The Rules

  • PLEASE STICK TO SWIM, DO NOT FISH PAST THE SPITS OR THE ISLANDS INTO OTHER PEOPLES AREA. STRICTLY NO WALKING ON SPITS EVEN TO BAIT UP, ONE EXCEPTION WOULD BE IN THE EVENT OF A FISH SNAGGED AROUND THE SPIT THAT CAN NOT BE PULLED BACK ROUND.
  • USE ONLY MICRO BARBED.....(unless targeting small silver fish)

  • NO FIXED RIGS - RIG CHECKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT. IN THE EVENT OF A BREAK THE FISH MUST BE ABLE TO DROP THE LEAD.

  • LEADCORE AND BRAIDED MAINLINES ARE PERMITTED. HOWEVER CARE MUST BE TAKEN TO PROTECT THE FISH FROM ANY TYPE OF MAINLINE, FOR INSTANCE COATED LEADERS OR TUBING MUST BE USED AT A MINIMUM OF 12” TO PREVENT SCALES BEING LIFTED DURING THE FIGHT.
  • PLEASE BE CAREFUL ON THE USE OF EXCESSIVE BAIT – A GUIDE WOULD BE A MAX OF 7KG/DAY/SWIM-SUMMER AND 3KG/DAY/SWIM-WINTER.
  • LARGE NETS (42”) AND LARGE UNHOOKING MATTS ONLY – PLEASE BRING A DRY NET OR USE THE NET DIP PROVIDED.
  • DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED RODS IN THE WATER. SWIM NEXT DOOR MAX DISTANCE, HAVE YOUR RODS WATCHED OR REEL IN, IF NEEDING THE TOILET.
  • DO NOT TOUCH THE ELECTRIC FENCE.
  • NO EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL.
  • ALL CARP MUST BE RETURNED TO THE WATER USING A SLING OR SIMILAR IN GOOD TIME.
  • 3 ROD MAX LIMIT WITH RELEVANT E.A. LICENCE.
  • MIN 10LB LINE.
  • NO UNDER 16’S WITHOUT SUPERVISION.
  • NO LITTER TO BE LEFT IN THE SWIM.
  • PLEASE USE THE TOILETS PROVIDED.
  • DOGS TO BE TETHERED AND KEPT IN SWIM AREA, PLEASE TAKE YOUR DOG MESS HOME WITH YOU.
  • BAIT BOATS PERMITTED
  • BIVVIES ONLY - NO TENTS
  • PLEASE CARRY CARP CLINIC OR SIMILAR FOR USE ON HOOK HOLDS AND OTHER SORES
  • STRICKLY NO DRIVING AROUND THE LAKE. NO DROPPING OFF OR COLLECTING GEAR.
  • ALL CARP UNDER 4lbs TO BE PLACED INTO THE KEEP NETS PROVIDED, DO NOT RETURN TO THE LAKE.The Islands Carp Fishery

    Extra competition rules

  • DUE TO STOCKING LEVELS AND DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR PLEASE STICK TO A MAX KG OF SUGGESTED BAIT TO BE USED IN THE 30HR PERIOD.
  • FISH TO BE HELD IN A LANDING NET OR SAFELY SACKED ONLY UNTIL THE FIRST MARSHAL BECOMES AVAILIABLE.
  • NO BAIT BOATS.
  • TENCH WILL NOT COUNT IN THE TOTAL WEIGHTS AS LONG AS WE HAVE 3 ANGLERS CATCH FISH FOR THE FINAL TOP 3 POSITIONS. IN THE EVENT THAT ONLY ONE PAIR HAVE CAUGHT FISH THEY WILL TAKE THE WINNINGS AND TENCH WILL COUNT FOR 2ND AND 3RD PLACES ONLY IF NO CARP HAVE BEEN CAUGHT! THERE WILL BE NO CAST OFF FOR 2ND AND 3RD PLACES. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT NO FISH ARE CAUGHT THERE WILL BE A REMATCH WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF THE COMPETITON. MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED TO ANYONE WHO CAN NOT MAKE THE REMATCH.
  • GUESTS ALLOWED, HOWEVER STRICTLY NO HELP GIVEN TO THE ANGLERS. THIS INCLUDES NETTING FISH OR EVEN JUST HOLDING RODS.
  • NO CARP UNDER 4lbs TO BE COUNTED TOWARDS THE FINAL WEIGHT.
  • ONLY 4 RODS (2 PER ANGLER) IN PAIRS MATCHES.