In order to protect the well being of both fellow anglers, and the surrounding wildlife, the fishery asks that you abide by the following rules. Note, fishery rules are in place to ensure the welfare of fish stocks so that you, the angler can continue to enjoy your fishing at Woodside. They are not in place to hinder or obstruct the angler in any way. Careful consideration has been given to each one of the below rules - they are not there for the sake of it, or because we are simply following trends or fads. If you would like any further explanation or clarification on any one of the below rules, then please contact us. We will be happy to help.


If you are unsure about any of the below, or have any questions regarding the use of baits that aren't listed, etc, then please do not hesitate to contact us.




  1. BARBLESS hooks only - crushed or micro barbs are not acceptable

  2. No fish to be handled in rags or towels 

  3. No EVA stink / net bags

  4. Please put litter in the bin provided or take it home with you

  5. Do not throw unused bait on to the banks 

  6. No keepnets (except in matches) 

  7. Fishery landing nets and keep nets (matches only) to be used only

  8. No unhooking mats

  9. No fish to be swung in by hand 

  10. PERCH ANGLERS - No spinning or jigging. No treble hooks. No live baiting. No dead baiting. Drop shotting is permitted with either natural or artificial baits 

  11. Bomb and feeder rigs must be free running. Elasticated method feeders are not allowed.  

  12. No braid 

  13. No bite alarms allowed - they are a nuisance to other anglers

  14. Do not leave tackle unattended 

  15. Fish from designated pegs only 

  16. No fish to be removed from the pools or moved from one pool to another 

  17. Do not interfere with vegetation or wildlife. If you feel there is an obstruction in your peg, please speak with a member of fishery staff

  18. Do not hold fish aloft when taking photographs

  19. No junior anglers under the age of sixteen (16) are allowed without a fishing adult 

  20. No dogs

  21. No fires or radios 

  22. Please use designated parking area 

  23. All anglers must possess a valid NRA license 

  1. Maximum 50lb of fish in one net 

  2. If 50lb net limit is exceeded, but below 60lb, net will be knocked back to 50lb

  3. Any net weighing 60lb or over will be DISQUALIFIED - no exceptions!

  4. Minimum of two keepnets per angler in matches - anglers must split silverfish from carp

  5. Fishery staff weigh in

  6. Only fishery weigh bucket to be used. Clubs are not to use their own bucket / sling

  1. Groundbait allowed via feeders or a pole pot only. Groundbait is NOT to be introduced by hand 

  2. Fishery feed pellets only. STRICTLY no trout / halibut pellets 

  3. No meat (inc cat and / or dog meat)

  4. No bread / breadcrumb

  5. No floating baits or surface fishing - NEW RULING JUNE 2021

  6. No bloodworm or joker

  7. No trout pellets

  8. No boilies or pop-ups

  9. No macaroni cheese

  10. No hemp

  11. No nuts or particle baits

  12. No artificial baits, ie, plastic corn, rubber maggots, etc

  1. Fishery feed pellet - 2mm - 4mm - 6mm

  2. Maggots

  3. Pinkies

  4. Squatts

  5. Casters

  6. Wafters / dumb bells

  7. Soft hookers

  8. Worms

  9. Sweetcorn

  10. Paste

  11. Prawns (on the hook ONLY)

Anglers fish at their own risk. Woodside Fishery will not accept any liability for personal injury or damage to or loss of tackle.

Please note that the management reserve the right to refuse admission and to change the rules at any time. Any angler found to be in breach of the rules above will be asked to leave the premises immediately. Please show courtesy to fellow anglers and staff.