Rules

Fishery Rules and Information

Please familiarise yourself with the following rules and restricitions at Swillington Park before visiting.SEPARATE NIGHT FISHING RULES APPLY – PLEASE CLICK HERE
OPENING TIMES

Open 1st March- 30th Nov daily 7.30 am till dark

The Fishery will be Closed for Winter 1st Dec 2016 – 28th Feb 2017

FISHERY OPENS AT: 7:30 am (8:00am in Winter)
FISHERY CLOSES AT: Sunset / 9:00 pm (whichever is earlier)
GATES WILL BE LOCKED AT: Advertised closing time
A £20.00 call-out fee will be charged for unlocking the gates after the stated time and for any callout due to unauthorised use of the disabled access gate.
Please book in advance for night fishing.Tea CabinHot & Cold drinks and snacks availableOpen Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays8.30 – 9.00 am12.00 – 1.00 pm

3.30 – 4.00 pm

MAIN RULES

1. SWILLINGTON PARK IS A CATCH AND RELEASE FISHERY
DO NOT REMOVE FISH FROM THE FISHERY ALIVE OR DEAD
All fish to be returned alive to the water as soon as possible. Report all fish deaths.

ANY REMOVAL OF FISH FROM THE FISHERY WILL BE TREATED AS THEFT AND WILL RESULT IN PROSECUTION under Schedule 1 section 2 of the Theft Act

2. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SPOT CHECK ANY ANGLER OR VEHICLE
to ensure fish are not being removed, transferred illegally, or stolen

3. YOU MUST PURCHASE A VALID TICKET BEFORE ENTERING THE FISHERY
Unless otherwise notified at the fishery office

4. ALL TICKETS ENTITLE THE HOLDER ONLY ACCESS TO THE FISHERY
Tickets must be retained for inspection and are not transferable

5. ANY NON FISHING VISITORS MUST REGISTER BEFORE ENTERING
This applies to anyone accompanying a ticket holder. An entrance fee may be payable.

6. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION AND SERVICE TO ANYONE
at any time with or without reason and to cancel tickets at our absolute discretion.

7. NO KEEP NETS

8. BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY

9. BAIT BOXES ONLY

10. LITTER KILLS ANIMALS TAKE IT HOME
You are responsible for the cleanliness of the peg you are fishing.

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY CCTV IS IN OPERATION AT THE FISHERY

TICKETSTo fish you must have;A valid UK Rod Licence
A valid Swillington Park Fishing Day, Night, or Season TicketTickets are not transferable
Any day, night or season ticket found in the possession of any person other than the named holder while fishing will be cancelled.Rod Licences and tickets must be carried at all times and produced when requested for inspectionYou must fish only the lakes specified on your ticket
No fishing of any other waters at any timeALL TICKETS ENTITLE THE HOLDER ONLY ACCESS TO THE FISHERY
ANY NON FISHING VISITORS MUST REGISTER BEFORE ENTERING

FISHERY ACCESS

Apart from the areas around the lakes and for access to the lakes;
Anglers must at no time enter upon any other part of the fishery.

Anglers must at no time enter upon farm property or any adjoining property.

You must not in anyway remove, damage or interfere with the any of the vehicles, machinery or equipment on the fishery and farm site.

You must not break or damage any fence, tree, shrub or hedge, remove or interfere with water fowl, swans, other wild life or livestock, or take the eggs of any bird.

Vehicles must be parked only on the fishery car par
All vehicles and contents are left at all times entirely at their owner’s risk
Swillington Park Fishing accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or theft to any vehicle or property however caused.

All gates must be closed immediately after entry or exit.

Disabled Access is for DISABLED anglers only. To obtain the number you must register at the fishery office. This number must not be shared with anyone.

Vehicles requiring lakeside access must follow the hard surface to the lakes and park so as not to obstruct access and always at a safe distance from the water’s edge.
Any vehicle that becomes stuck and needs to be recovered will incur a fee.

BAIT

Bait must be brought onto the fishery in BAIT BOXES ONLY
All bait must be removed from cans and plastic packaging before entering the fishery.

No nuts or dried seeds. Use ground bait in moderation

Do not dump spare bait in any of the waters or on site

Do not feed bait or anything else to livestock, or any animals.
The wrong food can cause serious illness or death for which you will be liable

You must not bring any fish or fish spawn, including any fish intended to be used as livebait onto the fishery

RODS AND TACKLE

We only charge for one rod, you may fish with the number of rods displayed on your ticket but we reserve the right to restrict the use of extra rods

You must fish with one rod only if you are visited or accompanied by someone without a valid ticket

Using more than one rod in these circumstances will automatically result in a £10 charge payable by you, on behalf of your guest who will be presumed to be fishing with you.

