Rules and Tariff

Pleasure Angling Rules

  • 5mph speed limit on the fishery at all times
  • All 4 lakes are strictly catch and release only, any fisherman removing fish to other lakes or from the premises will be banned
  • Fishing tickets must be purchased before the day of arrival via Head Fen Country retreat’s Reception Team on 07971 574375 or 07502 393286, anyone caught without a ticket will either be charged double or banned from site.
  • All anglers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Fishing from designated platforms only
  • No keepnets, no fixed rigs, no lead core and no braid line
  • No Floating Baits, no live baits, no dead baits, no dog or cat meat, no nuts are to be used
  • Must have at least 12 inches between float and hook
  • Periodic checks of rigs and equipment will take place to ensure the safety of our fish
  • Barbless hooks only up to max size of 10 (10-4 normally), no micro barbed hooks
  • If fishing for larger Carp then extra strong hooks must be used
  • No fixed or bolt rigs, No braid of any sort, No free lining
  • Only free running in-line method feeders permitted
  • Boilies can only be used as hook bait / NO Loose feeding boilies
  • Maximum 2kg of ground bait
  • Maximum 2 rods per angler
  • Size 8-4 hooks on the reservoir only
  • Minimum 15lb line to be used on the reservoir only
  • Rod’s must not be left unattended, no running and disturbing other fishermen
  • No abuse to fish is tolerated, no striking hard and not playing the fish in the correct manner and causing physical damage. Fish care kits must be used
  • Every fish must be landed using a landing net and placed over the unhooking mat/cradle
  • All photos of fish must be taken leaning over an unhooking mat, not held up high
  • Any dead or distressed fish must be reported to reception immediately
  • Fish must not be passed around and only photographed in the swim they are caught from
  • No unwanted bait to be put in lake after fishing.
  • Litter to be taken home and not left around fishery
  • Dawn to dusk fishing only – No night fishing allowed
  • No vehicles are allowed on any grass areas and must be parked considerately in spaces provided
  • No fires or barbecues around the lakes
  • No Drones

Headfen fishery reserves the right to change permitted baits if necessary in interest of fish and fishery

Tariff - Day and Matches

£20/ Day
Day Tickets – Adult
  • Up to 2 rods only per person
£10/ Day
Day Tickets – 65 and Over
  • Up to 2 rods only per person
£10/ Day
Day Tickets – 16 and Under
  • 1 rod only per person

Tariff - Evening

From 4pm