Lake Rules



  • NO BBQ or FIRE Pits using COALS or WOOD to be used at the FISHERIES
  • Fish from designated pegs
  • NO WADING is permitted into the lake – Remain on the bank at all time
  • Festival carp fishery, Walton Lake and all associates accept no liability for injury or lost equipment. All anglers fish at their own risk.
  • Three Rods maximum PER PEG ( ALSO 3 RODS PER PERSON MAX)
  • All swims to be kept free from litter at all times. All litter to be taken home.
  • No Lead core or Lead less Leaders – Tubing only
  • NO BRAIDED mainline
  • Landing nets must be 42″ minimum.
  • Only Carp cradles and large beanie unhooking mats allowed.
  • No carp to be retained at anytime.
  • Barbless hooks only.
  • No fixed rigs. Rig checks will be carried out by bailiffs.
  • Minimum 12lb line.
  • Fish must be returned quickly to avoid causing unnecessary stress.
  • We do not allow Pallatrax GRIP Hooks to be used
  • NO Plugs, Lures or Spinners to be used
  • No juniors without adult supervision at anytime.
  • Do not touch the electric fence.
  • Strictly no nuts (including Tiger nuts).
  • ALL Plastic / Fake / Imitation baits are BANNED including Zig aligners
  • Particles allowed in moderation (only shop bought prepared particles).
  • Radios allowed but not loud (do not disturb other anglers).
  • Toilets and showers are closed in the Winter and anglers have to use the Eco Toilet. Fresh water is available behind the toilet block.
  • No rods to be left unattended at anytime.
  • Alcohol allowed but drunkeness is not tolerated.
  • Klin-Ik or similar to be carried by all anglers.
  • Anyone found breaking these rules will be asked to leave the fishery. ( without refund )