Please read our rules

Our rules exist to ensure Holme Fen Fishery becomes one of the best carp fishing venues in the country, and also to ensure the safety of both you and the fish. We ask you abide by our rules at all times whilst on the venue, as failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave and receiving an instant ban. The owner maintains the complex to a high standard with conservation at the forefront of his planning, so please respect this and help to protect both the vegetation and wildlife.

  • Fishing strictly by prior booking only .When arriving at the site (no earlier than 9:00) enter the gate (using code emailed to you a week prior to arrival) and park in the main car park. You can walk around the lake but please do not bother existing anglers. A draw will be held in the main car park.
  • All slings, mats and nets must be dry prior to entering the site – anybody caught unpacking damp equipment will be asked to leave immediately without refund. Fish safety is of paramount importance.
  • Suitable EXTRA-LARGE slings and SIDED carp mats (over 100cm in size) – no flat, beanie mats or Cradles allowed, and Minimum landing net size of 42” arms must be used.
  • No fish are to be removed from the water at any time, Please unhook, weigh and photograph all captures in the water and ensure your equipment is available by the waterside ready for use. We advise use of a tripod for accurate measuring These are big fish so please ensure your equipment is suitably sized, anybody with inadequate equipment will be asked to source replacements prior to continuing to fish
  • Carp may be held in a large recovery sling to assist weighing and photographing – the maximum time should not exceed 10 mins. No carp to be placed in a sack.
  • Minimum age is 18 years for any exceptions please call to discuss.
  • No non-angling guests permitted on the fishery.
  • 3 rod maximum.
  • No braided mainline, naked chod rigs or leadcore.
  • Minimum of 1 meter tubing or manufacturer prepared leaders i.e. Safezone, Fox etc. tobe used
  • Pellets and suitablt prepared Particles may be used in moderation.
  • No bait boats unless you’re on a lake exclusive booking then its up to the person who booked.
  • Micro-barbed hooks only with maximum size 6.
  • Maximum lead size of 4oz.
  • Minimum line strength of 15lb inc Zigs.
  • Strickly no Maggots
  • No artificial (plastic) bait
  • Fishing is allowed from designated swims only. Please do not damage the vegetation.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • No rods to be left unattended (unofficial 40m remote rule applies however please be aware that this could lead to you being in trouble with the Environment Agency).
  • Always respect other anglers and do not cast into adjacent swims.
  • No fires. You may use BBQ’s but please ensure these are placed on bricks or slabs provided, do not place directly on the grass
  • Badly damaged fish must be retained in a sling and reported to the emergency numbers immediately.
  • Fish care treatments should be used on all hook holds marks, damaged fins etc.
  • Your ticket permits fishing on the date of arrival. You must leave the fishery no later than 9:00 on your day of departure. Do not arrive on site before 9:00 (there is nowhere for you to wait) – if you are early the local villages of Earith or Somersham have local amenities. On your arrival you may walk around the lake while waiting.
  • Pictures of all 40lb+ plus fish should be emailed to the fishery team within 2 days with your name and size of fish, date, bait used plus any other information you think applicable email address to use: martindawson@live.co.uk.
  • All rubbish to be taken away with you. Any angler with rubbish in their swim will be asked to leave and those leaving rubbish in a swim will be banned. If there is rubbish in your swim upon arrival please report to this to the bailiff.
  • Emergency Numbers (to be used for emergency calls only): Martin 07531 910515 Mike 07950 666058.