*Fishery RULES*

General Fishing Rules

1. Rig tubing is compulsory with a minimum of 12 inches/ No naked lines.

2. Large unhooking mats/Cradles must be used at all times and must be at least 900mm x 450mm, for all Carp, Pike, Tench and Bream, Anyone caught with an undersized mat will be told to leave. No sharing mats, No excuses.

3. All mats, slings & nets to be dipped in the car park on arrival. 

4. All fish must be returned as quickly and safely as possible after being caught. No fish in a retaining sling to be held for long periods of time. This will result in an instant ban.

5. No fixed rigs are to be used at any time, nothing above the lead (knots, split shot, twig rig etc)

6. Lead Core/Lead free or any other leader material is banned, this includes Korda safe zone leaders, Nash fused leaders & fluorocarbon leaders-shock leaders for spodding are fine.

7. Micro Barbed hooks only.

8. Trebles for pike are fine during the correct season.

9. No keepnets or sacks

10. No fish to be transferred for one lake to another.

11. No Dead baiting or Spinning before the 1st of October and ends 31st of March.

12. Bait boats are NOT permitted. 

13. Minimum breaking strain line 12lb or 0.30 in diameter or if you are fishing the Tench Lake its 4lb.

14. No braided mainline, spod & marker rods are fine. 

15. Minimum of a 42 inch landing net for all Carp & Pike anglers

House Rules Within The Fishery

1. Payment of your ticket is considered acknowledgement of these rules.

2. No refunds- please make sure you have the right equipment on booking as No refunds will be given if turned away for not having the right mats, line etc. By reading these rules you are accepting that you understand them & No refunds will be given for breaking them or being told to leave.

3. Once you have paid for your ticket through gocatch.fish we cannot refund you, gocatch.fish also cannot refund you, we can only transfer your session to another date, so on booking please be sure you have booked the right date.

4. The management of Horcott Lakes reserves the right to refuse entry and ban anglers for breaking rules, no money will be refunded.

5. Should any angler witness or see a problem with fish, other members etc, it is their responsibility to contact a fishery bailiff as soon as possible.

6. It is all anglers responsibly to take all litter home and respect the waters and surrounding area. (Any person seen or reported to have left litter will be permanently banned).

7. No swimming to take place or boats to be used on the water.

8.NO tents, bivvies or brollies only.

9. BBQ’s are permitted but no fires are to be lit.

10. If you go for a walk around the lake take your hook baits off your rigs due to the birdlife.

11. No drones due to RAF Fairford.

12. No excessive alcohol drinking, if you are found to be in a drunken state you will be told to leave immediately.

13. Please note if you leave the lake whilst here fishing its for a maximum of two hours. This should give you plenty of time to pop to the shop, pick up a takeaway etc.

14. Only 72 hours are permitted in one swim then you must move on, this prevents misuse of your ticket & keeps it fair for other members & day ticket holders. 

15. Dogs are allowed but MUST be on a lead at all times. If you are caught with your dog off the lead you will be told to leave immediately. 

16. The most important rule is to ENJOY AND HAVE FUN!