The following list of rules apply to all anglers when on the premises…

1. Barbless hooks MUST be used (maximum size 12)

2. Handle fish with care at all times, DO NOT wrap any fish in cloths or rags

3. Return fish to the water in a landing net

4. ALL landing nets must be dipped prior to fishing

5. One landing net per angler

6. One rod per angler (a second rod is charged at £3)

7. NO keep nets (except during matches)

8. Keep nets used in matches MUST enter the site dry. ALL nets WILL be inspected. Wet nets WILL NOT be permitted to enter our waters.(please speak to a member of staff regarding net inspection and weight limits. It's recommended that you bring 3 nets as F1 and Silvers need to be separate)

9. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by adults at all times

10. An EA license is required by all anglers

11. NO dogs allowed

12. NO braid

13. NO hemp

14. NO fixed method or elasticated feeders, bolt rigs or fixed leads

15. NO floating baits

16. NO tapping or cupping water, splashing or spinning the pellet methods

17. NO floating poles (a float MUST be used)

18. NO liquidised baits (you cannot feed meat or macaroni)

19. NO seafood baits of any kind (e.g. prawns, mussels etc)

20. NO bread at all

21. NO mugging fish

22. Towels, rags or cloths to be used at the fishery MUST be clean and dry (this prevents the spread of diseases from other venues and avoids contamination)

23. NO groundbait

24. NO dog or cat food

25. Unused bait MUST NOT be thrown into the pools when you have finished fishing, please dispose of this in the grey bin

Items allowed on the hook:

  • Luncheon meat
  • Corn
  • Maggots (maximum amount of 2 pints combined with castors)
  • Castors (maximum amount of 2 pints combined with maggots)
  • Worms
  • Macaroni Cheese
  • Hooker Pellets
  • Paste (this is only permitted when using our pellets)
Items you can feed: (This should be a maximum of 8 pints overall)

  • Pellets (must be bought from us- maximum 5 pints)
  • Corn
  • Worms
  • Maggots (maximum amount of 2 pints combined with castors)
  • Castors (maximum amount of 2 pints combined with maggots)

Anything NOT listed above CANNOT be used


Rules apply to all anglers which includes matches

Thank you from all at Willow Marsh.

Enjoy your day!