The following rules/terms and conditions are in place to make your time at Catch 22 Fishing Centre enjoyable and safer. If you have questions on the following please do not hesitate to contact us.
On arrival please dip and rinse the following: cradle/mat, weigh sling, landing net in the tanks provided near the tackle shop. All anglers must do this before setting up.
Please use a cradle i.e. a padded mat with raised padded sides, a boat shaped cradle or a padded cradle with legs.
A 42" or larger soft mesh net should be used for carp and a large 40" triangular specimen net or 30" round net for pike.
Strictly no carp sacks or retaining slings.
Please have all the equipment you need for weighing and taking photos set up, so you are fully prepared when you catch.
Please have a container of lake water nearby for wetting the fish.
Day Ticket Lake: 2 rods per person
No.2 Lake: 3 rods per person
No thin wire or bent hooks. Wide gape, straight shank only.
Barbless hooks only. Not barbed hooks with nipped down barbs. Max. size 6.
No leadcore or leaders (inc safezone ones)
Rigs must be safe.
No ronnie rigs.
No braided mainlines.
Min line strength of 10lb (can be less if fishing for roach). Max of 15lb (not double strength types).
No prebaiting or excessive feeding.
No trout pellets, peanuts, tiger nuts or goo.
Dead baits only for pike fishing (pike fishing is allowed from 1st November to 1st April).
No cat or dog meat.
No bait boats.
Please do not bring children on site who are not fishing and if they are they must be 11 years old plus. Anglers aged between 11 and 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
No leaving rods unattended.
Please do not leave your rods to be looked after by someone else if you nip to the toilet/ go to the shop as their EA license probably won't cover for them to be fishing with your rods.
No wading in either of the lakes. There are sharp drop offs in places and silty areas that you'd sink in to.
No litter. We provide bins for your rubbish around the complex. If you require a bin bag please ask at the fishery shop. Please cut up used line into lengths and discard in bins.
No cutting back vegetation without permission.
No destruction of any nests, removal of any eggs or interference with any waterfowl or other wildlife.
No pressurised or bright lamps.
No boats or bait boats.
BBQ's are allowed. They must be placed above the ground so ground isn't scorched. Please do not tip ashes onto the ground and do not put hot ashes in the bins. If we experience a dry summer then a temporary ban may be put on BBQ's if there is a fire risk.
No excess alcohol.
No laser pens.
Anyone trying to remove fish from the Catch 22 Fishing Centre will be prosecuted. We operate 24 hour surveillance.
No transferring fish between the two lakes.
No killing fish.
No fish, fish eggs or aquatic vegetation to be brought on to the Catch 22 Fishing Centre under any circumstance.
Catch 22 Fishing Centre reserves the right to refuse season ticket membership or issue of day tickets at it's absolute discretion.
Issue of a season ticket or day ticket confirms a right to fish only for the named holder of that ticket. A ticket cannot be passed on to another person.
All anglers should be in possession of a valid EA license to cover the number of rods they're fishing with.
Weather conditions and subsequent events such flooding and freezing are natural occurrences beyond the control of Catch 22 Fishing Centre and as such no refund will be payable or future discount be provided by Catch 22 Fishing Centre for periods when the lakes are unfishable. This applies to all permits and season tickets issued on both lakes.
We lock the fishery gate every night. If you are leaving in the evening, please ensure that you are ready to leave before the gate is locked, so it can be shut on time. Please do not park outside the locked gate and then access the fishery by other means. If this happens it will be treated as trespass.
We have security cameras placed around the fishery and your visit will be recorded.
The above rules apply, plus the following:
Maximum of one week's stay on a swim.
No casting across to other swims even when vacant. On 'Split' you can cast to the edge of the lilies.
Island Swim/ Nature Reserve Swim (Peg 32)
Maximum of 2 people on either swim. This can either be 2 anglers per swim or 1 angler and 1 non angler.
Both of these swims are bookable in advance. Please contact the fishery shop on 01603 872948 for available dates.
We provide the boats to get to these swims and also the lifejackets which are to be worn when you are in the boats.
Please do not use the boats for baiting up. However they can be used if a fish gets tethered and you need to release it.
Terms and Conditions
Day Ticket Lake ticket holders, Season Ticket Members and visitors enter on to the Catch 22 Fishing Centre complex entirely at their own risk. Catch 22 Fishing Centre makes no representation or gives any warranty as to the conditions of the site or access. This is a natural environment and circumstances or conditions may prevail over which Catch 22 Fishing Centre has no control. As such Catch 22 Fishing Centre accepts no liability whatsoever for the death or personal injury caused by it's negligence or the negligence of it's employees.
No liability whatsoever will be accepted by Catch 22 Fishing Centre or their employees for any loss or theft, or damage to vehicles or personal belongings, however caused whilst on Catch 22 Fishing Centre property.
Catch 22 Fishing Centre reserves the right to close, without warning if absolutely necessary, all or any part of the fishery for the protection of the welfare of the fish stocks and no refund will be payable or future discount to be provided by Catch 22 Fishing Centre.
Catch 22 Fishing Centre reserves the right to close individual swims, sections of bank, entire lakes or pathways for planned or emergency repair or for maintenance work and no refund will be payable or future discount be provided by Catch 22 Fishing Centre. Anglers will be informed of any planned closures via the Catch 22 Fishing Centre Facebook page and website.
Catch 22 Fishing Centre reserves the right to carry out unplanned general maintenance such as tree trimming, grass cutting and swim repairs at anytime without any notice. This may cause some noise and disturbance, but no refund will be payable or future discount be provided by Catch 22 Fishing Centre.
Catch 22 Fishing Centre reserves the right to amend the rules when it sees fit.
Any matter arising not currently covered under the existing rules is at the sole discretion of Catch 22 Fishing Centre.