"Match Ticket Rules"

On Match days breakfasts are served from 7am.......Match organisers can you please ensure name taking, money collecting and draws etc all take place outside ..NOT in the actual Cafe as it impedes the serving of the breakfasts, 6 hours maximum match.

Please remove and take home all litter from peg areas including disgarded line. Unused bait MUST NOT be thrown into the lakes (either leave it in the grey box’s on the bank or take it home) No rubbish should be placed in the boxes on the bank these are for unused bait only.

Anglers must not fish beyond halfway to the next angler.

No unsocial or disruptive behaviour.

No cutting vegetation in the peg areas. Strap or tie back only.

If foul hooking fish on purpose i.e. close to the bank. The angler will be disqualified.

Any anglers found to be disregarding the rules will be disqualified

The rules and fees are subject to change without notice.

All vehicles and equipment are left at their owners risk.

We the owners reserve the right to refuse entry or ask an angler to leave due to any violation of the land, lakes or rules.

We also reserve the right to change a venue at short notice due to any unforeseen circumstances.

We also reserve the right to make random checks on angler’s kit and baits prior to the matches.


No Luncheon Meat or any meat additives.
No Boilies
No artificial baits or lures
No bloodworm or jokers
No nuts and seed baits...except for sweet corn and hemp
No surface baits
No cat or dog meat
No Liquid or Meat Bait additives

1kilo ground bait limit
5 tins of Sweet Corn (maximum net weight 340g per tin)
8 pints of partical baits (Maggots, Caster, Hemp Pellet etc)


Bait and tackle that is visible on an anglers peg will be deemed as in use.

Manufactured BARBLESS hooks only - Maximum size 10.

No hand lining unless in extreme circumstances i.e broken top section.

No floating pole or surface fishing.

No braid

No loop, paternoster or fixed rigs. All leads and feeders must be free running up the line.

No bubble floats.

No floating pole method (there should be at least 6” of line between pole tip and top of the float and at least 12”of line between bottom of float and hook.

(Excluding when fishing within one metre of bank-side vegetation)

No Dobbing whilst standing


All keepnets and landing nets are provided by colemans fisheries

Large Carp must be placed in one net. Crucian Carp, Tench and Carp under 8oz to go in with the silver fish.
Minimum of 3 nets..2 carp and 1 silver
Any large Carp added to the silver fish net will disqualify that net.

A maximum of 60lb weight limit, should you go over 60lb you will lose the amount over the 60lb however if over 75lb in weight that net will be disqualified.

Movement of any fish between nets is not permitted at any time on any lake.

DO NOT put rocks or stones in keep nets.


Unhooking mats MUST BE USED and Colemans weigh in buckets

Do Not tumble fish down the keep net it can remove scales and the protective mucus from the fish leaving the fish more susceptible to parasites and infection.

When returning fish to the water or to be weighed do collapse the keep net and pull the 2nd/3rd ring from the bottom through to the top of the keep net and tip the fish gently in the weigh bag or back into the water.

Place the fish back into the water from the weigh bag i.e place the bag on the surface of water and slide fish gently back into the water. Any club seen throwing fish back into the water from a height will LOSE that match and future bookings.


Anglers caught breaking the rules (except the weight limit which is dealt with above) will be issued with a one month ban with immediate effect.

That club will then be issued with a warning (which will be indefinite). If any anglers are caught breaking rules on that club‘s future matches, at our venue, that clubs next match will be cancelled.

If after this action there is a further rule breaking we will not hesitate to cancel all of that clubs match bookings and that club will not be welcome to match fish on our lake.

Anglers and clubs are allowed to appeal in writing, which will be reviewed by the owners. Upon appeal their decision will be final.

If you have any uncertainty on our rules please check at the tackle shop with Paul or ask Ross on site.

Tel : 01376 516383

Email: info@colemansfisheries.co.uk

Coleman's Cottage Fishery
Little Braxted Lane

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Tel : 01376 516383

Email: info@colemansfisheries.co.uk



Tackle & Bait Shop

Telephone Paul 07760 445600 or
email shop@colemansfisheries.co.uk