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Rules updated on

22nd February 2023

Fishery Rules

Please purchase your Fishing Permit online via this website or in person from Trinity Outdoors (our onsite Tackle Shop).

You may only access the fishery and begin fishing if you have a confirmed booking that has been paid for in advance.  If you turn up on the day without a reservation, then you must either:

a) wait for the tackle shop to open to purchase your permit in person

b) purchase your permit online via our website www.upperfarmhenton.co.uk/book-fishing-online or by scanning the QR code on the fishery notice board. Complete your purchase using your mobile phone, selecting the pond and peg(s) that you wish to fish. Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay or Google Pay.

c) notify the bailiff by telephone call, text message or email of your arrival.  This information should include your name, preferred peg number(s), mobile phone number and vehicle registration. Do not begin fishing or setting up until the bailiff has confirmed that it is OK to do so and which pegs you can setup on.

If you begin fishing without notifying us of your arrival (without an existing permit or reservation), then you may be asked to move pegs or to leave the fishery immediately. If you complete a fishing session without paying for a permit, then you will be blacklisted and banned from using the fishery in the future. 

 

Bailiff Mobile No.:      07476 082142

Tackle Shop Tel No.:   07990 515917

 

Bailiff email:             fishery@upperfarmhenton.co.uk

Tackle Shop email:     trinitytacklechinnor@outlook.com

 

Our rules exist to safeguard our fish stocks and ensure that you have an enjoyable visit to Upper Farm Fishery. Please read these rules carefully before you fish, as failure to observe the rules or acting in any way, which interferes with others' enjoyment or use of the lake or the provided facilities, will result in the offender being immediately removed and banned from the fishery.

 

Opening Times: Gates automatically unlock daily at 7:00am and are automatically locked for security at 8:30pm. There is a electronic keypad to the right of the gate entrance and exit with instructions on how to gain access. No access is permitted outside of these times except in an emergency. 

Our visitor fishing permits start at 8am or 8pm and run for 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 or 72 hours.

Our twilight fishing permits start at 4pm and finish at 8pm (max of 4 hours).
You may only fish between the times specified on your fishing permit.

 

 

VISITORS ENTERING UPPER FARM FISHERY DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.  UPPER FARM FISHERY WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, ACCIDENT, FATALITY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY - HOWEVER IT MAY BE CAUSED. 

You are reminded that you MUST be in possession of a valid EA Rod License (or Licenses) before starting to fish. 

 

* Please note that access to the fishery is strictly for anglers only, however we will allow one non-fishing guest per angler, provided that they abide by the rules. Non-fishing daytime guests incur no additional charges. Non-fishing night-time guests have to pay a fee of £8 per person, per night.

 

 

Registration – Upper Farm Henton is a private fishery.  To enable us to maintain a safe and secure environment for our guests, visitors and ourselves, you may be required to provide the following details to our bailiffs:

Full name, home address, mobile and/or landline number(s), email address, vehicle registration and EA Rod license number(s).  

Failure to provide contact details could result in you being asked to leave the fishery until such time as you can provide this information.

Upper Farm Henton may use this information to provide you with offers and notifications including special offers, match and competition notices.  You have the option of choosing not to receive this information. 

  • Upper Farm Henton operate a CCTV system with both visible and hidden cameras.  By accepting these rules you acknowledge that you will be filmed whilst on the property

  • All fish must be returned to the water immediately, do not use keepnets to retain fish

  • Anyone found killing fish and/or removing fish will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law

  • USE ONLY BARBLESS HOOKS - barbed hooks, micro barbed hooks and crushed barb hooks are strictly banned

  • ​ALL BRAID IS BANNED - whether it be braided main line, leader, lead core, coated, hooklengths or any other variations ABSOLUTELY NO BRAID.  Only mono or fluro carbon are allowed on the fishery

  • YOU MUST have a LANDING NET of at least 45cm diameter and 45cm net depth

  • YOU MUST be in possession of an UNHOOKING MAT for all forms of fishing

  • We reserve the right to request a rig check at any point during the day, even if you have just cast to the perfect spot.  You will be expected to reel in immediately for a rig check

  • If you are found to be fishing with BRAID or any form of BARBED hook, you will be given one opportunity to purchase the correct equipment from the tackle shop. Failure to correct this serious breach of our rules will result in you being asked to leave the fishery immediately without a refund and you will be blacklisted

  • Maximum of 2 rods per angler

  • Rods are not to be left unattended at any time or for any reason

  • Recommended minimum line strength is 6lb

  • Alcohol consumption is permitted at Upper Farm Fishery.  Drunken or loutish behaviour will not be tolerated and you will be removed and banned from the fishery

  • We have a zero tolerance policy on drugs. Anyone found smoking or taking illegal drugs or any other illegal substance will be asked to leave immediately and will not receive a refund

  • All fish being photographed must be held over an unhooking mat at all times - photographs should be taken kneeling down. Under no circumstances should you hold fish standing up

  • Fish must be weighed using a sling, zipped unhooking mat or landing net

  • Access is only permitted to the public areas, please do not climb gates or trespass or interfere with horses at the attached Equestrian Centre or our lodges or holiday accommodation

  • No wading, swim raking or swimming

  • Juniors must be supervised by an adult (18+) at all times

  • On Graham's Lake, fish only from the platforms provided, please do not fish between pegs

  • On Graham's Lake, Peg 5 & Peg 6 are for exclusive use of guests staying in our 1 bedroom lodges. Do not setup or attempt to fish from Peg 5 or Peg 6

