Island Lake - Additional Rules & Amendments



                                                                                         COVID-19 SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL RULES AND AMENDMENTS

  1. Anyone who has a current positive test or any symptoms of Covid-19 (however mild) must not visit the Fishery untill after they test negative. Anyone who develops symptoms on the bank must leave immediately.
  2. We recommend all anglers bring and use their own hand sanitiser when using gates, locks and door handles. If you use wipes rather than gel these must not be discarded and must be taken home with your rubbish.




  1. All landing nets, unhooking mats, weigh slings and water buckets must be disinfected in the 'dip' tank BEFORE entering onto the Lake in accordance with the instructions provided at the 'dip' tank station. All single use gloves (and only gloves) must be placed in the glove bin after use and the lid securely replaced.
  2. No 'retainers', carp sacks or keepnets are allowed on the fishery
  3. Maximum two rods allowed.
  4. Anglers must only occupy and / or fish one swim at any given time. Fishing is only allowed from constructed swims.
  5. Stage stands are prohibited.
  6. No pole fishing or fly fishing.
  7. No bait boats.
  8. No luncheon-meat. No nuts.
  9. No plastic or artificial baits.
  10. No pike fishing, lure fishing or spinning. 
  11. No non-fishing guests
  12. All 'Otter Fence' gates must be kep securely closed at all times.


Junior Anglers

Junior anglers, under 18, are welcome but under 16's MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18.This may be a day ticket holder who must occupy the same or immediately adjacent swim or a non-fishing supervisor who is entirely responsible for the conduct, welfare and safety of the junior. Two juniors may fish with one rod each in the same swim with the purchase of one day ticket. Non-fishing adults in a supervisory capacity do not need to purchase a guest ticket but are required to fill in an accompanying adult form and will be bound by Theale Fisheries terms and conditions, rules and codes of conduct.

Competent junior anglers aged 16 - 18 may fish unaccompanied during daylight hours up to sunset but only after a parental consent form has been returned.

Competent junior anglers aged 16 - 18 may fish at night but only when accompanied by an adult ticket holder  who is entirely responsible for the conduct, welfare and safety of the junior. Competent juniors must fish the same or or immediately adjacent swim.