Cat Rough Fishing

STATUS:

FISHING is OPEN

CAMP SITE re-opening 2 December 2020

Please read the Covid guidelines before booking or travelling to Birch Farm

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Please see the rules and follow Government guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE NEW OPENING & CLOSING TIMES

8AM UNTIL DUSK EVERY DAY

There will be NO toilet or shower facilities available and campers/caravans must bring their own toilet tents/facilities (place to empty available by the bins near the shower block).

in line with both Government and Caravan & Camping guidelines social distancing will ABSOLUTELY NEED to be adhered to at all times.

This is a 2.5 acre sheltered course lake with plenty of parking by the lake and overspill parking close by. Stocked with Carp, Tench, Rudd, Roach and Bream this is a beautiful setting surrounded by woodland and countryside. A great place to fish as well as a peaceful place to spend the day and enjoy the surrounding countryside and wildlife.

Currently there is NO night fishing.

Unfortunately due to the facility being abused night fishing has been withdrawn until further notice. Apologies to those of you who enjoyed this in a responsible way.

Finding Us

The fishery and camp site a can be found at the end of Stable Lane, Mouldsworth, CH3 8AN

Facebook

We now have a page on Facebook so please check in there and add any great pictures from your visit as well as tell us how well you did.

See below for some pictures, taken from the Facebook page.

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Prices

Day Ticket (up to 2 rods): £10 (no change given)

Club Fishing: By arrangement

Matches: By arrangement

Opening Hours:

Monday: 8.00am - dusk

Tuesday: 8.00am - dusk

Wednesday: 8.00am - dusk

Thursday: 8.00am - dusk

Friday: 8.00am - dusk

Saturday: 8.00am - dusk

Sunday: 8.00am - dusk

Contact Us:

For further details or questions please contact:

Billy Bristow on 0798 633 9955.

Why not extend your stay by bringing your caravan or tent?

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Please read the advise from the Angling Trust with regards fishing during lock-down

For full advise please visit https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/

How to fish

The regulations are clear and you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The Rule of Six is now effectively the Rule of Two for most of us. The tightening of the rules on ‘gatherings’ means that match fishing or any other organised fishing event is prohibited by law during lockdown. However, competitive fishing will be able to resume once there is a return to the three tier system of restrictions.

On this basis we can announce that all Angling Trust competitions are suspended for the period covering 5th November – 2nd December 2020.

Where to fish

Angling is deemed a permissible form of ‘outdoor recreation’, and a lawful reason to leave home. It can take place, without time limits, within the provision allowing people “to visit a public outdoor space for the purposes of open air recreation”.

A ‘public outdoor space’ is defined as an ‘outdoor place to which the public have, or are permitted, access (whether on payment or otherwise).’ We believe this clearly includes riverbanks, towpaths, beaches and stillwaters that can either be accessed freely or on the payment of a day ticket or subscription levied by the owner or leased to a publicly available fishing association. The government clearly intends for people to be able to take their outdoor exercise and recreation in the form of angling and these regulations allow this to occur.

Fisheries are not on the published list of businesses that the government has ordered to close and there is no reason that they should do so providing that they operate in accordance with the rules

It does not permit club outings or organised amateur sporting activities of any sort. All indoor or social facilities in any way connected with a fishing venue must close or refer to the relevant Government guidance. Fishing tackle shops, whether onsite or not, can only operate a ‘click and collect’ service.

Travelling to fish

Whilst the government have chosen not to write their travel guidance into law we are urging anglers to respect the advice which states that it is permissible to travel in order:

“to spend time or exercise outdoors – this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)”

Put simply, you can travel to go fishing but long journeys should be avoided ‘wherever possible’. Sea anglers should focus on their local beaches and fishing marks and freshwater anglers should not be travelling hundreds of miles in search of fishing during lockdown. It is up to the individual to apply common sense and act within the spirit of the government’s guidance. You absolutely cannot leave home to fish if you have Coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.

Rules

Currently there is NO night fishing.

Unfortunately due to the facility being abused night fishing has been withdrawn until further notice. Apologies to those of you who enjoyed this in a responsible way.

  • Social distancing must be adhered to at ALL times

  • No Spectators

  • No children under 14 years to be left unsupervised at any time

  • Barbless hooks only

  • Landing nets must be used on all fish

  • Minimum ground bait

  • No bloodworm or joker

  • No nuts or dairy products

  • No keep-nets to be used (except during matches)

  • No floating baits

  • Bivvies to the right hand side only

  • Litter to be placed in the bins provided or taken home with you

  • Under no circumstances should any fish be harmed or taken from the fishery - anybody seen doing this will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law

Management reserve the right to eject any person not abiding by these rules