  • On Tony's Lake, you may fish from the bank close to your designated peg

  • Keepnets are only permitted during match or competition fishing as approved by the bailiff

  • When returning fish to the water, you must use a sling, zipped unhooking mat or landing net regardless of the distance being carried

  • Please be considerate when using buzzers; please turn the sound down as noise travels

  • Mobile telephone ringing volumes should be kept to minimum and ideally set to vibrate

  • Recommended baits are ground bait, hemp, pellet, boilies and meat

  • Nuts and the use of wet cat and dog food is banned

  • Sweetcorn can only be used as a hook bait. Do not throw or use sweetcorn as a general swim bait as it does not break down in the water

  • Bait boats are not allowed

  • Floating baits such as bread or dog biscuits are permitted, provided that care is taken not to endanger wildlife. Please make sure that you get a proper take when surface fishing. Do not pull or jerk the rod as you may damage the carp by the sudden motion

  • ABSOLUTELY No Litter – Please take all litter including cigarette butts, discarded line and unused bait home with you or place in the red waste bin located in the fishery car park

  • Strictly no damage/pruning of trees or bank-side vegetation (unless approved by a bailiff)

  • Do not disturb wildlife please advise a member of staff as soon as possible should any wildlife become hurt or injured, hooked or entangled with line, or if line becomes snagged on trees or bushes or on any underwater snag during your visit in order that this can be immediately removed

  • We do allow dogs onto the fishery, however they must be kept on a lead and under control at all times, you must clean up after them and they must not be noisy

  • Do not light any fires and do not burn the grass when using any form of cooking equipment

  • No radios or TV's unless using headphones

  • Disposable BBQs are permitted. Please make sure that any BBQ is kept off of the ground so as to not damage or burn any grass, vegetation or fishing platform

  • A unisex toilet is available in the car parking area. Please use it and help to keep it clean for other guests

  • We would really appreciate hearing about and receiving your catch reports and photographs for our website, Facebook page and notice board

  • The fishery pontoon boat is ONLY to be used by Fishery Staff and Season Ticket Holders for the release of snagged fish. Users of the fishery pontoon boat must be able to swim and take reasonable precautions to not endanger themselves or others. Ideally another person should be with them.  Upper Farm Henton accepts no liability for any accidents or injuries to any persons using the boat and / or loss of personal effects whilst using the boat

  • Day ticket anglers are strictly forbidden from using the fishery pontoon boat without the express permission of the bailiff. Any day ticket angler found using the fishery pontoon boat without permission will be banned from the fishery without exception 

  • We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone, without providing a reason

  • No refunds

Payment for any ticket is to be considered acknowledgement of these rules.

 

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

 

  • Season Tickets will be valid from the date of purchase for 1 calendar year (for example a season ticket purchased on 16th April would expire on 15th April the following year

  • No Bookings can be accepted until the Season Ticket is paid for in full

  • Season Ticket holders are permitted to fish up to 3 rods (subject to EA Licence)

  • Season Ticket holders are permitted to fish a maximum of 2 rods for Carp. The 3rd rod must be for silvers/general coarse fishing

  • Persons purchasing season tickets will be required to provide photographic ID and proof of address at the time of payment. A copy of this will then be taken and retained by the fishery management e.g. passport or driving licence

  • Persons fishing will be required to present their season ticket to the fishery staff upon request. Failure to do so may prevent the person fishing until the Season Ticket is produced

  • Season ticket holders will be issued with a keyfob (or a keycode) for the main entrance gate

  • Season Tickets are not transferrable and NO refunds will be given for whatever reason

  • Season ticket holders will be required to abide by the rules of the Fishery

  • Season tickets holders are entitled to unlimited fishing based on their membership level and subject to availability

  • Season ticket holders are permitted to bring up to 4 angling guests with them. Each angling guest will receive a 10% discount off of the normal day ticket pricing when fishing with the season ticket holder

  • Daytime Season ticket holders are permitted to fish from dawn to dusk during extended daylight hours

  • The Fishery will operate a 3 Strike Rule for bookings. Season ticket holders can book up to 24 hours in advance for any given session. Any season ticket holder cancelling (without at least 48 hours’ notice) or failing to show up and fish for the time booked will be given one strike for each reserved booking period not fished. After 3 Strikes the season ticket holder will not be able to pre-book any sessions, but will be able to fish on a first come first served basis

  • The fishing of double swims by single season ticket holders will be subject to availability and the discretion of the Fishery staff

  • Swim monopolising between season ticket holders is not allowed

  • Members are responsible for any guests at the fishery and any unacceptable behaviour will impact on your membership

  • We reserve the right to close the lake by advance notice for purposes of holding matches, competitions or for general routine maintenance. The number of occasions will however be kept to a minimum

  • The fishery pontoon boat (nicknamed The Green Cabbage) is ONLY to be used by Fishery Staff and Season Ticket Holders for the release of snagged fish. Users of the fishery pontoon boat must be able to swim and take reasonable precautions to not endanger themselves or others. Ideally another person should be with them.  Upper Farm Henton accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injuries to any persons using the boat and / or loss of personal effects whilst using the boat

  • Day ticket anglers are strictly forbidden from using the fishery pontoon boat without the express permission of the bailiff. Any day ticket angler found using the fishery pontoon boat without permission will be banned from the fishery without exception 

  • Please note:- Upper Farm Henton is not a syndicated water – it is a membership water. Although we do appreciate (and value) any input or comments from our fishery members - members do not have any constitutional rights to how the lake or fishery business is conducted

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