Fishery Rules

An Environment Agency Rod Licence is required to fish at Westwoodside.

Pleasure and Club Match Rules

  • Barbless hooks only - Max size 10.
  • Monofilament hooklengths only.
  • Inline or free running feeders and bombs only.
  • Keepnets only allowed in matches - 2 nets required.
  • Nets must be dried before fishing.
  • Fish must not be handled in towels or rags.
  • All litter to be removed from site.
  • Only one rod per angler.
  • Fish must be returned alive to water.
  • Dogs allowed on leads, please clean up after your dog.
  • Do not discard cigarette butts, use ash trays provided.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not damage reed beds or other lakeside vegetation.
  • Fish only on platforms provided.
  • No bad language, woman and children may be fishing.
  • Floating baits only allowed for hookbaits.


Additional Open match rules

  • Maximum pole length 16 mts.
  • No floating pole.
  • No floating baits, popped up bread permited.


Bait Rules

  • Maximum of 8 pints of bait in total.
  • Maximum of 4 pints of any one bait (except meat).
  • Fishery feed pellets only, any soft hooker pellets.
  • Maximum 2 kilo of groundbait (can be balled in).
  • One standard size tin of luncheon meat or cat meat.
  • Mini boilies allowed for hookbaits, no loose feeding.
  • Permitted baits in addition to the above - Sweetcorn, worms, hemp/tares, maggots and casters.

RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE: - Please see our bailiff if in doubt.

Anyone breaking these rules or caught cheating will be asked to leave.

PLEASE NOTE: Westwoodside Coarse Fishery accept no responsibility for any damage or injury caused to persons or their property whilst visiting the fishery.

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