Burghfield Gold Lake Rules

You and your party are required to comply with the following simple rules:

  1. All members of the party must hold a current Environmental Agency rod license to fish any of our waters
  2. A maximum number of 6 people on Gold Lake may be in your party, no fishing on any other lakes on the complex. No guests permitted
  3. Only designated swims may be fished. No swim building or clearing
  4. Gates must be locked at all times when not in use. If for some reason you lose the codes, please contact the office on 01425 272318 or our head bailiff team (Matthew Slade 07549842380 & Garry Dickson 07979234649)
  5. All fish caught must be returned to the water as soon as possible after weighing and photographs (no more than 3 minutes out of the water)
  6. When taking a photograph of the fish always have one foot kneeling down, never stand up with fish. Ensure you have a bucket of lake water to keep the fish cool
  7. Keepnets and carp sacks are not permitted
  8. Strictly no moving of fish under any circumstances. Advanced Angling will ban and seek to prosecute anyone found doing so
  9. No rod may be left unattended with bait or hook in the water. 2-3 rods may be used by each angler but no more than 12 lines total at any time.
  10. Minimum of 15 lbs breaking strain for line. No braided line. Any damages to tackle or line must be reported to the office
  11. Only Barbless or Pallatrax Gripz hooks should be used. No barbed hooks. No bent hooks or long shank curved hooks
  12. No fixed leads, death rigs or 360 degree rigs may be used
  13. No surface fishing and no zig rigs
  14. We only allow quality frozen/fresh baits on our waters. Shelf life and nut baits are banned. Unused bait must not be thrown into lake at the end of sessions.
  15. No bait boats allowed
  16. Do not place bait in an area that you cannot extract the fish from safely
  17. Leadcore is banned on this venue
  18. Quality fish care solutions must be used on hookholds or abrasions
  19. When setting rods on alarms, please use your off switch to maintain the peace on the lake. Constant beeping is not acceptable
  20. Any abuse to the bailiff team will not be tolerated
  21. Alcohol is permitted in moderation – drunken behaviour will not be tolerated. Any alcohol, drug or solvent abuse will not be tolerated and anyone found under their influence will have the whole group’s angling session terminated immediately
  22. A reasonable standard of behaviour is expected at all times, meaning no shouting, loud music, using bright torches or any other anti-social behaviour
  23. No wading, no swimming or boating
  24. Care and respect for the site should be shown at all times including no cutting or climbing of trees
  25. No litter will be tolerated. You will be asked to leave if there is litter in or around your swim. At the end of your session please take your litter home with you including cigarette butts
  26. There is a portaloo provided near the Gold Lake car park, please use as anyone caught defecating in the undergrowth will be asked to leave immediately. Please leave toilet facilities as you wish to find them. It’s essential that nobody puts any bagged waste in the toilet
  27. No dogs (only guide dogs are permitted to be kept on leads at all times and dispose of all waste appropriately)
  28. BBQ’s are permitted, as long as the BBQ is self-contained and no damage is done to any vegetation or ground
  29. Vehicles must be parked in the car park area assigned to their lake and must not be unnecessarily driven around the lakes
  30. There are cray fish traps in the lake – do not remove these
  31. Any fish found distressed or dead should be reported to the Advanced Angling office or our fishery’s bailiffs
  32. All fish, irrespective of size and species should be treated with the same respect. Under no circumstances should a fish be carried in your arms
  33. All anglers will observe the out of bound signs
  34. Anglers fish at Advanced Angling Venues at their own risk. Please see our terms and conditions on www.advanced-angling.com

We will now be providing landing nets, retention slings and mats on a trial basis. All must be returned and hung up to dry on the pegs in the hut after your session. Please leave them as you wish to find them. If any are broken or damaged please inform us asap.

Any infringement on the above rules will result in the whole party being asked to leave the venue immediately and no refund shall be given. We understand that experienced anglers already observe these rules and we hope you enjoy our venues.

We would request photographs of any specimen fish caught to be sent to us at info@advanced-angling.com