Fishing

FISHING RULES

  • All fishing packages are to be paid in full upon arrival, and before going to your swim
  • We operate a strict No-Kill policy. No fish are to be killed or removed from our lake
  • No striking into fish. Anyone seen doing this will be asked to leave immediately.
  • Maximum six anglers, and THREE RODS PER ANGLER allowed
  • Night fishing is permitted, but bite alarms must be turned down after dark
  • Etang de la Carpe d'Or is a closed water, therefore no French fishing license is required
  • No unattended rods. Anglers must remain within a minimum of 50m of their, or their partner's, rods at all times
  • Swims all include free use of a Nash Titan two-man bivvy, boat (with oars and lifejacket), landing net, carp cradle, refresher bucket, weigh sling, and a weigh Tripod, for which safety deposit of 300€ per swim is required and payable upon your arrival.
  • All tackle (excluding bivvies), bait boats, motors, and batteries, must be returned to the Lodge, in a clean and dry condition, at the end of your stay.
  • Swims must be free of all rubbish (pieces of line, bits of bait, cigarette butts, etc.) before you leave.
  • Bivvies to be left clean and empty upon departure. A sweeping brush and mop is provided at the Lodge.
  • Boats must be cleaned and emptied of water before leaving.
  • All tackle will be inspected with you upon arrival and before your departure. Please thoroughly inspect these items on arrival as any and all damage/breakages will be charged at a direct-replacement rate. THIS INCLUDES NETS AND NET MESH.
  • Life jackets MUST be worn at all times when using boats. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • For insurance reasons, minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to use boats.
  • Retainer slings, supplied by us, are only to be used to rest fish while setting up cameras, cradles, etc.
  • Cradles and slings need to be kept wet at all times. Please change the water in the cradles and buckets regularly, particularly in warmer weather.
  • Fish are to be released as soon as possible, and in water deep enough to prevent them from injury. Waders are provided for this purpose at both the Lodge and Cabin.
  • Carp sacks and the sacking of carp is STRICTLY forbidden
  • Recognised Carp-Care kits are COMPULSARY and to be supplied by the angler, minimum one kit per swim. This will be checked upon arrival.
  • ALL hook holds, injuries, etc. must be treated, regardless how minor.
  • Micro-barbed hooks only. Barbless hooks are STRICTLY forbidden
  • Maximum size 4 hooks
  • Minimum 16lbs mono line
  • Braided mainline and rigs, as well as lead core leaders, are STRICTLY forbidden
  • Rig tubing or leaders (Nash TT Diffusion Camo leader etc.) of a minimum of 50cm are COMPULSARY
  • Only coated braid or fluorocarbon to be used for rigs
  • Drop-off lead systems ONLY. This does NOT include traditionally mounted inline leads.
  • We regularly carry out rig checks, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • We reserve the right to disallow use of certain types/qualities of baits, and associated products. To avoid any inconvenience, please check with us before your arrival.
  • Maize, tiger nuts, and peanuts STRICTLY forbidden in any form.
  • Hemp, wheat and sweetcorn are tolerated in small amounts.

Failure to conform to these conditions may result in you and your group being asked to leave the site, without a refund, as well as your safety deposit being withheld.

Thank you for your understanding!