Fishery Rules

Bossard is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty set in 500 acres of prime forest in the Champagne Ardenne region of France. 

It's important that all our anglers and guests respect this environment and the lake inhabitants. To save any embarrassment or potential misunderstanding the following rules apply at Bossard. 

 

NO FISH TO BE TAKEN OUT THEWATER UNTIL STEVE IS PRESENT

 NO MATTER WHAT SIZE

 

1. ALL FISH CAPTURES MUST BE REPORTED TO STEVE ON THE WALKIE TALKIE 

2. RIG TUBING MUST BE USED AT ALL TIMES (NO LEADERS THAT MEANS SAFE ZONELEADERS) 

3. MINIMUM MAINLINE 15LB 

4. MAXIMUM HOOK LINE 20LB 

5. NO NUTS, PARTICLE OR PRESERVED BAIT. 

6. MICRO BARBED HOOKS ONLY.

7. MINIMUM HOOK SIZE 4 

8. NO BENT OR LONG SHANK HOOKS 

9. NO FIXED LEADS, ONLY SAFE RIGS UTILISING A PROPER LEAD DISCHARGE SYSTEM. 

10. WHEN FISHING THE SNAGS YOU MUST USE A MINIMUM 8oz LEAD AND FISH LOCKED UP, ROCK SOLID, IF IN DOUBT PLEASE ASK. 

11. UNHOOKING MATS TO BE USED AT ALL TIMES. (PROVIDED) 

12. ALL FISH MUST BE WEIGHED ON WEIGH POSTS OR TRIPODS ONLY. 

13. PLEASE TREAT THE FISH WITH RESPECT. KEEP HANDLING TIME TO A MINIMUM WHEN WEIGHING AND TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR FISH. ALL 40lb+ FISH MUST BE PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE WATER. RETURN YOUR FISH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

14. NO SACKING OF FISH IS ALLOWED, ANGLERS MAY KEEP THE FISH IN A LANDING NET IN THE WATER FOR A SHORT TIME WHERE ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS.  CARP SACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE FISHERY WHAT SO EVER.

15. BAIT BOATS ARE PERMITTED BUT PLEASE RESPECT NEIGHBOURING ANGLERS. 

16. ABSOLUTELY NO LITTER, THIS INCLUDES CIGARETTE BUTTS, USE THE ASH TRAYAND BINS PROVIDED. 

17. MAXIMUM 3 RODS. NOT TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED AT ANYTIME!!  (MAXIMUM DISTANCE IS TAKING A LEAK AT THE BACK OF THE SWIM) 

18. PLEASE USE THE TOILETS PROVIDED ON THE SITE. DEFECATING AROUND THE LAKE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. (PLEASE DO NOT PEE IN THE SWIM) .

19. NO BRAIDED MAINLINE OR LEAD CORE.  

20. NO DRIVING AROUND THE LAKE ONCE YOU HAVE BIVVIED UP. EXCEPT WHEN MOVING SWIMS. 

21. YOU ARE ON HOILDAY, BY ALL MEANS HAVE A DRINK AND ENJOY YOURSELF BUT DON'T SPOIL IT FOR OTHERS, DRUNKEN BEHAVIOUR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! 

22. UNDER 16'S MAXIMUM OF 2 RODS AND TO FISH WITH AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES. (UNLESS AGREED BY STEVE). 

23. IF SNAGGED DO NOT PULL FOR A BREAK! JUST CALL STEVE.  IF YOU ARE CAUGHT PULLING FOR A BREAK YOU WILL BE SENT HOME

24. ALL FISH MUST BE UNHOOKED IN THE WATER i.e. QUICK LINKS, CUT THEHOOK LINK ETC.  MORE MOUTH DAMAGE IS DONE IN THE NET! WITH THE LINE BEING PULLED BY THE ROD!

25. THE USE OF KORDA GOO IS PROHIBITED.

Any angler not respecting these rules, fish, environment, fellow anglers or fishery staff will be asked to leave the fishery... with no refund!

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