Match Fishery - Rules

Here at Janson Fishery we have a range of different coarse fishing lakes available for angling clubs and organisations to hire to hold their club matches. Each lake has a number of pegs available to book which can be booked directly via match bookings page.

There will be a deposit of £50 required when booking your match fishing here at Janson Fishery.

Below are our fishery match rules, please carefully read through these rules prior to fishing in your match at Janson Fishery.

Match Fishing Rules (for match lakes only, please see separate rules for pleasure lakes)

Below is a list of our Match Lake fishery rules, please take your time to read them carefully.

Keep Nets

  • Anglers to supply their own nets (recommended minimum of 3)
  • Lay nets out on arrival at your peg
  • Place nets into the lake 15 minutes prior to start of the match
  • Maximum weight limit of 60lb per net, if you go over between 60-65lb 15oz you are knocked back to 60lb. If you go 66lb or over the whole net is disqualified.
  • AUBREYS LAKE – Silver fish and Carp in separate nets at all times, Barbel in silver fish net. Mixed nets will not be weighed.
  • OTHER MATCH LAKES – Silver fish and fish under a pound are to be kept in one net upto net limit other nets for bigger carp. Mixed nets will not be weighed.

Landing Nets

  • Landing nets must be used to land ALL fish.
  • All fish must be landed with a landing net and placed into keep nets via landing net, (on Auberys Silvers can be dropped into keepnet), no throwing the fish in the keep nets.


  • Barbless hooks only
  • Max Size 12


  • Feeders must be in line, free running with no back stops no fixed or elasticated feeders allowed.
  • No Braid.
  • No floating the pole or tapping the water
  • Float must be used at all times
  • The limit of your peg is halfway between you and the next angler
  • No disturbing of the lake bed. i.e. raking or scraping with landing net etc. No gardening allowed

Allowed Baits

Only items listed here can be used. Nothing else as feed and hook bait.
  • Jansons Feed Pellets are the ONLY feed pellet allowed on this fishery, (feed pellets must be fed in pellet form and not as slop or dust etc)
  • Commercially produced groundbait (Max 1kg) to be cupped in no balling in, (no home made mixes).
  • Paste – this also forms part of your 1kg limit for groundbait (no homemade pastes or meat based pastes allowed).
  • Maggot, Pinkies, Caster, Worm, Sweetcorn (in kernel form only not as slop or soup etc), commercially cooked hemp seed
  • Hookable carp pellets, banded carp pellets
  • Bread using a bread punch only (no liquidised bread allowed)
  • No floating baits of any kind to be fed or fished.

Bait Limits

  • Maximum combined total of 8 pints of bait per match (maximum match duration 5 hours). Surplus bait not to be thrown in lake or on bank side.

Maximum limit per bait as follows (combination of, and total upto 8 pints):

  • Pellet, Maggot and Caster – 5 pints
  • Worm, Sweetcorn and Hemp – 3 pints
  • Paste (Hook bait & ground bait combined) – 1 Kg (or equivalent of two pint bait box made up)

General Fishery Rules

  • All safety signs & information signs must be read and accepted prior to entering the fishery – by nature there is deep water and slip/trip hazards on this complex.
  • Due to water borne disease (weils etc) Please take care with hygiene and cover all cuts.
  • All cars to be parked in the car park at own risk, no risk is accepted by JANSON FISHERY however caused whether to people cars or belongings.
  • No dogs except assistance dogs allowed.
  • All litter must go home or placed in bins provided.

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