Fish Pond

Fish pond

We hope you enjoy your visit to the village fishpond. The rules of use of the pond for angling are detailed below.  These are designed to safeguard the fish and the wildlife in the area, as well as the users.  Anybody found to be abusing these rules will be asked to leave and not return.  Issues can be reported to Councillor Jeannette Taylor or the Bailiffs using the contact details below.

Peg closures: Various fishing pegs have been earmarked for maintenance works in order of priority - Peg 13 will be done first and is now closed to all until this work is carried out. 26/4/22.  Peg 15 closed for repairs 8/9/22 

DANGER - Frozen Waters - May we please remind people of the dangers of walking out onto ice. With temperatures set to remain very cold, struggling to get above freezing over the coming days, many ponds and other stretches of water are at risk of freezing.
Whilst they may look solid from the surface and tempting to step on, they can be extremely dangerous and very unlikely to hold your weight.
Parents, please speak to your children to warn them of the potential consequences if someone goes through into the frozen water. Please also keep pets on leads when near frozen water and don’t throw objects onto the ice for them to retrieve.
If you see anyone in difficultly please call 999 immediately and ask for the Fire Response. Reassure anyone in difficulty but DO NOT attempt to rescue them as you could become the next casualty

 

 

 


Tickets and Licensing

For visiting anglers, tickets MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO FISHING from Londis, 62-64 Oak Road, DE13 8LS

Season Ticket
- Full Adult £45.00
- Under 16s, disabled, retired £25.00

Day Ticket
- Full Adult £12.00
- Under 16s, disabled, retired £6.00
Under 12s are free but must be accompanied by an adult (over 16).

Fishing is free for BARTON RESIDENTS ONLY who must carry photo i.d. as proof of address

All anglers MUST also have a valid Rod Licence as per Environment Agency Rules:-
Under 12s - no licence required
Ages 13 - 16 - licence (free of charge)
Ages 17 onwards - Full licence required

Rules

  • Fishing is STRICTLY daylight hours only, NO NIGHT FISHING.
  • Barbless hooks up to size 8 only (no treble hooks).
  • No braided line or hook lengths.
  • No bait boats. No spinning. No live or dead baits.
  • Bread products to be used as hook bait only.
  • Unhooking mats are mandatory for Carp, please respect all fish.
  • DO NOT REMOVE ANY FISH, catch and release.
  • Fish care products strongly advised to assist with hook wounds.
  • Return Fish to pond immediately. NO KEEP NETS.
  • No match fishing.
  • All unused bait to be taken home.
  • All waste to be placed in bins or taken home. 
  • Please dispose of line (and hooks) responsibly.
  • Please check the peg is clear of all litter before you leave.
  • Do not light fires.
  • No radios, keep noise to a minimum,please respect our neighbours.
  • All dogs on leads.
  • Please park with consideration,do not block access roads and abide by STRICT 5mph speed limit on the footpath.

 

Contacts

Cllr Jeanette Taylor - 01283 712040 
Sean Severn - 07534 501942
Simon Darby - 07825 533372 
 Rob Howells - 07949 487911
Mark Jackson - 07858 779767
Ian Poole - 07703 383101 

 

 Tom Elson - 07593 860015
Mick Morris - 07825 635871
Ian Wilkins - 07733 555852 

 

We are always seeking volunteers to support the initiative that provides training for young anglers in rod craft, how to handle fish etc. If you have the relevant experience and you are interested in this fun opportunity, contact John.Anderson.FISH.2013@gmail.com. You will have to be DBS checked.

The fishpond needs a further supply of water lilies, have you any you would like to donate? If you have, then could you get in touch with Councillor Jeannette Taylor on 01283 712040 please.