Lake Rules

ETANG DES LANDES – FISHERY RULES

  • PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 2PM & DEPARTURE SHOULD BE NO LATER THEN 10AM THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY
  • ONLY BOILIES & PELLETS SUPPLIED BY THE VENUE ARE ALLOWED AS FEED, YOU MAY BRING A MAX OF STRICTLY 2KG PER ANGLER OF YOUR OWN FRESH / FROZEN HOOKBAITS BUT THESE MUST BE FROM A WELL KNOWN BAIT COMPANY, WE WILL CHECK ! MAINLINE CELL WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE AS ITS VERY SIMILAR TO OUR BAITS, IF IN DOUBT CONTACT ASK BEFORE YOUR TRIP WHAT IS ALLOWED ! – (PLEASE SEE OUR BAIT & PRICES PAGE FOR MORE INFO ON THIS)
  • NO PARTICLE BAITS, NO NUT BAITS, NO GROUNDBAITS, NO LIQUIDS (INC GLUGS & GOO’S), NO PLASTIC OR FAKE BAITS
  • ALL FISH ARE TO BE REMOVED & RELEASED BACK INTO THE WATER USING THE SLING PROVIDED, PLEASE MAKE SURE PECTORAL FINS ARE LYING FLAT BEFORE LIFTING 
  • RIG TUBING MUST BE USED – MIN LENGTH 30CMS (NO LEADERS OF ANY KIND TO BE USED)
  • ALL BRAID HOOKLINKS MUST BE COATED
  • NO CURVED LONG SHANK NAILER TYPE HOOKS TO BE USED
  • LARGE UNHOOKING CRADLES & SLINGS ARE PROVIDED BY THE VENUE – YOU MUST USE THESE
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT BOTH SLINGS & CRADLES ARE WET BEFORE FISH GO INTO THEM
  • MIN 42” LANDING NETS MUST BE USED & WILL BE DIPPED BY US ON YOUR ARRIVAL
  • MAX OF 3 RODS PER ANGLER
  • MIN OF 15LB LINE (NO BRAID ALLOWED AS MAINLINE EXCEPT FOR MARKER / SPOD)
  • SAFE RIGS ONLY/NO FIXED LEADS
  • MICRO BARBED HOOKS ONLY TO BE USED (NO BARBLESS OR FULLY BARBED HOOKS ALLOWED)
  • ANTISEPTIC MUST BE USED ON ALL HOOK HOLDS AND ANY OTHER INJURIES TO FISH, THIS MUST BE LEFT OUT BY THE CRADLE READY TO USE
  • NO SACKING OF FISH AT ANY TIME 
  • ONLY KEEP FISH IN SLINGS UNTIL THEY HAVE RECOVERED & WHILE CAMERA EQUIPMENT IS BEING SORTED. NO FISH ARE TO BE LEFT IS SLINGS FOR MORNING PHOTOS THEY ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR THIS. LEARN TO TAKE NIGHT SHOTS !
  • NO RODS TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED AY ANY TIME
  • RETURN ALL FISH TO THE WATER A.S.A.P
  • PLEASE KEEP FISH WET WHILE UNHOOKING & TAKING PICTURES, USE THE WATERING CANS PROVIDED
  • NO STANDING WHILE HOLDING CARP
  • ALL FISH MUST BE WEIGHED OVER THE CRADLES PROVIDED
  • ANY PHOTOS OF FISH WEIGHING OVER 50LB MUST BE TAKEN IN THE WATER – PLEASE BRING YOUR WADERS FOR THE COLDER MONTHS!
  • NO OPEN FIRES OR BARBECUES ALLOWED (USE BBQ BY THE LODGE)
  • ACCESS TO THE DAM WALL IS STRICTLY OUT OF BOUNDS. NO ENTRY, INCLUDING BAITING UP OR DROPPING RIGS
  • FISH FROM DESIGNATED SWIMS ONLY
  • NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 ARE TO FISH FOR CARP
  • DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, ANYBODY FOUND INTOXICATED WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE VENUE
  • NO LITTER PLEASE (USE THE BINS PROVIDED)
  • IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS REMOVING THE HOOK OR YOU FIND ANY DAMAGE ON ANY OF OUR FISH CALL DAVE DAY OR NIGHT FOR ASSISTANCE – WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Please note – we reserve the right to change any of our rules at anytime without prior notice so please keep checking for updates.