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Fishing Rules

The following are strict rules for Carp Fishing at Forest View


A huge investment has been made at Forest View Carp Fishing Lake to ensure the quality of our fish and the lake surroundings. We are extremely passionate about our business and want to maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction which many have praised us on.  We ask for your help and cooperation by adhering to the rules as they are there for your safety and for the wellbeing of the fish and their environment. Together this increases your chances of landing a Personal Best Carp!


The Rules are not in any order of importance, but ALL need to be adhered to at ALL times.


  1. Sacking or retaining of any fish is not permitted under any circumstances.  All fish are catch and release after weighing/photo process

  2. Fishermen holding fish for photos must do so in the lake itself.  The perimeter of the lake is comfortably shallow enough to do this.

  3. All nets, weigh slings and mats are supplied. No need to bring your own net or mat or weigh sling.

  4. No Shelf Life Boilies. Frozen fresh boilies only. 

  5. We recommend hooks to be no larger than size 4 and no smaller than size 8. All hooks are to be micro-barbed. No barbless hooks.

  6. No Nut baits i.e. Tiger Nuts and Peanuts.

  7. Only Particle Baits professionally prepared. No preservatives.  If bringing your own baits then please tell the bailiff before opening tubs/tins to avoid any doubt. 

  8. All anglers must not leave rods unattended whilst lines are in the water.

  9. Unhooking mats or cradles MUST be used at all times and are suitable for 50lb+ Carp and Catfish.

  10. No Fixed Rigs or Death Rigs of any description (Semi Fixed Rigs must come apart easily). Lead Core and Leaders are not permitted

  11. Minimum 15 lb. breaking strain line to be used on main reels.

  12. Three rods maximum per angler or 15 rods per group.

  13. Braid and Hybrid line are not permitted as main line, i.e. Fireline.  Braid may be used as hook length material or for spod and markers.

  14. Vehicles must stay in car park. No driving along dam wall.

  15. Please note it is a condition of our insurance that ALL visitors to the lake must be aged 18 or over.

  16. Ensure all litter is disposed of properly in the appropriate bins provided.  The lake and surrounding area is supplied clean and tidy, we ask that on departure it be left the same way. The Lake bank is rat free and we ask that any food waste be disposed of in the bins provided also.

  17. No Glass.  This includes beer and wine bottles.  Cans and cartons only.

  18. Bait Boats are permitted.  There are rowing boats provided on site, however you MUST wear a Life Vest at all times during use.

  19. No Naked Flames are permitted other than the sensible use of Cooking Stoves. This means no Camp Fires.  Please take great care when using stoves.

  20. Never wander onto other people’s property and bear in mind property boundaries are not always clearly marked.

  21. We will visit the lake regularly and during one of those visits we will ask to check one of your lines that is in the water.  This is to ensure our rules are being adhered to at all times.

  22. Bailiffs will treat all parties with the utmost respect and courtesy.  We expect that to be reciprocated to us, our representatives, any visitors or local residents at all times.

  23. Report any damage or we will have to assume it happened during your stay.

  24. For Safety reasons the minimum party size to hire the lake is 2 (two) persons.

  25. No Swimming.

  26. Do not climb any trees or buildings on site.

  27. PLEASE REMEMBER, Water is potentially dangerous so be safe and sensible and above all ENJOY your holiday.

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