Rules Snake Fishing

Snake Water 3


  1. No dogs allowed whatsoever on the entire estate.
  2. Loose feed in moderation No Ground bait allowed.
  3. At any time or after a match do not throw your left over or unwanted baits into the water. Take it away with you.
  4. Boilies are allowed but only as hook bait. No lose feeding of boilies allowed whatsoever.
  5. No floating baits.
  6. Barbless single hooks only. No stainless steel.
  7. No ledger fishing or similar. Float fishing only.
  8. No more than 1 rod/pole per person.
  9. No litter or tackle to be left on the bank. Take it home with you.
  10. A current rod licence must be held and shown if requested.
  11. Fish only from the designated swims/platforms.
  12. No glass allowed on site.
  13. No wading.
  14. All nets must be dried before use.
  15. Use only the main paths and access paths to swims and other areas.
  16. Maintain respect for the rights of other anglers not to have you disturb their fish in any way.
  17. Do not walk the furthest bank.
  18. Individual swim boundaries are the far bank to your swim bank and from wire to wire.
  19. No trees shrubs or reeds to be cut or removed whatsoever. If you have a complaint, then see Mick or Josh.
  20. Radios or personal equipment of that ilk must not be used unless headphones are used and any sound must not permeate beyond your swim.
  21. All vehicles must be parked in the allocated parking areas and in a way that is sympathetic with the use and parked not to inconvenience other anglers using that facility.
  22. Absolutely no cars beyond those allocated areas. Cars must not venture anywhere else on the estate of off road/track that is applicable to the designation.
  23. Each car park will have an entry/exit to the walkways. Do not park your car in front or close to this area as it will cause interference to those anglers that need to access, in particular disabled anglers.
  24. The owners and or their representatives accept no responsibility or liability for cars, property or accidents outside of our normal scope of standard liability insurance. Any infringement of the rules will render even this facility void.
  25. We reserve the right to amend the rules as situations arise.
  26. No braid or Dacron Mainline.
  27. Carp tackle not to be used on this water.
  28. If a rod or tackle is deemed to be unsuitable its use will not be allowed.
  29. A suitable landing net must be used to land all fish without exception and one net per person fishing.
  30. No nuts or peanuts to be used on or off the hook.
  31. Hours of fishing on this water are dawn till dusk. No exceptions. That includes setting and packing up.
  32. All fish must be netted, do not swing in.
  33. All nets, mats and cradles to be dipped in the disinfectant tank on arrival. Tanks are situated at each entrance are grey.
  34. Ground baits, Luncheon meat and other tinned meats, High oil pellets, glugs and other dips, nuts of various types are not allowed at Pondwood. Leave them in your car or better still at home.
  35. 4 Keepnets are required for a match. All must be stretched out and laid on the bank on arrival having been dipped in the disinfectant tank 15 minutes before the start of the match. One net for large Carp, one net for small Carp and a third for silver fish. The fourth net is in case any net exceeds the allowed limit.
  36. A maximum of 50 lb to be kept in any one net. An allowance over in each net of 10 pounds that will not be counted, and should a net weight exceed this amount the net contents will be disqualified. All fish will remain in the nets until the end of the match. Should you decide to leave early under no circumstances must the fish be put back as this may change the catch rate of the angler next to you. Instead if it is necessary that you leave early nominate a friend to empty the net or nets for you at the end of the match.
  37. Fish must not be kept out of water for a longer period than is necessary to weigh and put back the fish.
  38. Match duration not to exceed 6 hours.
  39. Do not walk from swim to swim as this could be misconstrued as fish walking. If you need to go and talk to someone you must ask for permission from that person and first use the back path before entering the swim path.
  40. All fish to be netted. No swing and catch.
  41. For silver and smaller fish do not weigh more than 30lb at a time.
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