Main Lakes 1 - 6 Specimen Lakes 7 & 8 Half Day
Main Lakes from 1pm
24 Hours and more:
Main Lakes 1 - 6 Specimen Lakes 7 & 8
You must be over 18 to fish
the Specimen Lakes
* You either have to be over 18 or have someone with you who is, to fish at Frant Lakes
Right, our rules fall into three categories, those that relate to the fish, those that relate to you the angler, and those that apply to the property.
Firstly to fish at Frant you have to be over 18 or have someone over 18 with you at all times and have with you the following basic equipment other than obviously your rod.
A landing net - depending on whether you are fishing the main lakes or the specimen lakes you will need either a 24” or a 36” landing net.
A landing mat - to protect the scales of the fish when unhooking them on the bank, not sharing one with your mate, one of your own.
Barbless hooks - If you get snagged up, the fish cannot shake off the hook and will die, therefore if we find you using barbed hooks, even microbarbs, you will be asked to leave the lakes.
Braid - We don't allow braid as main line, but hook links are permitted. Coated only and maximum length of 12 inches coupled with a barbless hook please.
When handling fish, we expect nothing less than considerate landing and handling. On the bank we want them speedily unhooked, if you want a photo, hold the fish below your knees so that when you drop them, (it's easy to do even if you feel you have a good hold on the fish - they're slippery...) they stand a chance of surviving the fall.
We want you to enjoy your fishing at Frant, we also want those fishing near you to enjoy themselves too.
Anglers are reminded that stalking is not permitted at Frant.
We ask that the lakes are as quiet as possible at all times, but particularly so at night. When setting up we realise that bivvie pegs have to be hammered in, and we also know you want to exchange bit of banter with those fishing with you, but spare a thought for those who arrived before you and have been coaxing the fish to their swim only to have someone turn up, make a racket and then want peace and quiet for their own fishing.
Anglers are reminded that they need to be prepared when camping out beside the lakes, particularly at night. It is a condition of entry that we will assume you have a weatherproof shelter, warm clothing a torch and a working mobile phone as the minimum equipment for spending a night here at Frant Lakes. Although alcohol is not prohibited on site, excessive consumption will result in your expulsion from the fishery as will the use of any illegal substances, and we also reserve the right to notify the Police and other agencies of your vehicle registration number.
We operate a secure site here at Frant. Outside opening hours the gates are locked and entry and exit are forbidden. Perimeter alarms trigger if you try to climb over the gates, friends who want to visit you at night whilst the site is closed should be informed that they will be asked to leave, as will you.
Dogs - We don’t allow them here under any circumstances.
Children - We don't allow under 18s on site without an accompanying adult. If you are bringing a youngster with you, please ensure that they are well behaved.
Bait boats - Best to assume we don’t allow them. We have no objection to them in principle but our customers don’t like them and to be fair you don’t need one at Frant.
Spectators - Please note that we are a business. We will not allow people to 'visit their mates' here at Frant. People pay to fish at our lakes and enjoy some peace and quiet, Our trees are cut, our grass is mown, our insurances, staff wages, toilet cleaning etc etc all have to be paid for, and our anglers, who pay for their fishing, are who we need here to meet those costs. Sadly, we aren't a charity, and we're not a council park, so please be prepared to pay as a fisherman if you intend to visit friends here. At night our insurance company will not accept that there is a reason to watch someone fish in the dark, so we don’t allow it. We may, at our discretion, allow partners and family members to stay with you subject to a £10.00 charge. Please check with the office before arrival.
Rubbish - Please ensure that all rubbish is placed in one of the many bins situated around the site.
Barbeques - We allow them, please be careful. The fire risk is acute during the summer months, we prefer the disposable type which we ask you to douse with water after use.
Open Fires - These are strictly forbidden. Anyone lighting a fire on the site will be asked to leave.
Access - In the winter months the lakes are open from 7am to 5pm every day. We like you to be off the water by 4.45pm and off the site by 5pm.
When you Arrive.
When you first arrive at Frant, we have a long downhill approach road to the security office, please approach this barrier slowly, we have a 10mph speed limit on the site
At the barrier all those in the vehicle need to get out and report to the office to purchase your ticket. The tackle shop, cafe and toilets are all in the main building and we can point those out to you whilst you are waiting.
It helps our bailiffs if you know what you want, obviously we are pleased to give advice but on a busy weekend, a phone call beforehand will mean less waiting time for you and those waiting behind you.
When you are issued your ticket it will be stapled to a green information card , this has a map of the site, the location of the lifebelts, toilets and car parks. For those of you staying overnight it also has important information regarding our security company, and what to do and who to call in an emergency.
When you have passed though the security barrier you should then drive to one of the two car parks, stopping by the lakes is not permitted. Cars and people don’t mix and we want you to be safe.
If you have a ticket for the main lakes you may fish on any swim on lakes 1 to 6 subject to match bookings on the day.
If you have a specimen lake ticket, please park in the main car park. The Frant Lake Transits have 'Frant' number plates, please load your gear and you will be taken down to your swim.
Finally, we can only put fish in the lakes we can’t make them jump on your hook!