calendar of bookings
Check out which dates are AVAILABLE for booking and if lakes are free for day fishing. If the number of peg is specified the rest of the pegs are available for day ticket fishing (e.g. if a match on Pear Tree is 15 pegs only, there are still 15 pegs open for day ticket fishing).
Lake Records (6 Hour Matches)
Reservoir 333 lb
Samson Lake 258lb
Pear Tree Lake 386 lb
Finches Pond 188 lb
We run open matches at Hartley Lands Fishery so that anyone can take part in a match with us. You don’t need to be part of a club you can just enter alone or with a group of friends into a competitive match on one of our lakes.
The entry fee is £20 including pool (£8 peg fee & £12 pool)
Registration: 7.50-8.20am, Draw: 8.30am
Start fishing: 10am, Finish fishing: 3pm
To book your space today please call us on 07703 825064 or e-mail email@example.com , if you don’t book in or miss the draw you might not be able to fish.
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - Pear Tree
Saturday 26th August 2017 - Nicks Lake
Wednesday 6th September 2017 - Nicks Lake
Friday 8th September 2017 - Pear Tree
Wednesday 20th September 2017 - Pear Tree
Saturday 23rd September 2017 - Nicks Lake
Wednesday 4th October 2017 - Nicks Lake
Saturday 7th October 2017 - Pear Tree
Wednesday 18th October 2017 - Nicks Lake
Saturday 21st October 2017- Pear Tree
Please check out our Facebook page for the match results and future matches
Matches are a fundamental part of Hartley Lands Fishery. The 2018 prices of booking vary from lake to lake. To book the whole Reservoir is £160, Pear Tree Lake £160 and Samson Lake £130. We can do Half or Part lake bookings for smaller matches and they are charged at £8 per peg, this must be booked in advanced. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment. We also run Open Matches which anyone can book into without having to be part of a club.
On arrival, please ensure the match organiser sees the bailiff to let them know that you have arrived.
Make sure to collect a safety weigh mat for every set of scales you intend to use when it comes to weighing the fish. This is to ensure fish safety and minimise any damage to the fish during weigh in.
All anglers must use the net dips provided for both landing and keepnets, before they start fishing. Please allow ten or so minutes after dipping your nets before putting them in the water. The dips help prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.
You are allowed a maximum of one 5 hour match or a 6 hour match (with a weigh in after 3 hours) in any one day. Please let the bailiff know of your intended weigh in times.
Make sure to use barbless hooks only.
Any fish over 8lb should not be retained in keepnets, and is to be weighed immediately and returned to the water. Please only put fish of a similar size in the same keepnet, this is to prevent any smaller fish from being crushed or damaged.
Place fish into the keepnet carefully, no dropping or throwing.
Do not hold the fish in a towel at any point.
Fish must not be retained in keepnets for longer than is necessary. At any one time the maximum weight of fish to be in any one keepnet should not exceed 60lb. Please strictly adhere to this rule. Any keepnets in excess of 60lb, will have the excess weight deducted (you may have 80lb of fish in a net, but that net will still only count 60lb towards your final weight).
When it comes to weighing in, please ensure the scales are setup and ready to go before lifting the keepnet out of the water. Please leave your keepnet in the water whilst running the fish down the net. When emptying fish from the keepnet into the weigh sling, please do so with care, over the provided weigh mat, ensuring the fish are not dropped on top of one another from a height.
If weighing the fish in stages, please return the net holding the other fish back into the water in between the weighing stages. Weighing in is the most stressful time for the fish so please do your utmost to ensure they are handled with due care.
When returning fish to the water, ensure the fish are in the water before releasing them from the net, do not drop, tip or throw fish back into the lake.
No nuts to be used at any time.
Take all litter home with you. Any club or angler found to be leaving litter at the fishery will not be welcome back.
Please keep to the paths provided where possible.
Please complete the match results sheet provided and hand it in to the bailiff, or leave it in the results box which is situated to the side of the road on the entrance to the fishery.
Feel free to leave any other comments.
We withhold the right to ban any angler whom we feel is in breach of the above rules.