You must take in extra rods if they interfere with a neighbouring pegs swim
Do not fish across other pegs. Do not fish or occupy more than 1 peg at once

It is illegal to leave a rod unattended while fishing.
Never leave rods unattended while fishing. If you need to leave your swim, all lines should be retrieved and the hooks secured to the rod.
Never leave rods on the bank with hooks still baited, as these food items could be picked up by birds or animals.

Barbless hooks only on all lakes

No keep nets allowed

Use a disgorger and unhooking mat where possible.

Carp anglers MUST USE a carp sized landing net (Min 30″) and unhooking mat

Rigs caught up in bank side vegetation, branches or underwater snags must be removed immediately where it is practical and safe to do so.
Report lost tackle if you cannot recover it.

LITTER AND RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR

Drunken behaviour and under-age drinking
will not be tolerated

Any alcohol brought on site must be consumed responsibly and by over 18s only.

All litter must be taken home

No litter must be left on the Fishery or Farm site, or on any access roads.

Anglers fishing a swim will be responsible for the cleanliness of the bank and water margin near their fishing point

Always clear up litter before you leave – even if it’s not yours. If you see any litter, pick it up, take it home and bin it

No dogs allowed

No radios or music players that cause a nuisance to other anglers

Do not light fires or barbecues

No firearms, including airguns, to be brought on site

Swimming and wading are not permitted in ANY circumstances.
Please take care around water at all times

Junior anglers (16 & under) must be accompanied by an adult (18 or over) at all times. The accompanying adult is responsible for the juniors behaviour and liable for any damage caused

Night Fishing

A limited number of tickets are available for the serious angler for night fishing subject to the following conditions.

Day fishing rules must be followed.

Places must be booked in advance either by phone or e-mail.

Must be here 2 hours before lock up time ie.7pm if we lock up at 9.00 (unless by prior
arrangement)

Be aware that you will be locked in during “closed hours” therefore don’t come night fishing if your partner is about to go into labour or if a relative is seriously ill. Should we have to let you out during the night a £20 fee will be charged.

24hr ticket £20 ie. if you arrive at 7.30 am you need to be leaving 7.30 am the following day, if you wish to stay longer then a day/night/day ticket for £25 will allow you to fish until closing time the day following your night fish.

Parking is included in the price the pink ticket must be displayed in the vehicle, after unloading your gear please park in the car parks (near lake 1 or 5) not on the grass, unless you are fishing lake 4 providing it is dry you can park at the back of your peg on the level grass area not the banking. If it is wet then park on the hard standing before the tree.

No non- fishing guests allowed with the exception of non- fishing wives/partners at our discretion subject to filling in registration form and payment of £10/night. (and advance booking)

No children allowed unless they are fishing and have a ticket (no concessions) and are over 10yrs old.

No stag parties or other groups who are intent on binge drinking (go to the pub instead.) sensible drinking is acceptable.

Bivvy or suitable tent required no fishing out of cars.

Camping stoves only no disposable barbecues or open fires.

Use the toilets provided, not the banks ,woodland or anywhere else.

All litter must be left in the bins or taken home.

 DISCLAIMER

We (Swillington Park Fishing) reserve the right to refuse service and admission to anyone at any time with or without reason and to cancel tickets at our absolute discretion, and in that event all rights of the former ticket holder (including the right to enter the fishery) shall immediately cease.

We reserve the right to restrict or prohibit fishing on any lake at any time.

We reserve the right to amend any of the fishery rules at any time.

Any persons infringing any of the rules, or who is considered to be endangering their own, or any other person’s safety, will be liable to immediate removal from the fishery and the confiscation of their tickets.

All vehicles and contents are left at all times entirely at their owner’s risk
Swillington Park Fishing accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or theft to any vehicle or property however caused.

By entering the fishery you agree and understand that you are at Swillington Park entirely at your own risk and that Swillington Park Fishing namely Mr A Cartwright and Swillington Organic Farm Ltd do not accept liability for any INJURY, LOSS, THEFT or DAMAGE, however it is caused. You agree to this and all other terms and regulations displayed at the fishery.

Adults accompanying anyone under the age of 16 agree to accompany him/her whilst at Swillington Park Fishing and that he/she remains their responsibility at all times.