We run a winter syndicate on Holme Fen Fishery which includes both Meadows and Poachers Pool lakes. The syndicate runs roughly from Dec to late March, however exact dates will be determined by September of the year concerned. The syndicate is limited to 40 members and allows stays of upto 72 fishing, no return for the same period. Times will be managed if the syndicate is busy in either the early or late weeks to allow members fair access.

2023/24 winter syndicate price £450

Ticket enquiries to martindawson@live.co.uk

Winter Syndicate rules:

  • When arriving at the site (no earlier than 07:00) enter the gate using code TBD and park on the hardstanding. Please be considerate to the adjacent house, keeping noise to a minimum. Walk around the lake (with bucket if necessary) to secure a swim which you may then drive to or as close as allowed. Please do not drive around the site during you stay to maintain the hard base track.
  • Suitable EXTRA-LARGE slings and SIDED carp mats must be used (over 100cm in size) – no flat, beanie mats or Cradles allowed. Minimum landing net size of 42” arms. Please make sure all fish are weighed and photographed as close to the water as possible, avoid carrying fish in your landing net (if possible, unhook in the water and use your sling to carry landing net and fish to your mat) All fish looking over 40lb must be un-hooked, weighed and photographed in the water. 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.
  • All slings, mats and nets must be dry prior to entering the site – anybody caught unpacking damp equipment will be asked to leave the syndicate immediately without refund. Fish safety is of paramount importance.
  • No non-angling guests permitted on the fishery.
  • 3 rod maximum.
  • No braided mainline, naked chod rigs or leadcore .
  • Minimum of 1m tubing or manufacturer prepared leaders i.e. Safezone, Fox etc to be used  
  • No bait boats
  • Micro-barbed hooks only with maximum size 6.
  • Maximum lead size of 4oz.
  • Minimum line strength of 15lb inc Zigs.
  • Carp may only be held in a large recovery sling to assist weighing and photographing, the maximum time should not exceed 15mins. No carp to be placed in a sack.
  • Maggots and Worms may be used from Dec to 1st March
  • Fishing is allowed from designated swims only. Please do not damage the vegetation.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • No reserving or rotating swims
  • No fires. You may use BBQ’s but please ensure these are placed stone swims, do not place directly on the grass
  • Please carry fish care treatments to use on all hook holds marks or damaged fins etc.
  • Pictures of all 40lb+ plus fish should be emailed to the fishery team or uploaded on the whatsAp group 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.