We have limited fishing places and will be taking bookings from 9am tomorrow morning on the 2 coarse lakes and the Quarry lake. This is how we are working it…
PLEASE CALL TO BOOK (AND HAVE YOUR CARD READY TO PAY OVER THE PHONE BETWEN 12pm and 2pm ant day) ONLY TURN UP IF YOU HAVE A BOOKING. NO WALK ONS ALLOWED!
SPECIFIC PEGS/STANDS CANNOT BE BOOKED!
SMALL LAKE = 8 pegs
LARGE LAKE = 14 pegs (Pegs near the house are not open for fishing)
FLY LAKE = 8 on bank, 2 on slabs (We are fixing 3 boats up but they aren’t ready yet)
CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS…
COARSE = £6 per rod (£5 concession) This will be a day ticket.
PIKE FISHING on large coarse lake 2 rods £12 Deadbaiting only, no spinning.
FLY LAKE = £15 Day tickets only! Catch and release only
ONLY 1 ANGLER PER PEG (Please adhere to social distancing when passing other anglers)
NO SPECTATORS We do not want any families, friends, parties, picnickers, BBQs etc!
FISHING ONLY, NO WALKING AROUND!
NO KEEP NETS (Coarse)
NO FISH TO BE TAKEN! (Fly & definitely not on the Coarse...EVER!)
PARKING...Please park responsibly leaving a decent amount of room between your car and the next one. There’s plenty of space in both car parks.
Cancellation policy: We require 72hrs notice for any cancellation to be changed to a different day or refunded.
And the biggie...PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR RUBBISH HOME WITH YOU!
Anglers who have booked...
1. Please respect social distancing rules (stay at least 2m away from others)
2. Please bring hand sanitiser and any extra protective gear to keep you safe
3. NO FISH TO BE TAKEN AT THIS TIME
4. Bring your own landing net
5. If you're unsure of the rules... Ask
6. NO BARBEQUES
7. Only leave your peg to visit the toilet or to visit the cafe takeout window (do not leave Raygill and return)
PLEASE DO NOT LIFT FISH HIGH OUT OF WATER as trout have a limited breathing time out of water. Keep them low to water and in landing net till ready for photo. Brain damage sets in quickly. AND IF YOU DROP A FISH ON THE BANK YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
8. cant believe i have to say this but the FLY LAKE is FLY ONLY! NO BAITING (worm, maggot, bread from your butty)
Dont forget minimum charge is £5
The first 3 points are VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ...
FIRSTLY... WE DO NOT ALLOW UNACCOMPANIED JUNIORS
(under 18s) ON RAYGILL PROPERTY AT ANY TIME.It is very important that this is noted and you DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN ON RAYGILL PROPERTY AND GO AWAY TO DO SOMETHING ELSE! We are not covered on our insurance as child minders and baby sitters. Problems DO occur and we cannot be expected to be responsible for the welfare of YOUR child.
We want to encourage youngsters to come fishing but not alone! Take the time to spend some time!
Secondly, please be aware of the law..
The Environment Agency law states that if you are over the age of 12 years old you MUST have a valid rod licence to fish for freshwater fish, eels, trout or salmon in England, Wales or the Border Esk in Scotland.
This includes all private waters and fisheries like ours
(even your own garden pond). If you are accompanying an under 12 and NOT fishing yourself, you will still need a licence for YOU as you will probably be handling equipment, rods, etc used by the under 12. YOU can still be fined! :( You are allowed to fish 2 rods per licence. The NRA man is very keen in this area so you have been warned and he will fine you for the slightest discrepancy.
USE THIS LINK TO ACQUIRE YOUR LICENCE. You can get as little as 1 day licence up to 1 yr. www.environment-agency.gov.uk/rodlicence
Thirdly, if you require any tackle (hire of rods, pole rigs etc) PLEASE CALL US BEFORE (preferably 24hrs notice, we cannot garuantee rods and poles on the day) to arrange this for you. We need time to set these up ready for you.
We stock luncheon meat and sweetcorn, thats it! If you need anything else you will need to go to a tackle shop before coming fishing.
Fly Rod and Reel Hire Available
give us a call to book these
Our Fly instructor is -
You can contact for tuition on - now retired contact us via email or FB if you are interested in taking his place!
Our Coarse Instructor is
Call us on 01535 632500 and we can put you in touch with a great coarse instructor
FISHING PRICES FROM MARCH 2015
£15 Adult Day Ticket (more than 6 hrs Catch & Release)
£2.50 per hour (Min charge is 2 hours)
£1.50 per hour Juniors (£8 day/ more than 6 hrs)
Fish can be taken (Blues and Rainbows only) at £2.00 per pound
£6 day ticket / £12 for 2 rods
£5 Concession (Under 16, Over 65, Disabled)
Night Fishing £20 for 24 hrs (non-anglers £5 each per night)
£35 for 48hrs
All coarse fish to be returned. Do Not Take!
Quarry Lake (Fly Fishing)
8 acres of fly fishing for brown, blue, gold & rainbow trout
Only rainbow or blue trout may be killed and are charged at £2 per lb (£4.40kg)
Boats available, please phone for more details and to book
Record rainbow trout 22lbs 8oz
Record brown trout 15lbs 5oz
Large Coarse Lake (41 Pegs)
3.5 acres of fishing for roach, rudd, bream, perch, tench, gudgeon, orfe & carp up to 30lbs
Many features and a large variation in depth from 4ft to 14ft making interesting sport on all sides of the lake
Night fishing available £20 per angler (for 2 rods) 24 hrs (48 hrs for £35)
(Any accompanying Non-Anglers are charged £5 per person)
PRIOR BOOKING REQUIRED
Match bookings available
Small Coarse Lake (9 Pegs)
1 acre of fishing for carp up to 10lbs
Roach, bream, perch, tench, orfe, and gudgeon
Juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult (over 18 yrs)
Match bookings available
Please check individual lake rules before fishing
Raygill Fisheries are not responsible for any loss, theft or damage to persons property whilst at Raygill. All cars are left at owners risk.
Open 8am till dusk. Fishing outside these hours by special arrangement.
Single barbless or debarbed hooks only.
No microbarbs allowed.
Semi-barbless treble hooks only allowed when deadbaiting for pike.
Ground bait only allowed in pole cup or feeder. Maximum 1/2 kg.
Rainbow trout only to be taken.
No knotted meshed landing nets.
No standing in boats. Life jackets ARE compulsory.
All anglers MUST dip nets BEFORE commencing to fish, unless using a Raygill net.
All litter, nylon and cigarette ends to be taken home or placed in bins provided.
All fishermen must allow bailiffs to inspect their vehicles and fishing equipment on request.
Anglers under 16 years must be accompanied by a person over 18 years old.
All fish taken to be paid for.
Keep nets only to be used in matches.
Failure to abide by fishery rules will result in a ban from the fishery.