RESTRICTIONS

 

Important notice regarding Spawning

Anglers fishing the lake in the late Spring, early Summer season may find that the Carp spawn during their week. If this is the case, anglers must remove any baits from shallow areas, and allow the fish to spawn, undisturbed.

You can continue to fish in the deeper areas, until the fish have finished spawning, and will then be able to continue to fish the margins, once spawning has finished. (usually lasts about 2 days).

 

NOTE;    It is the responsibility of the group organizer, to ensure that ALL members of the group are informed of the restrictions before you arrive at the lakes…..

 

1.   NO SACKING

 

2.   NO LITTER / CRAPPING

 

3.   NO BRAIDED MAINLINE, LEADCORES or LEADERS OF ANY TYPE

 

4.   PARTICLE.....RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, PLEASE CALL / EMAIL FOR INFORMATION (self prepared particle will not be    accepted!)

 

5.   NO “CURVED SHANK” TYPE HOOKS. HOOKS MUST BE STRAIGHT SHANKED AND BARBED (See hook guide below)

 

6.   MINIMUM 0.35MM  MAINLINE (Also including Nylon/Fluoro hooklengths)

 

7.   4 ROD MAX PER ANGLER (Never left unattended) ANGLERS MUST FISH IN PAIRS

 

8.   FISHERY SUPPLIED BOATS ONLY, Anglers must have a boat in the swim..Electric engines are compulsory, hire engines are available (Bait-boats are allowed)

     

9.   ALL FISH MUST REMAIN IN THE SAFETY MATS PROVIDED  DURING HANDLING…. AND ALL HANDLING, WEIGHING, AND PHOTOS MUST BE IN THE WATER!

10.  NO MOANING

Electric motors are essential and compulsory at the lake, you will need to bring 2 electric motors for your group. For those of you who do not own, or can't borrow a motor......Hire motors are available.

 

                                               

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HOOK   GUIDE

Use of certain types of hooks are not allowed at  THE GRAVIERS , both on the Main lake, and the Long lake.

This rule has not been introduced to try to stop you from catching!

During my own investigations into the risk of damage caused to fishes mouths by certain hooks, the conclusion was made that certain hook patterns greatly increase the risk of tearing, double hooking, and failure to be ejected in the case of a cut-off or crack-off.

Hooks must be barbed... and have a straight shank .....Curved shank hooks are not allowed!

Curved shank hooks are not allowed at the Graviers...It's mainly the extreme curved patterns that can be very difficult to eject if left in a Carp's mouth, and can cause considerable mouth damage, depending on the hook hold.

It's difficult to have a "curve limit" on hooks, so for that reason all curved shank hooks are banned at the Graviers.

When choosing your hook, rather than try and find a border line acceptable hook...why don't you just get some straight shanked hooks and save all the messing around....it's much easier !

The pictures below are examples of  different hooks to help you understand which hooks are ok.....

                                         

                                                                                                  NOT ACCEPTED

                                                          

                                                        The hook patterns shown here are the types not accepted

                   

                     The key characteristic of banned hooks is the curved shank / back of the hook....

                     Any hooks that have been modified, (bent) are also not allowed.

                     If you are unsure about your preferred hook pattern, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

                                                                                 ACCEPTED

                                                  

                                                   The hook patterns shown here are accepted

                                Here the hooks have straight shanks, these types of hooks are ok.

 

                                                                    

LINE GUIDE;    As stated above there is a Minimum diameter restriction on mainlines and hooklinks used at the Graviers. Nylon and Fluorocarbon mainlines, and hooklinks must be of at least 0.35mm diameter and not under.

Large capacity reels are recommended for the Graviers Main lake (300m capacity), and your mainlines must not be joined! As in no “backing”….just complete spools of minimum 0.35mm line.

                             

Why these line restrictions...? Because I've had anglers arrive to fish the lake with 100m of 15 lbs line, tied to 6 lbs backing....others with just 150m of line on their spools (that's not enough)....and others spooled with 8 lbs that say it's 15! ......   That's why ;o)

                              

PREFERENCES

The carp at the lakes have fairly soft mouths for gravel pit fish, so......

....Rods of 3 lbs TC and under are preferred, and a correctly set clutch is preferred to backwinding.

Note!....the conduit/pipe type markers are no longer allowed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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