Please observe the following rules of the Lakes;

Swim boundaries

At Seven Lakes we like all anglers to fish to the half way rule in most general cases. That said with the shape and layout of Lake 6 we have issued a swim map to enable fun and sensible fishing. Due to the back of the island being such a fantastic feature, we wanted to keep the option of fishing there open to anglers during quiet periods. Please see rule on map.

Lakes 6 & 7

1) Minimum 36” landing net when carp fishing. Smaller nets are allowed for silver fishing on lakes 1-5 only.
2) A LARGE well padded (walled) unhooking mat at least 3 inches thick or cradle is required.
3) NO braided main line.
4) 12lb breaking strain line minimum.
5) NO retention of fish. Weigh, photograph and release.
6) Do NOT stand while photographing catches.
7) Barbless hooks only.

General Rules across all lakes

1) You must have a valid Rod License.
2) Barbless hooks only.
3) NO braided main line.
4) NO leadcore of any kind. You can use other kinds of leaders.
5) Ensure all nets and mats are dry for a minimum of 24 hours before fishing at Seven Lakes.
6) NO keep nets.
7) Fish must NOT be killed or removed.
8) NO bloodworm, joker or high oil based baits.
9) NO swimming or wading.
10) NO alcohol.
11) NO drugs.
12) NO radios, fires or BBQs. (Gas cookers allowed only.)
13) NO excessive lighting.
14) Do NOT cause any act which may cause pollution of the water and do NOT cut down any vegetation.
15) You must be within 4m of any rod in the water.
16) Littering is an immediate ban.
17) Respect other anglers and country park users.
18) Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
19) Dogs must be kept on a lead around the lakes.
20) Parking in designated areas ONLY. The pole gates must be kept clear at all times.
21) Two rods max on any lake.
22) Carp care kit essential.
23) Bait boats are allowed in your designated swim fishing area only.

Night Fishing

1) Maximum of 2 rods permitted
2) Please note gate locking times. Allow yourself half an hour before closing to pack up and leave.
If your vehicle is locked in, or in an emergency, ring us on 0118 940 8500. There is a £30 call out fee which will need to be paid before release.
3) You may leave your vehicle in the top car park, outside the gate. This is entirely at
your own risk.
4) Anglers of 16+ allowed for night fishing.
5) Children can fish with an adult but must pay for a night ticket and be fishing themselves.
6) If sharing a swim (i.e. child with parent) a maximum of 3 rods in the one swim.

ALL vehicles are left entirely at the owners’ risk. We accept no responsibility for theft or loss of personal items.

Any angler found not adhering to the rules above will have their membership revoked without question or refund.

Pike Fishing Lake 1 & 2 only

1) Permitted between 1st October and 15th March.
2) NO live baits.
3) Minimum 12lb breaking strain line.
4) Wire traces 18” long. Minimum 20lbs bs.
5) Forceps and long nose pliers essential.
6) Barbless hooks only.