Fishery rules

Swarkestone Syndicate is like any other fishery; we aim to provide anglers a large degree of freedom to the manner that they fish and do not want to restrict people to such an extent that your fishing is spoilt by excessive rules.  The rules below are required to ensure fish safety, consideration for others and to comply with the terms of our lease.

Carp rules

No inflatable boats

No fires

Unhooking mats to be used at all times

Specimen nets to be used at all times

All fish to be returned to the water

Maximum of four rods

Mono mainline must be 0.40mm diameter minimum

Dogs to be kept on a lead when fishing in the cow field

Parking in designated areas only

All snagged fish and crack offs

should be immediately be reported

All gates must be closed and locked

Bait boats may be used with consideration for other water users

The pit can become weedy at times, so please fish sensibly in these conditions

No fishing from the bank in the designated ‘Out of Bounds’ area

Valid Environment Agency


needed for all rods used

Syndicate members will only be able to occupy a swim for a maximum of 4 nights and will be expected to move to an alternative swim if they wish to continue fishing

All captures need to be reported to Richard Beale or Darren Robinson