Margot Lake Rules

Our lakes are designed so that you enjoy your stay and our fish are protected at the same time. Please take time to read these rules.

  • Security Deposit: A security deposit of £50 cash is required per angler, to be paid on arrival. This will be returned at the end of the week provided everything is left in good condition, and as clean and tidy as when you arrived.
  • Please arrive at 12 noon.
  • If you arrive at the lake and the previous week's anglers have left, please do not put any of your belongings into the facilities until they have been cleaned.
  • Exclusive groups - you will be permitted to set up once the previous anglers have left but please do not put your belongings in the facilities before the cleaning is completed.
  • Swim draw for non-exclusive groups: There will be a swim draw at 12 noon. In general, most groups will discuss the pegs that they would like amongst themselves upon arrival, however, if an agreement cannot be reached, the peg draw will take place. Please note that any group arriving after the peg draw will have to use the remaining swims.
  • Departure time is no later than 10am.
  • Absolutely no unattended rods. If your rods are unattended you will be asked to leave without refund.
  • Maximum of 4 rods per angler.
  • No lead core leaders.
  • H Block Marker floats are not allowed on Margot
  • Barbless or micro barb hooks only. No hooks bigger than size 1 and no bent hook rigs.
  • No braid as mainline. No fixed leads. Please use safe rigs making sure that the lead set-up can slide over any shock leader knot.
  • Unhooking mat compulsory, the lake provides carp cradles. No sacking of fish.
  • With the exception of particles purchased on site, or factory pre-prepared branded seeds and nuts, e.g. Quest, Dynamite, Natural Baits etc., no other particles will be allowed. Preparation of particles on site is strictly forbidden and there is a zero tolerance policy in operation at this venue.
  • Boats allowed, but are to be used at your own risk. Life Jackets are compulsory but are not supplied - please bring your own if you intend to use a boat.
  • Bait boats are allowed.
  • No marking or mutilation of fish, offenders will be prosecuted. No swimming and no loud radios please. Please leave your peg clean and put all litter, bottle tops and cigarette ends in the bins provided.
  • The toilets use a septic tank system, not mains drainage. Please do not put anything down the toilet except toilet tissue otherwise you will block it. In particular please do not put baby wipes down the toilet.
  • Any angler not respecting the rules will be asked to leave and no refund will be given.