• Fly fishing only

 

  • All anglers must be in possession of a valid fishing permit & an environment rod licence before commencing fishing.

 

  • Anglers on a 5 fish ticket must stop fishing once they have caught their 5th fish, if they want to continue fishing they should purchase a further ticket. 

 

  • When fishing catch & release, the first two fish caught must be kept.

 

  • All anglers must complete their catch returns, so we can monitor fish stocks. All catch reports should be placed  in the permit office or the boxes located around the lake, at Bessoms car park just across the cattle grid, by the style between Bessoms & the bridge & at Ruggs car park.

 

  • Life jackets to be worn at all times when on the pontoon & in the boat, all life jackets must be returned to the permit office at the end of the day.

 

  • Boat Anglers – No Trolling

 

  • Boat Anglers to keep a minimum of 50 metres from any bank angler

 

  • Fishing is not permitted within the nature reserve

 

  • Fish to always be landed using a net.

 

  • When fishing catch & release ensure all trout returned are supported in the water & allowed adequate time to recover

 

  • If photographing fish to be released, keep them close over water at all times & keeping any time out of the water to a minimum

 

  • Wading is permitted by bank anglers

 

  • All wild Brown trout to be released