We have started to re-open the fishery to existing season ticket holders only. However, our priority remains the health and well-being of our anglers, fishery personnel and all those on site. For this reason we are currently only open to existing Season Ticket holders whilst we ensure that the measures we put in place continue to provide a safe venue for anglers to fish. However, we are now ready to start accepting on-line applications for new Season Tickets.
Please note: Season Tickets are limited and are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
2. We will e-mail confirming receipt of your application together with our payment instructions. Payment is by bank transfer only.
3. Once we have received payment we will contact you confirming that your Season Ticket(s) is available for collection (it can be collected from the fishery when you arrive to fish.)
We are sorry, as we know that not everyone may be able to apply on-line. However, the reason for this approach is to minimise the risk to everyone of catching Covid 19. We cannot (and will not) accept hand delivered applications or payment in cash. Please do NOT travel to the fishery in the hope of submitting a paper application, it will not be accepted.
We will be reviewing the situation regarding the sale of day tickets over the next week and will be publishing details of when we intend to re-open for ticket sales at that time.
We will be reviewing the situation regarding opening our specimen lakes over the next week and will be publishing details of when we intend to re-open them at that time. In the meantime all bookings on the specimen lakes until then will be cancelled and we will be issuing refunds. The refunds will be processed starting next week.
All refunds for cancelled bookings up to the 8th of May have now been processed. If you believe that you had a booking on or before the 8th May and are due a refund and have not yet received it, please e-mail us (please DO NOT e-mail if we are already dealing with an existing query.)
There are (temporary) new rules detailed below, which all anglers must read and familiarise themselves with. Failure to adhere to them will result in a lifetime ban. This may sound harsh, but please remember that these rules are being implemented to try and help save lives within our communities, whilst still providing meaningful access to the lakes.
Please do not arrive at the fishery expecting to fish, unless you hold current valid season ticket, as you will be refused entry.
The Kingfisher cafe and AKC Bait & Tackle will both be offering “click and collect” services (see below for details), but the shops themselves will remain closed at present.
Valid Season Ticket Holders – What you need to know:
Only travel to the lakes if you are not required to isolate yourself.
Anyone with a current valid season ticket and wishing to fish, must arrive between 8am and 9am. No exceptions!! If you arrive earlier you will have to wait and if you arrive later you will be refused entry.
On arrival you must stay outside (in your car if you arrive by car.) You must respect the social distancing rules and ensure you stay at least 2 metres apart from other people.
Staff from AKC will come out to greet you and check your season ticket. If you do not have it with you or it has expired you will not be permitted into the lakes. No exceptions!!
Once your season ticket has been checked, the barrier will be opened for you (we will not be issuing tokens.)
Season Ticket holders will be allowed to fish the 6 general coarse lakes only. (The specimen lakes will remain closed for now.)
Season Ticket holders will be allowed to fish on a day ticket basis only i.e. no overnight fishing.
Season Ticket holders must have packed up and left the fishery before 5pm.
Access to the fishery (unless fishing Alder) will be via the main Otter gate only, which will be opened by fishery personnel in the morning and remain open whilst anglers are on site. The requirement for anglers to close this gate is temporarily suspended.
The pedestrian gate over the bridge onto Black Lake (adjacent to the Lake Alder) is and will remain closed and anglers must not attempt to use it to access the lakes. Anyone found attempting to use it will be asked to leave the site permanently.