Code of Conduct

Buzzard Valley Fisheries has welcomed anglers since June 2008 and we have had a very good response from all of the people who have been fishing here. We are very grateful for the feedback that fishermen and women have given us and will continue to use those comments to improve our facilities.

At all of our course lakes, the following rules apply. This is to consider the welfare of the fish, the environment, fellow anglers and other activities on the farm. Non-compliance with these rules — whether intentional or not — may result in us asking fishery customers (and their party) to leave. We reserve the right of admission. Your fees may also not be refunded.

Rules

  • Maximum of two rods per person

  • Dip your nets. Dip tanks are provided at the entrance to the complex

  • No braided line

  • Barbless hooks only

  • One hook only per rod

  • Minimum main line of 8lb on carp lakes

  • Minimum main line of 3lb on all other fishing lakes

  • You must carry and use a good quality barrel type disgorger. Do not pull a deep hook free in most cases this will be fatal to the fish

  • All fish must be returned using a net. When returning the fish to the water please allow enough time for the fish to recover before releasing i

We have a liberal policy on baits and methods, however the following are prohibited:

  • No tinned cat or dog meat

  • No floating baits

  • No joker

  • No artificial baits

  • No blood worm

Please take your rubbish home. Anyone seen littering will be asked to leave with no refund and will be refused admission in the future. Please do not use the dip tanks as litter bins.

Vineyard Lake Rules

  •  all bookings 9.00am 8.30pm Day ticket 9.00am to 9.00am (24hrs)
  • minimum 42″ landing net
  • large padded mat or cradle
  • no fixed leads
  • micro barbed  hooks only
  • no nuts
  • all home cooked particle must be checked
  • dogs must be kept on a lead at all times
  • carp care kit needed
  • 3 rods maximum
  • no rods to be left unattended
  • nets, mats and slings must be dipped before use
  • no excessive drinking
  • no drugs allowed on the premises.
  • 30 minutes maximum retaining of fish for photos.


Please take your rubbish home. Anyone seen littering will be asked to leave with no refund and will be refused admission in the future. Please do not use the dip tanks as litter bins.

We do not allow any fires or barbeques around the lakes.

On Arrival

The gates are usually unlocked at 5.30am, are open during the day, and locked by 8.30pm. However, under exceptional circumstances or weather, the gates may be closed or locked earlier.

So, if the gates are unlocked, please enter and carry on down to the lakes. Conversely, if the gates are locked, please park your car and carry on through the side gate and down to the lakes. We will see you on the bank after around 10am.

If you are to arrive after 10am, please sign in at the Farm Shop or give us a call between 9am and 5pm.