How End Fisheries has been built for the specific purpose of creating a site dedicated to angling and all things related to it. For this reason, we have put in place a set of rules designed to create a harmonious, fair and safe place to indulge in your passion. Some rules may seem draconian, but are there for the safety of yourself or the fish, and as such, are deemed vital. Anyone joining the club or buying a ticket to fish on the fishery is deemed to have accepted the rules and is therefore bound by them.
RED RULES - Any rule below highlighted in red that is broken will result in the angler concerned being asked to leave the fishery with immediate effect, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A FISHERY BAN.
Absolutely no personal nets (landing or keepnet) allowed on site at any time; please only use the fishery landing nets and fishery keepnets if you wish to keep fish during your visit. You may only use keepnets if you're fishing a match or are a member. You must use at least two at any time – All Carp and Barbel to be in one net, all other fish in the other (Crucians DO NOT count as Carp). Note: there is a 50 lb limit on the use of keepnets; anything over in one net will automatically count as 50lb only unless you exceed 60lb where the whole net will be disqualified. If you are found to have more than 50lb in a net while pleasure fishing, you will be warned. Fish must not in keepnets for longer than a 6 hour period at any point. For matches, 2 keepnets and a landing net will be supplied for each angler and spares are freely available should you have a bumper day.
Please note we also do not allow anything that is not provided by the fishery to come into contact with the fish for fear of contamination. Therefore, please do not bring WEIGH NETS, UNHOOKING MATS or anything else that you may want to put the fish on or in, onto the fishery grounds. KHV and other fish diseases are very real and can easily be transferred from fishery to fishery via nets and mats. Do not endanger our fish, please unhook the fish in the landing net provided and if you wish to take photos, place on the soft grass behind every peg and hold close to the ground in case the fish slips out of your grasp. Looking after our fish is of utmost importance to us and we will not tolerate any abuse of them. If you are unsure of how to handle fish, please feel free to talk to the owners who will gladly provide you with advice on the correct procedure.
Allowed baits are maggots, casters, hemp, tares, sweetcorn (one normal size tin (1/2 pint) per match/session), fishery pellets, worms (1 kilo = 3pints) groundbait (1 kilo per match/session) and bread (3 slices only). The only pellets allowed to be fed are fishery only, which are fairly priced and easily available from the fishery owners. No other feed pellets are permitted, although there are no restrictions on the use of hooker pellets. Hooker pellets that are fed as feeder pellets are seen as an infringement to the rules. Furthermore, How End allow the use of boilies as a hook bait ONLY. Bait limit for sessions/matches is strictly 1.5 pints per hour of any allowed baits.
ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER BAITS ALLOWED – the use of any sort of meat will result in an instant ban. ABSOLUTELY NO FLOATING BAITS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.
Hooks and Line
Hooks must be barbless, not crimped barb or any other sort of micro/whisker barb, and must be no larger than a regular size 12. Note, regular checks will be carried out on hooks, if you are found to be using barbed hooks, you will be asked to leave the fishery.
No Braided line or hook lengths whatsoever.
Please be aware that the fishery has a strict 14.5 mtr limit on pole length (manufacturer stated) If the manufacturer concerned has been less than accurate when measuring said pole, I suggest you buy another pole.
Elastic is restricted to a size 12 solid/black hydro equivalent, sensible elastic use is required and the owner expects to see a reasonable amount of elastic out when fish are being played. The use of a float when using the pole is mandatory and there must be a maximum of 3 feet of line between the pole tip and the float bar the use of whips that are 6mtr or less. Furthermore, poles must not be used for ledgering or feeder fishing in any format. The use of a pole float above such feeder/ledger tactics is not an excuse.
All maggot/groundbait feeders must be completely free running and of a swivel variety (Guru micro lead clips allowed) and have a minimum 12” hooklength. Inline feeders of any sort are strictly banned
METHOD/PELLET FEEDER USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO BEING GURU X SAFE ONLY WHICH MAY BE USED WITH A SHORTER HOOKLENGTH. NO OTHER PELLET/METHOD FEEDERS ARE ALLOWED
We have no litterbins, it is your responsibility to dispose of your rubbish, if you are found to have left litter on site you will not be allowed to return to the fishery.
The site opens its gates at 8:00 am and shuts at 5 pm, there will be no fishing outside these hours unless pre arranged with the owner. The fishery is open from April 1st to March 31st each season. Please ring before attending the fishery to book a peg, we cannot guarantee peg availability unless you book in advance.
Only fish from permanent numbered pegs and do not transport your fish from one peg to another or between lakes. On no account can you reserve a peg for anyone. Only two rods to be used in any peg at any one time. When moving around the fishery please stick to cut path areas only, do not enter any of the meadow areas
How End prides itself on being a tranquil place to spend time in stunning surroundings. To that extent, we will not allow anti social behavior of any sort on site. This includes the use of loud radios, shouting, swearing or abusive behavior, using or setting up of barbeques, casting into another anglers swims and so on. No fish to be taken from or introduced to any of our waters. Only drive on the roads and park in the car park, there is a strict 5mph speed limit on the site due to animals, make sure you abide by it. Please stick strictly to the cut pathways when walking.
Barring all the above, if any angler is deemed to be acting in a manner deemed to be unsporting or derogatory to his fellow anglers or the fishery itself, he will be warned or instantaneously banned with no refund of their ticket – The fishery prides itself on being a safe, clean and pleasant place to spend time, we will not tolerate unsociable behavior of any sort !!
Lastly, as mentioned, How End rules are based upon sensible controls which will ensure you have an enjoyable day without suffering any antisocial behavior. There are, of course, always those that will seek to bend rules to suit themselves. How End will use the Sporting rule to deal with any such transgressions, and reserves the right to change rules if necessary, with immediate effect.