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Aspen Lake Fishery, Ashton Keynes Lake 81 - Cotswold Water Park

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Aspen Lake Offer

We have negotiated an agreement whereby all members of the Tenchfishers will be able to continue to fish Aspen Lake in the Cotswold Water Park without having to pay the 'one-off' fee of £20.00.

This means that members will only need to purchase rod tickets at the following rates:

  • 1 rod ticket for the day = £6.00
  • 2 rod ticket for the day = £8.00
  • 1 or 2 rod ticket for 24hrs = £12.00
  • Juniors (14-16) are restricted to one rod only

To obtain these rates and without having to pay the £20.00 fee you will have to show some form of identity with a current photograph along with your green Tenchfishers membership card.

As previously advertised, the green Tenchfishers membership cards are available from Matt Dooley, Group Secretary. (Note: A stamped addressed envelope must be included.)

The opportunity to fish Aspen Lake at the above rates is only available through to 30th Nov 2013.

If anyone wishes to fish this venue on an unrestricted day/night fishing basis (i.e. not on a rod ticket basis) then they will have to purchase an annual ticket costing £200.

Members are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that they know and abide by the rules of the fishery. No under 14ís are allowed and under 16ís must be family members of the Tenchfishers and must be accompanied by a senior member. No spectators are allowed except for spouse or partners.

The Fishery

Aspen Lake itself is approximately 23 acres in size and is nearly 10 years old. Fish in the lake include Tench, Carp, Perch, Rudd, Crucians, Bream, Roach, Chub and Pike. The rate of growth of the tench population, some of which came from Horseshoe Lake in 2005 has been exceptional over the past few years, with fish of varying sizes to over 8lbs now being caught. With the amount of natural food in the lake it is believed that the first double figure fish cannot be too far away.

Although a gravel pit and not in the 'Mr Crabtree' style, the fishery is very private with an excellent choice of swims. Unhooking mats must be used at all times and it is recommended that either a 36inch carp or large pan style landing net is used. Barbless hooks must be used at all times.

The entrance to the fishery can be found on the right, approximately 1 mile along Fridays Ham Lane, off the Spine Road (East) in the Cotswold Water Park. The closest Sat Nav postcode is SN6 6QW, which gets you to within 150 yards of the fishery entrance. The entrance gate to the fishery is locked at night and is opened again at approximately 7.00 in the morning. A toilet is provided on site along with a drinking water tap.

If you require any further details please contact the fishery owner, Bob Lewis on 01285 861530.

Fishery Rules and Conditions

  1. NO UNDER 14íS. JUNIORS UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
  2. A MAXIMUM OF 2 RODS PER PERSON (JUNIORS 1 ROD)
  3. BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY TO BE USED
  4. ONLY RIGS USING LEAD SAFETY CLIPS OR RUNNING LEADS ARE PERMITTED. NO LEADCORE LEADERS OR LEADCORE HOOK LENGTHS PERMITTED (HOOK AND RIG CHECKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT)
  5. NO NUTS, BEANS OR PEAS TO BE USED
  6. LANDING NETS FOR CARP AND TENCH SHOULD HAVE SOFT KNOTLESS MESH
  7. UNHOOKING MATS MUST BE PRESENT AND MUST BE USED WHEN LANDING FISH
  8. NO CARPSACKS TO BE USED AT ANY TIME. CARP AND OTHER LARGE FISH SHOULD BE RETAINED IN LANDING NETS FOR THE MINIMUM POSSIBLE TIME FOR THE PURPOSE OF WEIGHING AND PHOTOGRAPHING
  9. NO KEEPNETS PERMITTED (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MATCH DAYS)
  10. NO BAITED RODS TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED
  11. ALL FISH TO BE RETURNED TO THE WATER
  12. NO FISH, AQUATIC LIFE OR PLANT LIFE TO BE INTRODUCED TO OR REMOVED FROM THE FISHERY. WEED RETRIEVED BY RAKE MUST BE LAID IN PILES ON THE LOWER BANK JUST SHORT OF THE WATERLINE
  13. DO NOT DAMAGE OR INTERFERE WITH BANKSIDE TREES OR VEGETATION
  14. STRICTLY NO ACCESS TO OR FISHING IN AREAS MARKED 'OUT OF BOUNDS'
  15. PERMITS MUST BE SHOWN UPON REQUEST OF BAILIFFS
  16. ALL ANGLERS MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF A VALID ENVIRONMENT AGENCY ROD LICENCE
  17. NO DOGS PERMITTED AT THE FISHERY
  18. NO LITTER, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LITTER FOUND IN YOUR SWIM
  19. NO FIRES OR BARBECUES PERMITTED
  20. NO BATHING OR PADDLING
  21. NO SPECTATORS (EXCEPT FOR SPOUSE OR PARTNER)
  22. KEEP TO CUT GRASS AREAS AT ALL TIMES
  23. CARS MUST BE PARKED IN OFFICIAL CAR PARKS (ALL VEHICLES PARKED AT OWNERS RISK)
  24. NO SHOUTING OR CALLING FROM SWIM TO SWIM, ALL NOISE TO BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM

ANYONE BREAKING THESE RULES OR CAUSING A DISTURBANCE WILL FORFEIT THEIR MEMBERSHIP AND DAY TICKET FEES. THE FISHERY OWNERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ACCESS AT ANY TIME.

NO RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TAKEN BY THE FISHERY OWNERS FOR THE SAFETY OF ANY PERSON OR THEIR PROPERTY WHEN ON THE PREMISES. THE FISHERY OWNERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENT, INJURY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER HOWEVER SUCH ACCIDENT, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE MAY BE CAUSED OR MAY OCCUR.

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