Please note these are general syndicate rules some lakes have variants.
1 No nuts of any description, unless ground down , no live baits.
2 Rods must not be left unattended at any time , No keep nets or sacks to be used at any time sacks are not permitted on the fishery . NO EXCEPTIONS.
3 Photographing / fish care, all carp must be photographed over a cradle. Preferably ones which hold water , Fish should not be lifted above knee height , All fish to be returned ASAP after weighing and photographing , A large bucket of water next to unhooking mat
4 NO leaders of any type or leadcore . Micro barb hooks only, no bent hooks (ie fox series 5 ).
5 Maximum stay 48h per week , maximum 2 hours away from rods i.e. home , shop , shower.
6 No swim holding , No BBQs on the grass , No Generators
7 Maximum of 3 rods to be used (please make sure you have 2 EA rod licenses).
8 ALL Catches must be reported via a (tx) message to 07907113112 , permission for publicity must be organised vie MR M RAYNER.
9 All cars must be parked in designated areas, the surrounding farmland is strictly out of bounds.
10 No litter of any description to be left anywhere on our lakes (please take it home) .
11 ALL fish must be unhooked or line cut in the water. No lifting of any fish in landing net. All fish must be lifted with either your flotation or weighing sling.
12 All members to carry (and use) antiseptic / clinic gel / medi carp on all sores etc , a large unhooking mat and a minimum of 42in landing net to be used , a suitable recovery weigh sling , cradle . When stalking anglers must have recovery sling to hand , cradle can be collected once fish is safe and secure in sling (see separate note on retention slings).
13 No permanently fixed leads or bolt rigs and all leads must be able to break free should a fish become snagged , No Braided mainline except spod or marker rods
14 Minimum of 12lb breaking strain to be used (mainline /zigs) , no tail rubbers on any zigs .
15 NO excessive drinking (max 4 cans) of alcohol. Loud radio, fires, guns, swimming, drugs. Dogs are allowed with permission of the Baliffs.
16 Bait boats can be used but (please consider all other anglers) or you will be banned from using them .
17 All landing nets/mats/waders to be BONE DRY before use.
18 Membership cards must be carried at ALL TIMES.
19 No guests (except wives and girlfriends) , and no person to leave from the lakes between 10:30pm and 5:00am. Non-members may not be brought to the lakes without owner’s permission (M RAYNER 07907113112) due to public liability conditions ., no exceptions .
20 Membership fees are payable before 25th March each year. Members who fail to pay their subscriptions by the due date will lose their membership place as a waiting list is in operation and numbers are strictly limited.
21 All anglers must fish short of the halfway point.
22 Maggots only to be used from British summer time end 26/10/2016 to 29/03/2017.
23 If a fish becomes weeded up a life jacket and boat must be used ( life jacket must be worn ) no pulling weeded up fish. Boat and equipment must be returned to mooring.
24 All members must include waders as part of their standard equipment.
25 Only One rod on zigs at any time
26 One swim up or one swim down for socials.
27 No urinating in swims .
28 Pike fishing MUST be approved in advance
29 Spombs only to be used with a spomb float
30 THERE IS A DISINFECTANT NET DIP PROVIDED PLEASE USE THEM EVERY TIME YOU COME ONTO OUR LAKES ON YOUR (MATS NETS SLINGS WADERS ETC) THIS IS A MUST I WILL BAN ANYONE NOT DOING THIS FOR LIFE we take our biosecurity very seriously .
31 All members must attend at least one work party per season, or pay a fine.
Note on retention slings
For years now it has been policy that the use of retention slings are not permitted at any of our sites due to reasons of fish safety. We understand that everyone wants that perfect photo of their catch but here at Essex Carp Syndicates we believe the safety of the fish comes first.
However, we also recognise that the safety of some of the slings available on the market today has markedly improved, particularly the floating retention-style sling which has become enormously popular in recent years (an example of such would be the Trakker Sanctuary Retention Sling).
In order to balance the safety of the fish with our members’ desire to ensure they get their best shots we have extensively tested the floating retention-style sling. Our results have led us to allow the use of these slings on the following basis:
- The retention sling must be of a floating type;
- Fish must not be kept in the sling for more than 30 minutes in normal, overcast conditions and no longer than 20 minutes in hot weather;
- Only one fish may be kept in a sling at any time;
- Ensure that the sling is placed in sufficiently deep water (a rough guide is twice the height of the sling in use) and away from any snags;
- Make sure that you have your camera, scales and other equipment prepared before taking the fish out of the sling; and
- Ensure that the fish is kept out of the water for a minimum amount of time and that you are observing the other fishery rules at all times.
Please be aware that failure to adhere to these rules could result in the termination of your membership without refund. If you have any questions about this rule or any others please contact Mitch or a lake bailiff.
Essex Carp Syndicates
EMERGENCY ONLY NUMBERS :DAVE 07817 163449 OR 07907113112
We take great care in maintaining our fish stock to the highest possible standard. When caught our fish must receive the highest quality care along with respectful treatment during the catch / weighing and photographing process, before being released unscathed back into the water.
Persons fishing at the carp Fisheries do so at their own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any Accident and/or injury to anglers or their possessions, however caused, whilst on the premises. It is the angler's responsibility to ensure they are protected and are aware of the dangers of fishing before entering the fisheries.
Guest tickets are available but very limited these must be booked at least a week prior to fishing at a cost of £30 per 24 hours. All guests must fish adjacent swims and be accompanied both on and off the premises.
ALL MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR GUESTS!
The highest possible standard of behavior will be expected from all, these are common sense rules please abide by them, anyone breaking the rules faces expulsion fees will not be refunded.