular period for the good of the fishery.
- Kingfisher Apartments will not be liable for any loss or injury to any member or guest and all ticket holders fish entirely at their own risk.
- All fish, dead or alive, remain the property of the management.
- The boat can be used for removing fish from weed when hooked, but there must be two members in the boat at all times and the boat must not be used after dark. Please remember you use the boat at entirely your own risk.
- All anglers must be in possession of the required number of EA Rod Licences. EA Fisheries Bylaws apply to all our waters.
- Live baiting is permitted subject to EA Bylaws. Please use baits sparingly, however.
- All members must sign in on arrival and all details of fish must be recorded in the Fishery Record Book.
- Members of the management team will be in attendance the vast majority of the time upon the complex. Please consult them if anything is not clear or if you have any particular problems.